Radio Industry Edition

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: RadioInsight

 2020-09-25 11:19 

RadioInsight

Station Sales Week Of 9/25: Salem Exits Miami...

Salem Media sells Spanish Christian "Radio Luz" 1450 WKAT/101.9 W270CV Miami to Nelson Voltaire's Radio Piment Bouk for $3.5 million. The deal includes the transmitter site that is home to WKAT and Voltaire's Haitian "Radio Piment Bouk...

 2020-09-24 18:56 

RadioInsight

Infinite Dial Releases Study On Radio Format Listener Profiles...

Edison Research has released is most recent study in its ongoing Infinite Dial series today focusing on digital consumer behaviors of listeners of certain radio formats. The study included 3,159participants interviewed in January and February before the C...

 2020-09-24 18:00 

RadioInsight

The Most Musically Aggressive Stations In CHR?...

I've railed a lot about the prevailing sort of CHR station of recent years — the station where power rotation contains as many recurrents as currents; where "different"-sounding songs show up months after their digital buzz, making neith...

 2020-09-24 17:05 

RadioInsight

The King Brings Classic Hits To Parts Of Atlanta...

Just months after launching as Gospel "102.1 The King", 102.1 W271CV Atlanta has flipped to 80s based Classic Hits. Retaining the "102.1 The King" branding, the translator is now being fed via iHeartMedia's 96.1 WWPW-HD4 Atlanta. The J...

 2020-09-24 11:00 

RadioInsight

Chris Tyler To Depart Townsquare Lansing...

Longtime Townsquare Media Lansing Director of Content Chris Tyler will exit the cluster at the end of the week. Tyler has hosted afternoons at Country 100.7 WITL since 1997 and added Program Director and Operations Manager duties in 2007. He joined WITL f...

 2020-09-24 00:07 

RadioInsight

Cleveland's oWow Radio To Cease Operations Due To Pandemic Related Revenue Losses...

One of the few locally focused and commercially operated webcasters is throwing in the towel due to the continued uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. AAA "oWow Radio" operated by longtime Cleveland programmer John Gorman will sign-off on Frida...

 2020-09-23 15:42 

RadioInsight

Joy Worship Debuts In West Michigan...

Lanser Broadcasting flipped Christian Preaching "The Pledge" 1260 WPNW Zeeland MI to Contemporary Worship "Joy Worship 96.5/98.9" on August 31. The station is now emphasizing the signals of its two translators 96.5 W243BD and 98.9 W255DI Z...

 2020-09-23 11:30 

RadioInsight

Hot 101.7 Debuts In Panama City...

Gold Standard Broadcasting has begun operating Laurie Broadcasting's 1430 WLTG/101.7 W269DR Panama City FL via and has flipped the station from Conservative Talk to Rhythmic CHR "Hot 101.7". The move resurrects the "Hot" brand that was...

 2020-09-22 19:08 

RadioInsight

96.9 Kiss-FM Lexington Moves To Classic Hits...

LM Communications has flipped AC "Kiss 96.9" WGKS Paris/Lexington KY to Classic Hits. Retaining the "Kiss-FM" moniker, the station is now positioning as "Lexington's Greatest Hits". The move includes absorbing the format from C...

 2020-09-22 16:33 

RadioInsight

Educational Media Foundation To Acquire KFMK Austin...

Educational Media Foundation will be expanding its holdings in Austin TX with the purchase of Christian AC "Spirit 105.9" KFMK Round Rock from Crista Ministries. EMF will begin operating KFMK on November 1 ahead of closing. No terms of the deal ha...

 2020-09-22 13:06 

RadioInsight

Chris Stigall Returns To KCMO For Late Mornings...

Chris Stigall has returned to Cumulus Media Conservative Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI Kansas City to host a daily 10am-12pm show Stigall previously hosted mornings at the station from 2006 to 2010 before moving to 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. After exiting morni...

 2020-09-21 21:32 

RadioInsight

Abby Jessen Moves To KRAV Tulsa As Director Of Branding & Content...

Cox Media Group Hot AC "Mix 96.5" KRAV-FM Tulsa has filled its long vacant Director of Branding and Content position with the transfer of Abby Jessen from the company's Athens GA cluster. Jessen has served as Director of Branding and Programmi...

 2020-09-21 21:01 

RadioInsight

89.3 The Arbor Debuts New Student Run Christian AC Brand In Southern Michigan...

Spring Arbor University has launched student-run Christian AC "89.3 The Arbor" WJKN-FM Spring Arbor/Jackson MI. WJKN-FM had been partially simulcasting co-owned AAA/Christian AC "Home.FM" 106.9 WSAE Spring Arbor since December 2014 albeit ...

