Less than four months after Inner Banks Media flipped Variety Hits “G97.9” W250CJ Winterville/Greenville and 94.3 WRHD-HD2 Farmville NC to Soft AC “Easy 97.9“, the format wheel will spin again on Monday, November 20. This time W250CJ will flip to Urban AC as “Fresh 97.9” under new Program Director/Midday host Brian ‘B’ Paiz. W250CJ will also carry the syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show and Keith Sweat Hotel starting in January. The new format will compete directly with Beasley Media’s market leading “101.9 Kiss-FM” WIKS New Bern. Inner Banks Media also owns Talk 94.1 WNBU Oriental/New Bern, Sports “94.3 The Game” WRHD Farmville/Greenville, Country “Thunder Country 96.3” WRHT Morehead City, and News/Talk 103.7 WTIB Williamston...[Read More]
Inner Banks Media will launch Variety Hits “G97.9” W250CJ Winterville/Greenville, NC via 94.3 WRHD-HD2 Farmville this week. Dylan McKay serves as Operations Manager/Program Director and morning host. The station will operate commercial free until August 1.
Station Sales Just months after closing on its acquisition of “Mile High Sports” 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden/Denver, CO, 4-K’s LLLP is transferring the duo to Marco Broadcasting Company for $875,000. Marco is run by Marc “Uncle Kokua” Paskin, a former radio personality turned real estate investor/philanthropist. In addition to acquiring 104.5 KMCQ Covington/Seattle for $7 million, Educational Media Foundation acquires one half of the Classic Country “Bear” simulcast in eastern North Carolina. 98.9 WNBR-FM Bethel/Greenville goes from Coastal Carolina Radio to EMF for $700,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Mark Jensen’s MWB Broadcasting sells Classic Hits 1370 KAWL and AC “Mix 105” 104.9 KTMX York, NE to Nebraska Rural Rad...[Read More]
Cox Media acquires the CP for 99.5 W258CN Jacksonville, FL from Barry Magrill for $350,000. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 268 meters and rebroadcast an HD subchannel of Cox’s 104.5 WOKV-FM. TSJ Radio is converting its LMA of Spanish CHR “Mega 97.7” WOXY Mason/Cincinnati to a purchase. TSJ will pay Queen Cities Broadcasting $900,000 for the station. One of two stations licensed to operate on 87.9, KSFH Mountain View, CA is being transferred by St. Francis High School of Mountain View to Mountain View Public Broadcasting for $20,000. Some of the principles of the buyer own Indian targeted stations in California, Washington, and Canada. North Texas Radio Group sells silent 95.3 KOME-FM Meridan, TX to Chisolm Trail Communications for $130,000. A court order se...[Read More]
Update 8/10: WRHD will make the flip to Sports “94.3 The Game” on Monday, August 11. The new lineup on The Game will feature simulcasts from Capitol Broadcasting’s Raleigh stations in mornings and afternoons and national programming from Fox Sports Radio. “The World’s Strongest Morning Show” with Mike Maniscalco and Mark Thomas from 620 WDNC will air from 6-9am, followed by a delayed broadcast of Fox Sports Daybreak from 9am-12pm and Jay Mohr Sports from 12-3pm. Adam Gold and Joe Ovies from “99.9 The Fan” WCMC-FM Holly Springs will follow from 3-6pm and local specialty shows in the 6pm hour. Fox Sports Radio programming will return for nights and overnights. Original Report 7/29: Inner Banks Media will launch an FM Sports Talker in Greenville...[Read More]