Toshamakia Moves To KS107.5 As MD/Afternoon Host

Toshamakia Acevedo is moving to Denver as Music Director and afternoon host at Entercom Rhythmic CHR “KS 107.5” KQKS-FM Lakewood/Denver CO. Acevedo joins KQKS from sister “102 Jamz” WJMH Greensboro NC where she served as afternoon host, but had also voicetracked middays at KQKS. She joined WJMH in 2011 as morning co-host before moving to her current afternoon slot. She has also been a recording artist and began her radio career in 2001 at “Hot 93.7” WZMX Hartford before working at 100.3 WRNB Philadelphia and SiriusXM. Toshamakia fills the opening created by Michael ‘Big Mic” Buhrman’s promotion to Program Director of 102.5 KSFM Sacramento in May. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, annou...[Read More]

Clay Walker Rises To WPAW Program Director

Entercom Country “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW Greensboro NC has promoted Clay ‘JD’ Walker from APD/MD to Program Director. Walker has worked at WPAW for 11 years and takes the programming reins from Dale O’Brian. O’Brian is stepping down as PD but will remain with the station as morning host. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, and its Greensboro, NC station 93.1 The Wolf (WPAW-FM) announced the promotion of Clay Walker to Program Director. Clay was previously the Digital Integration Director and Assistant Program Director for the station. Previous Program Director Dale O’Brian, who held the role 1 year, stepped down from his role to spend more time with his family and focus on hosting the morning show. “Clay Wal...[Read More]

What’s Going On At iHeartMedia’s Virginia-Carolina Region?

Over the past couple weeks a round of staff downsizing and transfers out of the region took place in iHeartMedia’s Virginia-Carolina Region. While normally layoffs being made at iHeartMedia are considered to be “business as usual” for many in the industry, multiple sources have indicated to us that there may be something else at play here. iHeart’s Virginia-Carolina Region was created in 2016 and includes eleven markets in three states: Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, and Winchester VA, Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh NC, and Greenville SC. Layoffs have been reported in many of those markets the past couple of weeks including “103 Jamz” WOWI Norfolk APD/Afternoon Host DJ Fountz, CHR 104.9 WJJS Roanoke/102.7 WJJX Appomat...[Read More]

Gary Nolan Named WMAG Greensboro PD

iHeartMedia AC 99.5 WMAG High Point/Greensboro NC has named Gary Nolan as its new Program Director. Nolan most recently served as Operations Manager of Cumulus Media’s Pensacola FL cluster prior to exiting at the end of January to return to Kansas City for family reasons. Prior to moving to Pensacola last August, Nolan served as PD of Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM and Variety Hits “105.1 Jack-FM” KCJK Kansas City for Cumulus. He has also programmed 101.1 KOSI Denver, 106.9 KWRM Seattle, 102.9 WLTE Minneapolis, and 106.7 WLTW New York during his career. iHeartMedia announced today that Gary Nolan has been named Program Director for 99.5 WMAG and will assume duties on Monday, August 22, 2016. iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and del...[Read More]

Station Sales Week of 2/26

Station Sales iFiberOne LLC is purchasing News/Talk 1030 KMAS Shelton WA from Olympic Broadcasting for $148,050. iFiberOne began operating KMAS in January when it rebranded the station “iFiberOne Newsradio“. Southern Broadcast Media is converting its Time Brokerage of 980 WEGO Winston-Salem NC from Truth Broadcasting to a purchase for $164,000 plus an option to eventually rebroadcast on 102.9 W275AL High Point once it completes its Revitalization Waiver move to 106.1 in Winston-Salem. Southern Broadcast Media operates WEGO as Oldies “1380 WTOB“. Jody Copeland is returning Classic Rock 106.9 KXIO Clarksville AR to Ozark Mountain Broadcasting for forgiveness of debt owed. Copeland originally bought KXIO in 2008 for $449,500. Todd Mohr’s Synergy Broadcast of Nort...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 9/2

Note: With the FCC taking their databases down until September 8, there will be no filings from today until after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Station Sales WGUN Inc. sells Spanish Christian “Vida 1010” WTZA Atlanta to Marvelia Mata’s K & Z Broadcasting for $1.1 million. K & Z had been operating WTZA via Time Brokerage Agreement. Towers Investment Trust sells Christian AC 92.7 WBNK Pine Knoll Shores, NC to Brad and Leslie Lanser’s Empowered Broadcasting Company for $275,000. The Lansers own 55% of Lanser Broadcasting Company’s Christian AC “JQ99.3” WJQK and Conservative Talk “1260 The Pledge” WPNW Zeeland, MI Marvin Keith Davis’ Sandhills Broadcasting sells Carolina Beach Music 770 WLWL Rockingham, NC to station Presid...[Read More]

