Black Media Works today launched Classic Hip-Hop “Yo! 107.1” W296AW Magnolia Park/West Palm Beach fed by 99.5 WLLY-HD3 Palm Beach Gardens. The format fits right in-between Alpha Media’s Urban “Beatz 96.3” and Urban AC “X102.3” WMBX. The 250w/156m translator signal covers all of West Palm Beach and adjacent cities.
Educational Media Foundation will bring its “Air 1” network to Pittsburgh PA after agreeing to a swap of translators with Family Stations. EMF will swap 90.5 W215CL West Palm FL to Family Station in exchange for 97.7 W249BD West View/Pittsburgh PA. W249BD operates with 190w vertical/89m and will rebroadcast 98.3 WPKV-HD2 Duquesne. W215CL, which holds a CP to upgrade to 160w/114m, will rebroadcast the Family Radio network via a satellite feed of 88.1 KEBR Sacramento CA. The translator was one of three owned by EMF in West Palm Beach. “Air 1” will continue to be heard on 104.7 W284CR via 90.7 WPLV-HD3, while 101.9 W270AD is leased to Public News/Talk 91.3 WLRN Miami
Alpha Media Sports “640 The Hurricane” WMEN Royal Palm Beach FL is adding a daily show hosted by Kevin Rolston. Rolston will continue as host of the “KVJ Show” in mornings on Alpha Hot AC 97.9 WRMF West Palm Beach. “Kevin’s Other Show” will air from 3-4pm on WMEN replacing the first hour of Doug Gottlieb’s Fox Sports Radio show. WMEN-AM – 640 “The Hurricane” sports radio in West Palm Beach today announced that top-rated morning radio personality and self-proclaimed sports fanatic Kevin Rolston of WRMF’s “The KVJ Show” will join 640 “The Hurricane” (WMEN-AM) starting on February 26th for a daily sports radio show for 3-4pm. Rolston’s local sports radio show appropriately titled, “Kevin’s Other Show” will be part of 640’s all-star national lineup including Colin...[Read More]
ANCO Media Group is petitioning the FCC to allow its group of Italian citizens to purchase Zoo Communications and its Dance “Revolution 93.5” network of 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade, 93.5 WZFL Islamorada, 93.5 W228BV Fort Lauderdale, and 93.5 W228BY Miami FL from Zoo Communications for $1 million. Claudio Dompe and Marco Mazzoli would each own a 40% stake of the company, while Dompe’s daughter Claudia Dompe and Mazzoli’s wife Stefania Pittaluga would each hold 10% stakes. Mazzoli serves as General Manager and host on the station and is known as “The Howard Stern of Italy” where he hosts “The Zoo” on the Radio 105 network. Claudio Dompe currently holds a 20% stake in Zoo Communications. After a previous $55,000 sale to Pentecostal Church of God earli...[Read More]
Vic ‘Latino’ Canales is exiting JVC Broadcasting and taking Oldies “True Oldies 95.9/106.9” 960 WSVU North Palm Beach FL with him. Canales will exchange his 151,110.94 Class A and 212,500 Class B membership units of JVC valued at $301,110.95 for WSVU and translators 95.9 W240CI North Palm Beach and 106.9 W295BJ Jupiter. His stock will be split evenly between the other JVC investors including CEO John Caracciolo, Paul R. Homer & Jana E. Homer, Janet LePorin & Dennis LePorin, Patrick Caracciolo, and James G. Schiff. Canales previously worked on-air at “Party 105” WPTY Long Island, “Party 95.3” WPYO Orlando, 103.5 WKTU New York, and XM Satellite Radio prior to returning to Long Island in 2007 to launch “98.5 La Fiesta” WBON...[Read More]
Following the sale of 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade FL, JVC Broadcasting has moved the True Oldies Channel programming in the West Palm Beach market. Soft AC “95.9 The Palm” 960 WSVU North Palm Beach/95.9 W240CI North Palm Beach/106.9 W295BJ Jupiter dropped its format on Tuesday and picked up the syndicated Oldies programming that had been heard on 93.5 WBGF and 92.5 W223CJ West Palm Beach. We are awaiting confirmation on what programming W223CJ is carrying now. WSVU registered a 0.7 share in the July 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings trending down from a 1.2 in May. WBGF’s Oldies format, which launched in January, held a 0.3 share.
