Adams Radio Group rebranded Variety Hits “99.9 Hank-FM” WANK Lafayette/Tallahassee FL as “Tally 99.9” WXTY at 5:00 this afternoon. As explained in our August 24 Domain Insight, the “Hank” branding was a reference to former owner and General Manager Hank Kestenbaum, though current Market Manager Jason Lamp stated in press release that, “We believe that Tally 99.9 better positions our station as the at work station. The Hank-FM brand created confusion with the listener. The refreshed music is truly the best in the market.” The company has also revamped the on-air lineup at CHR “Hot 104.9” WHTF Havana/Tallahassee as it adds the syndicated Brooke & Jubal for mornings. Current morning hosts Alex Summers and Brian O’Conner will mov...[Read More]
Adams Radio Group has appointed Jeff Horn as Operations Manager of its Tallahassee cluster and Program Director/Afternoon Host of Country “103.1 The Wolf” WWOF. Horn most recently served as PD of Mighty Media Group’s “95.3 The Rebel” WEBL Coldwater MS/Memphis TN until the elimination of his position in 2016. He has also served as OM/PD of Cumulus’ “Nash-FM 105.5” WYZB Fort Walton Beach and in Tallahassee for nine years as OM Clear Channel’s cluster and PD of Country 94.9 WTNT-FM. He succeeds Gregory “Big Moose” Juszczyk, who exited after 15 years for a new position to be named. Midwest Communications has created the new position of Rock Format Captain for “96.3 Jack-FM” WCJK Murfreesboro/Nashville TN APD Trent ...[Read More]
Adams Radio will pay $6,197,000 for Red Hills Broadcasting’s four Tallahassee stations. Hank Kestenbaum, President of Red Hills, will join Adams as General Manager of the cluster, a role he held prior to purchasing the stations from Opus Broadcasting in 2014. Original Report 7/10: Adams Radio has announced the acquisition of Red Hills Broadcasting’s four stations in Tallahassee FL. The stations involved in the deal are Variety Hits “99.9 Hank-FM” WANK Lafayette, Country “103.1 The Wolf” WWOF Tallahassee, CHR “Hot 104.9” WHTF Havana, and AAA/Classic Rock “106.1 The Sound” WQTL Tallahassee. No terms have been announced. Red Hills Broadcasting has agreed to sell its radio cluster in Tallahassee, Florida to Adams Radio of Tallahassee,...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has flipped Hot AC “105.3 My-FM” 1270 WTLY/105.3 W287CO Tallahassee FL to Urban “105.3 The Beat“. The new format is launching with 5,000 songs commercial-free and will debut the syndicated Breakfast Club in mornings on Monday, June 12. The new format goes directly against Cumulus’ market leading “Blazin’ 102.3” WWLD Cairo GA.
AM Changes With their acquisition of Conservative Talk 1270 WYXC Cartersville GA, Michael & Dara Glinter’s Northwest Georgia Broadcasting has applied to move the station to 1260 in the Atlanta suburb of East Point GA. Michael Glinter’s Praise 95, Inc. was the proposed applicant in 2013 to acquire now deleted 1260 WTJH East Point from Willis Broadcasting. WTJH lost its license in July 2014 when an FCC review showed that the station had been off the air for more than one year consecutively following its 2009 silent STA application following its eviction from the tower site making its 2010 license renewal application moot. WYXC now seeks to operate from WTJH’s former tower with 5.1kW day/52w nights, which it will also acquire the property of. FM Changes Red Hills Broadcasting...[Read More]
While there were a few early stragglers to Christmas Music this year (starting with 1220/98.1 KOMC Branson MO on October 1), all of them were stations preparing to debut new formats or brand new signals signing on for the first time. Today we had the first stations to make their annual move to the format: SummitMedia Soft AC “Easy 102.1” 1320 WENN/W271BN Birmingham AL, iHeartMedia AC “105.3 My-FM” 1270 WTLY/105.3 W287CO Tallahassee FL, and iHeartMedia Classic Country “96.1 The Legend” W241AF/WUSY-HD2 Chattanooga TN. While there’s usually a group of stations to flip to Christmas music in October, most of the seasonal flips will take place once the calendar switches to November next week. INSTANT INSIGHT: In past years we’ve created a list of s...[Read More]
Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk 1080" WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL applies to relocate to the tower site that Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista is planning to abandon with a power increase.
A slow week on the application front is led by the call letter changes of multiple stations in the Syracuse market following the recent Family Life Ministries deals.
Station Sales 62 And Even II is acquiring Sports “1490 The Jock” KXLQ Indianola/Des Moines from Birach Broadcasting for $300,000. The buyers are made up of the owners and management team of Iowa based construction company The Rasmussen Group. After beginning to operate AAA 91.9 WNTI Hackettstown NJ in October, The University of Pennsylvania has filed its deal to purchase the station for $1.25 million with up to $250,000 potentially subtracted to pay for costs incurred in relocating the station’s tower site. Divine Word Communications is converting its brokering of 1330 WCVC Tallahassee FL to a purchase from WCVC Inc. for $10,000. After purchasing their other Bangor ME stations in December, Pine Tree Broadcasting is acquiring News/Talk 1340 WNZS Veazie ME from Waterfront C...[Read More]
A month and a half after moving from 94.3 to 94.5, iHeartMedia’s 1270 WTLY (formerly WNLS) has moved its translator again. At 5pm this evening W233AQ Tallahassee completed it move to 105.3 as W287CO allowing it to increase power from 105 watts to 220 at 178 meters (Coverage Map). Coinciding with the frequency change the station has switched to Christmas music. The current AC format debuted on December 26, 2014 following a month-long run with holiday hits.
Two Catholic station operators are combining as La Promesa Foundation is acquiring Divine Word Communications and their seven stations and four translators in Alabama and Florida. The Midland, TX based La Promesa operates the “Guadalupe Radio Network” with stations in New Mexico, Texas, and Washington DC. The purchase will add the following stations from Divine Word: 88.3 WJUV Cullman AL, 88.7 WQOH-FM Springville AL, 90.1 WDLG Thomasville AL, 102.7 WPHK Blountstown FL, 1000 WYBT Blountstown, 1230 WDWR/103.3 W277CC Pensacola FL, 1480 WQOH Irondale/92.7 W224CK Vestavia Hills AL, and W262AR Brewton as well as the LMA of 1330 WCVC Tallahassee, which will be rebroadcast on Divine Word’s 96.9 W245CB Tallahassee. La Promesa Foundation will pay $1,073,907.59 in cash for the stati...[Read More]