Springfield IL

Bob Lays Off The Boss In Springfield IL

Neuhoff Media Classic Rock “Boss 96.7” WCVS-FM Virden/Springfield IL flipped on Monday to Variety Hits “96.7 Bob-FM“. Utilizing the syndicated network distributed by Kroeger Media and Envision Networks, the move shifts WCVS away from a direct battle with Saga Classic Rock 100.5 WYMG and closer to their Classic Hits “Cool 93.9” WQQL. The market had been without a Variety Hits outlet since Saga flipped 101.1 W266BZ from “Abe-FM” to Classic Country in January 2016. The entire WCVS airstaff is out with the change as is the syndicated Bob & Tom show. This is the second format change at Neuhoff Springfield this year following CHR “99.7 Kiss-FM” WXAJ becoming Hot AC “99.7 The Mix” in March. Envision Networks® and Kroeger...[Read More]

WXAJ Springfield Gets Mixed

Neuhoff Media flipped CHR “99.7 Kiss-FM” WXAJ Hillsboro/Springfield IL to Hot AC “99.7 The Mix” this morning. The current airstaff led by PD/Morning host Bondsy remains in place with the shift to the new “90s, 2K, and Today” positioning. The new format takes WXAJ out of direct competition with Saga Communications CHR 103.7 WDBR and instead places it between WDBR and Midwest Family Broadcasting AC 98.7 WNNS. The station’s playlist is broad with many gold titles no longer heard in many places including Fatboy Slim “Rockefeller Skank”, 311 “Down”, and Daft Punk “Around The World” among the songs heard this morning.

Saga Launches Pure Oldies 107.5 Springfield IL

After moving the News/Talk rebroadcast of 1240 WTAX Springfield IL from 107.5 W298AP to 93.5 W228DL, Saga Communications has launched “Pure Oldies 107.5” on W298BP/103.7 WDBR-HD3. The new format is focusing on the older end of the Oldies spectrum with a core library of 1950s/1960s music. The format will flank sister Classic Hits “Cool 93.9” WQQL. W298AP operates with 250w/84m covering Springfield and adjacent towns. W298AP is the first of two “Pure Oldies” stations Saga will launch this week. 1470 WNYY Ithaca NY will drop Liberal Talk on February 1 to become “Pure Oldies 94.1“.

WTAX Moves To 93.5

Saga Communications News/Talk 1240 WTAX/107.5 W298AP Springfield IL is moving its FM signal to 93.5 W228DL Springfield. W228DL was moved from 99.7 in Minier IL as part of the AM Revitalization. The station will continue to be heard on 107.5 until the end of January when Saga will launch a new music format on W298AP/WDBR-HD3. Both translators operate with identical 250w/84m facilities.

Outlaw Ousts Abe In Springfield

As expected Saga flipped 101.1 W266BZ/103.7 WDBR-HD2 Springfield IL from Variety Hits “Abe-FM” to Classic Country “101.1 The Outlaw” at noon today. Focusing on core artists Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire, “The Outlaw” creates a flanker for sister “101.9 The Wolf” WLFZ against Midwest Family Broadcasting’s “US 92.7” WUSW and Neuhoff Media’s 104.5 WFMB. Original Report 1/25: Saga Communications Variety Hits “101.1 Abe-FM” W266BZ/103.7 WDBR-HD2 Springfield IL is promoting “A Big Change” for Friday, January 29. While no domains have been registered yet, word in the market is that Saga is preparing to flip the station to the “Outlaw” Classic ...[Read More]

US 92.7 Launch Completes Springfield Shakeup

Midwest Family Broadcasting completed its restructuring of its Springfield, IL cluster this morning with the launch of Country “US 92.7” WUSW. Anchoring the station are Brian Pierce and Kellie Michaels in mornings from 6-9am. The couple exited 101.3 KFDI Wichita earlier this summer to return home to Springfield to be closer to family. Michaels will also serve as Program Director and 9am-12pm host. Ashley Blake will host 12-4pm and Brad Allen from 4-9pm. The move places WUSW in competition with Neuhoff Media’s 104.5 WFMB and Saga’s “101.9 The Wolf” WLFZ for the Country audience in Springfield. Original Report 8/24: Midwest Family Broadcasting has begun restructuring its Springfield, IL cluster as Rock 92.7 WQLZ Taylorville has begun simulcasting on 97.7 W...[Read More]

Daily Domains 7/31: Big Flip For Louisville?

