Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes is joining Westwood One to host a biweekly podcast starting the week of April 17. Hughes made the announcement in a YouTube video over the weekend. He notes that he will also build an “Opie Radio” podcast network and a radio element to be determined as part of his deal with the company. The former co-host of the Opie & Anthony show, stated that he began speaking to Westwood One soon after his former CBS Radio VP/Rock Programming and SiriusXM SVP/Comedy & Entertainment Tim Sabean joined the company in January as SVP/Digital Content. Mid-West Family Broadcasting Country “105.1 The Bull” KOMG Willard/Springfield MO has appointed Summer Stevens as morning co-host alongside John Kimmons. Stevens exited Scripps’ crosstown Co...[Read More]
Mid-West Family Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “92.9 The Beat” KOSP Ozark/Springfield MO has announced a new on-air lineup. Afternoon host Amber Nix moves to mornings to join incumbent host Lauren as “2 Chicks and a Mic”. The show is being promoted as the first all-female morning show in the Springfield market. The move of Nix to mornings fills the opening created by Chris Combs exit to join Entercom Country “106.5 The Wolf” WDAF-FM Kansas City last fall. Joining the station for middays is Dustin ‘Mason’ Males. Mason had been hosting nights across town at Scripps CHR “Power 96.5” KSPW for the past five years. Program Director Bailey moves from middays to afternoons. 92.9 The Beat is proud to present the first all-female morning show in...[Read More]
Greg ‘Toast’ Lamega is out as morning co-host at Entercom Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS Miramar/Miami FL. Lamega joined WSFS in October 2015 as night host and moved to mornings to join Ashley Owen on “The Big Mistake with Ashley & Toast” the following February. Prior to joining WSFS he served as producer and sportscaster on the Paul & Young Ron Show on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM. Ashley Owen remains in place in mornings. Dennis Martinez has exited his role as Program Director at Entercom Alternative “FM 101.9” WQMP and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX Orlando. Martinez joined then CBS Radio owned WOMX and CHR “101.9 Amp Radio” WQMP in October 2015 after previously programming stations such as “Wild 10...[Read More]
Anchor Radio and Ryan Media have come to a settlement to resolve one of the mutually exclusive conflicts created on the first day of the AM Translator Waiver Period. Anchor Radio is taking a $25,000 cash settlement from Ryan Media to withdraw its application for 104.7 W284AD New Albany IN to move to 96.1 with 250w/115m from its existing tower site. W284AD will continue to operate on 104.7, albeit with a directional 99 watts rebroadcasting Gospel "1240 Love" WLLV Louisville.
After a day stunting with Christmas music, Midwest-Family Broadcasting has relaunched Country “105.1 Bob-FM” KOMG Willard/Springfield MO as “105.1 The Bull“. Along with the new name KOMG adds the syndicated Big D & Bubba show for mornings. Current afternoon host Cameron Combs will be paired with Jerry Kidd in afternoons. In the Fall 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings, KOMG was the lowest rated of the three Country stations in the Springfield market listed by Nielsen Audio with a 4.1 share. That placed it well behind Scripps’ market leading 94.7 KTTS and its 11.2 share and iHeartMedia’s “100.5 The Wolf” KSWF’s 6.1. A fourth Country station, “101.3 The Outlaw” KTXR was launched by Meyer Communications last November focusing on mu...[Read More]
With “The Outlaw” completing its move from 99.9 KBFL-FM Buffalo to 101.3 KTXR Springfield yesterday, 99.9 KBFL-FM has flipped to a simulcast of Standards 1060 KBFL Springfield. Original Report 10/22: Meyer Communications will flip AC 101.3 KTXR Springfield, MO to Southern Rock/Country “101.3 The Outlaw” on Monday, November 2. KTXR will assume the “Outlaw” brand and format from sister 99.9 KBFL-FM Buffalo, which had picked it up in March. The 100kW KTXR had featured a Soft AC/Easy Listening format for much of its history before evolving to Mainstream AC in 2012. Meyer has yet to disclose what will go on 99.9 KBFL-FM once KTXR assumes the Outlaw programming. Meyer Communications is proud to announce that beginning Monday, November 2, 2015, KTXR FM will bec...[Read More]
Meyer Communications is making changes to its Springfield, MO stations on Monday, March 2. Adult Standards “Music Of Your Life 99.9” KBFL-FM Buffalo will move its current format to 1060 KBFL Springfield replacing its current Smooth Jazz programming. That will make room on KBFL-FM for Country/Southern Rock mix “99.9 The Outlaw“. The Outlaw brand had a short-run in 2013 on 93.9 WJXY-FM Myrtle Beach, but has since converted into a webcaster and music service for businesses. The brand is also heard on 100.9 WPGA-FM Perry/Macon, GA. Positioned as “Southern Music for Southern People”, the Outlaw brand mixes Country music with Texas Red Dirt Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Rock.
Meyer Communications has announced that its Sports “98.7 The Jock” KWTO-FM Springfield, MO will become the market’s ESPN Radio affiliate on January 1, 2015. The move will see KWTO shuffle its entire programming schedule. Imus in the Morning will be replaced by ESPN’s Mike & Mike. The local “Sports Reporters” with Ned Reynolds will slide from 8-10am to 9-11am. SportsTalk with Art Hains will remain in the 4-6pm slot with the rest of the programming schedule filled by ESPN programming. The move will see CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome and Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick and night and weekend programming departing KWTO. ESPN Radio is currently heard on iHeartMedia’s 1400 KGMY in the Springfield market. It will likely pick up the Fox Sports ...[Read More]
Radio Training Network is adding a second FM in Springfield, MO. The company, which already owns Christian AC “88.3 The Wind” KWND Springfield, is acquiring Southern Gospel 89.1 KWFC from Baptist Bible College for $1.3 million. The purchase price will be split from $845,000 in cash and $456,000 worth of underwriting to be split into 18,250 spots on KWFC and KWND over six years. Radio Training Network currently owns 21 stations and 82 translators mainly in the southeastern states. The company operates the “His Radio” network in the Carolinas and “The Joy FM” network in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Midwest Family Broadcasting Classic Hits “Star 92.9” KOSP Springfield MO dropped its format at 10:00 this morning and flipped to Rhythmic CHR “92.9 The Beat“. The move positions the station in direct competition with Journal Broadcasting’s “Power 96.5” KSPW. Here’s “92.9 The Beat” in the 3pm hour today. Flo Rida – Whistle Katy Perry – Part Of Me Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up Trey Songz – Say Aah Demi Lovata – Give Your Heart A Break Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You Drake – Take Care Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me Flo Rida – Good Feeling Calvin Harris – Let’s Go Snoop Dogg – What’s My Name Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard, Play Hard Beyonce – Sin...[Read More]
Meyer Broadcasting Soft AC 101.3 KTXR-FM Springfield, MO tweaked its format to Mainstream AC on April 30. The previous format billed as “Timeless Love Songs” was a blend of Soft Oldies mixed with Neo-Jazz from artists like Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Renee Olstead. The new format is a more traditional AC mix of 80’s through currents with a sliver of the previous music remaining. It is now positioned directly against Clear Channel’s 105.9 KGBX. Meyer Broadcasting also owns News/Talk 560 KWTO, Standards 1060/99.9 KBFL, and Sports “Jock 98.7” KWTO-FM in the Springfield market.