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 2023-01-12 17:00 

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Dana Taylor To Depart WOMX...

After 28 years at Audacy Hot AC "Mix 105.1" WOMX Orlando, Dana Taylor will depart the station following her show on Friday, January 13. Taylor has been with WOMX since 1994 and has held on-air roles in overnights, evenings, middays and mornings as...

 2023-01-12 14:00 

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WDIA Appoints Tracy Bethea As Program Director...

iHeartMedia R&B Oldies 1070 WDIA Memphis has announced the appointment of Tracy Bethea as Program Director succeeding the late Bobby O'Jay. Bethea also serves as PD/afternoon host of Gospel "95.7 Hallelujah-FM" WHAL and Mid-South Region Brand ...

 2023-01-12 13:38 

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WFMT GM George Preston Moves To KMFA As CEO...

Classical 89.5 KMFA Austin TX has appointed George Preston as Chief Executive Officer. Preston joins KMFA from Window To The World Communications Classical 98.7 WFMT Chicago where he has served as VP/GM since March 2019. He has also held roles as GM of KC...

 2023-01-12 12:30 

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WDMO Relaunches As St. Croix Country...

After closing on its purchase of Zoe Communications Country "Thunder 95.7" WDMO Baldwin WI, Civic Media has flipped the station to Classic Country "St. Croix Country". The station is utilizing programming from the syndicated "Country L...

 2023-01-11 21:25 

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Bonneville Launches Praise Bay Area...

Bonneville continues its aggressive roll-out of HD Radio sub-brands in San Francisco with the launch of Gospel "Praise Bay Area" on 102.9 KBLX-HD3 San Francisco. Praise Bay Area joins an HD Radio suite at Bonneville San Francisco that includes AAA...

 2023-01-11 20:53 

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Vandals Destroy WSJS Towers...

Truth Broadcasting Conservative Talk/Sports 600 WSJS Winston-Salem NC is off the air after vandals destroyed two of its four towers. Owner Stu Epperson Jr. wrote on Facebook, "Today has been one of the toughest days of my broadcasting life...someone h...

 2023-01-11 20:38 

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KNUC-HD2 Rebrands As Tulalip Sportsbook Radio...

Hubbard Radio has announced its Sports Betting programming on 98.9 KNUC-HD2 Seattle will be rebranded as "Tulalip Sportsbook Radio" in a partnership with Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino. KNUC-HD2 launched the Sports Betting progra...

 2023-01-11 19:07 

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Coastal Oregon Cluster Faces Foreclosure...

Following the cancellation of the license of 102.7 KYTE Independence OR last week, YachatsNews reports that the remainder of Yaquina Bay Communications is facing foreclosure after defaulting on two loans and liens placed upon their assets by two governmen...

 2023-01-11 18:36 

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Pulse-FM Returns To Durham...

After losing its signal on 102.5 WPLW-FM Hillsborough NC as part of Curtis Media's flurry of changes on December 26, CHR "Pulse-FM" has returned to the Durham portion of the Raleigh/Durham market with the sign on of 103.7 W279EJ Hillsborough. ...

 2023-01-11 17:00 

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Geoff Moore Joins SmartRadio Suite...

Christian FM Media Group's SmartRadio Suite has appointed Geoff Moore as National Affiliations Director. Moore previously hosted mornings at WKZA Jamestown NY, WFLS Fredericksburg VA, WMTX Tampa, and WGYL Vero Beach FL. In his new role Moore will mark...

 2023-01-11 16:30 

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Westwood One Rebrands Late Night Talker As Rich Valds America at Night...

After taking over the host role on Jim Bohannon's syndicated late night show last October weeks before Bohannon's death, Westwood One has rebranded the show now hosted by Rich Valds as "Rich Valds America at Night". Valds took over as full...

 2023-01-11 13:30 

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Tom Barnard To Launch Streaming Morning Show With Hubbard...

Following his "retirement" from mornings after 37 years at Cumulus Classic Rock 92.5 KQRS Minneapolis, Tom Barnard will join Hubbard to launch a daily streaming morning show. The new show will air from 7-10am weekdays with live video airing on You...

 2023-01-11 13:11 

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91X Marks 40th Anniversary...

