Vincent Klepac’s Seaford Media is selling his two stations to separate buyers. Greg Bojko and A. Wray Fitch’s GSB Broadcasting will purchase “101.1 Jack-FM” WSUX-FM Snow Hill/Salisbury MD for $262,500 to join a cluster that includes Variety Hits “96.5 CTG” WCTG Chincoteague VA and Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague and WOWZ-LP Salisbury. GSB also has begun operating “Shore Country 99.3” WVES Accomac VA and is currently simulcasting WOWZ as it plans to relaunch the station in November. Seaford Media then sells Regional Mexican “La Z 93.9” 1280 WSUX/93.9 W230CO Seaford DE to Ruby Lopez for $150,000. The sale of Educational Media Foundation’s 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN to Woof Boom Radio has a p...[Read More]
After misrepresenting himself to the FCC with multiple pseudonyms for nearly three decades, Brian Dodge entered a Consent Decree with the FCC last fall where he admitted that he was the operator of two AMs, nine translators, and two LPFM's. As part of the deal with the FCC Dodge was allowed to complete the sale of three translators for a combined $225,000 but had to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and surrendered the license of 560 WCKL Catskill NY and the two LPFM's which he was ineligible to own. The rest of his licenses were granted one year renewals on the condition that they were all operating in compliance with the FCC rules within 180 days. That 180 day period ended on April 25 with none of the necessary documentation asked of Dodge filed with the FCC. With Dodge failing to comply t...[Read More]
Following an informal objection and request for enforcement by Connoisseur Media, Edgewater Broadcasting has withdrawn its Construction Permit and License to Cover applications for 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to relocate to 102.5 in Billings MT. Edgewater had applied for and was granted a CP to move K242CI to Billings rebroadcasting Sun Mountain Inc.'s 1340 KBSR Laurel MT where it was operating as AC "Magic 102.5". Connoisseur claims that K242CI and 104.5 K283CP (licensed to rebroadcast 1450 KYLW Lockwood MT) have been operating illegally. Amongst Connoisseur's claims were that K242CI began operating in late 2016 but did not file for a license to cover until March, neither originating AM have not operated for multiple years now and no tower constructed at the licensed site for either station,...[Read More]
SummitMedia Hawaiian AC “Hawaiian 105” KINE-FM Honolulu is moving their Saturday morning “Kolohe Krew” of Shannon Scott and Mele Apana to weekday mornings starting Monday, January 9. Both Apana and Scott previously worked full-time for the company. Scott spent nineteen as Promotions Director and afternoon host at 100.3 KCCN. Apana previously co-hosted mornings at KINE-FM. Mele and Shannon reunited earlier in 2016 doing Saturday mornings on Hawaiian 105. The show was extremely popular in that time slot on air, their social media activity is highly popular and they are extremely dedicated to the community, making numerous appearances every month. ??As we celebrate 50 Years of Hawaiian music on the radio, this was a perfect time to bring Shannon and Mele on board. ??Bo...[Read More]
Following the flip of Rhythmic AC “ 93.9 Jamz” KHJZ Honolulu to Rhythmic CHR “93.9 The Beat” KUBT over Labor Day Weekend, iHeartMedia has quickly resurrected the former format on 99.1 K256AS/KUBT-HD2. “99.1 Jamz” replaces EDM “Evolution 99.1” on the translator and helps fill the void created by the departure of KHJZ and HHawaii Media’s Classic Hip-Hop “Hot 97.1” K246BR/KORL-HD2, which quietly flipped to 1980s Hits “Retro 97.1” in August. Meanwhile at KUBT, former “102.7 The Bomb” KDDB morning hosts Sam The Man & Hawaiian Ryan have joined The Beat for mornings.
