William Neidig’s Spanish Media Consulting Corporation will acquire Christian 1570 KVAM Loveland/Fort Collins CO from Vic Michael’s Kona Coast Radio its translator 101.3 K267CD Loveland from co-owned Mountain Community Translators for $149,000. Neidig’s La Familia Broadcasting also purchases 94.7 K234AH Cheyenne WY from Mountain Community Translators for $10. K234AH will continue to rebroadcast La Familia’s “La Jota Mexicana” 1630 KRND Fox Farm WY. KVAM/K267CD have now begun simulcasting KRND. Samuel Stratemeyer has purchased Classic Hits “Magic 102.7” 1500 WMJL/102.7 WMJL-FM Marion KY from JoeMyers Productions for $150,000. Grace Broadcasting Services purchases Classic Hits 1250 WKBL and Country “US 51 Country” 93.5 WKBQ Covington...[Read More]
Alpha Media has appointed Mark Thomas as its Market Manager for its Saginaw MI operations. Thomas joins Alpha from Community Broadcasters where he oversaw their Watertown NY cluster. He also led iHeartMedia Riverside CA from 2012-2016 and spent much of his career at Regent Communications/Townsquare Media including stops as General Manager in Flint and Grand Rapids MI and Evansville IN. Alpha Media owns Country “94.5 The Moose” WCEN, Hot AC “Mix 106.3” WGER, Urban AC “Kiss 107.1” WTLZ, and News/Talk 790 WSGW/100.5 WSGW-FM in the Saginaw market. Alpha Media, Saginaw announces Mark Thomas as Market Manager. The market is home to WSGW-AM, WSGW-FM, WTLZ, WGER, and WCEN. Thomas has over 30 years of industry experience, including working for iHeart Media in Riv...[Read More]
After exiting his position as Vice President/Market Manager of Adams Radio Fort Wayne, Chris Monk has been named Regional Vice President for Cumulus Media’s Flint and Saginaw MI and Market Manager for Saginaw. Monk previously ran those stations under previous owner Citadel from 2007-2012. He has also served as President/CEO of Alliance 180 LLC and VP/GM of Northern Star Broadcasting’s Traverse City/Petoskey stations. Cumulus operates Urban AC “Z92.7” WDZZ, Country “95.1 Nash-FM” WFBE, CHR “CK 105.5” WWCK-FM, “Sports Xtra 1330” WTRX, and News/Talk “Supertalk 1570” WWCK in Flint and Rock “Z93” WKQZ, AC “My 96.1” WHNN, CHR 102.5 WIOG, and Classic Rock “Wheelz 104.5” WILZ in Saginaw. Cum...[Read More]
On Monday, morning host Joe Volk was missing from Cumulus Rock “Z93” WKQZ Midland/Saginaw MI after over two decades as host of the “Joe And The Poorboy” morning show. Co-host Adam Shilling announced on the air yesterday that Volk was no longer employed at the station, but when pressed online things turned a little ugly. When a listener, who also claimed to be an occasional advertiser asked why Volk was gone the station responded “Yes, you do deserve an explanation and if you were listening this morning you would have heard one. Oh but wait, you weren’t listening.” Is that really how you want to treat a listener? Even if he wasn’t a one-time and potentially future advertiser why throw away the chance to make one? With the technology available ...[Read More]
Cumulus Classic Hits 96.1 WHNN Bay City/Saginaw MI will flip to AC at 5:00pm today. To be rebranded as “My 96.1“, the new format will be positioned as “The Best Variety of Yesterday and Today”. Exiting with the format change are morning hosts Johnny Burke and Blondie. The rest of the airstaff including midday host Bob Moore, OM/Afternoon Host Scott Stine and night host Craig Allen remain. WHNN has had an Oldies/Classic Hits format since 1990. The new format will place the station between McDonald Garber Broadcasting’s Soft AC “The Bay” 104.1 WSAG and Digity Media Hot AC “Mix 106.3” WGER-FM.
Translator Moves Hope Christian Church of Marlton is making another attempt at relocating its CP for 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ into the Philadelphia market. After its previous attempt at a Mattoon Waiver to relocate to Camden was denied, W289AZ has amended its application and been granted a Construction Permit to relocate to Palmyra, NJ with 250 watts vertical at 48 meters. With the overlap between its originally licensed contour and the newly granted one, W289AZ should be in position to then make its originally proposed move to the tower of Davidson Media’s Spanish CHR “Mega 1310” WEMG, which will be the station to be rebroadcast (Coverage Map). Edgewater Broadcasting’s CP for 102.7 W274BT Williston, FL applies to relocate to 92.1 with 250 watts at 257 meters from t...[Read More]
Translator Changes Bridgelight LLC is seeking to increase the power of its CP for 95.1 W236CH Fort Greene, NY from 10 to 99 watts. The translator will cover Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hudson County NJ from 4 Times Square via Cumulus’ 94.7 WNSH-HD4 (Coverage Map). Spring Arbor University seeks to relocate 98.3 W252CN Holt, MI to Lansing with an increase from 80 watts at 42.6 meters to 170 watts rebroadcasting 106.9 WSAE Spring Arbor (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 102.9 W275CA Saginaw, MI applies to increase its CP from 2 watts at 112 meters to 13 watts at 121 meters with a move to 92.3 (Coverage Map). Ben F. Stinson’s 92.7 K224EN Hesperus, CO proposes to relocate to Durango on 92.3 with 250 watts at -269 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting 92.5 KRWN Farmingt...[Read More]
Update 10/28: The sale application for the NextMedia stations has been filed with the FCC. Digity will pay $84,972,500 for the 33 stations owned by NextMedia, while an additional $5,527,500 will go to the Mile High Station Trust for WFXF and WZSR. The latter two will be owned by Matrix Broadcasting run by Peter Handy, CEO of media broker Star Media Group and majority owner of Cohan Radio Group, which owns five stations in Sebring, FL. The two stations will have a shared services agreement with Digity in which Digity will supply technical, promotional, back office management, and other services related to the operation of the two stations. We also learned from the filing that Digity intends on completely folding GoodRadio.TV and Palm Beach Broadcasting into the new holding company. Original...[Read More]