Robert Feder reports that Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “104.3 Jams” WBMX Chicago will have Diana Steele voicetrack middays from her studio in the Bay Area until a permanent host is found later this year. The Chicago native previously worked in the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets and is best known as the announcer of the Arsenio Hall Show in the 1990s. Yale Broadcasting Company Urban AC 94.3 WYBC-FM New Haven CT has promoted APD/Afternoon Host ‘Banesha B’ to Program Director and Music Director/Midday Host Wanda Coppage to Assistant Program Director. The station claims that it is the first time a commercial station in Connecticut has had an all-female programming management team. iHeartMedia Tucson has announced that it has promoted Online Content Coordinator Atzimb...[Read More]
John Fuller’s Red Wolf Broadcasting has announced the acquisition of Classic Rock “102.9 The Whale” WDRC-FM Hartford, Talk simulcast “Talk of Connecticut” 610 WSNG Torrington/1360 WDRC Hartford/1470 WMMW Meriden CT, and Alternative “Mod 102.3” W272DO New Haven CT from Connoisseur Media for an undisclosed price. With an immediate LMA taking place, W272DO immediately flipped to part of the company’s Spanish CHR “Bomba” network heard on 104.1 WMRQ-HD2, 97.1 W246CC Bolton, 98.5 W253BQ Merdien, 99.5 W258AL Clinton/Waterbury, 104.5 W283BS Bridgeport, and 1490 WSPR Springfield MA. The stations join Alternative “Radio 104.1” WMRQ Waterbury and Oldies “Kool Radio” 990 WNTY/96.1 W241CG Southington in Red Wolf’s...[Read More]
Connoisseur Media will debut Alternative “Mod 102.3” W272DO/WPLR-HD2 New Haven CT on Monday, September 18 at 10:23am. The new format will focus on Alternative hits of the past ten years with core artists including Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Arcade Fire, Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay, Bastille, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Florence & The Machine. Keith Dakin, Operations Manager of Connoisseur’s Connecticut properties, will serve as Program Director. Prior to joining Connoisseur in 2010 Dakin spent seven years at Alternative 101.7 WFNX Boston including three as the station’s final PD. Ed Oliveira, late morning host at 1360 WDRC Hartford, and Christian Turnquist, producer at AC “Star 99.9” WEZN-FM Bridgeport, will serve as the primary on-air...[Read More]
Connoisseur Media has ceased syndicating Chaz & AJ in mornings from Rock 99.1 WPLR New Haven CT to two of its other stations. Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX Southport/Norwalk and Classic Rock “102.9 The Whale” WDRC-FM Hartford will launch new morning shows in 2017. Chaz & AJ joined WPLR in 2002 and was added at WFOX in 2011 and WDRC-FM in 2014. Connoisseur has yet to announce what will debut on either station.
Jagger is leaving his dual roles at iHeartMedia New York to move to sister CHRs “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford-Meridan and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI New Haven CT as Program Director. Jagger currently serves as Music Director at CHR “Z100” WHTZ and night host at Rhythmic Hot AC 103.5 WKTU. This marks a return to WKCI as he previously served as MD/afternoon host at the station until joining WKTU in 2006. He has also worked at WHOT Youngstown, WYOK Mobile, WNOU Indianapolis, KZHT Salt Lake City and others during his career. He also hosts the syndicated Weekend Throwdown with Jagger. He succeeds Zac Davis, who was promoted to VP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s Richmond VA cluster last month. iHeartMedia Connecticut has announced that Jagger has been named Program D...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has promoted Zac Davis to SVP/Programming for its Richmond VA stations. Davis comes to Richmond from iHeartMedia’s Hartford/New Haven CT cluster where he programmed CHR’s “95.7 Kiss-FM” WKSS and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI. He has also worked as SVP/Programming for the company’s Myrtle Beach SC cluster where he also programmed Country “Gator 107.9” WGTR-FM. In Richmond, Davis will oversee CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ, Classic Rock “96.1 The Planet” W241AP, AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM, Country “Big 98.5” W253BI, Alternative “XL 102” 102.1 WRXL, Urban “106.5 The Beat” WBTJ, Sports “Fox Sports 910” WRNL, and News/Talk 1140 WRVA. He fills the spot vacated by AJ’s...[Read More]
