New London

WKNL Returns To Classic Hits

Hall Communications has flipped Hot AC “100.9 Roxy-FM” WKNL New London CT back to Classic Hits. Now billed as “100.9 K-Hits“, the flip returns the station to the format it ran until 2012 as “Kool 101“. The airstaff remains in place with the format change.

Station Sales Week Of 7/22

Station Sales Cumulus Media’s Joule Broadcasting divestment trust has sold Country “104.7 Nash Icon” WELJ Montauk NY/New London CT to Matthew Glaser and Kerry Baldinger’s Bold Broadcasting for $197,000. Baldinger will serve as CEO, while her Glamlots LLC holds a 30% stake and 60% voting stake in the company. Company founder and VP Glaser is a student at Stony Brook University. iHeartMedia sells Silent 1400 WFOR Hattiesburg MS to Eagle Broadcasting for $120,000. Eagle owns News/Talk 98.1 WMXI Laurel in the Hattiesburg market. The Hattie Reese Trust is purchasing Oldies 1240 WJLX Jasper AL from Wal-Win LLC for $150,000. The trust is also purchasing WJLX’s translator 101.5 W268BM Jasper from William Neeck for $10. Our Lady of Guadalupe Radio is purchasing 89.9 WR...[Read More]

Red Wolf Creates New England Oldies Trimulcast

With Red Wolf Broadcasting acquiring Davidson Media’s New England properties, the company is combining two Oldies brands into one trimulcast. The merger of programming takes the “Kool” branding of 1180 WSKP Hope Valley RI/106.5 WBMW-HD3 Pawcatuck CT and the airstaff of 990 WXCT Southington/Hartford CT and 1490 WACM Springfield MA. Northeast Radio Watch reports that the new “Kool Radio” is featuring WACM/WXCT’s Larry Kratka in mornings as previous morning host Fred King exits.

Nash Icon Comes to New London

Joule Broadcasting’s 104.7 WELJ Montauk, NY/New London, CT has dropped its simulcast of Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 94.7” WNSH New York to shift to Cumulus’ “Nash Icon” brand. WELJ is utilizing Westwood One’s nationally distributed version of Nash Icon. Joule Broadcasting is a divestiture trust that has operated WELJ since the merger of Cumulus and Citadel Broadcasting since 2011. Westwood One announces the launch today of 104.7 NASH Icon (WELJ-FM) in New London, CT. 104.7 NASH Icon will feature Country music’s most iconic artists, driven by Country music fans’ desire for more exposure to their all-time favorite artists from the last 25 years. WELJ-FM has been programmed as a simulcast of NASH Country-formatted station WNSH-FM in New York, and will co...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 12/19

Station Sales Bogey Broadcasting is converting their Time Brokerage Agreement to operate “106.5 The Shark” KYRK Taft/Corpus Christi, TX into a purchase from Withers Family Texas Holdings for $1,284,000. Educational Media Foundation purchases the CP for 91.1 KJZD Perris/Riverside, CA from Cal State University Long Beach for $50,000. CSU has until January 10, 2015 to build the CP before it expires. Northeast Colorado Broadcasting acquires the CP for 104.5 KZLL Log Lane Village, CO from JER Licenses for $70,000. Northeast Colorado Broadcasting owns Country “94.5 The Ranch” KRFD Merino, Hot AC 105.7 KPMX Sterling, Country “B106.3” KPRB Brush, Farm 1010 KSIR Brush and has a pending purchase of Christian AC 100.1 KSIK Fleming. Zion Multimedia Oregon sells Spanish Christian 660 KXOR J...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/6