iHeartMedia flipped Rhythmic AC “93.9 Jamz” KHJZ Honolulu to Rhythmic CHR “93.9 The Beat” at 9:39am today. The new format is being branded as “Hawaii’s #1 Hit Music Station” and launching with 4000 songs commercial-free. The launch gives Honolulu its third Rhythmic CHR joining Ohana Broadcast Group’s “102.7 The Bomb” KDDB and SummitMedia’s “Power 104.3” KPHW. KHJZ registered a 2.6 share in the Spring 2016 Phase 1 Nielsen Audio ratings. KPHW was fourth in the market with a 5.3 share, while KDDB is not listed as a non-subscriber. iHeartMedia Honolulu kicked off the Labor Day holiday weekend today with the launch of Rhythmic Top 40 station 93.9 The Beat, Hawaii’s No. 1 Hit Music Station. The new station launched wi...[Read More]
A pair of format changes have taken place in Honolulu. iHeartMedia has flipped Conservative Talk 990 KIKI to Sports “Fox Sports 990“. KIKI is running the national Fox Sports Radio lineup outside of Dan Patrick and Jay Mohr. Fox Sports Daybreak will air from 12am-6am, Colin Cowherd 6-9am, Rich Eisen 9am-12pm, Steve Gorman 12-2pm, JT The Brick 2-5pm, Jason Smith 5-8pm, and Ben Maller 8pm-12am. KIKI will also be the Honolulu affiliate for Los Angeles Dodgers baseball and Tennessee Titans football, the latter due to Quarterback Marcus Mariotta being a Hawaii native. Late last month HHawaii Media flipped Hot AC “Mix 101.1” KORL-FM Waianae/Honolulu to Oldies as “Oldies 101.1“. KORL describes itself as Oahu’s “Oldies Station” playing the Greatest Hits from the ...[Read More]
It didn’t take long for Radio-One’s lawyers to put an end to the “Boom” moniker on HHawaii Media’s 97.1 K246BR Honolulu/101.1 KORL-HD4 Waianae. The station’s website is gone and the Facebook page has removed any reference to the now former moniker. Identifying on-air as just “97 dot 1“, the station can be heard online here. Original Report 7/2: Classic Hip-Hop has landed in Hawaii as H. Hawaii Media launches “Boom 97.1” on 97.1 K246BR Honolulu/101.1 KORL-HD4 Waianae. The new format replaces K246BR’s previous Japanese “J-Pop 97.1” format. How long until Radio-One has something to say about their trademarked “Boom” name as they have already gone after other stations using similar branding?
Sales & Moves Primera Iglesia Evangelica de Apostoles y Progfeta’s 106.1 K291CE Rosenberg, TX has been sold to The RAFFT Corporation for $100,000, a $50,000 time brokerage agreement, and providing the seller with a replacement translator for no cost. The sale comes after K291CE applies to increase to 250 watts at 463 meters to expand its coverage of Houston and its southwestern suburbs. It will rebroadcast Cox Media’s 107.5 KGLK-HD3 Lake Jackson. The Estate of John W. Pike has sold 95.9 W240AJ Endicott, NY to Montrose Broadcasting Corporation for $10,000. Concurrently, the translator applies to relocate to 95.5 with 100 watts at -1 meter rebroadcasting 800 WPEL Montrose, PA (Coverage Map). Barrow Radio Broadcasting acquires 96.3 W242AU Athens-Clarke County, GA from Communi...[Read More]
Frontier Radio Capital has flipped Rock 105.9 KPOI Honolulu to Alternative as “Alt 105.9“. Now branded as “Hawaii’s Real Alternative”, the move places KPOI in direct format competition with Clear Channel’s “Star 101.9” KUCD. KPOI is promoting Foo Fighters, Weezer, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Black Keys, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Arctic Monkeys as their core artists. No changes to the station’s on-air staff with the new format. In the Spring 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings KPOI registered a 2.1 share of the Honolulu market, while KUCD held a 3.2 share.
Clear Channel has flipped Hawaiian “Hawai’i No Ka Oi” 99.1 K256AS Honolulu to EDM “Evolution 99.1“. Rebroadcasting 93.9 KHJZ-HD2, the move brings a second Dance station to the market joining “My 95.9” KXRG-LP. The locally programmed non-commercial LPFM will have to compete with the national programming from Evolution. The previous “Hawai’i No Ka Oi” format remains on 98.5 KDNN-HD2 and IHeartRadio.
Update 5/15: Summit Media has named Greg Reed as Vice-President/General Manager of their Birmingham stations filling part of the duties held by David DuBose. Reed was the longtime GM of Beasley’s Miami stations and at one time co-owner of what was then known as Beasley-Reed Broadcasting. In August 2013, Reed agreed to acquire six stations in the Pittsfield, MA market but the agreement was withdrawn before closing. Original Report 5/14: David DuBose has exited his position as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Summit Media. DuBose was instrumental in the construction of Summit Media as the then Market Manager of Cox Birmingham partnered with CEO Carl Parmer to acquire the Birmingham, Greenville, Honolulu, Louisville, and Richmond clusters from Cox in early 2013. AllAc...[Read More]