107.3 The Bull Danbury Adds Second Signal

Berkshire Broadcasting Country “107.3 The Bull” W297AN/WDAQ-HD3 Danbury CT has added a second signal. 97.9 W250CH Brookfield has launched to cover the northern portions of the Danbury market including the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, and New Milford. The Bull launched in July 2016 under Program Director Dan Hopkins. Berkshire Broadcasting had purchased then 97.7 W249DO Danbury from Connecticut Public Broadcasting in December 2016 for $45,000.

107.3 The Bull Launches In Danbury

After moving their Classic Hits format to 94.5 last week, Berkshire Broadcasting has launched Country “107.3 The Bull” W297AN/WDAQ-HD3 Danbury CT. Dan Hopkins, afternoon host at Hot AC “98Q” WDAQ and PD of Alternative “103.7 Rock” W279CI adds programming duties for The Bull, which will run commercial-free for the rest of the Summer. After a weekend of playing only Christmas songs during its “Christmas in July” stunting, Berkshire Broadcasting (Danbury, Connecticut) has “gone country” at noon today on 107.3FM (W297AN), the frequency vacated by the company’s classic hits station and relocated to 94.5FM (W233CF) last Thursday. The new station, “1073 THE BULL,” is programming the biggest recent country hits and positioning as “Connecticut’s NEW Country.” WDA...[Read More]

WAXB Moves To 94.5

Berkshire Broadcasting has completed the move of the FM signal for Classic Hits “B107.3” 850 WAXB Ridgefield CT from 107.3 W297AN Danbury to 94.5 W233CF. The new 94.5 translator’s signal covers a wider portion of Northern Fairfield County CT. Repositioning as “More Music. More Fun”, “B94.5” continues to focus its playlist on hits of the 1970s and 80s. The 107.3 translator will now be paired with 98.3 WDAQ-HD3 and has begun stunting with Christmas music in preparation of launching a new format on Tuesday, July 5 at 12:00pm. We have previously reported in our Premium Daily Domains that Berkshire had registered TheBull1073.com and Blazin1073.com for it. Berkshire Broadcasting (Danbury, Connecticut) has relocated its classic hits format from 107.3 FM (...[Read More]

Alternative Comes To Danbury

At noon W279CI Danbury debuted its permanent identity as Alternative “103.7 FM – Danbury’s New Rock Alternative“. The station will run commercial-free for the remainder of the summer. Nate Mumford, APD/MD of sister “98Q” WDAQ and PD of Classic Hits “B107.3” WAXB will add those duties at W279BI. The Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation, owner of WLAD, 98Q and B107.3/850AM, has signed on a brand new radio station in Danbury, Connecticut. The station, at 103.7 on the FM dial, is programming an alternative rock format and branding as “Danbury NEW Rock Alternative.” Featured artists include the Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Nirvana, Florence and the Machine, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Beck, Green Day, Linkin Park and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “There’s a ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 4/3

Brian Walsh is purchasing “Oldies 101.1” WMYQ South Whitley, IN from the estate of Christopher Larko for $222,000. Walsh began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement in March when he moved the programming to WMYQ from 98.3 WIOE-LP Warsaw. The LPFM in now silent as it prepares to move to 93.9 with new WLQZ-LP call letters. Cantroair Communications is trading 102.9 W275AB Elmira, NY to GEOS Communications for 99.9 W260AN Troy, PA. WHGL will continue to rebroadcast Cantroair’s Country “Wiggle 100” WHGL-FM Canton, PA/Elmira, while W260AN will rebroadcast Cantroair’s Oldies 1310 WTZN Troy. Dennis Jackson sells 103.7 W279CI Georgetown, CT to Berkshire Broadcasting for $250,000. W279CI will rebroadcast Berkshire’s 98.3 WDAQ Danbury and holds a...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/15

Station Moves Southern Stone Communications Classic Rock “95.7 The Hog” WHOG-FM Ormond-By-The-Sea/Daytona Beach, FL applied to increase from a Class C3 to C2. Retaining its current tower site and 100 meter height, WHOG-FM will increase from 25kW to 48kW (Coverage Map). Better Public Broadcasting Association’s 91.3 KLDB Beaver, OR applies to relocate to 90.9 with no changes to its 100 watts at -22 meters facilities. Translator Moves Windy City Broadcasting’s Smooth Jazz “Groove 103.9” W280EM Chicago has applied to increase from 17 watts to 33 watts horizontal and 99 watts vertical at 355 meters (Coverage Map). American General Media’s 106.9 K295AZ Buttonwillow, CA applies to relocate to 98.1 in Wasco with 3 watts at 34 meters rebroadcasting AC 101.5...[Read More]

FCC Applications 1/8

The holiday season didn’t lead to a shutdown of activity at the FCC as many applications and sales continued to proceed through the Christmas break. Starting in New York City with a pair of AM’s seeking adjusted facilities. New York Public Radio’s 820 WNYC has proposed a new night operation where it will drop power from 1kW to 930 watts with a new directional array with no changes to its 10kW daytime signal. Radio Vision Cristiana’s 1330 WWRV is attempting to relocate to the tower of 1480 WZRC while remaining at 10kW daytime, but doubling from 5 to 10kW at night. Univision’s 1270 KFLC Fort Worth, TX has applied to change city of license to Benbrook. Benbrook is the current COL of sister 107.1 KESS. Is this a first step in a relocation of KESS? As part of a fre...[Read More]

Cumulus Begins CBS Sports Radio Transitions

As CBS Sports Radio prepares to debut on January 2, Cumulus has begun the process of rebranding some of their stations away from the ESPN or Fox Sports monikers the stations had been using. Among the stations rebranding so-far: “ESPN 970” KESP Modesto, CA to “Sportsradio 970” “940 ESPN Radio” WINE Brookfield, CT/WPUT Brewster, NY to “Sportsradio 940/1510” “ESPN 95.9” WSJZ Sebastian/Melbourne, FL to “Sportsradio 95.9” “ESPN 102.1” WZAT Savannah, GA to “Sportsradio 102.1” “ESPN Radio 1490” KTOP Topeka, KS to “Sportsradio 1490” “Supertalk 1340” KRMD Shreveport/100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA to “Sportstalk 100.7” “ESPN 96.7” WLLF Mercer, PA/...[Read More]