Translator Moves In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Community Public Radio’s (soon to be iHeartMedia’s) CP for 97.5 W248BV Cumming, GA seeks an increase to 250 watts at 241 meters (Coverage Map). W248BV will rebroadcast 105.7 WRDA Canton. Americom’s 96.9 K245BV Incline Village, NV seeks to relocate to Reno with 250 watts at 151 meters continuing to rebroadcasting CHR “Alice 96.5” KLCA Tahoe City, CA (Coverage Map). Salem’s 103.1 W276CR Bradenton, FL proposes an increase to 250 watts at 97 meters rebroadcasting Conservative Talk 930 WLSS Sarasota (Coverage Map). Ted McCall’s 94.9 W235BM Mauldin/Greenville, SC applies to drop its antenna height from 289.8 meters to -64 meters while remaining at 250 watts. The translator rebroadcasts “La Jefa&#...[Read More]

WELJ Flips To Nash Simulcast

Joule Broadcasting’s 104.7 WELJ Montauk, NY/New London, CT has flipped to a simulcast of Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark/New York. WELJ had been airing a Hot AC format directed at the New London market including a simulcast of 95.5 WPLJ New York’s “Todd Show” in the morning. It becomes the third Country station targeting the New London market along with Hall Communications 97.7 WCTY Norwich and Red Wolf Broadcasting’s “US Country 99.5” W258BI New London. On the eastern most end of Long Island, where the WELJ transmitter is located, WELJ will fill a coverage hole for WNSH. WELJ Afternoon host Jody remains with Cumulus as news anchor/traffic reporter for the other three stations in its New London cluster. Joule Broadcasting is a divest...[Read More]

Move To Cumulus Media Networks Brings Affiliation Changes For Bob & Tom

With their jump from Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Network to Cumulus Media Networks for syndication sales at the beginning of 2014, the Bob & Tom Show has been added at six Cumulus stations while losing one Clear Channel affiliate. Adding the Bob & Tom Show are: “102.3 The Wolf” WMOS New London, CT replacing local host Sean Tyler “Gulf 104” 104.1 WGLF Tallahassee, FL replacing John Boy & Billy “V100” 100.3 KDVV-FM Topeka, KS “Classic Hits 103.3” WRQQ-FM Baton Rouge, LA “Rock 101” 101.3 KKGB Lake Charles, LA replacing Todd N Tyler “I95” 95.5 WIXV Savannah, GA replacing John Boy & Billy The Bob & Tom Show is still based out of Clear Channel’s “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ Indianapolis...[Read More]

Country Battle Coming To Eastern Connecticut

Red Wolf Broadcasting is planning a head on Country battle in New London, CT. The company has begun testing 99.5 W258BI New London via a simulcast of 106.5 WBMW-HD2 with automated Country music. When the translator begins full operations it appears it will do so under the brand “US 99.5” as was registered by Red Wolf VP/Programming Brian Ram. The Country format will create a head-on competitor for Hall Communications’ 97.7 WCTY Norwich. WCTY is the highest publicly ranked station in the market with a 10.5 share in the Fall 2012 Arbitron ratings, however the Red Wolf stations are not subscribers. Hall recently shifted Classic Hits “Kool 101” WKNL to Hot AC “100.9 Roxy-FM” to better compete with Red Wolf’s AC 106.5 WBMW. In add...[Read More]

Kool 101 New London Meets Roxy

Hall Communications Classic Hits “Kool 101” 100.9 WKNL New London, CT flipped to Hot AC “100.9 Roxy-FM“. After bidding adieu with a block of goodbye songs culminating in Donna Summer’s “Last Dance”, the station debuted the new format at 12am. The first five songs on “100.9 Roxy-FM” included Fun “Some Nights”, Matchbox 20 “Real World”, Bruno Mars “Grenade”, The Fray “Out Of My Head”, and Alex Clare “Too Close”. Listen to the launch of Roxy 100.9 at The new format eliminates overlap between WKNL and sister “Classic Hits 98.7” WNLC. WNLC and WKNL are joined by Talk/Standards 1310 WICH, News/Talk 1400 WILI, Country 97.7 WCTY, and CHR “I98.3”...[Read More]

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