 2020-09-21 20:37 

RadioInsight

KHCV Shifts From Soft AC To Oldies...

Sunnylands Broadcasting flipped Soft AC "CV 104.3" KHCV Mecca/Palm Springs CA to Oldies this morning. Retaining its previous branding, KHCV is now positioning as "The Valley's Greatest Hits" with a playlist focusing on the 1960s and 70...

 2020-09-21 17:00 

RadioInsight

Lost Factor 1971: Some Songs Are Like a Broken Yo-Yo...

Like 1982, the very first year we calculated in our "Lost Factor" series, 1971 was a year of transition at pop radio. Two years earlier, facing the growth of FM album rock radio, top 40 radio went softer and more bubblegummy than ever. Now AOR rad...

 2020-09-21 16:14 

RadioInsight

Domain Insight 9/21: Is Da Bomb About To Drop In Las Vegas?...

Kemp Communications is preparing a potential change at CHR " Q106.9 " KVGQ Overton/Las Vegas.Plus more domains for SummitMedia's " 100.9 Jack-FM " WJSR Richmond....

 2020-09-21 16:03 

RadioInsight

Alt AZ 93.3 Adds The Woody Show For Mornings...

Hubbard Radio Alternative "Alt AZ 93.3" KDKB Mesa/Phoenix will add Premiere Networks' syndicated "The Woody Show" for mornings starting Monday, September 28. With the addition of the KYSR Los Angeles based Woody Show, current morning h...

 2020-09-21 15:24 

RadioInsight

Beasley Partners With BMI & HD Radio For 100 Years Of Hit Makers Series...

Beasley Media Group is partnering with BMI and HD Radio on an on-air series dedicated to songwriters explaining how some of their songs were created as part of an ongoing campaign surrounding the 100th anniversary of commercial radio. "100 Years of Hi...

 2020-09-21 13:11 

RadioInsight

Former Alabama House Speaker Sells Stations Following Upholding Of Imprisonment...

After being convicted in July 2016 of six felony charges for misusing his office for personal gain and his appeal denied last month, former Alabama Speaker of the House and Auburn Networks owner Michael Hubbard is selling his broadcast assets. Hubbard wil...

 2020-09-21 11:30 

RadioInsight

WCNN & WFOM Consolidate Lineups As Three Veteran Hosts Exit...

Dickey Broadcasting has made big cuts at its cluster of three Sports stations in Atlanta. "680/93.7 The Fan" WCNN North Atlanta/93.7 W229AG Atlanta has cut ties with morning co-host Steak Shapiro and 12-3pm co-host John Kincade, while Mark Zinno e...

 2020-09-20 16:00 

RadioInsight

FCC Report 9/20: Big AM Downgrade In Los Angeles...

AM Changes The Walt Disney Company is applying to consolidate its two Los Angeles stations at one site. Sports "710 ESPN" KSPN Los Angeles is seeking to relocate to the site of "Radio Disney Country" 1110 KRDC with a significant downgrade ...

 2020-09-20 14:00 

RadioInsight

Jeff Kinzbach Retires From WONE-FM...

Longtime Cleveland personality Jeff Kinzbach took to social media on Saturday night to announce he will be retiring from mornings at Rubber City Radio Group Rock 97.5 WONE-FM Akron on Wednesday, September 30. Kinzbach began his career at 1260 WIXY Clevela...

 2020-09-18 19:11 

RadioInsight

93.3 Austin Flips To CHR "New Music Now"...

For the second time this year Waterloo Media has flipped its 93.3 KGSR Cedar Park/Austin. After shifting from Soft AC to Hot AC in February, new Program Director Jay Michaels has relaunched the station as "93.3 New Music Now". The brand will be ag...

 2020-09-18 15:31 

RadioInsight

First Listen: Brooke v. Jubal...

We haven't had much in the way of "radio wars" in recent years. Industry consolidation and contractions wiped a lot out a lot of the old ferocity between stations. Sometimes there are flashes in whichever format is hot enough to have two stati...

 2020-09-18 14:00 

RadioInsight

Domain Insight 9/18: Jack Hitting The Road In Richmond?...

SummitMedia appears to be planning changes at Variety Hits " 100.9 Jack-FM " WJSR Lakeside/Richmond VA.Plus what the new call letters and branding will be for Nashville's upcoming AAA....