Davidson Media Sells 12

TBLC Media is adding two more Davidson Media stations to its acquisition. Spanish CHR “Selecta 1320” WVNZ Richmond and Regional Mexican “La GranD 1480” WTOX Glen Allen will go to Mahan ‘Mark’ Janbakhsh’s group for $400,000. That brings the amount of stations he has acquired this week from Davidson Media up to 12. Orginial Report 7/13: Mahan ‘Mark’ Janbakhsh’s TBLC Holdings is acquiring ten stations and one translator from Davidson Media for $3.1 million. The purchase includes all of Davidson Media’s holdings in North & South Carolina as well as the Kansas City market. The stations involved are: Charlotte: Spanish Christian “Radio Adoracion” 1030 WNOW Mint Hill/99.1 W256BP Charlotte Greensboro/Winston-Salem: ...[Read More]

iHeart Man’s Up In Greensboro

iHeartMedia shifted Alternative “105.7 The Buzz” WVBZ Clemmons/Greensboro, NC to Rock branded just with the “105.7” frequency at 6am today. Positioning with the slogan “Man Up!”, WVBZ joins iHeart sisters in Omaha, Oklahoma City, and St. Louis using that moniker. The new “105.7” is launching with with hourly tributes to the military for Memorial Day Weekend. WVBZ previously held an Active Rock format until a frequency swap moved it from 100.3 to 105.7 on January 1, 2014. WVBZ registered a 1.6 share in the April 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings. The first hour of the new format consisted of: AC/DC – Have A Drink On Me Sublime – Santeria Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe Metallica – I Disappear Temple Of The Dog – Say Hello...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/21

Station Moves Two of iHeartMedia’s Chicago FM stations are swapping their primary and auxiliary antennas on the John Hancock Tower. Country “Big 95.5” WEBG Chicago will shift from 8.3kW at 358 meters to 5.3kW at 425 meters, while Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ Oak Park will move from 6kW at 357 meters to 3.8kW at 425 meters. Neither station will see any changes in their predicted coverage areas. Renard Communications Classic Hits “The Dinosaur” 103.9 WNDR-FM Mexico/Syracuse, NY held a CP to increase from a Class A to Class C3 that expired last year due to the tower site no longer being available. Now after procuring a new location, WNDR-FM has once again filed to make its upgrade and operate with 18.7kW at 114 meters (Coverage Map). Seven Mountains Med...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/28: Lots Of Florida Translator Moves

Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 104.7” KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE’s coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho Cumcamonga and Ontario (Coverage Map). Apex Broadcasting Variety Hits “SC 103.1” WVSC Parris Island, SC seeks to modify its CP to return to its current Class C3 status with 6.6kW at 149.4 meters (Coverage Map). Marion Williams’ Rhythmic CHR “Smokin 99.1” WSMK Buchanon, MI/South Bend, IN applies to move a few miles south to the tower of sister 1290 WNIL Niles while doubling its power to 6kW at 96.4 meters. The move will improve WSMK’s coverage within...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/1: Big Upgrades In San Francisco & Cleveland

Educational Media Foundation is preparing signal upgrades for properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland. EMF’s 107.3 KLVS Livermore, CA seeks to relocate about 15 miles west of its current location to a new tower site in the Diablo Mountains east of Oakland. KLVS would operate with 4.1kW at 481 meters increasing its coverage into San Francisco and San Jose (Coverage Map) at the expense of its coverage in Stockton and Modesto. In Cleveland, an application filed by iHeartMedia will see EMF’s 106.1 W291BV Solon, OH move to the current auxiliary antenna of CBS’ 102.1 WDOK where it will operate with 200 watts at 264 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeart’s 96.5 WAKS Akron. The new location will give W291BV coverage of all of Cleveland and its nearb...[Read More]

Curtis Media Continues To Accumulate NC Translators

Curtis Media’s Eastern Airwaves subsidiary is continuing to accumulate translators across North Carolina. In two deals announced this week, Eastern Airwaves will acquire four translators from Wake Forest University while making a one for two swap with Educational Media Foundation. In the Wake Forest deal, Eastern Airwaves will acquire 104.7 W284BN Greensboro, and the Construction Permits for 94.5 W233BY, 96.5 W243DH, and 99.5 W258CL all in Boone for $190,000. W284BN is licensed to operate with 13 watts at 103.3 meters and will rebroadcast Sports 1320 WCOG Greensboro (Coverage Map). W233BY will operate with 30 watts at 402.8 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1200 WXIT Blowing Ridge (Coverage Map). W243DH will operate with 2 watts at 407.8 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1450 WATA Boone ...[Read More]

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