WATX Relaunches As “News Talk 94.1” WUCT

Stonecom News/Talk 1600 WATX Algood/100.9 W265BC Cookeville TN has moved its FM signal to 94.1 W231DG Cookeville as it rebrands as “News Talk 94.1“. The station has changed call letters to WUCT standing for “Where Upper Cumberland Talks” to match its branding. The new 94.1 translator from the 250 mile waiver move operates with 250w/194m, whereas 100.9 operates with just 250w/26m. No word yet on what programming will replace WUCT on 100.9.

FCC Update 11/8: Phoenix AM Downgrading

FCC Applications 9/4

Sales Virginia Tech Foundation sells the CP for 92.1 W221CF Harrisonburg, VA to Verstanding Broadcasting for $62,500. Verstandig has applied to upgrade W221CF from 6 watts at 482.9 meters to 250 watts at 130 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 550 WSVA Harrisonburg (Coverage Map). MCC Radio acquires 104.1 K281BN Yucca Valley, CA from Advance Ministries for $25,000. K281BN concurrently applies to upgrade from 10 watts at 385.3 meters to 250 watts at -64 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1250 KNWH Yucca Valley (Coverage Map). Seehafer Broadcasting is restructuring its ownership as Donald Seehafer is giving his 100% share of the company to his four children. Son Mark Seehafer is then acquiring the shares of his three sisters Sandra Halverson, Karen Stevenson, and Debra Seehafer for promissory notes...[Read More]

WGIC Revamps As 98.5 Kiss-FM

Great Plains Media CHR “Magic 98.5” WGIC Cookeville, TN has rebranded as “98.5 Kiss-FM“. The move follows a similar rebranding at sister 105.9 KKSW Lawrence, KS last year. No staff changes come with the rebranding. “Freaky Dave” Downs remains as Program Director and Co-Host of the morning Freak Show with Lee Wray and Tia. Rae Rae stays in middays and Zach in afternoons.

Two Classic Countries Headed Talk In Cookeville, TN

Update 3/17: The 106.1 translator has made its move into Cookeville and along with 780 WPTN has flipped to Sports “Fox Sports 106.1 The Eagle“. Original Report 3/8: A pair of Classic Country AM’s in Cookeville, TN will accompany its addition of an FM translator with a shift to a Talk based format. “Cookeville Country 1600” WATX has already made the move to become “News Talk 100.9” with the addition of W256BC. The station’s lineup is all syndicated including Wall Street Journal This Morning, Dan Patrick, Dr. Joy Browne, Clark Howard, Tom Sullivan, Lars Larson, and Jim Bohannon. The inclusion of Dan Patrick on 1600/100.9 may cause problems down the road. Great Plains Media’s “Classic Country 780” WPTN has registered the unwiel...[Read More]