Scott Lindy has departed his position as Cumulus Corporate Program Director and at Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta. Lindy joined Cumulus in May 2015 to program 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis and moved to WKHX the following October. Lindy spent 4 1/2 years as OM/PD of Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta under Lincoln Financial Media ownership until its sale to Entercom in 2014 and 2+ years programming Country “94.9 The Bull” WUBL Atlanta. He has also programmed 93.1 WPOC Baltimore and served as Senior Director of Music Programming for Sirius Satellite Radio. Adam Rondeau has resigned from his position as morning co-host at Saga Communications Country 101.9 WPOR-FM Portland ME to relocate closer to family in Connecticut. Jon Shannon and Joe Lerman remain in place at ...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento has announced the addition of Amanda Burd as Assistant Program Director and Midday host. Burd joins from Bicoastal Media CHR 104.7 KDUK Eugene OR where she served as morning co-host and cluster Promotions Director. She also voicetracked middays for sister CHR “107.5 Kiss-FM” KIFS Medford OR. Burd fills the opening created by Michelle Buckles move back to “102.1 The Bull” KZSN Wichita last fall. iHeartMedia Sacramento announced today that Amanda Burd has been named Assistant Program Director and Midday Host for 92.5 The Bull, No. 1 for New Country in Sacramento, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Sacramento has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both ...[Read More]
Cumulus has flipped 1320 KSCR/98.1 K251BN Eugene OR to Soft AC after its brief Christmas music stunt. Utilizing Westwood One’s Lite AC network feed, the station is using the simple “All of your favorite hits on 1320 AM and 98.1 FM” imaging. Original Report 12/21: Cumulus Media will debut a new format in Eugene OR after the holidays. Former Regional Mexican “Radio Unica 1320” KSCR Eugene has signed-on its new translator 98.1 K251BN and began stunting with Christmas music last week. The station is promoting that it will continue airing the holiday music through January 1.
Bustos Media is purchasing Casa Media Partners’ Regional Mexican “La Maquina 98.7” KMNA Mabton/Yakima, “La Vaquera” 101.7 KLES Prosser, and “Envisora 1310” KZXR Prosser WA for $800,000. Casa Media Partners is currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. An ownership restructuring is taking place at South Asian station operator XL Media as “Radio Punjab” 1560 KZIZ Pacific/Tacoma, 100.5 K263BJ Richland WA and 660 KGSV Oildale/102.5 K273CB Bakersfield CA are transferred to Akal Broadcasting for no consideration. Akal Broadcasting owns 620 KIGS Hanford, 1210 KRPU Rocklin/Sacramento, and 1310 KMKY KMKY Oakland with 30% of its stake held by the owners of XL Media. Charlie Banta and Sandra Miller’s Universal Stations are acquiring Brok...[Read More]
As expected KFLY flipped to Country at 3pm today as “US 101“. Pat Garrett, former Program Director of Cumulus Country “K-Bull 93” 93.3 KUBL-FM Salt Lake City and MD/Afternoon Host at CBS’ 94.1 KMPS Seattle, will serve as Program Director and Afternoon Host for KFLY. The syndicated Bobby Bones Show will air in mornings. Angie Foster, morning co-host at Bicoastal Media’s 99.9 KRKT Albany OR, will host middays. The syndicated Big Time with Whitney Allen will round out the “US 101” lineup. Original Report 8am: Bicoastal Media AAA “World Class Rock 101.5” KFLY Corvalis/Eugene OR has dropped its format and is stunting with a robotic countdown clock. The countdown clock is timing down to 3:00pm interspliced with irreverent sweepers teasi...[Read More]
Station Sales Starboard Media Foundation is acquiring multiple stations in Fort Myers FL. Starboard will acquire Classic Country “Twang 106.7” 1410 WMYR Fort Myers and 106.7 W294AN Fort Myers Beach from Mark Follett’s Gulf Breeze Radio License LLC for $546,733.82. The Catholic operator will also purchase AC “98FM Marco Island” 1480 WVOI and Spanish CHR “Ardiente Radio” 1660 WCNZ Marco Island from Almodovar Media Corporation for the assumption of the $356,266.18 owed on the promissory note by Almodovar to previous owner J&B WCNZ/WVOI LLC. Starboard will begin operating WMYR/W294AN and WCNZ via LMA on Monday, August 1 with their “Relevant Radio” Catholic programming. It’s very rare to see Educational Media Foundation sell off a...[Read More]
After the move of Country 97.5 KSHL to 93.7 last week, McKenzie River Broadcasting has completed the move of what is now 97.7 KEQB Coburg OR into the Eugene market. McKenzie River debuted the move-in signal at 10am this morning as Regional Mexican “La Que Buena 97.7“. The station will carry Univision’s Alex “El Genio” Lucas in mornings. Steve King, PD of sister AC “94.5 Mix-FM” KMGE and Variety Hits “105.5 Bob-FM” KEUG will also oversee KEQB. Lupe Cureno will join the station from 610 KRTA Medford for an undisclosed airshift.