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of 91X. On January 11, 1983, XETRA-FM flipped to an alternative 'Cutting Edge of Rock' format and forever changed the radio landscape. Serving humanity from a radio tower on a big hill in Tijuana, MX and broadcasti...

 2023-01-10 23:36 

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Townsquare Shuts Down Binghamton AM...

Townsquare Media turned off "CBS Sports 1360" WYOS Binghamton NY on December 28. WYOS had featured a Sports format since 2006, originally carrying ESPN Radio programming until switching to CBS Sports when that network launched in 2013. The station...

 2023-01-10 18:57 

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KSGG Debuts As Spanish Classic Hits Xtra 104.7...

Dimes Media has launched Spanish Classic Hits "Xtra 104.7" KSGG Soledad CA. The station serves the area south of Salinas along US 101 with 240 watts/488 meters. Dimes Media won the allocation in the 2021 FCC Auction 109 for $58,000. The station is...

 2023-01-10 18:00 

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My Holiday 1987 Radio Road Trip, Part II...

In the days leading up to Christmas 1987, I drove from Los Angeles to New Jersey — my only coast-to-coast road trip so far. This year, I went back to listen to the airchecks. The first two days of that trip, covering Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; and El P...

 2023-01-10 15:30 

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iHeartRadio Sets Initiatives For Hip Hop 50th Anniversary...

iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, today announced "iHeartRadio Presents: 50 Years of Hip-Hop," a yearlong celebration of hip-hop and its impact on today's society and culture. iHeartMedia will dedicate its multi-platform as...

 2023-01-10 15:23 

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Jay C. Lowe Joins iHeartMedia As Oklahoma Area President...

iHeartMedia has announced the appointment of Jay C. Lowe as Area President of its stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Lowe joins iHeartMedia from Sinclair Broadcasting where he served as VP/GM for their stations in Mobile AL and Pensacola FL. He previous...

 2023-01-10 15:13 

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JoJo Girard Departs Mornings At WFGR...

JoJo Girard has announced his departure from mornings at Townsquare Media Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR Grand Rapids MI. Girard wrote on Facebook, "40 years almost to the day of taking my first full time morning show job, the road has taken a turn again. I w...

 2023-01-10 12:30 

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Carly Rush Takes Mornings At 92.9 The Drive...

Griffin Media Classic Hits "92.9 The Drive" KBEZ Tulsa has appointed Carly Rush as its new morning host. Rush returns to mornings on KBEZ for the first time since the station flipped from AC to Variety Hits "92.9 Bob-FM" in June 2010. She ...

 2023-01-09 20:44 

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Ken West Joins WERS As Brand Manager...

Emerson College AAA 88.9 WERS Boston has appointed longtime Boston programmer Ken West to a newly created Brand Manager position. West, who graduated from Emerson in 1994 and began his career at the station, most recently spent 20 years at Beasley Media B...

 2023-01-09 18:08 

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Craig Schwalb Joins WBBM As Brand Manager/News Director...

Audacy News 780 WBBM Chicago/105.9 WCFS Elmwood Park IL has announced the addition of Craig Schwalb as Brand Manager and News Director. Schwalb most recently served as Director of Content Integration and Operations for Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington D...

 2023-01-09 17:32 

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Jammin 101.5 Rebrands As The Mile High Vibe; Adds Kathie J For Middays...

Max Media Rhythmic AC "Jammin 101.5" KJHM Watkins/Denver CO has rebranded today as "The Mile High Vibe". The move comes with the return of Kathie J to the station. Kathie and Larry Ulibarri previously co-hosted mornings on Classic Hip Hop ...

 2023-01-09 14:30 

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KMWX Flips To Red Dirt Country...

Townsquare Media has flipped Hot AC "Mix 92.5" KMWX Abilene TX to Texas/Red Dirt Country "92.5 The Ranch". KMWX has assumed the programming that had been on co-owned "Lonestar 1280" KSLI since February 2020. KSLI is currently simul...

 2023-01-09 13:40 

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Telos Alliance Promotes Scott Stiefel To CEO...

Telos Alliance—global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades, announced today that it has appointed Co-CEO Scott Stiefel to the role of CEO, effective immediately. Now running the day-to-day operations of the company, Stiefel will ass...

 2023-01-09 13:14 

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Ken Benson & Max Dugan To Serve As KINK Content Directors...