iHeartMedia has flipped Business/Talk 1230 WBZT West Palm Beach to Sports as “1230 The Zone“. With the format change WBZT will simulcast Jeff ‘Defo’ DeForrest’s morning show from sister 940 WINZ Miami from 6-10am. The remainder of the daily programming will come from the CBS Sports Radio network including Damon ‘DA’ Amendolara, Jim Rome, Tiki & Tierney, Reiter Than You, and Ferrall On The Bench. WBZT is the West Palm Beach affiliate for MLB’s Miami Marlins baseball and will carry Westwood One’s NFL coverage. WBZT becomes the third Sports station in the West Palm Beach market joining Good Karma Broadcasting’s “ESPN 106.3” WUUB Jupiter and Alpha Media’s recently relaunched “640 The Hurricane” WMEN ...[Read More]
Norsan Communications is expanding to Charleston SC with the purchase of Spanish CHR “El Sol” 980 WAZS Summerville/103.9 W280EX North Charleston and 1480 WZJY Mount Pleasant/95.7 W239AL Fernandina Beach FL and two low-power TV stations in the market from Thomas Daniels’ Jabar Communications for $850,000. Norsan owns stations in Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, and Jacksonville FL. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Capps Broadcast Group is selling its six stations in Pendleton OR and Walla Walla WA to Randy McKone’s Elkhorn Media Group for an undisclosed amount. The stations involved in the deal are: Classic Hits “92.1 Party-FM” KUMA-FM Pilot Rock, Country “103.5 K-Wheat” KWHT Pendleton, CHR “Hot 107.7” KWVN Pendleton, Sports “...[Read More]
Alpha Media has relaunched “Fox Sports 640” WMEN Royal Palm Beach FL as “640 The Hurricane“. The rebranding coincides with the announcement that WMEN will serve as the West Palm Beach affiliate for the University of Miami Hurricanes. The station carries the national Fox Sports Radio lineup along with New York Yankees baseball and Florida Panthers hockey. Alpha Media, West Palm Beach changed WMEN from Fox Sports 640 to 640 The Hurricane today, July 3rd. The station will still be an all sports Fox affiliate, but carry more edge and attitude. 640 The Hurricane is also the new radio home for the Miami Hurricanes. The “Canes” will join a play by play lineup that features the New York Yankees, Florida Panthers, and weekly NFL games. In addition to the play by play, the st...[Read More]
Station Sales Grupo Latino de Radio, a subsidiary of Spanish media conglomerate Prisa, seeks to increase their stake in Spanish News/Talk “Caracol 1260” WSUA Miami from 25% to 100% by buying out Eucario Bermudez for $270,000. One of the first cases of the new streamlined foreign ownership rules that allow foreign companies to outright purchase stations following review by the FCC and other federal agencies. As previously reported, JVC Media has sold Oldies “True Oldies 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade FL to Zoo Communications for $1.1 million. Upon completion of the sale, WBGF will join the Dance “Revolution 93.5” WZFL Islamorada/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami synchrocast. Jeff Davis’ Imperial Broadcasting Company acquires Adult Hits “Smash Hits” 1330 W...[Read More]
ANCO Media Group (formerly Zoo Communications) Dance “Revolution 93.5” WZFL Islamorada/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami/WHYI-HD2 has added Joe Raineri to host mornings. Raineri has previously hosted mornings at Hot AC 97.9 WRMF and Sports 640 WMEN in the West Palm Beach market. At WZFL he will join incumbent co-hosts Charisse and Kelly Razzberry. WPTV-TV also reports that the “Revolution” brand will expand to the West Palm Beach market as ANCO will be acquiring “True Oldies 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade from JVC Media, which will soon be completing its move slightly closer to West Palm Beach. The Oldies format will continue on 92.5 W223CJ West Palm Beach.
After stunting all weekend with Christmas Music, iHeartMedia’s 93.3 W227CX North Palm Beach/92.1 WRLX-HD2 West Palm Beach has returned to Country as “Wave 93.3“. The station is now being programmed separately from “Wave 92.7” WAVW Stuart/Port St. Lucie exclusively targeting the West Palm Beach market. The daytime airstaff remains identical on both stations with Bobby Bones in mornings, Heath West in middays, and Eric Hunter in afternoons, while Premium Choice content will be heard the rest of the day. iHeartMedia West Palm Beach debuted the new WAVE 93.3, No. 1 for New Country, effective immediately. WAVE 93.3 will broadcast the latest in Country music, including songs from artists such as Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, ...[Read More]