Station Sales After its sale to Compass Radio Group did not close, Fidelity Broadcasting has resold AC “94.5 The Tide” WYEZ Murrells Inlet and Soft AC “Easy 105.9/100.7” WEVZ North Myrtle Beach/WGTN-FM Andrews, SC to Byrne Acquisition Group for $1.316 million. Byrne owns Sports “105.5 The Roar” WCCP-FM/1560 WAHT Clemson SC, WBUW-TV Janesville WI, and an LPTV in Hilton Head Island. 810 Incorporated sells Brokered 810 WEDO McKeesport, PA to Broadcast Communications, Inc. for $175,000. Buyer Bob Stevens told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he will pair WEDO with 92.3 W222CB Irwin consolidating programming currently heard on 770 WKFB Jeanette/97.5 W248AR Monroeville, which will launch a new music format serving Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs. Donald Pugh’s Eternity Media Gr...[Read More]
KFLY flipped to AAA as “World Class Rock 101.5” at noon today. Branding as “Eugene’s Sophisticated Rock Station”, KFLY is currently running jockless. The first hour of the new format consisted of: Houndmouth – Sedona Tom Petty – Feel A Whole Lot Better Broken Bells – After The Disco My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions Michael Franti & Spearhead – I’ll Be Waiting One Republic – Counting Stars Pearl Jam – Sirens U2 – Every Breaking Wave Kopecky – Real Life The Kooks – Junk Of The Heart (Happy) Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird Death Cab For Cutie – The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive Original Report 7/16: A format change is imminent at Bicoastal Media Rock 101.5 KFLY Corvalis/Eugene, OR...[Read More]
Station Sales Bogey Broadcasting is converting their Time Brokerage Agreement to operate “106.5 The Shark” KYRK Taft/Corpus Christi, TX into a purchase from Withers Family Texas Holdings for $1,284,000. Educational Media Foundation purchases the CP for 91.1 KJZD Perris/Riverside, CA from Cal State University Long Beach for $50,000. CSU has until January 10, 2015 to build the CP before it expires. Northeast Colorado Broadcasting acquires the CP for 104.5 KZLL Log Lane Village, CO from JER Licenses for $70,000. Northeast Colorado Broadcasting owns Country “94.5 The Ranch” KRFD Merino, Hot AC 105.7 KPMX Sterling, Country “B106.3” KPRB Brush, Farm 1010 KSIR Brush and has a pending purchase of Christian AC 100.1 KSIK Fleming. Zion Multimedia Oregon sells Spanish Christian 660 KXOR J...[Read More]
Update 7/28: KNRQ made its move to 103.7 at 12am this morning. The KXPC call letters made the move with 97.9 up to Aloha in the Portland market, which was testing earlier this morning in order to file for its permanent license. Original Report 7/25: With its 97.9 signal about to be moved into Portland, Cumulus Rock 97.9 KNRQ Eugene, OR will move its programming to 103.7 on Sunday, July 28. Cumulus acquired 103.7 KXPC-FM Harrisburg, OR from EMF Broadcasting last year to replace the 97.9 facility in its Eugene cluster. When it signs on around midnight on Sunday it will finalize its move to the current 97.9 facility with 100kW at 310 meters. It has already applied to move the KNRQ call letters to 103.7. KNRQ flied an expedited application to complete its move to Aloha in the Portland market b...[Read More]