Alpha Media has announced that P1 Media Group co-founders Ken Benson and Max Dugan will serve as co-Content Directors of AAA 101.9 KINK Portland. The duo succeed former Operations Manager Gene Sandbloom who departed at the end of 2022 following the expira...

 2023-01-09 11:00 

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Rumba 106.1 Philadelphia Adds Enrique Santos Show...

iHeartMedia Spanish Rhythmic "Rumba 106.1" WISX Philadelphia is completing its lineup with the launch of the company's Enrique Santos Show in mornings from 6-10am. Mornings had been vacant since the station's launch in March 2022. He round...

 2023-01-07 16:00 

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FCC Report 1/8: Operating From From Former Site Leads To KYTE's Cancellation...

Deletions The FCC has dismissed the license renewal and cancelled the license of Yaquina Bay Communications' 102.7 KYTE Independence OR deeming the license expired as the station did not operate from its licensed facilities for over three years.Follow...

 2023-01-07 01:39 

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Steve Gorman Joins KQRS Morning Show...

Cumulus Media Classic Rock 92.5 KQRS Minneapolis has announced the addition of former Black Crowes and Stereophonics drummer Steve Gorman to its morning show. Gorman will join Brian Zepp, Tony Lee and Candice Wheeler on the morning show filling the openin...

 2023-01-07 00:38 

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Vision Latina 96.7 Debuts In Southern California...

Estrella Media ended the Regional Mexican Oldies "La Ranchera 96.7" format on 96.7 KWIZ Santa Ana CA on New Years Day. The station is now airing Spanish Christian programming as "Vision Latina 96.7" associated with the television network o...

 2023-01-06 22:07 

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Jeff Ward Joins ESPN 102.7 Austin...

Jeff Ward has returned to the Waterloo Media Austin cluster to host an 11am-2pm show on Sports "ESPN 102.7" K274AX/KBPA-HD2. Ward previously co-hosted afternoons on News/Talk 590/99.7 KLBJ from 1997 to 2019. He later hosted a 9am-12pm show for the...

 2023-01-06 20:56 

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Alt 96.5 Kansas City Drops Elliot In The Morning...

The first of three stations to add Elliot in the Morning in 2022 has become the last to drop the show. Audacy Alternative "Alt 96.5" KRBZ Kansas City added the "DC101" WWDC Washington based morning show at the start of 2022, which was foll...

 2023-01-06 18:39 

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KXEA Drops The Bizz Into Western Missouri...

Radford Media Group flipped "Rock 104.9" KXEA Lowry City MO to Hot AC "104.9 The Bizz" on New Year's Day. Owner Clayton Radford will host "The Morning Mix" from 6-10am. The flip marks the end of the "Rock 104.9" brand t...

 2023-01-06 16:20 

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WRR Sets New Lineup Following Non-Commercial Conversion Under KERA...

KERA and WRR are excited to unveil a new, permanent schedule on WRR 101.1 FM, featuring all classical music, all the time. Hosted by beloved and familiar voices, the new programming features less interruptions and even more airtime for music, with particu...

 2023-01-06 16:15 

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Alpha Media Petitions For Up To 100% Foreign Ownership...

Alpha Media has filed a petition with the FCC seeking approval for up to 100% foreign equity ownership and specific investors to own above 5% equity and voting stakes in the company. A thirty day comment period is being opened through February 6 regarding...

 2023-01-06 13:11 

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WGH Brings Fox Sports Back To Norfolk...

Max Media has brought Fox Sports Radio programming back to Norfolk/Virginia Beach with today's flip of "Money Talk 1310" WGH/100.9 W265EF Newport News and 94.1 WVSP-HD2. "Fox Sports 1310" brings the network back to the market following...

 2023-01-06 13:00 

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Channel Q Goes Jockless As The Morning Beat Comes To An End...

Audacy ceased daily hosted programming on its LGBTQ+ "Channel Q" network right before Christmas. As first reported by AllAccess, "Channel Q" is now airing only "Our House Music Mix" around the clock. "The Morning Beat" host...

 2023-01-06 12:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 1/6...

Monte Spearman's Zula Com acquires Classic Country 1470 KWRD/98.5 K253CE Henderson TX from Hanszen Broadcasting for $100,000 plus a percentage of accounts receivable for the first ninety days after closing. Covenant Community Ministries, Inc.'s WE...

