Chuck Thrown Out Of Building As Jack Enters Greenville

SummitMedia has relaunched its Variety Hits station in Greenville as 99.5 W258CB Greenville/107.3 WJMZ-HD3 Anderson SC has kicked out “Chuck-FM” and brought in Jack. Chuck-FM had been with the cluster since December 2011 and was displaced from 97.7 to 99.5 in August 2016. The new “99.5 Jack-FM” will be overseen by SummitMedia Operations Manager Mike Klein. SummitMedia’s Greenville, SC cluster announced staff changes on WJMZHD3. Effective immediately, the employee known as CHUCK is no longer employed in Greenville,SC. His replacement begins this afternoon; JACK-FM. “We wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Operations Manager, Mike Klein. “We are jacked about this change. Jack-FM is a proven brand and the originator of the Adult Variety format. Our listeners an...[Read More]

Salem Brings Rejoice To Greenville

On the heels of launching Gospel “Praise 95.1” WSDZ/K236CS St. Louis last month, Salem Media has launched a second station in the format. Soft AC “Lite-FM 96.9” W245CH Travelers Rest/WGTK-HD3 Greenville SC flipped to Gospel “Rejoice 96.9” after a few days of simulcasting sister Classic Hits “Earth-FM” 103.3 WRTH Greer/95.9 WLTE Pendleton. Rejoice has added Reach Media’s Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell for mornings, Willie Moore Jr. for afternoons, and Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy for nights.

FCC Report 5/7: Big Downgrade For Bismarck AM

AM Changes iHeartMedia Sports "Fox Sports 710" KXMR Bismarck ND currently utilizes seven towers split between two sites. It is seeking to consolidate all operations on what is currently its four tower nighttime array, but in doing so will downgrade its daytime power from 50kW to 4kW, while retaining its current 4kW night operation. The current 3 towers right off of Interstate 94 in Menoken which is home to KXMR's 50kW day and 13kW critical hours operation will be removed. [nbox type="warning" align= "center"]Visit the stations and studios of Williamsport PA on this weeks Tower Site of the Week[/nbox]

ESPN Upstate Shifts Frequencies In Greenville

Entercom Sports “ESPN Upstate” has changed translator frequencies in Greenville SC to better cover that side of the market. The brand is now being heard on newly launched 97.7 W249DL Greenville as opposed to 105.9 W290BW in addition to 1330 WYRD and 93.7 WFBC-HD3 Greenville. W249DL operates with 250w/328m from Paris Mountain north of Greenville. 105.9 W290BW operates with 250w/106m from the Entercom studios east of Greenville. The move was part of a multi-facility change that saw Entercom move its 97.1 W246BU Spartanburg to 97.7 Greenville, while replacing that facility with the move of 97.1 W246CV Greenwood SC to Spartanburg as part of the AM Revitalization using the same facilities as the moved translator. W246CV rebroadcasts 950 WORD Spartanburg to bring the ESPN programming...[Read More]

Greenville’s Chuck-FM On The Move

SummitMedia Variety Hits “97.7 Chuck-FM” W249CB Greenville SC/WJMZ-HD3 Anderson SC will move to 99.5 on Friday, August 19 at 11:59pm. W249CB is moving to 99.5 due to a since cancelled CP for Classic Hits “97 Big-FM” 97.7 WMGZ Eatonton GA to relocate to Lexington to serve the Athens market. W249CB will see no changes to its current 250w/333m facilities. The move will set off a chain reaction as Ted McCall’s 97.1 W246BU Spartanburg will move 97.7 in Greenville rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Entercom’s 93.7 WFBC-FM.

Station Sales Week Of 5/13

Station Sales Mark Jorgenson’s ACM JCE IV B LLC sells 1480 KBXD Dallas to Chris Muse for $1.5 million plus a $13,000 payment to break the station’s tower lease. The previously announced sale of News/Talk 920 KVEC San Luis Obispo CA from El Dorado Broadcasters to American General Media has been filed with the FCC and a purchase price of $450,000. Randy Michaels’ Radioactive LLC sells Classic Hits 95.9 WIQI Watseka IL to Joe Young’s Smash Hit Media for $100,000. Smash Hit Media has been operating WIQI via LMA since February 2015. LKCM Radio sells “Coyote Country K96” 95.7 KYBE Frederick OK to Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network for $175,000. Jose Roberto and Aida Esperanza Ekonomo’s Eko Media Group sells “Fox Sports 1400” WSP...[Read More]

