Former One Putt Broadcasting CHR “99.3 Now-FM” KWDO Fresno Program Director Miggy Santos has joined Neuhoff Media in the dual role as Program Director for Rhythmic CHR “Hot 100” 100.7 WWHX Normal/Bloomington and CHR “Y103” 102.9 WSOY-FM Decatur IL. Santos has also programmed Alpha Media CHR “Energy 95.3” KLLY Bakersfield and “Y101” KWYE Fresno and has worked on-air in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Boise, Roanoke, and Green Bay. “We are excited to announce that Miggy Santos has joined our team as the joint Program Director of WSOY-FM/ Y103 and WWHX-FM/HOT 100” says Neuhoff VP/Programming Mike Shamus. Miggy comes to Neuhoff Media from past stints in Fresno California, Las Vegas and Boise Idaho. A native of upstate New York, Miggy will be ...[Read More]
FCC Actions Four previously dismissed translator applications from the July 2017 filing window have been reinstated. Township Media's AAA "Sun Radio" 1490 KTSN Austin TX (96.1), Southern Broadcast Media's Oldies 980 WTOB Winston-Salem NC (100.7), WJBW LLC's Haitian "Radio Azure" 1000 WJBW Jupiter FL (93.7 West Palm Beach), and American Media Investment's Gospel "1450 The Dove" KQYX Galena KS (92.9 Joplin MO) all had their applications dismissed last September because those licenses were associated with applications done during the 2016 250 mile waiver period. But those applications were all dismissed. As the AM Revitalization rules specify one new translator per AM license and not one application per license, all have been reinstated. The FCC has opened a Proposed Rule Making for amend...[Read More]
Station Moves With its CP set to expire next month and unable to receive zoning approval for its new tower height of 87.4 meters, Glory Communications Gospel 95.3 WFMV South Congaree/Columbia, SC has applied to modify the height to a lower 79.4 meters while remaining at the maximum 6kW allowed for Class A’s (Coverage Map). Connoisseur Media seeks new facilities for its two Stroudsburg, PA area FMs. Alternative “Spin 107.1” WWYY Belvidere, NJ will remain on its current tower but increase height to 266 meters while lowering power to 840 watts (Coverage Map). Sister Hot AC 93.5 WSBG will join it on that new antenna with 430 watts at 266 meters (Coverage Map). Down the road in Allentown, Matthew Braccali’s Spanish Tropical “La Ola 1600” WHOL applies to incre...[Read More]
Station Changes Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Wilmington, NC has applied to change its city-of-license to Carolina Beach as part of a proposal to increase from a Class A with 3.1kW at 120 meters to a C3 with 17kW at 120 meters (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s pending acquisition of 98.5 WDEO-FM San Carlos Park/Fort Myers, FL from Ava Maria University has applied to increase from a Class C3 with 18.5kW at 113 meters to a C2 with 50kW from the same antenna (Coverage Map). Delta Media Corporation applies to make 104.1 KLCJ Oak Grove, LA a rimshot into Lake Charles. After a previous application was dismissed earlier this year, Delta applies to upgrade the station to 6kW at 94 meters where its service contour will come just short of the city (Coverag...[Read More]
Cromwell CHR “93.1 The Party” WYDS Decatur, IL has revamped as “93.1 Quickhitz“. Quickhitz is a CHR format produced by Paragon Media Strategies and SparkNet that promises “Twice the Music in Half The Time” by editing songs down shorter to fit up to 24 per hour. WYDS is also promoting stopsets of no longer than 3 minutes in length.
The Cromwell Group launched Classic Country “93.5 Griz-FM” W228CK Decatur, IL on Wednesday, July 3. Being fed from 93.1 WYDS-HD3, the 175 watt translator is named after local Country musician and radio personality Gerald “Griz” England. England, who passed away in 2001, ended his radio career working for Cromwell’s WYDS. The Press Release announcing the launch of Griz-FM follows: The Cromwell Radio Group, today introduced a brand new radio station for Decatur, and it’s being named to honor a Central Illinois legend. Classic Country, 93.5 GRIZ-FM was launched officially today. It can be heard at 93.5 FM as well as on an HD Radio at 93.1 HD-3. Very soon the radio station will be streaming online at www.decaturradio.com. The station was named to honor Gerald “Griz” England, ...[Read More]