DJ Loui Vee Named PD At WZRL Indianapolis/WTFX Louisville

iHeartMedia has appointed Vladimir ‘DJ Loui Vee’ Scott as Program Director for Urbans “Real 93.1” WTFX-FM Clarksville IN/Louisville KY and “Real 98.3” WZRL Plainfield/Indianapolis IN. Scott, who will report to Indianapolis SVP/Programming Mike Killabrew, joins the stations from the Assistant Program Director/night host position at “100.1 The Beat” WXBT Columbia SC. He fills the position most recently held by former Kentucky-Indiana Region Direct/Urban Programming Bo Money. 2018– iHeartMedia announced today that Vladimir “DJ Loui Vee” Scott has been named Program Director for REAL 98.3, The Nap’s Number 1 Hip Hop N’ R&B, and REAL 93.1, The Beat of Louisville, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Indianapolis has a strong cross-platform pres...[Read More]

Alpha Media Launches Alt 105.1 Louisville

Alpha Media has flipped Classic Hip-Hop “G105.1” WGHL Shepherdsville/Louisville KY to Alternative “Alt 105.1“. Concurrent with the launch, Urban AC “Magic 101.3” WMJM Jeffersontown has shifted its playlist for the holiday weekend in a throwback direction focused mainly on Hip-Hop and some R&B from the 1990s and early 2000s. The changes give Louisville an Alternative formatted station for the first time in well over a decade and consolidate the Urban targeted audience in the market. WGHL will retain the syndicated Brooke & Jubal show in mornings. WGHL registered a 1.7 share in the Spring 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings, while WMJM held a 3.7 share.

Steve Bearance Joins Alpha Media As Louisville Market Manager

Alpha Media has appointed Steve Bearance as Senior Vice President and Market Manager for its Louisville KY cluster. Bearance joins Alpha Media after spending the past nine years as a VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Media first in Lexington KY and then for the past six years in Buffalo NY. He fills the position held since May 2016 by Bill Gentry. Alpha Media, Louisville, KY, names Steve Bearance, Senior Vice President and Market Manager. Steve was previously the Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Buffalo, NY. He brings with him experience in advertising, integrated marketing solutions, events, and sponsorship working through and with local, regional, and national advertising brands. Prior to his role in Buffalo, NY; Steve was Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Broadcast...[Read More]

WAMZ Adds Bobby Bones For Mornings

iHeartMedia Country 97.5 WAMZ Louisville has quickly filled its morning vacancy. The syndicated Bobby Bones Show will debut on WAMZ on Monday, May 7 replacing Corey Calhoun and Amy Nic. Calhoun announced on Monday that he is leaving his role as APD/Morning co-host for a position in another market at the end of this week, while co-host Amy Nic is shifting to afternoons to join Jay Cruze. The changes come as WAMZ rose to #1 in the Louisville market with a 6.7 share in the Winter 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings released yesterday. 97.5 WAMZ, Kentuckiana’s No. 1 for Country, announced today the debut of The Bobby Bones Show, effective May 7. The award-winning Country radio show will broadcast weekdays from 5 – 10 a.m. ET. Each morning, hosts Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox and Eddie welcome the bi...[Read More]

Chelsea Thomas Joins 106.7 The Bull Denver For Middays

iHeartMedia Country “106.7 The Bull” KWBL Denver has rounded out its on-air lineup with the addition of Chelsea Thomas for middays. Perron joins The Bull from Alpha Media CHR 99.7 WDJX Louisville where she was Music Director and Midday host plus contributing to the morning show. She also hosted nights at “Bob 93.3” WERO Washington/New Bern NC. iHeartMedia Denver announced that Chelsea Perron has been named Midday Host for 106.7 The Bull, Colorado’s New Country, effective April 23, 2018. iHeartMedia Denver has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing 9stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. 106.7 The Bull’s weekday lineup kicks off with the nationally syndicated “The...[Read More]

iHeart Rebrands Urbans in Lexington & Louisville

iHeartMedia’s Urban stations in Lexington and Louisville KY both rebranded under the “Real” moniker today. “93.1 The Beat” WTFX-FM Clarksville IN/Louisville KY is now “Real 93.1” while “Wild 103.9” W280DO/WLKT-HD2 Lexington KY becomes “Real 103.9“. No other changes accompanied the rebranding as the stations retained their current airstaff led by the syndicated Breakfast Club. Both stations are overseen by iHeartMedia Kentucky/Indiana Region Director of Urban Programming Bo Money along with “Real 98.3” WZRL Plainfield/Indianapolis. WTFX registered a 1.7 share in the Fall 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings placing it behind Alpha Media’s “B96.5” WGZB’s 6.8 share. W280DO also registered a 1.4 share i...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/12: New York Franken-FM Gets New Owner