 2023-01-05 22:36 

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Brandon Clay To Join 101.7 The Bull Boston As Afternoon Host...

Saga Country 101.9 WPOR Portland ME afternoon host Brandon Clay is heading to iHeartMedia's "101.7 The Bull" WBWL Lynn/Boston for the same duties. While not yet announced by iHeart, Saga made the announcement in a job posting for Clay's so...

 2023-01-05 16:21 

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Kendall Stewart Joins The Current As APD...

Saga Communications AAA "106.1 The Corner" WCNR Charlottesville VA PD/morning host Kendall Stewart is joining Minnesota Public Radio's "The Current" based at 89.3 KCMP Minneapolis as Assistant Program Director. Stewart has been with WC...

 2023-01-05 15:35 

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WKRD Louisville Relaunches As SportsTalk 790...

iHeartMedia has consolidated its Sports programming in Louisville on 790 WKRD. The former "790 KRD" has rebranded as "SportsTalk 790" as Matt Jones' "Kentucky Sports Radio" network programming is moved over to the station from ...

 2023-01-05 14:13 

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Monte Belmonte Joins New England Public Media...

After departing mornings at Saga Communications AAA "93.9 & 101.5 The River" WRSI Turners Falls MA and WRSY Marlboro/Brattleboro VT after seventeen years last month, Christopher 'Monte' Belmonte will join New England Public Media to host a...

 2023-01-05 13:30 

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Mason Exits Mornings At Hot 93.3 Dallas...

Cumulus Media's newly shifted 90s/2000s Hits "Hot 93.3" KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas has cut ties with morning host Susan 'Mason' Moussette. Mason joined Hot 93.3 in August 2021. She previously spent thirteen years in afternoons at Hubba...

 2023-01-05 13:01 

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99X Atlanta Continues Rebirth With Return Of Original Voices...

Cumulus Media's Classic Alternative "99X" 100.5 WNNX College Park/Atlanta GA has continued its relaunch with the return of some of its former staffers. Former morning co-host Steve Barnes debuted in mornings today as the first part of the soon...

 2023-01-05 12:17 

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1190/104.7 iHeart Sports DC Debuts In Washington...

iHeartMedia has flipped it newly LMA'd 1190 WTSD Leesburg VA and the former Talk "104.7 WONK-FM" W284CQ/101.1 WWDC-HD2 Washington DC to Sports "iHeart Sports DC". The station will feature Fox Sports Radio programming from 6am to 5pm we...

 2023-01-04 18:44 

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Blaine 'Cody' Jackson Joins WKXC's Wake Up Krew...

Beasley Media Country "Kicks 99" 99.5 WKXC-FM Aiken SC/ Augusta GA has promoted cluster Digital Program Director Blaine 'Cody' Jackson to morning co-host alongside Byan 'Dub' Axelson. Jackson previously programmed iHeartMedia's...

 2023-01-04 16:53 

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Darlene Park Joins Cumulus Indianapolis As VP/Market Manager...

Cumulus Media has appointed Darlene Park as its new Indianapolis VP/Market Manger. Park joins Cumulus from Bonneville Denver where she served as Director of Sales since 2015. She joined Bonneville after its acquisition of stations from Entercom previously...

 2023-01-04 16:45 

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Tony Patrico Gone From KPNT's Rizzuto Show For Allegedly Soliciting Porn For Prizes...

Hubbard Alternative "105.7 The Point" KPNT Collinsville IL/St. Louis has cut ties with morning co-host Tony Patrico. The move comes after multiple women have shared screenshots and allegations of Patrico messaging them to send nude pictures or vid...

 2023-01-04 16:15 

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Audacy Launches Year Long 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Campaign...

Audacy has announced it will run a year-long campaign in 2023 honoring the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. "Hip Hop Made" will feature on-air content features, interviews, podcasts and special streams. The features will led by talent including Big Ti...

 2023-01-04 16:06 

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Southern Illinois Says Hello To Steve-FM...

Max Media's River Radio of Southern Illinois has flipped Classic Hits "Magic 95.1" WUEZ Carterville/Marion IL to Variety Hits "95.1 Steve-FM". Launching on January 3, the new brand is positioning as "We play whatever" with Corr...

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