Colonial Media + Entertainment has relaunched Country “Bob 103.9” WBYB Eldred/Bradford PA as “99.1 & 103.9 The Eagle“. With new WAGL call letters in place for 103.9, the move corresponds with the launch of 99.1 W256BS Olean NY to serve the Olean NY side of the market. The “Eagle 99.1” branding had previously been used by Colonial for a previous translator in the Olean market with a Classic Country format. That translator was sold and moved to Bethlehem PA in the 250 mile waiver window last year.
Translator Moves 97.5 W248AW Franklin, IN has applied to modify its move to Indianapolis with a shift to an adjacent tower with 150 watts at 276 meters rebroadcasting Sports 1260 WNDE Indianapolis (Coverage Map). iHeartMedia is in the process of acquiring the translator from Educational Media Foundation, which was originally being disputed by Emmis on the condition that iHeart intended to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 94.7 WFBQ on the translator. iHeart responded by stating that was to be a temporary condition to close the sale, but now agrees to keep the translator rebroadcasting WNDE for four years as required by the Mattoon Waiver and Emmis has dropped its Petition For Reconsideration. Hope Christian Church of Marlton wasted little time to make the next step with 105.7 W289AZ Trenton,...[Read More]
Colonial Radio Group has flipped “CBS Sports Radio 93.9” WVTT-HD2 Portville/W230BO Olean, NY to Classic Country “93.9 The Brand“. Branded as “Classic Country That Sizzles”, the new format creates a flanker for sister Country “Bob 103.9” WBYB Eldred, PA/99.1 W256BQ Olean. The “Sizzles” portion of the branding is a direct attack at Community Broadcaster’s “95.7 The Pig” WPIG Olean that positions itself as “Sizzlin’ Country”.
Colonial Media & Entertainment has completed its move of 103.9 WBYB Kane, PA to Eldred, PA. With the move the station has returned to the air with the “Big Bob Country” format also heard on 99.1 W256BQ Olean/96.7 WVTT-HD4 Portville, NY. With WBYB taking to the air, 95.3 W237CS Smethport/Port Allegany, PA has shifted from rebroadcasting the “Bob” format to that of News/Talk 96.7 WVTT via 106.3 WXMT-HD3. Using three full powered signals and four translators, Colonial’s cluster distributes four formats to the Olean/Portville market of New York and Bradford, Pennsylvania. In addition to WVTT and WBYB, the company operates AC “Bright 93.9” W230BO Olean and Classic Hits “106.3 The Mountain” WXMT Smethport/98.7 254BQ Olean. The company re...[Read More]
Bruce Mittman and Jim Leven’s Community Broadcasters Inc. has announced the acquisition of Backyard Broadcasting’s seven stations in Elmira-Corning and Olean, NY. Terms for the acquisition have yet to be disclosed. The seven stations will join Community’s existing eight stations in Watertown and Ogdensburg, NY. The stations involved in the deal are: Elmira: Talk 820 WWLZ Horseheads, Country “100.9 Big Pig” WPGI Horseheads, Classic Rock “Wingz 104.9” WNGZ Montour Falls/1490 WRCE Watkins Glen, and CHR “Wink 106.1” WNKI Corning/93.5 W228AT Elmira. The Press Release also claims that the company acquired Classic Rock 880 WNGZ, however there is no such station existing. Olean: Oldies 1450 WHDL and Country “95.7 The Pig” WPIG Backy...[Read More]