Hudson Valley

WCZX Relaunches As Now 97.7

WCZX relaunched as Adult CHR “Now 97.7” this morning. The relaunch came with the debut of the syndicated Brooke & Jubal in mornings. The KQMV Seattle based show will be followed by Program Director Reg in middays as he changes his on-air name from his previous Rick Knight. Former morning co-host Taylor Dickson moves to afternoons and Townsquare’s Pop Crush Nights with Lisa Paige remains in evenings. Original Report 3/9: Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 97.7” WCZX Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie NY is stunting with a broad variety of songs that all have the word “Now” or the Spanish “Ahora” in the title. The move follows the exit a couple weeks ago of longtime morning host Marc Bolger. The station is promoting a new format, morning show, and mon...[Read More]

People Moves 2/15: Marty Young Takes Mornings At KVOO Tulsa

Scripps Country 98.5 KVOO Tulsa has tabbed 94.7 WQDR Raleigh morning co-host Marty ‘The One Man Party’ Young as its new morning host. Young has been with WQDR since 2002 and part of the “Q Morning Crew” with Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers? since 2006. At KVOO, he fills the opening created by Rowdy Yates’ exit last September alongside Sunny Leigh. Mark Bolger has exited mornings at Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 97.7” WCZX Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie NY after seven years at the station. Bolger has been a staple in mornings in the Hudson Valley since 1987, first at CHR “K104” 104.7 WSPK and later 93.3 WBWZ before joining WCZX. With Bolger’s exit, co-host Taylor Dickson is now anchoring mornings solo. iHeartMedia has appointed Lindsay Laz...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 8/4

Townsquare Media sells Full Service AC 1490 WKNY Kingston NY to non-profit Radio Kingston Corp. for $500,000. The group is led Chairman Peter Buffett and Executive Director Jimmy Buff, who used to work on air in the market at Chet-5 Broadcasting AAA 100.1 WDST Woodstock. The buyers state WKNY’s new programming “will focus on community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection”. Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation sells Gospel 1150 WMNY New Kensington/Pittsburgh PA to Bhavna Gupta and Gagan Deep’s Radio 1150 LLC and Cambria Hill Realty for $180,000. The Gospel format will shift back to sister 1360 WGBN McKeesport. Delmarva Educational Association sells Silent 1540 WONA Richmond VA to Michael Mazursky led Mobile Radio Partners f...[Read More]

FCC Report 3/13: WXCY Biggest Move In Slow Week

Delmarva Broadcasting Country 103.7 WXCY Havre de Grace MD's application to move to its auxiliary antenna highlights a very quiet week for FCC applications.

Neversink Media Acquires WALL

Neversink will acquire 1340 WALL in a swap for 95.7 W239AC Middletown. Original Report 8/17: Bud & Juli Williamson’s Neversink Media is acquiring 1340 WALL Middletown, NY from Townsquare Media. WALL has simulcast sister 1390 WEOK Poughkeepsie in recent years, most recently as Spanish Adult Hits “Juan Hudson Valley“. Neversink will flip the station to an English language format featuring veteran Hudson Valley personality Mark West in mornings. West had been heard on WALL until earlier this year. The WALL programming will also be heard on three of Digital Radio Broadcasting’s (also owned by Williamson) translators in the region: 94.1 W231BP Chester (Coverage Map), 94.9 W235BI Middletown (Coverage Map), and 105.7 W289BE Ellenville (Coverage Map). All three transla...[Read More]

ESPN Radio Adds Hudson Valley & Loses Green Bay

ESPN Radio has gained an outlet in the Hudson Valley of New York, while losing its fairly recent addition in Green Bay, WI. Sunrise Broadcasting has flipped 1220 WGNY Newburgh from Oldies to Sports as “Fox 1220 ESPN“. The new format will also be heard on 97.3 W247AW Poughkeepsie, which drops its simulcast of sister AC “Fox 103.1” WJGK Newburgh. WGNY/W247AW will run the national ESPN Radio feed 24/7 for the time being though they do have plans to add local programming. ESPN previously served the Hudson Valley on 1050 WEPN New York prior to that station moving its programming to 98.7 last April. WGNY’s previous “Fox Oldies” (notice a theme?) remains on 98.9 WGNY-FM Rosendale and 94.1 W235BI Middletown. Meanwhile in Green Bay, Mark Heller’s R...[Read More]

WBPM Spotlights Bigger Hits

Pamal’s 92.9 WBPM Saugerties NY has shifted from Classic Rock to Classic Hits. Along with the change comes new positioning as “The Biggest Hits Of All Time”. The station which serves the Mid-Hudson Valley north of Poughkeepsie and south of Albany will now be in a more direct battle for listeners with Sunrise Broadcasting’s “Fox Oldies” network of 1220 WGNY Newburgh, 94.9 W235BI Middletown, and 98.9 WGNY-FM Rosendale.