St. Cloud

People Moves 2/19: KDAY & KPWR Los Angeles Make Lineup Changes

Meruelo Media has announced a series of talent shifts at Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY and Urban “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles. KDAY midday host Cece is moving to KPWR to join “The Cruz Show” as a co-host. She fills the slot that was held by Krystal Bee until she replaced Yesi Ortiz in middays last month. Former “Real 92.3” KRRL overnight host Bryhana takes Cece’s spot in middays at KDAY. Corey Dillon has exited nights at Entercom Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston. Dillon had filled the night slot at the station since the start of 2017 after previously working the same daypart at Local Media San Diego CHR “Z90” XHTZ Tijuana/San Diego. Leighton Broadcasting Country “Wild Country 99” 98.9 KZPK St. Cloud MN ...[Read More]

St. Cloud Translator Demands $1 Million “Ransom” To Stop Active Rock Flip

As we first reported in our 1/29 Domain Insight, Leighton Broadcasting is preparing to launch a new format on 103.3 K277BS St. Cloud MN. The plan is to bring Active Rock “Z-Rock” from 98.9 KZPK-HD3 to K277BS on Monday, March 5. That is unless Tri-County Broadcasting’s “Rockin 101” WHMH-FM and Townsquare Media Classic Rock “103.7 The Loon” KLZZ pay them a $1 million dollar ransom. The station is running a social media campaign to draw attention to the March 5 launch and their attempt to get their competitors to halt it. K277BS is currently rebroadcasting News/Talk 1450 KNSI St. Cloud, which is in the process of sliding its audience to its new translator at 99.3 K257GK. INSTANT INSIGHT: Straight out of The Power Pig playbook. Leighton Broadcasting – ...[Read More]

Chad Taylor Joins Cumulus As Des Moines Operations Manager

Cumulus Media has named Chad Taylor as Operations Manager for its five stations in Des Moines IA and afternoon host at Country “92.5 Nash Icon” KJJY. Taylor joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media St. Cloud MN where he served as OM and hosted mornings at Hot AC “Mix 94.9” KMXK since 2011. In addition to KJJY, he will oversee Classic Rock “95 KGGO” 94.9, Country “Nash-FM 97.3” KHKI, Classic Hip-Hop “98.3 The Vibe” KWQW, and Talk/Sports 1700 KBGG. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Chad Taylor as Operations Manager for its five-station group in Des Moines, IA, effective August 7. Taylor will also host Afternoon Drive on KJJY-FM/NASH Icon 92.5. He joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media, where he was Operations Manager for its six...[Read More]

Classic Hits Flows Into St. Cloud

As we’ve been tracking in our Domain Reports the past few weeks, Townsquare Media flipped Active Rock “Rev 96.7” KZRV Sartell/St. Cloud MN to Classic Hits “96.7 The River” at midnight. The St. Cloud market had been without a Classic Hits station. The River is launching with a full airstaff. Barry Allen, afternoon host at sister Country 98.1 WWJO, will add mornings at KZRV. WWJO Brand Manager/Morning host Pete Hanson will pull double duty in afternoons while adding Brand Manager duties for KZRV as well. Hot AC “Mix 94.9” KMXK morning host Chad Taylor will track nights. Former WWJO morning co-host Cindy Wear, who currently serves Director of Creative & Production for Townsquare Media St. Cloud, will host middays.

Lite Becomes More in St. Cloud

Leighton Enterprises has rebranded AC “Lite Rock 99.9” KCML St. Joseph/St. Cloud MN as “99.9 More-FM“. Northpine reports that this is the first major change for the station since it signed-on in 1998. The change is being marketed with “More Music in the Morning” and guaranteed seven song blocks.