Stratemeyer Media launched Alternative “103.3 The Bridge” W277CH Paducah KY in late January. Positioned as “Western Kentucky’s Only Alternative”, the new format flanks sister “Rock 98.3” WJLI-FM Metropolis IL. Reed Phillips, Operations Manager for Stratemeyer’s cluster and morning co-host at WJLI-FM, serves as Program Director for the station. The Paducah Sun reports states the station is bridging (pun intended) the gap between Alternative and AAA with deeper album cuts from artists such as Twenty One Pilots and emphasizing new artists.
Stratemeyer Media launched Country “River Country 97.5” 750 WRIK Brookport IL/97.5 W248CP Paducah KY. Featuring a mix of current and classic Country artists, the new format positions WRIK between Bristol Broadcasting’s 93.3 WKYQ and “Willie 102.1” WLLE. The new 250w/141m signal of W248CP was made possible by the AM Revitalization translator waiver which brought the former 100.3 W262BA Spencer IN to Paducah. Locally owned radio family, Stratemeyer Media, has launched the area’s newest radio station, ‘River Country 97.5’. Officially coming on the air Saturday, March 19, 2016 River Country 97.5 will give the Paducah area a country station that they can call their own. River Country 97.5 will simulcast with WRIK-AM, 750, with country music that i...[Read More]
Emmis Communications has expanded its Indianapolis cluster with the purchase of 93.5 W228CX Frankfort, IN from Kaspar Broadcasting for $512,000. W228CX holds a CP with a Mattoon Waiver to relocate into Indianapolis where it will rebroadcast Emmis’ Sports “1070 The Fan” WFNI Indianapolis. As we detailed last week in our subscriber exclusive Daily Domains, 107.5 W298BB Indianapolis will drop its partial simulcast of WFNI to go ESPN Radio 24/7 once W228CX signs-on. Station Sales An AM CP just outside Las Vegas is transferred from one company owned by Shubh Khanna to another for $1. Automated Business Services Incorporated transfers 1020 in Blue Diamond, NV to Management Accounting Services. The 1020 CP will operate with 5kW day and 250 watts night when built. Its CP is set t...[Read More]
Translator Sales River Vale Media Foundation is selling two New York City translator CP’s to Young Dae Kwon’s Sound of Long Island, Inc. The group will pay $5,000 each for 98.3 W252CS Brooklyn and 101.5 W268BY Queens. Both are currently licensed to rebroadcast 93.5 WVIP New Rochelle, NY. Radio Assist Ministry is transferring 69 translators to sister company Edgewater Broadcasting for no cost. Both groups are run by Clark Parrish. Longport Media is purchasing 92.5 W223CO Atlantic City, NJ from Susan Clinton for $26,000. W223CO will rebroadcast News/Talk 1400 WOND Pleasantville. Bustos Media purchases 93.7 K229AD Yakima, WA from Vincent Shiflet for $25,000. K229AD will begin rebroadcasting Regional Mexican 1020 KDYK Union Gap immediately via a $1 LMA Chalk Hill Communications acq...[Read More]
Jelli is shutting down its user-controlled social radio platform on Sunday, June 29 at 11:59pm Pacific. Telling users: When we first launched Jelli’s social radio service, our vision was to transform how you listened to music on the radio and engaged with your favorite local radio stations. Five years later, after hundreds of thousands of Jelli users took control of broadcasts and picked millions of songs together on stations across the country, we proved that we could change radio and reinvent the experience. However, in spite of our success, our social radio service didn’t take off nationwide as we had hoped. This has led the team to make the difficult decision to retire social radio and focus completely on a new innovation for the broadcast industry. This is a bittersweet day for us. We...[Read More]
Update 1/1: After two months of stunting with Christmas music, WQQR flipped to AC “94.7 The Mix” this morning. Mark Ryan remains in mornings from the previous Classic Rock format, with Brian Mitchell taking afternoons. The station gives the Paducah market its first AC since 98.3 WRIK dropped the format in late 2012. Original Report 11/1: Bristol Broadcasting Classic Rock “Double Q 94.7″ WQQR Clinton, KY is no more. The station, which serves the Paducah market, dropped its format and branding to become “Christmas 94.7” at midnight. A new format will debut after the holiday season. With no AC station currently in the market is that the direction the station will go in late December?
Five days after Bristol Broadcasting’s 94.7 WQQR dropped Classic Rock to stunt with Christmas music, Stratemeyer Media has filled the Paducah market’s newly created Classic Rock void. Adult CHR “Jelli 98.3” WJLI Metropolis, IL segued to Classic Rock a little after 5:00pm this afternoon while retaining its previous branding and the Reed & JC morning show. WJLI utilizes the Jelli service for listeners to select music in evenings. The station had flipped from AC “K98.3” to Adult CHR last December.
Update 12/28: WRIK relaunched as Adult CHR “Jelli 98.3” WJLI on December 26. The station will utilize the Jelli user controlled service from 6pm to midnight daily, with the rest of the lineup staffed locally. The rest of the new lineup features Reed & JC in mornings, Theresa Brown in middays, and Jenna McKay in the afternoon. The station previously aired John Tesh in mornings. The full press release promoting Jelli 98.3 follows: Stratemeyer Media launched a new format to the area on 98.3. After turning into “All Christmas 98.3” on Black Friday the station re-emerged on December 26th as Jelli 98.3, playing today’s best hit music. The station is also utilizing the Jelli platform in the evenings starting at 6pm, which allows listeners to vote for the songs that play. They can...[Read More]
Applications The saga of 106.3 W292DV to get on the air in New York has taken another turn. After applying in October to 104.7, the translator has amended its application to stay on 106.3 albeit from a new location in Long Island City, Queens with lower power. If accepted it will operate with 40 watts with city grade coverage over the bulk of Manhattan. Instead of rebroadcasting Clear Channel’s 106.7 WLTW-HD2, the application changes the originating station to 93.5 WVOX New Rochelle, NY. EMF Broadcasting has applied to move 91.9 W220DM Parma, OH to 92.7 due to displacement from WKJA Brunswick, OH. As part of the move, it will upgrade from 10 to 250 watts and move its transmitter to downtown Cleveland. The originating station will be an HD subchannel of Clear Channel’s 98.1 WKDD...[Read More]