 2020-09-18 12:30 

RadioInsight

WSLP/WRGR Flip To Classic Hits...

North Country Radio has flipped AC "The Mix" 93.3 WSLP Saranac Lake/102.1 WRGR Tupper Lake NY to Classic Hits "Lake-FM". The move resurrects the format and branding utilized by WRGR until North Country Radio took over the station via LMA i...

 2020-09-18 11:00 

RadioInsight

Station Sales Week Of 9/18: Entercom Sells Two Greensboro AMs...

Entercom is selling its two AMs in Greensboro NC to Stuart and Nancy Epperson's Truth Broadcasting Corporation. Truth will acquire Southern Gospel 950 WPET and Gospel 1510 WEAL Greensboro for $400,000 with an LMA to take effect on September 28. Truth ...

 2020-09-17 19:05 

RadioInsight

Star 94 Relaunches As The Rhythm Of Atlanta...

After weeks of rumors, Entercom relaunched Hot AC "Star 94.1" WSTR Smyrna/Atlanta GA as Rhythmic AC "Star 94". Positioning as "The Rhythm of Atlanta", the move brings WSTR back to its heritage brand without the .1 in the name. The ...

 2020-09-17 13:06 

RadioInsight

Zimmer Launches Real Country 101.3 Springfield MO...

Zimmer Midwest completed its revamp of its new Springfield MO cluster on Wednesday with the flip of Red Dirt Country "101.3 The Outlaw" KWTO-FM (formerly KTXR) to Classic Country "Real Country 101.3". The new format is focusing on Country ...

 2020-09-17 12:44 

RadioInsight

Townsquare Media Tabs Dakota Woods As Lawton Market President...

Townsquare Media has appointed Dakota Woods as Market President/Chief Revenue Officer for its Lawton OK operations. Woods returns to Townsquare Lawton, where he previously worked in sales, from Gray Television's KSWO in the market. Woods had been serv...

 2020-09-16 22:47 

RadioInsight

Julia Lepidi & Shawn Tempesta To Pull Double Duty For Entercom...

Two additional Entercom personalities are now heard in multiple markets. "B96" WBBM-FM Chicago afternoon host Julia Lepidi is now broadcasting from 12-6pm on CHR "103.7 Kiss-FM" WXSS Wauwatosa/Milwaukee. Lepidi joined WBBM-FM as evening ho...

 2020-09-16 17:12 

RadioInsight

93X Fort Myers Becomes Trump Country 93.7...

Sun Broadcasting Rock "93X" 93.7 WXNX Sanibel/Fort Myers FL has moved into a new formatic direction. The station dropped its format at noon today and is now airing a current based Country format branded as "Trump Country 93.7" with imaging...

 2020-09-16 16:48 

RadioInsight

CNN To Launch Third SiriusXM Channel Dedicated To Their Docuseries...

CNN will debut a third SiriusXM channel airing their non-fiction docuseries. "CNN Originals" will air on channel 121 starting Friday, September 18 and will include programs from CNN and HLN including Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, United Shades o...

 2020-09-16 16:34 

RadioInsight

Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour To Return With New Episode For First Time Since 2009...

SiriusXM has announced that Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour will return next week for the first time since 2009. Theme Time Radio Hour, which ran for 100 episodes from 2006-2009, will be run consecutively for a week on Deep Tracks (channel 27) start...

 2020-09-16 13:16 

RadioInsight

Cadillac Jack & Erica Gray Join WITL For Mornings...

Townsquare Media Country 100.7 WITL Lansing MI has made a morning show change as former 99.5 WYCD Detroit APD/midday host Tom 'Cadillac Jack' Kapsalis and Erica Gray have joined the station following the exits of 'Banana' Don Jefferson & S...

 2020-09-16 12:46 

RadioInsight

Minnesota Public Radio Cuts KCMP Host After News Reporter Quits For Failing To Take Action On Her Report About Him...

Over the span of two days Minnesota Public Radio saw news reporter Marianne Combs resign after 23 years with the company because it failed to allow her to publish her report on an "89.3 The Current" KCMP host who eight women said that Eric Malmber...

 2020-09-16 12:30 

RadioInsight

The Family Radio Network Expands To Eau Claire Acquiring College Owned AAA...

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation's BluGold Radio LLC is selling AAA "Converge Radio" 99.9 WDRK Cornell/Eau Claire WI to The Family Radio Network for $280,300. The buyer operates the regional "The Family" Christian AC netwo...

 2020-09-15 21:24 

RadioInsight

Compass Media To Syndicate Anna & Raven...

