iHeartMedia Raleigh SVP/Programming Chris Edge has been promoted to Area Senior Vice President of Programming adding the company’s Greensboro/Winston-Salem market stations to his oversight. With the move Edge adds Conservative Talk 94.5 WPTI, AC 99.5 WMAG, CHR “100.3 Kiss-FM” WMKS, Country “Q104.1” WTQR, and Rock “105.7 Man Up” WVBZ. Edge has been overseeing the company’s Raleigh stations since October 2012 after previously programming CHR “G105” WDCG from 1999-2003. In between he served in multiple roles for Emmis including programming CHR “Radio Now 93.1” WNOU Indianapolis and AAA 93.3 KGSR/Rock 93.7 KLBJ Austin and overseeing digital operations for Emmis Austin and WRXP New York. iHeartMedia has announced that Chris...[Read More]
Curtis Media News/Talk 600 WSJS Winston-Salem NC will flip to Sports on Friday, September 1. The station will create the “WSJS Sports Network” with current “ESPN Triad” trimulcasters 1200 WSML Graham/104.5 W283BT Burlington, 1230 WMFR High Point/104.9 W285EU Jamestown, 1320 WCOG/93.7 W229CH Greensboro as the four stations begin simulcasting. The new lineup on the stations will feature Fox Sports Radio’s Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis from 6-9am, Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm, the Raleigh based David Glenn Show from 12-3pm, local host Kyle ‘The Schass’ Schassburger from 3-6pmm and Fox Sports Radio in nights and weekends. Outgoing morning host J.R. Snider that this will be the first time in WSJS’ 87 year history that the station will not be ...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Country “Q104.1” WTQR Winston-Salem/Greensboro NC has appointed Casey Carter as its new Program Director. Carter joins WTQR from iHeart’s “96.9 The Kat” WKKT Statesville/Charlotte where she served as APD/Midday host. Carter has also programmed “South 106.1” WSTH Columbus GA and “B100” WOBB Albany GA for iHeart and has also worked at WZZK Birmingham, WNOE New Orleans, and WQIK Jacksonville. She replaces Todd Nixon, who left as PD of WTQR and sister “B93.9” WNCB Raliegh at the end of 2016 to join Steel City Media’s “Q104” KBEQ Kansas City. iHeartMedia Greensboro announced today that Casey Carter has been named Program Director for Q104.1, New Country in Greensboro- Winston Salem-High Point, effect...[Read More]
[alert-note]This is a free preview of our weekly FCC Report available to Radioinsight Premium Subscribers. Click here for Subscription Info.[/alert-note] FM Changes El Dorado Broadcasters is seeking to move Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria CA to Montecito where it would be placed in the Santa Barbara market, but also place coverage over the Oxnard/Ventura market. The station’s application proposes placing KXFM on an existing tower on Rincon Peak where it would downgrade from a Class B to B1 with 1.3kW at 427 meters (Coverage Map). El Dorado owns no other stations in either Oxnard/Ventura or Santa Barbara, but will continue to own 1 AM and 2 FM in the Lompoc/Santa Maria market following the move of KXFM. Further up the California coast, Hooten Broadcasting AAA “92.7 The Skunk” K...[Read More]
With the close of the sale of 1380 WTOB Winston-Salem NC along with eleven other stations from Davidson Media to TLBC Media, the station has dropped its brokered Oldies format for Regional Mexican. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the prior Oldies programming has continued online at WTOB1380.com while they seek a new frequency to broker. WTOB had originally been telling listeners they were having engineering issues before admitting that the owner decided to go in a different direction.
Dick Broadcasting is ending its relationship with Nielsen Audio and subscribing with Eastlan Ratings to measure listenership in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem market. Dick, which owns Classic Rock “Rock 92” 92.3 WKRR Asheboro and CHR “107.5 KZL” WKZL Winston-Salem, becomes the first company in a PPM measured market to subscribe to a competing ratings service. In making the announcement Dick Broadcasting VP/GM Dick Harlow had some poignant comments towards Nielsen. “I was surprised to learn that we are the first to make this switch in a PPM market. The meter was supposed to be the savior and all it’s done is increase our annual payments to Nielsen. And now we find out to win in the PPM game you need a magic black box to job the system. At some point, enough...[Read More]
Update 1/1: It was more than just a frequency swap for 100.3 WVBZ and 105.7 WMKS at 5pm. CHR “105.7 Now” WMKS first moved to 100.3 and immediately began touting another announcement for 5:30pm. At that point, the station rebranded from “Now” to “100.3 Kiss-FM“. With “The Buzz” moving from 100.3 to 105.7, there was a format adjustment as the station shifted from Active Rock to Alternative. The station is now positioning itself as “The Triad’s New Rock Alternative”. The Greensboro/Winston-Salem market hasn’t had an Alternative formatted station since 94.5 WXRA flipped to Classic Country in 2001. Original Report 12/20: Clear Channel is promoting a frequency swap in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC. Rock “100.3 The Buzz&...[Read More]
Curtis Media’s WZTK Burlington NC will debut a new format following the shutdown of “FM Talk 101.1” on March 13. On Tuesday, April 3, the station will begin simulcasting sister Regional Mexican “La Ley 96.9” WYMY Goldsboro. The two stations had previously simulcast as “Kix Country” from 1998 to 2001. 96.9 covers the eastern part of the Raleigh/Durham market, while 101.1 serves the Durham side of the market and the Greensboro/Winston-Salem market. 101.1 has been temporarily simulcasting sister CHR “Pulse 102” 102.3 WWPL/102.5 WPLW.