Entravision Resurrects Jose & Super Estrella Brands In Southern California

Entravision is bringing back two brands that it had jettisoned from the Los Angeles market in recent years. In January of this year, the Spanish Adult Hits trimulcast of “Jose” 97.5 KLYY Riverside/103.1 KDLD Santa Monica/103.1 KDLE Newport Beach had flipped to Regional Mexican “La Tricolor“. In May, KLYY reversed course and returned to its previous format and name as “Jose 97.5“. At that time KDLD and KDLE moved to a temporary simulcast of Spanish AC “La Suavecita 107.1” KSSC Ventura/KSSD Fallbrook/KSSE Arcadia. On Thursday, July 26, that simulcast will come to an end as the two 103.1 stations will restore the “Super Estrella” brand name that had lived on 107.1 from 2003-2016 (and 97.5/103.1 before that). What started as Rock en E...[Read More]

iHeart Promotes Rob Scorpio To San Diego/Riverside SVP Programming; Kid Jay KGGI PD

HeartMedia has promoted Rob Scorpio to Senior Vice President of Programming for the San Diego/Riverside region. Scorpio had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s six stations in Riverside as well as Program Director of Rhythmic CHR’s “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego and 99.1 KGGI Riverside. He will now add oversight of the company’s San Diego stations, but step down as Program Director of KGGI. Scorpio joined iHeartMedia in 2013 after a long career that has also included programming stops at KBXX Houston, KKBT Los Angeles, and WPGC Washington DC. Succeeding Scorpio as KGGI Program Director is Kid Jay. Jay has been with KGGI since 2003 and had been serving as Music Director/Night host at the station. He also serves as a club and concert DJ....[Read More]

CBS Continues Changes With New Market Managers In Six Cities

CBS Radio is continuing its restructuring with new Market Manager appointments in six markets as new COO Scott Herman makes his mark on the company’s management structure. Following the announced transfer of Marc Rayfield from Philadelphia to New York as Senior Vice President/Market Manager, KYW General Sales Manager David Yadgaroff has been promoted to SVP/MM in Philadelphia. Yadgaroff had previously served as VP/GM for some of CBS’ station in the market between 2003 and 2008. Exiting CBS Radio are Senior Vice President/Market Managers in Hartford, Suzanne McDonald, Riverside’s Harvey Wells, Miami’s Joe Bell, Orlando’s Dave Robbins, and Las Vegas’ Jerry McKenna. McDonald will be retiring later this summer after 45 years with the company with Boston̵...[Read More]

KQIE Restores Old School To Inland Empire

On the heels of iHeartMedia’s flip of “Hot 92.3” KHHT Los Angeles to Urban last week, Point Broadcasting’s Rhythmic CHR “Q104.7” KQIE Redlands has moved to fill the newly created void in the adjacent Riverside/San Bernardino market. The 10am flip to Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 104.7” today duplicates a similar move made last summer at sister 95.9 KOCP in the Oxnard/Ventura market. Unlike the previous “Q104.7” programming which duplicated content from sister KCAQ Oxnard, “Old School 104.7” will be completely locally originated. Point Broadcast EVP/Chief of Programming Operations Brian Davis commented to us, “We are very excited for the opportunity to bring Old School 104.7 to the Inland Empire. We launched a simil...[Read More]

End Of 24/7 Comedy Leads To Flips Across The Country

The end of syndication distribution of the 24/7 Comedy network by Clear Channel has led to multiple format changes across the country. Tyler Media’s 1560 KEBC Del City/92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City has shifted to Sports as “The Franchise 2” utilizing NBC Sports Radio and expanding the brand of sister 107.7 KRXO. “Funny 1440” KFNY Riverside, CA is now more as the station shifts to News/Talk “IE 1440“. 1370 WJIP Ellenville, NY reverts to a simulcast of sister News/Talk 1450 WKIP Poughkeepsie. In Salisbury, MD, Clear Channel is moving the Sports “Fox Sports 1470” programming from 1470 WJDY to 960 WTGM. This returns the Sports format to the frequency it appeared on until the launch of 24/7 Comedy in 2012. 1470 WJDY is now airing Bloomberg Busin...[Read More]

FCC Applications 7/17: Mega Heading To FM In Philadelphia

Translator Moves Hope Christian Church of Marlton has proposed relocating 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ to the tower site of Davidson Media’s Spanish CHR “Mega 1310” WEMG Camden where it will operate with 250 watts at 43 meters. The translator would rebroadcast WEMG with coverage of downtown Philadelphia (Coverage Map). The FCC has quickly dismissed Dennis Jackson’s application to shift 103.1 W276BV Greenwich, CT to New Rochelle, NY with 250 watts at 136 meters due to potential interference complaints from listeners of Bridgelight LLC’s 103.1 W276AQ Fort Lee, NJ. W276BV has reapplied to make the move to New Rchelle with just 3 watts (Coverage Map). Red Wolf Broadcasting has filed to modify two of its Construction Permits. 99.5 W258AL Clinton, CT will move to a towe...[Read More]

La Preciosa Launches In Riverside/San Bernardino

ERC Media’s LMA with 1290 KKDD San Bernardino has come to an end. With operations of the station returning to owner Clear Channel, the station has flipped from Christian AC “Good News Radio” to Spanish Classic Hits “La Preciosa“. Post by KKDD Good News Radio.

Inland Empire’s Toad Ride Is Over

Clear Channel has dropped the Classic Country “Toad” from 1350 KTDD San Bernardino, CA after an 11 year run. The station flipped on Monday to Sports as “Fox Sports Radio 1350” using the Premiere Radio Network’s national feed around the clock. KTDD operates with 5kW daytime and 600 watts at night. The station debuted its previous Classic Country “Toad” identity in 2002.

Lazer Broadcasting Gains Approval For Riverside Move-In

After a five year battle, Lazer Broadcasting has gained zoning approval to construct a new tower in Yucaipa CA in order to proceed with its move-in of 105.7 KXRS Hemet into the Riverside/San Bernardino market. The long-standing CP will allow the station to rimshot Riverside and San Bernardino from the east with 6kW from 85 meters above average terrain off of the to-be-constructed 43 foot tower. The move will also see the station shift to 105.5. Lazer Broadcasting predominantly runs Regional Mexican formats with the name “Radio Lazer” on its stations.

CBS Sports Radio Network To Debut 1/2/2013

CBS has teamed with Cumulus to launch “CBS Sports Radio” on January 2, 2013. Fourteen CBS Sports formatted stations will contribute programming and content to the 24/7 network. The programming will include live talk shows around the clock with listener calls and interaction. CBS states it will have a prominent roles on the network for personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, and CBSSports.com. Affiliates will be given the opportunity to regionalize their lineup by selecting programs from other CBS or Cumulus Sports formatted stations. Cumulus Media Networks will be the exclusive syndicator and sales partner of the network. Programming will commence on September 4 as the network will be begin operatings newscasts and updates for affiliating stations. The fourteen Sport...[Read More]