Connoisseur Media Hot AC "Star 99.9" WEZN Bridgeport CT and 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge NY morning hosts Anna Zap and Jay Raven will be nationally syndicated by Compass Media Networks starting in January 2021. "Anna And Raven" have hosted morni...

 2020-09-15 19:07 

RadioInsight

WHO Morning Host Van Harden To Retire...

iHeartMedia News/Talk 1040 WHO Des Moines morning host Van Harden announced on-air this morning that he will retire from radio on January 8, 2021. Harden has been a staple in Des Moines radio since 1975 and has anchored mornings on WHO since 1986. The Jan...

 2020-09-15 18:49 

RadioInsight

WSCR Fires Dan McNeil Following Sexist Tweet...

Entercom Sports "670 The Score" WSCR Chicago has parted ways with afternoon host Dan McNeil following a tweet last night in which he disparaged Monday Night Football sideline reporter Maria Taylor over her wardrobe. In a memo to staffers Entercom ...

 2020-09-15 16:03 

RadioInsight

Entercom's Country Lineup Changes...

Despite being promoted as airing on all of Entercom's Country stations, the new "Katie & Company" midday show hosted by Katie Neal will not air on "106.5 The Wolf" WDAF-FM Kansas City. Ali Stephens remains in the 11am-3pm slot there. F...

 2020-09-15 13:23 

RadioInsight

WMTA To Relaunch As Star 107.3 On October 1...

Michael and Casey Davis will assume operations of Southern Gospel 1380 WMTA/107.3 W297CC Central City/Morehead KY and flip it to Hot AC "Star 107.3" on October 1. The Messenger-Inquirer reports that the move is a homecoming for Michael Davis who b...

 2020-09-15 11:59 

RadioInsight

Jennifer Witz To Become SiriusXM CEO As Jim Meyer Sets Retirement Date...

SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer will retire on December 31, 2020 with the company's President of Sales, Marketing and Operations Jennifer Witz set to succeed him atop the company. Witz has held multiple roles in her eighteen years with SiriusXM. Joining Sirius...

 2020-09-14 22:11 

RadioInsight

Charlie Maxx Rises To WXTU APD/Production Director...

Beasley Media Country 92.5 WXTU Philadelphia has promoted Charlie Maxx from evening host to Assistant Program Director and Production Director. Maxx will also now host from 12-3pm following the addition of the syndicated Backstage Country to all of Beasle...

 2020-09-14 18:05 

RadioInsight

Entercom Reveals New Country & Alternative Programming Leadership...

Entercom has announced the new programming leadership team for its Alternative and Country stations. WYCD Detroit Program Director Tim Roberts will remain Format Captain/VP of Country Programming. Rising to Regional Vice Presidents of Programming are WNSH...

 2020-09-14 18:00 

RadioInsight

Lucky Stiffs ... And Other Enduring Songs That Missed the Year-End Top 100...

When we've looked at the "Lost Factor" that removes big hit records from radio gold libraries and the public's consciousness over the years, we've always used the Billboard Top 100 for a given chart year in our calculations. There are ...

 2020-09-14 17:01 

RadioInsight

WTSV Joins WEEI Network...

Great Eastern Radio has shifted 1230 WTSV/94.3 W232DV Claremont NH and 94.5 W233CC White River Junction VT from ESPN Radio to join the network of Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston. The stations become Great Eastern's second affiliate of the WEEI net...

 2020-09-14 16:02 

RadioInsight

Amanda 'Ice' Habrowski Promoted To Live 95.5 Content Director...

Alpha Media has promoted Amanda 'Ice' Habrowski to Content Director of CHR "Live 95.5" KBFF Portland. Habrowski has been with KBFF since 2014 first as evening host and later added Music Director and then Assistant Program Director duties w...

 2020-09-14 14:59 

RadioInsight

Entercom's New Alternative On-Air Lineups...

Following the restructuring of Entercom's Alternative and Country stations last week, the new on-air lineups debuted this morning. The lineups feature mostly regionalized morning shows, voicetrackers in middays, either local or regional hosts in after...

 2020-09-14 14:38 

RadioInsight

Angi Taylor To Host Mornings On Rock 95.5 Chicago...

iHeartMedia's newly launched "Rock 95.5" WCHI-FM Chicago has revealed its first on-air staffer. Angi Taylor will move across the hall from co-hosting mornings at CHR "103.5 Kiss-FM" WKSC to take on the morning slot at 95.5. Taylor has ...

Page 1 of 4

  • Need an account?  
    or