What's going on in Louisville, more info on a potential Springfield, IL move, and a few other registrations made in the past 24 hours.

FCC Applications 6/28: Translator Upgrades In Knoxville & Boise

Station Moves iHeartMedia Country “Wild Country 97.1” KYWD Green Valley/Tucson applies to relocate to the tower site utilized by 88.5 KFLT and 92.1 KCMT where it will operate with 25kW at 100 meters (Coverage Map). S & H Broadcasting’s 105.1 KVGH North Shore, CA (formerly KQCM) is seeking one final move in the Palm Springs market. KVGH seeks a COL change to Bermuda Dunes and a move to the tower utilized by CBS’ “Sunny 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert. KVGH would operate with 1.5kW at 198 meters (Coverage Map). Over the past few years the station has moved from Barstow to Twentynine Palms and finally into the Palm Springs market. Washington State University’s Public News/Talk 89.7 KWWS Walla Walla, WA holds a CP already to increase from a Class C2 to C1...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of May 29

Station Sales Colorado Public Radio is swapping Indie Rock “Open Air” 1340 KVOQ Denver to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for Spanish Christian “Radio Nueva Vida” 88.3 KRKY-FM Fort Collins and the cancellation of a $100,000 promissory note due to Cedar Cover affiliate Mountain Community Translators by Colorado Public Radio. Horizon Broadcasting Group is transferring impending Portland move-in 96.3 KWLZ-FM West Linn, OR to 3 Horizons LLC, a partnership between Horizon and 3 Cities Broadcasting. 3 Cities owns AC “Mixx 96.1” KXXO Olympia/Tacoma, WA, which is required to build a new facility before KWLZ-FM moves into the Portland market. Both stations Construction Permits expire August 31. The University of Sioux Falls is selling 94.5 KCFS Sioux Falls, SD to Badland...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/8

Station Moves Royce International Broadcasting CHR 97.7 KRCK-FM Mecca/Palm Springs, CA applies to move to an adjacent tower where it will drop power from 2kW to 1.6kW, while increasing height from 174 to 197 meters (Coverage Map). Northwest Indy Radio holds a CP to relocate 91.1 KBSG Westport, WA to 89.5 in Hoquium. Now they apply to move it instead to 90.1 with 600 watts at 96 meters (Coverage Map). Florida Keys Media seeks to double the power of Classic Rock “Sun 103.1” WFKZ Plantation Key/Key Largo, FL. WFKZ applies to modify from a Class C2 with 50kW at 137 meters to a C1 with 100kW from the same antenna height and location (Coverage Map). Translator Moves North of Buffalo, Priority Radio’s 89.1 W206CA Grand Island, NY applies to relocate to 106.9 due to displacement ...[Read More]

Saga Shuffles Three In Springfield

Saga Communication’s Capitol Radio Group has moved two of its Springfield, IL stations to new frequencies while launching a new format on a third. Variety Hits “93.9 Abe-FM” WABZ Sherman slides to 250 watt 101.1 W266BZ Springfield/103.7 WDBR-HD2, which had been rebroadcasting CHR 103.7 WDBR. Classic Hits “Cool 101.9” Springfield downgrades from the 50kW 101.9 signal to WABZ’s 15kW 93.9 frequency. Those moves open up the 50kW Class B signal at 101.9 for the debut of Country “101.9 The Wolf” WLFZ. Robb Rose, most recently at Hubbard’s “Rewind 100.3” WILV Chicago has been named Brand Manager/Morning Host. The station will also be commercial free from 9am to 12pm daily. The new format gives Neuhoff Media’s 104.5 WFMB-FM a ...[Read More]