Cumulus Country “99.5 The Wolf” KPLX Dallas has appointed Nathan Fast as its new morning host for what will be rebranded as “Nathan Fast and The Wake Up With The Wolf Show”. Fast most recently hosted mornings at CHR “103.7 Amp Radio” KVIL Dallas prior to its flip to Alternative last fall. Prior to that he hosted nights at “Channel 93.3” KHTS San Diego and weekends at 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles. He has also worked in Boise and Las Vegas during his career. Fast will be joined by incumbent co-host Lisa Taylor as he fills the opening created by Trey Morgan’s previously announced exit over the summer. CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it will debut a new morning radio show on Texas Country 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, hosted by popular D...[Read More]
Following the local cancellation of the Steve Harvey Morning Show by Service Broadcasting Urban AC “Smooth R&B 105.7” KRNB Decatur/Dallas at the end of August, the station will debut a new “Morning Rush” hosted by Rudy Rush and Claudia Jordan on Monday, September 24. Rush most recently served as afternoon host at iHeartMedia Urban “93.7 The Beat” KQBT Houston. He previously served as co-host of the syndicated Doug Banks Show from 2005-2013 and briefly became lead host of the rebranded “Afternoon Rush” after Banks’ passing in 2016. The touring stand-up comedian also hosted television’s Showtime At The Apollo from 2000 until 2008. Jordan, a former beauty pageant contestant and Deal or No Deal and Price Is Right model, also prev...[Read More]
Daniel and Alana Hatfield’s Twin Ports Radio is restructuring as the couple sells a 60% stake in the company to John David Linder and Dwayne Megaw for $14. Upon completion of the deal Daniel Hatfield’s stake in the company will drop from 50 to 40 percent, Linder will own 40%, and Megaw the other 20%. Alana Hatfield’s 50% stake will be eliminated. Twin Ports Radio owns Sports “92.1 The Fan” WWAX Hermantown and “The Jock” 1490 KJOQ/100.9 K265DO Duluth MN. Bob & Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications purchased the license assets of 1410 KQV Pittsburgh PA in January for $55,000. Now as they prepare to move the station to a new transmitter site, they are transferring the station to their Broadcast Educational Communications Inc. for no char...[Read More]
Entercom Alternative “Alt 103.7” KVIL Dallas has appointed Jenn Marino as its first on-air host. Marino, who most recently served as co-host of Premiere Networks’ syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, will host mornings at the station but with tracks mixed into other dayparts as well. She has also worked at multiple stations in her native Oklahoma as well as Baltimore where she has previous Alternative experience at the former 99.1 WHFS (where she was the final on-air host prior to its flip to Spanish) and nine years co-hosting afternoons at Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced that Jenn Marino has been named as on-air host for ALT 103.7 KVIL-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth. Marino wi...[Read More]
Compass Media Networks has announced it will begin syndicating the “DeDe McGuire In The Morning” show based at Service Broadcasting Urban “K104” 104.5 KKDA-FM Dallas in July. McGuire’s show will debut in national syndication on July 16 after airing exclusively in Dallas. She has been with KKDA-FM since 2008 and lead morning host at the station since 2011. She also previously served as co-host of the syndicated Doug Banks Show and worked in the Chicago and Philadelphia markets. McGuire will continue to be joined by co-hosts Lady Jade and Michael Shawn and producer Gary Saunders. Service Broadcasting (owner of K104 FM in Dallas) and DeDe McGuire (host of DeDe in the Morning) are pleased to announce the selection of Compass Media Networks to manage the national s...[Read More]
Nick Draeger is departing his position as Creative Imaging Director at Entercom Alternative “Alt 94.7” KKDO and CHR “106.5 The End” KUDL Sacramento to take the same position at Cumulus Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago. Draeger previously imaged 93.5 KDAY Los Angeles and Learfield Sports. I was waiting to post a press release, but since I’ve tip-toed around it, I’ll announce it: I was offered and accepted… Posted by Nick Draeger on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed audio imaging professional Nick Draeger as Creative Imaging Director for Chicago Rock radio station 101 WKQX-FM. Draeger joins Cumulus from Entercom-Sacramento, where he imaged Entercom’s various Rock formats, including KKDO/ALT 94.7. His career also includes im...[Read More]
iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles has realigned its on-air lineup. Alex Gervasi has moved from late nights to the 10am-2pm midday slot replacing Letty B, who moves to overnights from 2-5am and weekends. Letty B will continue with her other voicetracking assignments including middays at CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM San Diego. Moving into the 10pm-2am late night slot is Edris ‘EJ’ Jenkins, who relocates to Los Angeles from nights at Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas where he had been hosting nights and will continue to do so from Los Angeles.