NY Metro Radio Korea is exercising its option to purchase WNYZ-LP New York as affiliate Sound of Long Island will pay $1.75 million for the station. The LPTV station operates as a pseudo radio station on 87.7 and has carried the group’s Korean language programming since 2010. After splitting the North & South Dakota properties of the estate of Janice Ingstad in November per their settlement, Tanya ‘Tami’ Ingstad Knudson, Todd Ingstad, Robert J. Ingstad, and Tallie Colville have sold News/Talk “Ag News 1030” KBUF Holcomb, AC “Mix 94.5” KSKL Scott City, Country “Q97” 97.3 KKJQ Garden City, CHR “Z98” 98.1 KSKZ Copeland, Sports “ESPN Garden City” 99.9 KWKR Leoti, Regional Mexican “Ke Buena 105.9” KSSA Ingalls, and Classic Hits 106.7 KULY-FM/1420 KULY Ulysses to Southwind...[Read More]

Jessica Tyler Joins WDRQ As APD/MD/Midday Host

Cumulus Media Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ Detroit has appointed Jessica Tyler as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and Midday host. Tyler spent the past four years as APD/Morning Co-Host at SummitMedia Country “Q103.1” WQNU Lousiville. She also spent five years as MD/Morning co-host at 98.1 WCTK Providence RI and worked at WPKX Springfield MA. She fills the opening created by the departure of Jessica Poxson last month. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Jessica Tyler as for NASH FM 93.1/WDRQ-FM in Detroit. Tyler will also be On-Air Host of the 10am-2pm show weekdays on the station starting December 15th. Tyler joins Cumulus Media-Detroit from Q103.1/WQNU in Louisville, KY, where she served as Assistant Program Director and Morning Co-Host for the ...[Read More]

Bo Money To Program Indianapolis & Louisville Urbans

iHeartMedia has appointed Bo Money to serve as Director of Urban Programming for its Kentucky-Indiana Region. Money will program “Real 98.3” WZRL Plainfield/Indianapolis and “93.1 The Beat” WTFX Clarksville IN/Louisville. This marks a return to the company as he previously programmed “93.7 The Beat” KQBT Houston from April 2015 through August 2016 and before that in Columbia SC and Tampa. iHeartMedia’s Kentucky-Indiana Region announced that Bo Money has been named Director of Urban Programming, effective immediately. As Director of Urban Programming, Bo Money will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brands’ on-air and digital programming for Real 98.3 in Indianapolis and 93.1 The Beat in Louisville. “Bo brings a wealth...[Read More]

Max Out; Jack In At 102.3 Louisville

Alpha Media flipped Hot AC “102.3 The Max” WXMA Louisville KY to Variety Hits “102.3 Jack-FM” at noon today. No word yet on the status of the airstaff as the station is now running the nationally syndicated Jack-FM programming although Program Director Sarah Jordan remains in place. This returns the Variety Hits format to Louisville for the first time since iHeartMedia’s 100.5 WLUE dropped the format in 2009. WXMA registered a mere 1.6 share in the Spring 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings. The move to Variety Hits gives WXMA more leeway between sister CHR 99.7 WDJX and Classic Hip-Hop “G105.1” WGHL while attacking SummitMedia Rock leaning Classic Hits “107.7 The Eagle” WSFR. WXMA could be the first of many launches of the Jack-FM brand in the ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/21

Station Sales Shamrock Communications is selling Alternative 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to John Burkavage’s Big Horn Media for $200,000. Burkavage was the previous General Manager of Shamrock’s Reno cluster until retiring in 2015. He also spent a decade with Entercom as the Market Manager of its Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Greenville/Spartanburg clusters. He is currently operating the station via LMA, while Shamrock retains its other three FMs in the Reno market. After going silent rather than converting its satellite dish, Continental Broadcasting Corp. of Arizona sells 1480 KPHX Phoenix to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for $100,000. In the Atlanta suburbs, Multicultural Broadcasting sells Brokered Caribbean 1430 WGFS Covington GA to Light Media Holdings for $50,000. Jon Yinger’s...[Read More]

FCC Report 6/25

Blue Sky Broadcasting AAA 95.3 KPND Deer Park/Spokane WA seeks to move to the tower of sister Country 102.3 KICR Coeur D'alene ID with 100kW/572m. Following its pending move from 97.3 to 96.5, 1TV.com applies to increase KIKO-FM Claypool AZ from a Class C2 to Class C with 34kW/966m. The move will extend the 60dBu contour of the station into the eastern suburbs of Phoenix. Alpha Media Urban AC "Magic 101.3" WMJM Jeffersontown/Louisville KY seeks to increase from 2kW/59m to 6kW/59m.

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