Good Karma Brands has leased Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1580” WTTN Columbus WI to Michael Krute’s New WTTN LLC, which has flipped the station to Liberal Talk simulcasting Liberal Talk “Resistance Radio 1580” WRRD Waukesha/Milwaukee. The 5kW day/800w critical hours WTTN covers the areas north of Madison, but has a pending application for a translator on 92.7 that will cover Madison proper. The move returns Krute to the Madison market as his “Devil’s Advocates” show originated on iHeartMedia Liberal Talk “92.1 The Mic” WXXM prior to its flip to Classic Hits in November 2016. Wisconsin’s Resistance Radio Network has expanded, adding a simulcast of its Progressive political format on WTTN-1580 AM in Columbus/Madison, Wisconsin effe...[Read More]
Midwest Family Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “93.1 Jamz” WJQM De Forest/Madison WI has imported Shady back from nights at sister CHR “Live 99.9” WQLQ Benton Harbor MI/South Bend IN as co-host of the newly renamed “Krista & The Morning Rush”. Shady fills the opening created by Marco’s departure last fall to move to mornings at West Virginia Radio Corp’s 97.5 WKMZ Hagerstown MD. He joins host Krista Hatcher and producer Aaron White on WJQM’s morning show. Prior to joining WQLQ for its launch in 2016, Shady served as overnight host and producer of Holmes & The Freak Show in nights at WJQM.
Midwest Family Broadcasting has brought Alternative Rock back to Madison WI with the launch of “The Resistance 106.7” WRIS-FM Mount Horeb. The station had been simulcasting sister Sports “The Zone” 1670 WOZN Madison, which has launched new translator 96.7 W244DR to continue to serve the market on FM. Madison has been without an Alternative station since 2005, when 96.3 WMAD flipped to Country despite being one of the largest college towns in the country where the format usually performs well. The first hour of The Resistance consisted of: REM – End Of The World As We Know It The Killers – The Man Beastie Boys – Sabotage Walk The Moon – One Foot Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime Bleachers &...[Read More]
Michael Crute, co-host of the Madison WI based syndicated talk show “The Devil’s Advocates” has announced the purchase of Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1510” WRRD Waukesha/Milwaukee from Good Karma Broadcasting. WRRD will flip to Liberal Talk on Wednesday, February 1 with a lineup including his Devil’s Advocates in afternoons plus Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, and Free Talk Live. WRRD operates with 23kW daytime, but no nighttime authorization. Crute and co-host Dominic Salvia hosted afternoons on iHeartMedia’s “92.1 The Mic” WXXM Madison until the station dropped its format the day after Election Day in November. The show went into national syndication in January and is airing in fifteen markets including Phoenix, Minneap...[Read More]
After stunting with Christmas music as “Best-FM” for two weeks, iHeartMedia flipped 92.1 WXXM Sun Prairie/Madison WI to Classic Hits “Rewind 92.1” at 6am this morning. The new format competes directly against Entercom’s 94.9 WOLX, which is also in the process of its seasonal switch to Christmas music. Positioned as “Madison’s Greatest Hits”, the station lists Eagles, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and Fleetwood Mac as core artists. iHeartMedia Madison announced today the debut of the new Rewind 92.1, Madison’s Greatest Hits station, effective immediately. Rewind 92.1 will broadcast Madison’s Greatest Hits from artists including the Eagles, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac and others. The station will announce its full programming line...[Read More]
Chase Daniels, PD/MD of Entercom Hot AC “107.9 The Mix” WNTR Indianapolis and afternoon host of sister CHR 99.5 WZPL is transferring to Madison as Operations Manager for the company’s three stations. Daniels will oversee Classic Hits 94.9 WOLX, Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WMHX and AAA 105.5 WMMM. Daniels has been with Entercom since joining WNTR in June 2013. He previously worked at multiple stations in Jacksonville and Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta as well as serving as remote Music Director for Alternative “Radio 104.1” WMRQ Hartford.
