Rocky Mount

WZAX Rocky Mount Gets Movin

First Media Radio completed its Christmas stunting on WZAX Nashville/Rocky Mount NC and launched Rhythmic Hot AC “Movin 99.3” on January 1. The new format features a mix of Hot AC currents/recurrents and upbeat gold from the 80s and 90s. David Lee Joyner and cluster Market Manager Kevin Bullock will host mornings. The station joins the way too long list of new format launches this season to come with a lack of a web or social media presence. Original Report 11/30: First Media Radio Classic Rock “99.3 Rock City” WZAX Nashville/Rocky Mount NC has dropped its branding and currently airing Christmas Music. Currently positioning just under its frequency and call letters, WZAX is still running the syndicated Free Beer & Hot Wings show in mornings. WZAX flipped to Clas...[Read More]

2017 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown

Completed Changes Sarasota – iHeartMedia’s former “Sarasota News Radio” 1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota flipped to CHR “103.9 Kiss-FM“. (1/1) Oklahoma City – Cumulus Classic Hits “Fun 96.9” KQOB flips to Variety Hits “Alice 96.9“. (12/31) Buffalo – Hawk Communications Classic Hits 1330 WSPQ Springville signed-off. (12/31) Long Island – With 94.7 WLIX-LP signing off, 93.3 W227CL Coram began rebroadcasting “101.5 The Breeze” W268AN Plainview/93.5 WVIP-HD4 New Rochelle. (12/31) Pittsburgh – Calvary Inc. News 1410 KQV went dark. (12/31) Roanoke – Mel Wheeler Inc. launched Classic Rock “97.3 The Rock Channel” W247AD Roanoke VA. (12/31) Webster MA – Just Because Inc. Country &#...[Read More]

WRSV Giving Raleigh An Urban Choice

Northstar Broadcasting has relaunched Urban “Soul 92 Jams” WRSV Elm City, NC as “Choice-FM 92.1” as it moves its target market from Rocky Mount and Greenville to Raleigh. The move comes as WRSV completed its tower move west of Rocky Mount where it is operating with 3.3kW at 138 meters. Despite moving its offices to Raleigh, the station is nothing more than a rimshot into the city (Coverage Map). WRSV is now positioning itself as “The People’s Station” and has replaced the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show with Premiere Radio Networks’ Breakfast Club. Afternoon host Jo-Jo Peoples shifts to middays. The station will move its midday Gospel “Joy In The Morning” programming to Sunday mornings only as well as increase its presence o...[Read More]

WZAX Enters Rock City

After over a month of stunting with its broad mix of music, 99.3 WZAX debuted its new format as Classic Rock “99.3 Rock City” on Monday. The new format is anchored by the syndicated Free Beer & Hot Wings in mornings. WZAX is attempting to compete against its two Raleigh-Durham market competitors that are heard in the region; “Radio 96.1” WBBB and 100.7 WRDU with a broader mix of music. Original Report 11/30: First Media Rhythmic Oldies “Jammin 99.3” WZAX Nashville/Rocky Mount, NC has dropped its format and is stunting with a broad mix of music as it prepares to debut a new format in 2015. Currently branding itself as “99.3 What’s It Gonna Be“, WZAX will debut its new format on Monday, January 5. The station is soliciting listeners t...[Read More]