Portsmouth NH

WXEX Flips To Seacoast Oldies

After stunting all weekend with The History of Rock and Roll, Port Broadcasting flipped 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford ME and 1540 WXEX/97.1 W246BP Exeter NH to 1970s based Oldies “Seacoast Oldies” at 7pm on Labor Day. Morning host Dave Stevens remains in place, while his former co-host Lisa G. moves to middays. The move reverses the flip from Classic Hits to Classic Rock made in 2015. Original Report 9/3: A new format is en-route to Port Broadcasting’s “Classic Rock 92.1/97.1” 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford ME and 1540 WXEX/97.1 W246BP Exeter NH. The stations are “under construction” running the Drake-Chenault documentary The History of Rock and Roll. The station is also running sweepers promoting a new sound coming after the Labor Day holiday.

Mike Kerr Heads To WERZ Portsmouth As PD

iHeartMedia CHR “Z107” 107.1 WERZ Portsmouth NH has announced the addition of Mike ‘McCabe’ Kerr as Program Director and afternoon host starting Monday, September 10. Kerr has served as Program Director and Morning Host at Saga Communications CHR “Z95.5” WFIZ Ithaca NY since January. He has also worked at Entercom CHR’s “98 PXY” WPXY Rochester and “Kiss 98.5” WKSE Buffalo and multiple stations in the Elmira market both on-air and in engineering. He fills the opening created by Jadd Naamani’s move to “92.1 The Beat” KTBT Tulsa in July. iHeartMedia announced today that Mike “McCabe” Kerr has been named Program Director for Top 40 Z107 WERZ Portsmouth, NH, effective September 10. McCabe will work with on-air personalities...[Read More]

FCC Report 11/15: KXFM Seeks Shift To Santa Barbara

[alert-note]This is a free preview of our weekly FCC Report available to Radioinsight Premium Subscribers. Click here for Subscription Info.[/alert-note] FM Changes El Dorado Broadcasters is seeking to move Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria CA to Montecito where it would be placed in the Santa Barbara market, but also place coverage over the Oxnard/Ventura market. The station’s application proposes placing KXFM on an existing tower on Rincon Peak where it would downgrade from a Class B to B1 with 1.3kW at 427 meters (Coverage Map). El Dorado owns no other stations in either Oxnard/Ventura or Santa Barbara, but will continue to own 1 AM and 2 FM in the Lompoc/Santa Maria market following the move of KXFM. Further up the California coast, Hooten Broadcasting AAA “92.7 The Skunk” K...[Read More]

Three New England Groups Merge Into Coastal Radio Partners

Port Broadcasting, Aruba Capital Holdings and Garrison City Broadcasting have announced they will be merging to create Coastal Media Partners. The new group will be operated by Port’s Carl Strube and Pete Falconi. Port Broadcasting had begun operating Aruba Capital Holdings’ 1540 WXEX Exeter, NH and 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford, ME via LMA in April and relaunched them as “Classic Rock 92.1” earlier this month. Port Broadcasting owns 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport, MA and 1220 WWSF/102.3 W272CG Sanford, ME both of which operate as Oldies “The Legends“. Garrison City Broadcasting owns News/Talk 1270 WTSN Dover, NH and AC “98.7 The Bay” WBYY Somersworth, NH. Port Broadcasting, LLC of Newburyport, MA, Aruba Capital Holdings, LLC of Exeter, NH, and Ga...[Read More]

Port Broadcasting To LMA WXEX AM/FM

Pete Falconi and Carl Strube’s Port Broadcasting will begin operating Aruba Capital Holdings’ Classic Hits 1540 WXEX Exeter, NH/92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford, ME via LMA effective immediately. The WXEX combo will join Port Broadcasting’s 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport, MA and 1220 WWSF/102.3 W272CG Sanford, ME in creating full coverage of the New England coast from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border up to just south of Portland. Port Broadcasting, LLC of Newburyport, MA announced today that it has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement with Aruba Capital Holdings, LLC of Exeter, NH to operate their two radio stations in Exeter, NH and Sanford, ME. Aruba Capital owns WXEX AM & FM. Port Broadcasting will now handle the programming and advertising sales for those two s...[Read More]

Bull Launches In Portsmouth, NH

Update 8/29: WSKX dropped its Variety Hits “95.3 The Coast” format and flipped to Country “95.3 The Bull” at 1:00pm today. Branded as “The Seacoast’s New Hit Country”, the station launched with Florida Georgia Line/Luke Bryan’s “This Is How We Roll”, Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party”, and Brett Eldridge’s “Beat Of The Music” following the farewell song duo of Green Day’s “Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)” and Semisonic’s “Closing Time”. Original Report 8/21: Clear Channel’s rapid expansion of the Country format is next headed for Portsmouth, NH. The company has registered 953FMTheBull.com for Variety Hits “95.3 The Coast” York Center, ME/Portsmo...[Read More]