Star City Broadcasting will flip Sports “Fox Sports 104.3” 1410 WSHY/104.3 W282CJ Lafayette IN to News/Talk “104.3 The Patriot” on Monday, July 23. The station will feature a mostly syndicated line-up of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. The station will include news reports from their sister co-owned stations. No announcement on what the station will feature in mornings. From its headquarters on South 18th Street, local multi-media powerhouse Star City Broadcasting today announces the creation of a new FM News/Talk station, “THE PATRIOT 104.3 FM,” bringing the very popular News/Talk format back to Greater Lafayette. The station will use its recently launched FM station on 104.3, broadcasting from the heart of Lafayette, and simulcast on A...[Read More]
In preparation of the start of the spring ratings period later this week, Star City Broadcasting has rebranded Country “Your Country 95.7” WYCM Attica/Lafayette IN as “Y95“. The previous “Your Country” branding remains as the station’s positioning. WYCM runs jockless outside of Program Director Dave North in middays from 11am-3pm.
Neuhoff Media launched Sports “101.7 The Hammer” in Lafayette IN as the former “ESPN 1450” WASK Lafayette launched translator 101.7 W269DJ. The new brand launched with the start of the NCAA Mens’ Basketball Tournament yesterday. The station will continue to carry ESPN Radio programming and Chicago Cubs baseball. The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that WASK will add a local afternoon show hosted by former WLFI-TV sports anchor Clayton Duffy and Jared Jesulaitis who is PD of WASK and sister CHR “B102.9” WXXB. Jesulaitis recently moved from mornings to middays on WXXB where he uses the on-air name ‘Logan’. On March 15th 2018 at 11am, Neuhoff Media Lafayette adds a new FM station to the airwaves at 101.7. 101.7 FM – which is a new ...[Read More]
Woof Boom Radio closed on its $608,000 acquisition of 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN from Educational Media Foundation and has flipped the station to AC “Q106.7” WLQQ. Launching at 1:06pm this afternoon, the new station is positioning as “The Best of Yesterday and Today”. Lafayette did not have an Adult Contemporary station superserving its market, but Kaspar Broadcasting’s “Shine 99” 99.7 WSHW Frankfort covers the Lafayette market along with adjacent Kokomo and the northern Indianapolis suburbs. No airstaff or programming details have been released. It’s not every day that a brand new station is created by and for the people who will hear it on a daily basis, but that’s exactly what the All New Q 106-7 is in Lafayette, Indiana. ?For months, Managing...[Read More]
Woof Boom Radio is purchasing 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN from Educational Media Foundation for $608,000. Jim Stone will join the company to serve as Managing Partner for Woof Boom Radio Lafayette. Stone most recently ended 17 years in mornings at Midwest Family Broadcasting’s Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Rockford IL and as OM/PD for other stations in that cluster. He also has programmed 107.5 WZZQ Terre Haute IN. EMF’s “K-Love” Christian AC programming will continue to be heard in the Lafayette market on 88.9 WLXJ Lafayette. Announcing the acquisition of WKHL 106.7 FM, West Lafayette, Woof Boom Radio continues its mission to build out great locally managed and owned radio stations. Woof Boom Radio began with a vision of great radio that focuses on service t...[Read More]
Arthur Angotti II’s Artistic Media Partners has announced the sale of its four stations in Lafayette IN to Lafayette TV, LLC for $2.3 million. The Bill Christian and Mike Reed led Lafayette TV currently owns WPBI-LD TV in the market which will soon launch as the market’s NBC and Fox affiliates. The deal with Artistic will give them Variety Hits “95.3 Bob-FM” WBPE Brookston, “Your Country 95.7” WYCM Attica, CHR “Z96.5 WAZY-FM Lafayette, and “Fox Sports 1410” WSHY Lafayette. Following the sale Artistic will only retain 1620 WDND South Bend. Its two stations in Bloomington IN are in the process of being spun-off to AI Radio, which has 33.33% held each by Arthur Angotti II, his son Arthur Angotti III, and Steven Isenberg. This is to announc...[Read More]
Gray Television has no intent on becoming radio operators. In its $442.5 million deal to acquire Schurz Communications, the company inherited radio clusters in Lafayette and South Bend IN and Rapid City SD. They have simultaneously filed to transfer each market to a different buyer. The Lafayette stations Rock 93.5 WKHY, Classic Hits 98.7 WASK-FM, CHR “B102.9” WXXB, Country “K105” 105.3 WKOA, and Sports “ESPN 1450” WASK will go to Neuhoff Communications for $8 million. The purchase is the first move of Neuhoff outside the state of Illinois where the company owns clusters in Danville, Decatur, and Springfield and agreed to purchase Connoisseur’s three Bloomington stations a few weeks ago. Neuhoff CEO Beth Neuhoff serves on the Gray Television Board ...[Read More]
Gray Television has announced it will acquire Schurz Communications television and radio assets for $442.5 million. While the deal is focused on Schurz’ ten television stations (and six satellites) in seven markets including WDBJ Roanoke, KWCH Wichita and KYTV Springfield, MO, Gray will also add three radio clusters in Lafayette and South Bend, IN and Rapid City, SD. The radio holdings involved in the sale are: Lafayette: Rock 93.5 WKHY, Classic Hits 98.7 WASK-FM, CHR “B102.9” WXXB, Country “K105” 105.3 WKOA, and Sports “ESPN 1450” WASK. Rapid City: CHR “Hot 93.1” KRCS, Hot AC “93.9 The Mix” KKMK, Country “Kat 98.7” KOUT, Classic Rock “100.3 The Fox” KFXS South Bend: Classic Hits “Z94.3” W...[Read More]
Kaspar Broadcasting AC “Shine 99” 99.7 WSHW Frankfort, IN is currently stunting with construction sounds as they prepare to relaunch as the “New Shine 99“. Have just been told that the first crew plans to come in at midnight to start the demolition process and get us started… Posted by Shine 99, 99.7FM, Indiana's Best Light Rock on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 WSHW serves the Kokomo and Lafayette markets in North Central Indiana.
Update 10/7: WSHP made the flip to Country “Your Country 95.7” over the weekend. Original Report 10/4: A format change to Country appears imminent at Artistic Media Partners Classic Rock “95.7 The Rocket” WSHP Attica/Lafayette, IN. The station’s website currently features a splash page for “Your Country 95.7“, branded as “Lafayette’s Fresh Choice”. YourCountry957.com and 957YourCountry.com were registered by Artisitic earlier this week. Meanwhile 957TheBull.com was registered anonymously the same day and has a Facebook cover image that features a picture of Lafayette. WSHP would joing Schurz’ market leading “K105” 105.3 WKOA in targeting the Country audience in Lafayette. 95.7 has been Classic Rock since August 2...[Read More]