Station Sales Week Of 8/17

Stephen Brown Jr. is converting his Time Brokerage Agreement for Country “Coyote 93.9” KOTE Eureka KS from Larry Cook’s Business Service Management into an acquisition for $125,000. Brown began operating the station in April at which time the “Coyote” brand was launched. After working at Christian Preaching 1360 WNAH Nashville for 56 years, Station Manager Hoyt Carter will purchase the station from Jo Ann Irwin’s Hermitage Broadcasting for $500 in lieu of the 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the station’s real estate including its office building on Music Square he was set to receive as part of his employment agreement. Media One Group is expanding in Jamestown NY as it acquires Cross County Communications’ Talk/Sports “95.3 The Lak...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 6/8

The Moody Bible Institute sells 710 WFCM Smyrna/Nashville TN and 94.7 W234DM Smyrna to Iglesia Misionera Jesucristo Viene Pronto for $125,000. The buyer intends to operate the stations with a non-commercial Spanish Christian format. Moody’s Christian programming will remain on their 1200 WFCN/98.7 W254CK Nashville and 91.7 WFCM-FM Murfreesboro. Educational Media Foundation sells 100.5 WLRB Goochland VA to Truth Broadcasting Corporation for $150,000. Truth intends to convert WLRB back to commercial status. While Truth Broadcasting owners Stuart and Nancy Epperson hold no other assests in the Richmond VA market, their Delmarva Educational Association owns Conservative Talk 820 WNTW Chester/97.7 W249CI Bellwood and Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting owns Christian “The Truth Netwo...[Read More]

Former WMAL Host Brian Wilson Takes Mornings At WWTN Nashville

Cumulus Media Conservative Talk “Supertalk 99.7 WTN” WWTN Hendersonville/Nashville TN has filled its morning opening with former WMAL Washington DC host Brian Wilson. Wilson had been filling-in on the morning show at WWTN since Ralph Bristol’s exit in January. Wilson himself had been let go from mornings at Cumulus’ 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA in May 2017. Prior to joining WMAL in 2011, Wilson was a senior correspondent and anchor for Fox News Channel. He also spent two terms at Fox’s WTTG-TV Washington DC where he co-anchored their morning news. Cumulus Media announces that it has signed veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson as the Host of Nashville’s Morning News on Nashville’s premier News Talk radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WWTN-FM, airing ...[Read More]

People Moves 2/8: Jerry Bader Exits WTAQ Green Bay For Being Critical Of President Trump

Jerry Bader has exited as 8:30-11am host at Midwest Communications’ 1360 WTAQ Green Bay/97.5 WTAQ-FM Glenmore WI in what he claims was due to “the manner in which I covered President Trump.” Bader was syndicated to Midwest’s 550 WSAU Wausau/99.9 WSAU-FM Rudolph and 1330 WHBL/95.1 W268BR Sheboygan. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel states that Bader had recently changed the tagline of his program from “Close captioned for the reality impared” to “Truth over tribe”. He had been with Midwest since 2000 and at WTAQ since 2004. .@Jerrybadershow says his employment was terminated by Midwest Communications today. "It was made clear to me that the reason was the manner in which I covered President Trump." — Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) Februa...[Read More]

Ralph Bristol Departs Mornings At 99.7 WTN Nashville

Another big name exit from mornings at a Cumulus Media station as Ralph Bristol departs after 11 years in mornings at Conservative Talk “Supertalk 99.7 WTN” WWTN Hendersonville/Nashville TN. In a long Facebook post last Wednesday explaining his departure, Bristol framed the exit as being “due to irreconcilable editorial differences. We cannot agree on what information and communications should be kept private and which should be hashed out publicly. Since I won’t abide by their rules, they will not abide by my continued employment.” Former WMAL Washington DC morning host Brian Wilson is filling-in this week. Bristol joined WWTN in 2007 after twelve years at Entercom News/Talk 950 WORD/1330 WYRD Greenville SC. GOOD MORNING NASHVILLE, IT'S….OVERCumulus Medi...[Read More]

