Cumulus Appoints Aaron Criswell As Shreveport Market Manager

Cumulus Media has hired Aaron Criswell as VP/Market Manager for its five station cluster in Shreveport LA. Criswell comes from the same position at Adams Radio Group’s Las Cruces NM cluster. He has also served as Senior Media Consultant and Senior Marketing Manager for CBS Radio Sacramento, Senior Marketing Manager for Cumulus San Francisco, and Market Manager for Mapleton Communications San Luis Obispo. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 18-year media industry professional Aaron Criswell as Vice President and Market Manager of Cumulus Media-Shreveport/Bossier City, LA. Criswell will lead Cumulus Media’s five-station cluster, which includes: KRMD-AM/The Ticket Sports Radio; Urban Contemporary-formatted 99.7 KMJJ-FM; Hot AC station Q97.3/KQHN-FM; Urban AC station Magic 102....[Read More]

99X Shreveport Completes Revamp As Highway 98.9

KTUX completed its shift to Classic Rock as “Highway 98.9” this morning. The Walton & Johnson Show, most recently at Alpha Media’s “98 Rocks” 98.1 KTAL-FM Texarkana TX/Shreveport, is added for mornings. Jen Austin, midday host at “Classic Rock 96.1” KKTX-FM Kilgore/Tyler TX will voicetrack middays, while Brandon Michael remains in afternoons. KTUX will now compete directly with KTAL-FM for the Classic Rock audience in the Shreveport market. Original Report 1/3: A format change is coming to Townsquare Media Rock “99X” 98.9 KTUX Carthage TX/Shreveport LA on Monday, January 8. The station is currently branding as just “98.9” as a move to Classic Rock and the addition of the Walton & Johnson morning show are forthcomin...[Read More]

Gary Nolan Joins Q97.3 Shreveport As PD/Midday Host

Veteran programmer Gary Nolan is returning to Cumulus Media as PD/Midday host at Hot AC “Q97.3” KQHN Waskom TX/Shreveport LA. Nolan previously programmed for Cumulus in Kansas City MO and served as Operations Manager for their Pensacola FL cluster prior to joining iHeartMedia as PD of AC 99.5 WMAG Greensboro NC in August 2016 but being let go in regional cuts this summer. Nolan has also programmed ACs 101.1 KOSI Denver, 106.9 KWRM Seattle, 102.9 WLTE Minneapolis, and 106.7 WLTW New York during his career. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio programming professional Gary Nolan as Program Director and Midday On-Air Host for KQHN-FM/Q97.3, Shreveport’s all-new Hot AC station. Nolan joins Cumulus Media-Shreveport/Bossier City from WMAG-FM in Greensboro, NC. ...[Read More]

I Gives Way To Q At 97.3 Shreveport

Cumulus Media has relaunched CHR “i97.3” KQHN Waskom TX/Shreveport LA as Hot AC “Q97.3” as the fall ratings period gets underway today. Now branding as “Shreveport-Bossier’s Best Music”, the move comes with a revamped on-air lineup as the station picks up the syndicated Bert Show for mornings and replaces Zach Sang in nights with The Adam Bomb Show. Locally originating Shawn Dion remains in afternoons while middays are jockless. KQHN ranked thirteenth in the Shreveport market with a 2.2 share in the Spring 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, down from a 3.1 in the fall. Townsquare Media’s competing “K94.5” KRUF went the other direction rising from a 2.8 to 4.1. With the return to Hot AC, a format the market hasn’t had since KQHN fli...[Read More]

Cumulus Names Cody Welling Shreveport VP/Market Manager

Cumulus Media has promoted Cody Welling to Vice President/Market Manager for its Shreveport LA cluster. Welling comes to Shreveport from Cumulus’ Toledo OH/Monroe MI group where we has Director of Sales. He has also served as GSM/Director of Sales for Great Plains Media Bloomington and Local Sales Manager for Cumulus’ “106.5 The Ticket” WTOD-FM Toledo. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Cody Welling as Vice President/Market Manager for the company’s five radio stations in Shreveport/Bossier City, LA. Welling rises from the Director of Sales role for Cumulus Media’s eight-station cluster in Toledo/Monroe, OH, where he previously served as General Sales Manager. Prior to that, Welling was General Sales Manager and Director of Sales for Great Plains Media in...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 3/6