David Moore is exiting his position as Operations Manager for Entercom Madison to join Hubbard Classic Rock 100.7 KSLX Scottsdale/Phoenix as Program Director. Moore had been with Entercom since September 2006 where he oversaw Classic Hits 94.9 WOLX, Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WMHX, and AAA “105.5 Triple M” WMMM. He previously programmed WFYV Jacksonville and WOCT Baltimore. He fills the position previously held by Jim Owen prior to his exit in December. Hubbard Radio hires David Moore as Program Director of Classic Rock KSLX-FM/Phoenix, effective in April. Previously, he served as Operations Manager of Entercom/Madison’s 3-station cluster there. Prior to joining Entercom in September, 2006, Moore spent ten years as Program Director of WFYV-FM/Jacksonville, joining fro...[Read More]
The AM/FM split between Sports stations in Madison has been broken as Clear Channel’s “The Big 1070” WTSO adds an FM translator on 100.9 W265CV Madison. WTSO joins Good Karma’s “ESPN 100.5” WTLX Monona and Midwest Family Broadcasting’s “The Zone” 1670 WOZN Madison/106.7 WOZN-FM Mount Horeb on the FM band in the market. WTSO is the only one of the three to subscribe to Nielsen Audio; registering a 1.9 share in the Spring 2014 ratings. WTSO’s local programming also airs in Milwaukee on sister 920 WOKY.
In May, Cumulus News/Talk 98.7 WOKI Oliver Springs/Knoxville, TN proposed a mutually exclusive upgrade which would see the station relocate to 98.3. This week Cumulus has requested that WOKI’s application be dismissed as well as the requested moves of the other stations involved. Central Florida Educational Foundation is proposing a major upgrade to 88.7 WMYZ Clermont, FL. The Class A station currently operates with 1.2kW at 106.7 meters and seeks to rise to a Class C2 with 31kW at 113.4 meters. WMYZ simulcasts sister Christian AC “Z88.3” WPOZ Union Park/Orlando. Entercom has purchased 95.7 W239BF Greece, NY from Family Life Ministries for $150,000. The translator is licensed to rebroadcast Entercom’s 92.5 WBEE-HD2 Rochester, which in turn simulcasts Sports “E...[Read More]
Midwest Family Broadcasting has flipped Oldies “HitRadio 1550” WHIT Madison to Classic Country “Hank“. The station, which is an AM daytimer, had been running Cumulus Media Network’s True Oldies Channel. It registered a 0.0 share in the spring and summer ratings. The new format can be sold as an add-on or flanker for sister Country “Q106.3” WWQM. The Hank format comes from Envision Radio Networks.
As Bobby Bones made his debut at new flagship WSIX Nashville, Clear Channel has revealed more stations that will debut the show over the next couple weeks. Previously announced were “KASE 101” 100.7 KASE Austin, “93.7 the Bull” KSD-FM St. Louis, “106.1 The Twister” KTGX Tulsa, “Cat Country 107.1” WCKT Fort Myers, “B100” WOBB Albany GA, “Kicker 95.1” KYXR Beaumont, and 98.1 WTXT Tuscaloosa. Since the announcement Clear Channel has flipped or relaunched “Wild Country 97.1” KNST-FM Tucson and “102.1 The Bull” KSSN Wichita to build around Bones’ show. The new affiliates announced are: “US 103.5” WFUS Tampa where existing morning host Catfish will shift to afternoons. 95.5 KWNR Las ...[Read More]
Update 11/30: Midwest Family has applied to change the calls of WTDY and WTDY-FM to WOZN and WOZN-FM respectively. Concurrently the following domains have been registered pretty much confirming the stations will flip to Sports after the holidays: 1067WOZN.com, 1670WOZN.com, 1670TheZone.com, and MadCitySportsZone.com. Original Report 11/21: Midwest Family Broadcasting’s 1670 WTDY/106.7 WTDY-FM Madison has dropped its News/Talk format and is stunting with Christmas music. WISC-TV reports that the entire local airstaff for the station has been dismissed including morning host John “Sly” Sylvester and 7 or 8 others. The stations will debut a new format after the holidays, which will likely be the new CBS Sports Radio network. 1670 WTDY added the FM simulcast on what was 106.7...[Read More]