104.5 The Zone Expands Local Daytime Programming

Cumulus Sports “104.5 The Zone” WGFX Gallatin/Nashville TN announced it is revamping its schedule to feature “All Local, All Day” starting Monday, January 15. The station’s new schedule will feature locally produced programming from 6am to 7pm weekdays as the syndicated Dan Patrick Show is dropped from the 10am-12pm slot. To fill the void, the Midday 180 Show hosted by Chad Withrow, Jonathon Hutton and Paul Kuharsky will move from 12-3pm to 10am-2pm. The three hosts have also signed new multi-year contract extensions with the station. A show that no longer means what its called, 3HL (Formerly Three Hour Lunch) will now air for four hours from 2-6pm with hosts Brent Dougherty, Mickey Ryan and Dawn Davenport still in place. The Wake Up Zone with Mark Howard, Kev...[Read More]

FCC Report 8/13: Brian Can’t Dodge FCC Any Longer

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]

Midwest Revamps Lineups At WJXA/WNFN Nashville

Midwest Communications has announced a series of staff additions at AC “Mix 92.9” WJXA and CHR “i106.7” WNFN Nashville. Brandon O’Brien and Ricki Smith join WJXA for mornings where they will be paired with remaining Producer/Co-host Clint Redwine starting August 21. O’Bried was most recently Program Director at Country “US 106.1” WUSH Poquoson/Norfolk VA, while Smith co-hosted mornings at Hubbard Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH St. Louis. They fill the opening created by Kim Leslie’s exit in March. Morning co-host Anna Marie will move to nights. Current WNFN midday host Butter will move to 10am-12pm at WJXA in addition to retaining his duties as WNFN’s Assistant Program Director/Music Director and adding duties as v...[Read More]

George Plaster’s New WSM Show To Air Sundays

WSM announced today that George Plaster’s new talk show will air on Sundays from 5-8pm. WSM Program Director Jonathan Shaffer will co-host with Plaster and will resurrect the “Sports Night” name Plaster used during his careerat WPRT, WGFX, and WWTN. BREAKING NEWS: We're excited to announce that George Plaster is returning to 650 AM WSM to host a sports talk radio… Posted by WSM Radio on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Original Report 7/20: Former “104.5 The Zone” WGFX and “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM Nashville afternoon host George Plaster is set to join Grand Ole Opry’s 650 WSM Nashville. The Tennessean reports that Plaster, who exited WPRT-FM in august 2016 to become Associate Athletic Director at Belmont University, will be be officia...[Read More]

FCC Report 7/3: Big Upgrade Planned In Nashville

FM Changes Midwest Communications is seeking to upgrade CHR "i106.7" WNFN Millersville/Nashville TN from a Class C3 to a C2 licensed to Franklin TN. WNFN would operate with 15kW/278m from the tower of 97.9 WSIX south of Nashville. The upgrade will increase the amount of the Nashville urbanized area the station serves with a 70dBu signal from 56% to 90%.

WHIN Flips To Adult Hits

Brayden Madison Broadcasting has flipped suburban Nashville Country 1010 WHIN/100.7 W264CR Gallatin TN to Adult Hits. Featuring a mix of current and classic hits targeting the northeastern side of the market, the station is trying to evoke the image of the former “Y107” WYHY and its Tookie Bird mascot. WHIN was acquired by Federated Media COO Tony Richards earlier this year as his second station in the the Nashville suburbs along with Classic Hits “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY-FM Bellevue, which serves the west side of town.

Urban Oldies 102.1 The Ville Debuts In Nashville

After stunting for five days with Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” on W271AB Nashville/WPRT-HD2 Pegram TN, The Cromwell Group as launched Urban Oldies “102.1 The Ville“. The new format is positioning as “The Soul of Music City” and gives a competitor to Heidelberg Broadcasting’s 1470 WVOL and Cumulus Urban AC “92Q” WQQK. Original Report 5/22: The Cromwell Group has pulled the plug on Gospel “102.1 The Light” W271AB Nashville/WPRT-HD2 Pegram TN and its currently stunting with a loop of Los Del Rio’s “Macarena”. This is the second time in as many years that Cromwell has used the Macarena to launch a new format in Nashville. 830 WQZQ Goodlettsville/93.3 W227DC Nashville utilized the same stunt last year prior to...[Read More]

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