Cumulus Media Country 96.3 KSCS Dallas has appointed Al Farb as its Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host. Farb joins KSCS from Cox Media Houston where he served as morning show producer at Country “93Q” 92.9 KKBQ and midday host at Classic Country “Country Legends 97.1” KTHT. The Houston native also served in multiple roles at iHeartMedia News/Talk 740 KTRH and Sports 790 KBME. Farb fills the opening created by Trapper John Morris’ move to SiriusXM at the end of 2017. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Al Farb as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive On-Air Talent for New Country 96.3 KSCS-FM in Dallas, TX. Farb is a 10-year radio broadcasting professional and joins Cumulus from Cox Radio in Houston, where he was Executive Producer and...[Read More]
After just six months at LKCM Radio Group Texas/Red Dirt Country “95.9 The Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro TX, Jeremy Robinson has returned to Dallas proper as morning co-host at iHeartMedia AC “Star 102.1” KDGE Dallas. Robinson joined incumbent host Leigh Ann Adam on Wednesday for the newly minted “Star Mornings with Leigh Ann and Jeremy”. Robinson previously spent much of his career in the Country format working at 99.5 KPLX, 96.3 KSCS, 96.7 KTYS, and hosted nights at both ABC Radio Networks and Townsquare Media’s “Taste of Country Nights”. He also owns his own syndication/voice-tracking company JPR Entertainment.
iHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas has appointed Freddy Rivera as its new afternoon host. Rivera joins KDMX from sister CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles where he hosted overnights and voicetracked for sister Rhythmic CHR 99.1 KGGI Riverside CA as well as “106.1 Kiss-FM” KHKS Dallas. Rivera takes the spot held since June 2017 by Mike Kannon who apparently has exited as all references to him have been purged from the station’s digital assets. iHeartMedia announced today that Freddy Rivera has been named Afternoon Drive Host for 102.9 Now, Dallas/Ft. Worth’s Variety from 90’s to Now, effective February 5. Freddy Rivera will broadcast weekdays from 2 – 7 p.m. Rivera’s afternoon show will discuss the latest entertainment news and trends in pop culture. Listene...[Read More]
FM Changes Entravision has applied for a multi-signal change that would allow its Regional Mexican "Jose 107.1" KVVA-FM Apache Junction AZ to move to the South Mountain tower farm just south of downtown Phoenix. KVVA-FM would move to South Mountain with a city-of-license change to Sun Lakes operating with 870w/508m. To make that move possible simulcaster 106.9 KDVA Buckeye applies to move to 106.7 with no changes to its 6kW/93m facilities. Prescott Valley Broadcasting Company AC 106.7 KPPV Prescott AZ would be issued a show cause order to move to 106.9, while the vacant allocation on 107.3 in Aguila AZ would receive new reference coordinates. That 107.3 allocation will determine if any of these changes will proceed. The Construction Permit for Matinee Media's 107.3 KAZV Aguila was s...[Read More]
FCC Actions The FCC ended the year by issuing a number of Violation Notices to numerous operators across the country. Westface Ventures' 98.5 K253AN Sunset Valley/Austin TX has been issued a Notice of Violation for operating from an unauthorized location 13 miles from its licensed tower site at a higher power and height. K253AN is licensed to rebroadcast Genuine Austin Radio's 1260 KTAE Elgin with 200w/141m. Mount Olive Broadcasting Company's Christian 1430 WDJS Mount Olive NC was issued a Notice of Violation for operating from a tower 3.9 miles from its authorized facility and not making its public file available to the agency due to no staff presence at its facility when it visited between 11:10am and 1:45pm. Machine Project's 99.1 KZUT-LP Los Angeles was issued its Notice of V...[Read More]