Salem Swaps Greenville Translator Formats

Salem Media swapped locations for the formats of its two translators in Greenville SC. Regional Mexican “Poder 96.9” W245CH Travelers Rest/94.5 WGTK-HD3 moves to 102.9 W275BJ/WGTK-HD2 Greenville while Soft AC “Lite 102.9” makes the reverse shift to 96.9. Both translators have comparable signals as 96.9 W245CH operates with 250w/422m, while 102.9 W275BJ runs 250w/430m with a directional null to the southwest.

The Block Doubles Up Into Spartanburg

Entercom Urban “96.3 The Block” W242BX/93.7 WFBC-HD2 Greenville SC has added a second signal to cover the Spartanburg half of the market. 104.5 W283CG Inman SC completed its move from Tryon NC and is now operating with 250w/140m from just outside Spartanburg. The launch gives the station near full coverage of the entire market. “96.3 The Block” debuted in October 2015 and carries the Steve Harvey Morning Show and parts of The Breakfast Club. While it is not publicly appearing yet in Nielsen Audio’s ratings we can see that it has made inroads against SummitMedia’s Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.1” WHZT, which dropped from a 5.6 share in the Fall 2015 book to 3.9 in the Winter 2016.

Earth To Remain In Greenville

Since Salem acquired Classic Hits “103.3 Earth-FM” WOLT Greer, SC many have asked us whether the station will flip to one of Salem’s core Christian formats to flank sister “Conservative Talk 94.5” WGTK-FM. If that is still an eventual plan, Salem is doing a pretty good of masking it. As of April 24, WOLT has changed call letters to WRTH to match the Earth branding. That follows the registrations of and WRTH will be one of only four Salem owned stations to not run one of the companies core formats (Christian, Conservative Talk, Business Talk) and its second Classic Hits station along with “107.9 Kool Gold” KKOL-FM Honolulu.

ESPN To Return To Greenville/Spartanburg

ESPN Radio will return to the Greenville/Spartanburg market on Monday, February 24. The network will be heard on Entercom’s 950 WORD Spartanburg, 1330 WYRD Greenville, and Ted McCall’s 97.1 W246BU Spartanburg. Greenville hadn’t had an ESPN affiliate since Clear Channel Sports 1440 WGVL transferred to the Fox Sports Radio network in 2012, while Spartanburg’s “ESPN 1400” WSPG lost its tower in January when a tree knocked it over. The 97.1 translator had been rebroadcasting WSPG at that time. WORD/WYRD picked up the broadcasts of USC Upstate basketball when WSPG went dark. 950 WORD and 1330 WYRD are currently part of a trimulcast with sister News/Talk “Word 106.3” WYRD-FM Simpsonville, which will retain that programming when “ESPN Upstate&...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/22

Women’s World Broadcasting has filed a pair of applications to increase its profile in Atlanta following its recent purchase of 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from Life Radio Ministries for $15,000. The translator has applied to move into Atlanta proper where it would operate with a directional 250 watts. The translator will cover the southern half of Atlanta while rebroadcasting Cox’ 98.5 WSB-HD3. The second application will increase Women’s World’s Country “South 107” WTSH Aragon. The application to move to a new tower site will put the station’s 60dBu contour directly over the portions of Atlanta that W296BB will not cover. The app will see the station continue to operate at 100kW with a height increase from 158 to 287 meters. Entercom’s 96.3 ...[Read More]

Earth Is Moving In Greenville/Spartanburg

Update 3/1: The Classic Hits “Earth” format made its official move to 103.3 today. Replacing it on 910/105.7 is brokered programming billed as “The Source“. The local “Awake With Bill Drake” moves from 103.3 for mornings. The station will include Adult Standards as filler between the brokered dayparts, which will include a daily liberal talk show and religious programming on weekends. Original Report 2/15: After less than two months on the air Classic Hits “Earth 105.7” 910 WOLI/W289BS Spartanburg, SC will move to a new frequency on Friday, March 1. The station operated by Earth Radio Broadcasting and owned by Davidson Media will depart the AM/Translator combo for 103.3 WOLT Greer. The move will give the format coverage in Greenville in addit...[Read More]

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