iHeartMedia launched Urban “100.9 The Beat” W265DB/WKCI-HD2 at 12:00am last night. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial-free, the station is promoting the pending debut of the syndicated Breakfast Club in mornings. The rest of the on-air lineup includes WBTJ Richmond’s Big Nat, WWPR New York’s Angie Martinez, and WJBT Jacksonville’s T-Roy. Original Report 6/17: After having to relocate 102.1 W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT to a new frequency due to interference complaints from Saga’s WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia is pulling a do-over on the format of the translator. W271BW launched in January as Classic Rock “Rock 102“, but when it returns on its new frequency as 100.9 W265DB it will do so as Urban “100.9 The Beat“. TheBeatNewHaven....[Read More]
Station Moves Lazer Broadcasting Regional Mexican “Radio Lazer 93.1” KXSM Hollister/Salinas, CA applies to change city-of-license to Chualar from a new tower site. From the new location KXSM would operate with 8kW at 100 meters. It would be short-spaced, but not overlap with iHeartMedia’s 92.7 KTOM Marina and American General Media’s 93.5 KZOZ San Luis Obispo. Lazer also has a pending 2013 application to relocate 105.9 KMLY Carmel Valley to the same tower on 95.1 licensed to Gonzales, CA (Coverage Map). Family Life Ministries’ 107.7 WCIG Dallas/Wilkes-Barre, PA applies to shift northeast to a new tower site where it will operate with 2.45kW at 158 meters (Coverage Map). Actualidad Media Group’s Spanish News/Talk 107.1 WURN-FM Key Largo, FL applies to inc...[Read More]
Translator Moves Following interference complaints from Saga’s 102.1 WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia’s Classic Rock “Rock 102” W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT applies to relocate to 101.5 with 5 watts at -27 meters (Coverage Map). 101.5 is first adjacent to sister CHR “KC 101.3” WKCI-FM Hamden, which means its just a first step before a second frequency change. Michael Piazza’s 99.3 K257CD Phoenix seeks to increase its coverage with an upgrade to 250 watts horizontal at 261 meters from its existing location. K257CD will continue to rebroadcast CRC Broadcasting’s “Money Radio 1510” KFNN Mesa (Coverage Map). Yet another translator is attempting to make a move into Indianapolis as Kaspar Broadcasting’s 94.3 W232CP Noblesville s...[Read More]
iHeartMedia is transferring JB Wilde, Program Director of CHR’s “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford and “KC 101” WKCI New Haven, CT to Minneapolis to program Hot AC “Cities 97” KTCZ and CHR 101.3 KDWB. Wilde heads to Minneapolis to take the opening created by Rich Davis’ move to Seattle as VP/Programming in December. Wilde will start in Minneapolis on April 20th. Before joining WKSS/WKCI in 2012, Wilde previously programmed for iHeart in Atlanta, Greensboro, Lexington, and Winchester VA. Additionally, former 95.1 WAPE Jacksonville Program Director ‘Kobe’ Fargo joins iHeartMedia’s “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse as its new PD.
iHeartMedia has signed on Classic Rock “Rock 102” 102.1 W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT via 101.3 WKCI-HD2. The format is taking direct aim at Connoisseur’s combo of Rock 99.1 WPLR and Classic Rock 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford. The on-air lineup consists mostly of talent from sister “Q104.3” WAXQ New York including morning host Jim Kerr, middayer Maria Milito, and afternoon host Ken Dashow. Nights will feature the syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.
Station Moves Beasley (Soon to be CBS) Sports 560 WQAM Miami has applied to relocate to the tower of Salem’s 1450 WOCN. The owners of the station’s tower site on Virginia Key notified WQAM and co-tenant 1360 WKAT earlier this year that their leases will not be renewed. At the new site where WQAM will join WKAT and WOCN it will drop its daytime power from its current 5kW to 4.1kW. Nighttime power will remain at 1kW. Cumulus AC “Sunny 97.5” WWSN Whitehall/Muskegon, MI applies to increase from 1.7kW at 130 meters to 3kW at 134.2 meters (Coverage Map). Charles Crawford applies for a major change for his CP for 95.9 in Sonora, TX. The station seeks to increase from a Class A to C3 in Cristoval where it will serve the San Angelo market with 25kW at 48 meters (Coverage Map...[Read More]