Adams Radio Group has broken the temporary simulcast of Classic Rock “Big 107.7” WGBG Fruitland MD and 98.5 WKHI-FM Seaford DE following the format’s move to 107.7 last month. 98.5, which has taken on new WUSX call letters, is now running a redirect loop with members of the Bob & Tom Show directing listeners to 107.7 and a legal ID promoting the upcoming change “WUSX Seaford is US 98, Something New Is Coming Friday at 5”. We reported on the registration of US985.com by Adams in our August 24 Domain Insight.
Adams Radio Group Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG Seaford DE has begun simulcasting on 107.7 WKHI Fruitland/Salisbury MD as it prepares to move permanently to the bigger signal. The move, which took place at 5pm today, places WGBG on the class B1 107.7 signal that covers the entire Salisbury/Ocean City market as opposed to the Class A rimshot of 98.5. WKHI had been running Country as “Your Country K107.7“. A new format will debut on 98.5 in the coming weeks. WGBG and WKHI previously simulcast for a few months in 2015, when it was originally planned to move the Classic Rock format to the 107.7 signal. WGBG registered a 2.3 share in the Spring 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings, while WKHI was at a 1.8 share, well behind iHeartMedia’s “Froggy 99.9” at a 6.8. Ad...[Read More]
Delmarva Broadcasting News/Talk “Delaware 105.9” WXDE Lewes DE has imported Ed Tyll to host 12-3pm and Rob Sussman for 3-6pm. The veteran talker Tyll is best known for his run on Hot Talk stations in the 1990s including WTKS-FM Orlando, WLUP Chicago, and KLSX Los Angeles. He also serves as CEO and host for Starcom Radio Network, whose list of stations include mostly Part 15 and webcasters being passed along as fully licensed stations. Sussman joins WXDE from Pritchard Broadcasting’s cluster in Burlington IA where he served as News Director. Hubbard Radio AC “Warm 106.9” KRWM Bremerton/Seattle has appointed Gus Swanson as Marketing/Promotions Director. Swanson most recently served as Marketing Director for CBS Radio Seattle and spent 17 years in marketing at iH...[Read More]
Draper Holdings, owners of WBOC-TV Salisbury and AC 102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne MD expands its radio holdings with the acquisition of MTS Broadcasting for $750,000. MTS owns Country “100.9% Pure Country” WAAI Hurlock, Hot AC “106.3 The Heat” WCEM-FM Cambridge, Classic Hits “107.1 The Duck” WTDK Federalsburg, and Standards “Radio 1240” WCEM Cambridge MD. WAAI and WTDK are considered part of the Salisbury market while WCEM/WCEM-FM are not part of any rated market. First Western Inc. sells Regional Mexican “La Mejor” 950 KMHR/98.3 K252FA Boise ID to Azteca Media for $250,000. The buyer currently operates the station via Time Brokerage Agreement. H.O.P.E. Broadcasting Corporation donates Silent 89.7 WHPA Macomb IL to Cornerstone Commu...[Read More]
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]
GSB Broadcasting completed its shuffling on the Delmarva with the launch of Rhythmic Hot AC “101.5 The Mix” WVES Chincoteague VA at 10am this morning. Positioning as “Your Beat”, the station is focusing on Pop and Rhythmic Hits of the 90s through now. Core artists are listed as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Pink, and Rhianna. The first five songs on the station were: 702 – Where My Girls At Ed Sheerhan – Castle On The Hill Busta Rhymes – Dangerous Nelly – E.I. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night Original Report 11/28: After its failed rebranding of Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague VA/WOWZ-LP Salisbury MD to “Cat Country” in October, GSB Broadcasting has instead moved the ...[Read More]
The Voice Radio Network closed on its $50,000 purchase of News/Talk 1320 WICO Salisbury MD from Rothschild Broadcasting. Voice immediately flipped the station to Regional Mexican “La Raza” as a simulcast of 900 WJWL/W262BF Georgetown DE. WICO had been the heritage News/Talker in the Salisbury/Ocean City MD market but in recent years had faced increased competition from iHeartMedia’s all-syndicated 1470 WJDY and a pair of FM Talkers targeting Southern Delaware.
GSB Broadcasting relaunched Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague VA/WOWZ-LP Salisbury MD as “Cat Country” today. By 2:00 the stations had reverted to its previous identity as they were served a Cease & Desist Letter by Adams Radio Group. Adams, which owns Country “K107.7” WKHI Fruitland MD in the Salisbury market, had acquired the Maryland trademark for “Cat Country” from Rothschild Broadcasting earlier this year. Rothschild operated “Cat Country 97.5” WKTT Salisbury until it sold it to RoJo Broadcasting in February and flipped to Urban “Live 97.5“. The IP deal allowed Adams to promote WKHI on WKTT prior to its format change and add midday host EJ Foxx. It now has also prevented GSB from utilizing...[Read More]
Hearst News/Talk 1090 WBAL Baltimore has found its path to FM as the company purchases the CP for 101.5 W268BA Church Hill MD from Hope Christian Church of Marlton for $650,000. Educational Media Foundation sells 101.5 K268AH Palm Springs CA to Marker Broadcasting for $200,000 to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 95.9 KJJZ Indian Wells. The translator became redundant to EMF when it acquired what is now 105.1 KLXB Bermuda Dunes. EMF is also buying in multiple areas. It will pay Audion Communications $250,000 for the CP of 104.1 KRXC Murrieta/Temecula CA to join its Christian CHR “Air 1” network. EMF will also acquire “Christian 107.3” WCLN-FM Clinton/Fayetteville NC from Christian Listening Network for $1.2 million. WCLN-FM will join its Christian AC “K-LoveR...[Read More]
AM Changes CBS Radio News 780 WBBM Chicago has applied to vacate its tower site of the last 75 years and co-locate at the site of sister Sports "670 The Score" WSCR and SBS' "La Ley 107.9" WLEY-FM Aurora. From its new location WBBM will drop from 50kW day/night to 35kW day/42kW night but with the taller tower should come close to duplicating its current coverage. With WBBM's simulcast partner 105.9 WCFS Elmwood Park being the home to most of its in-market listening it is doubtful most WBBM listeners even notice the change. WBBM currently operates from a 55 acre site adjacent to the intersection of Interstate 290 and Illinois 390 in Itasca IL. Likely valued in the tens or hundreds of millions this is not the first time the station has sought a potential move. In 1988, the adjacent Ro...[Read More]
With the sale of 101.1 WSUX-FM Snow Hill MD to GSB Broadcasting, the station’s Variety Hits “101.1 Jack-FM” programming is on the move to a new frequency. The Jack-FM programming will move to Miriam Media’s 94.9 WAMS Newark MD on Wednesday, November 1. That will replace the LMA held by Rothschild Broadcasting who had been operating the station as AAA “Delmarva’s Album Music Source“. 94.9 WAMS launched on April 1.
Vincent Klepac’s Seaford Media is selling his two stations to separate buyers. Greg Bojko and A. Wray Fitch’s GSB Broadcasting will purchase “101.1 Jack-FM” WSUX-FM Snow Hill/Salisbury MD for $262,500 to join a cluster that includes Variety Hits “96.5 CTG” WCTG Chincoteague VA and Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague and WOWZ-LP Salisbury. GSB also has begun operating “Shore Country 99.3” WVES Accomac VA and is currently simulcasting WOWZ as it plans to relaunch the station in November. Seaford Media then sells Regional Mexican “La Z 93.9” 1280 WSUX/93.9 W230CO Seaford DE to Ruby Lopez for $150,000. The sale of Educational Media Foundation’s 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN to Woof Boom Radio has a p...[Read More]