With Alpha Media closing on its acquisition on Access.1’s nine stations in Shreveport and Tyler, the two stations that Access.1 had to place in a trust in 2103 are being returned. Cosecha Communications will transfer Regional Mexican simulcast “La Invasora” 92.1 KSYR Benton, LA and 92.3 KCUL-FM Marshall, TX to Access.1, while Alpha Media will take over operations of the stations via a Facilities, Services and Personnel Agreement. Golden City Broadcast has exercised its option to convert its LMA of Mandarin Chinese 93.5 KADD Logandale, NV/Las Vegas from M&M Broadcasting for $2.26 million. East Valley Institute of Technology is purchasing the CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler, AZ from Arizona Community Media Foundation for $700,000. EVIT operates CHR “Teen Pulse Radio...[Read More]

Alpha Media Expands Into Shreveport & Tyler

Alpha will pay $13.75 million for the nine Access.1 stations in Shreveport and Tyler. Original Report 12/22: Alpha Media has announced the acquisition of nine stations in two markets from Access.1 Communications. The deal will bring Alpha up to 83 stations as the company adds Access.1’s stations in Shreveport, LA and Tyler, TX to its holdings. The stations involved in the deal are: Shreveport: Classic Hits 95.7 KLKL Minden, Rock “98 Rocks” 98.1 KTAL-FM Texarkana TX, Urban AC 102.1 KDKS-FM Blanchard, Urban “103.7 The Beat” KBTT Haughton, and Gospel “The Light 980” KOKA Shreveport Tyler: Regional Mexican “La Invasora 96.7” KOYE Frankston, Classic Country “104.1 The Ranch” KKUS Tyler, Country 105.7 KYKX Longview, and Classic Hi...[Read More]

Cumulus Begins CBS Sports Radio Transitions

As CBS Sports Radio prepares to debut on January 2, Cumulus has begun the process of rebranding some of their stations away from the ESPN or Fox Sports monikers the stations had been using. Among the stations rebranding so-far: “ESPN 970” KESP Modesto, CA to “Sportsradio 970” “940 ESPN Radio” WINE Brookfield, CT/WPUT Brewster, NY to “Sportsradio 940/1510” “ESPN 95.9” WSJZ Sebastian/Melbourne, FL to “Sportsradio 95.9” “ESPN 102.1” WZAT Savannah, GA to “Sportsradio 102.1” “ESPN Radio 1490” KTOP Topeka, KS to “Sportsradio 1490” “Supertalk 1340” KRMD Shreveport/100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA to “Sportstalk 100.7” “ESPN 96.7” WLLF Mercer, PA/...[Read More]

1130 KWKH Shreveport Flips To Sports

Townsquare Media has flipped Classic Country 1130 KWKH Shreveport to Sports as “1130 The Tiger“. Tim Fletcher joins the station to host a local morning show from 7 to 9am. The rest of the lineup comes from Premiere Radio Networks and Fox Sports Radio including Dan Patrick and Jim Rome in middays. A local afternoon host will be named shortly. The station takes its name from its place as the Shreveport market affiliate of the LSU Tigers and will run LSU Football based programming on Wednesday nights. The 50kW AM has a strong signal throughout the south at night.

KQHN Shreveport Shifts To CHR

Cumulus Hot AC “Mix 97.3” KQHN Shreveport has made the shift to CHR as “I97.3” at noon today. The move places the station in direct competition with Townsquare Media’s “K94.5” KRUF. The first hour consisted of: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem Katy Perry – Part Of Me David Guetta f/ Usher – Without You Ne-Yo – Closer Rhianna f/ Calvin Harris – We Found Love Neon Trees – Animal Flo Rida – Good Feeling Jessie J – Domino One Republic – Good Life Fun. f/ Janelle Monae – We Are Young Britney Spears – Womanizer Calvin Harris – Feel So Close Adele – Rolling In The Deep Nicki Minaj – Starships Lifehouse – Hanging By A Moment

Translator Report 12/13

One of the markets that has yet to see translator action this year has been Chicago. Calvary Radio Network is looking to change that. 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL currently operates with 2 watts from the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. It has been granted a CP to upgrade to 10 watts which will give it coverage of much of the city of Chicago. The translator is currently licensed to simulcast Calvary’s 89.9 WHLP Valparaiso, IN. The maneuverings of Radio Power, Inc with its translators in Detroit will end up as one of the top stories of the year. Last month we reported that Radio Power had purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. The purchase was accompanied by an application to relocate to 107.1 as 97.5 became the home of CBC’s CBEW-FM Wi...[Read More]

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