Centennial Broadcasting flipped Country simulcast “B105” 104.9 WZFC Strasburg/105.5 WXBN Berryville VA to Classic Country at 5:00pm on Tuesday. Now positioned as “True Country B105“, the station is focusing on 90s Country from artists such as Alabama, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and George Strait. With the change afternoon host Cisqo exits. Chuck Carroll moves from middays to afternoons and Mike Evans from nights to middays. The syndicated Big D & Bubba remain in place for mornings. B105, located simultaneously at 105.5 and 104.9 FM, is redirecting its version of Country with a direction and focus that features the rich heritage of both the station group and the format. ”Serving our community and the Shenandoah Valley is our mission”, says GM and Market Manager,...[Read More]
Note: With the FCC taking their databases down until September 8, there will be no filings from today until after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Station Sales WGUN Inc. sells Spanish Christian “Vida 1010” WTZA Atlanta to Marvelia Mata’s K & Z Broadcasting for $1.1 million. K & Z had been operating WTZA via Time Brokerage Agreement. Towers Investment Trust sells Christian AC 92.7 WBNK Pine Knoll Shores, NC to Brad and Leslie Lanser’s Empowered Broadcasting Company for $275,000. The Lansers own 55% of Lanser Broadcasting Company’s Christian AC “JQ99.3” WJQK and Conservative Talk “1260 The Pledge” WPNW Zeeland, MI Marvin Keith Davis’ Sandhills Broadcasting sells Carolina Beach Music 770 WLWL Rockingham, NC to station Presid...[Read More]
Timber Ridge Ministries has shuttered Christian AC “103.3 The Cross” WTCF Wardensville, WV/Winchester, VA after eighteen months on the air. The station left the following message on its website and Facebook page: It is with great sadness that as of noon today, Thursday, March 27, 2014, we will be signing off 103.3 The Cross FM. It has been our privilege to have spent these last 18 months with you ministering and reaching out to our community and sharing the Gospel and good news of Jesus. Unfortunately do to the lack of funds coming in we are no longer able to support the Ministry of The Cross FM on air. We will for now be continuing to stream online at TheCrossFM.com We pray God’s blessings over each and every one of you and may you continue touching those around you for ...[Read More]
Winchester Radio Broadcasters has relaunched 610 WXVA Winchester, VA with a Classic Hits format. The station had been running a broad playlist of music from the 60s through now, but has now shifted its focus to just the 60s to 80s as it prepares to add an FM signal in the market. WXVA operates with 380 watts daytime and 500 watts nighttime (with an app to drop that to 130 watts). Starboard Media Foundation was granted 102.9 W275BV which will operate with 250 watts at 375.9 meters rebroadcasting WXVA and a coverage are comparable to some full powered FM’s in the market thanks to its tower height.
Update 9/12: After beginning to simulcast on September 1, WXBN and WZFC have rebranded as “Big Country B105“. VARTV.com states that the station is skewing younger with a CHR style presentation. Original Report 9/1: Centennial Broadcasting has flipped Rock “105.5 The Bone” WXBN Berryville/Winchester, VA to a simulcast of sister Country “Z104.9” WZFC Strasburg. The move restores the simulcast of the two stations that existed under various formats and call letters from 1989 until September 2011, when 104.9 flipped to Country.
Update 9/19: 104.9 WZFC has flipped to Country as “Z104.9” billed as “The Shenandoah Valley’s Fresh Country”. The Bone continues on 105.5 WXBN. Original Report 9/13: Centennial Broadcasting is breaking up its Rock “104.9/105.5 The Bone” simulcast in Winchester, VA. VARTV.com first reported last week that 104.9 had begun disappearing from station logos followed by call sign changes at the pair. 104.9 Strasburg, VA is now WZFC, while 105.5 WXNB acquired 104.9’s former WXBN calls. WZFC matches Centennial’s recent registration of Z1049Country.com. 104.9 covers areas southwest of Winchester, while 105.5 serves Winchester and points east.