WMAL Joins Washington Redskins Radio Network

The Washington Redskins are adding Cumulus News/Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA to its network. The additions of WMAL and WMAL-FM will fill coverage holes on the team owned “ESPN 980” 980 WTEM Washington/92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD/94.3 WWXX Buckland VA. WMAL will carry all game broadcasts plus one hour of pre and post-game coverage starting with the 2017 season. 630 WMAL was the team’s longtime flagship carrying games as early as 1942 and then for 44 years straight until the team moved to 106.7 WJFK for the 1992 season. The Washington Redskins announced today that WMAL will carry Redskins Radio Network broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area on game days, beginning with the 2017 NFL season. The distribution on WMAL’s 105.9 FM and 630 AM wi...[Read More]

Riley Couture Joins The Kane Show

iHeartMedia’s syndicated Kane Show based at “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC has announced the addition of Riley Couture to the show. Couture joins Kane from iHeart’s “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta where she was hosting middays and previously was co-host of the morning show. She has also worked at “107.5 The River” WRVW Nashville and 104.5 WSNX Grand Rapids, and “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM Memphis during her career. Couture joins Kane, Rose, Intern John, and Erick on the show. iHeartMedia announced today that Riley Couture has been named the new co-host for The Kane Show, effective immediately. iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Riley will jo...[Read More]

CBS Ends Shortlived Gov.Biz Radio In Washington For More Sports

CBS’ attempt at a Government focused Business station in Washington, DC is done after just four months. “1580 Gov.Biz Radio” WNEW Morningside MD/Washington DC will flip to a 24/7 simulcast of CBS Sports Radio on Monday, January 28. The flip will coincide with the network’s around the clock coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. WNEW launched the “Gov.Biz” format to be sold in tandem with All-News 99.1 WNEW-FM to help take revenue from Hubbard Radio’s “Federal News Radio” 1500 WFED. The station aired a combination of business news, financial advice, and local government news. With the change to the national “CBS Sports Radio” programming, WNEW will change call letters to WJFK to match sister “106.7 The Fan” WJFK-FM.

CBS Cuts Adding Up

While attention was made to Clear Channel’s wide-scale layoffs on December 6, it seems that CBS has quietly been making staff cuts as well. Update 1/2: A few more cuts have become public since our first report: Dallas – AC “103.7 Lite-FM” KVIL morning team Gene & Julie did not have their contracts renewed. Middayer Tony Zazza replaces them. New York – WCBS-FM APD Lenny Bloch departs. His voicetracked overnight shift was replaced with a live shift hosted by Dave Stewart, formerly of 95.5 WPLJ. Original List 12/17: Since December 6 the following on-air talent have been confirmed to be let go from CBS owned stations. Atlanta – Morning hosts Frank Ski and Wanda Smith are leaving Urban “V103” WVEE after being unable to come to terms on a cont...[Read More]

2011 Billing Top 10

BIA/Kelsey has released its list of the Top 10 billing radio stations for 2011. Hubbard’s News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC holds the number one spot for the second straight year as revenues rise from $57.2 to $64 Million. Clear Channel’s CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles holds steady at number two with a rise from $43M to $57. Sister News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles rises from fourth to third with $48.1M. The addition of a 105.9 simulcast boosts CBS’ News 780 WBBM Chicago from seventh to fourth with $48M. CBS’ News 880 WCBS New York drops to fifth with $47.5M. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by CHR 100.3 WHTZ New York’s $46M, Modern Rock 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles, News 1010 WINS New York, and AC 106.7 WLTW New York all at $42 Million and Sports 660 WFAN New York at $40...[Read More]