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 2021-10-26 18:02 

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Audacy Shuffles Miami Sports Programming As Local Emphasis Shifts To WQAM...

Audacy realigned the programming at its two Sports stations in Miami today. "560 The Joe" WQAM Miami has rebranded as "AM 560 Sports" assuming the local programming, while "790 The Ticket" WAXY South Miami moves to Sports Betting p...

 2021-10-26 17:53 

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WURV Adds Kobe As Morning Host...

SummitMedia Hot AC "103.7 Your Variety" WURV Richmond has hired "94.1 The Zone" WZNE Rochester NY PD/afternoon host Cory 'Kobe' Fargo as morning host. Kobe had joined WZNE in August 2020 as afternoon host and rose to Program Direct...

 2021-10-26 17:00 

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What Radio Station Sounds Better Than Ever?...

Today's radio dial is dominated by heritage brands. Shortly before the pandemic, I looked at a page of radio ratings from a 1984 radio directory and found that anywhere from 30% to 50% of those station brands were still available in their market with ...

 2021-10-26 16:21 

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President Biden Nominates Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Chair; Gig Sohn As Commissioner...

President Biden has nominated acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to a new term, where she will continue to serve as Chair of the Commission. Rosenworcel has served as an FCC Commissioner since 2012 and as acting Chair since the start of 2021. Prior to j...

 2021-10-26 14:08 

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Good Karma Appoints New Market Managers In Chicago & Madison...

Good Karma Brands has announced new Market Manager appointments in two of its markets. Keith Williams will move from Madison WI to Chicago to oversee Sports "ESPN 1000" WMVP. Williams has been with the company since 1999 and has spent time oversee...

 2021-10-26 13:54 

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Patriot Debuts In Maine...

Bennett Radio Group has launched Conservative Talk "The Patriot" on 780 WEZR/98.3 W252DS Rumford and 1450 WPNO/96.9 W245CQ South Paris ME. The Patriot is featuring WLOB Portland's Ray Richardson Show in mornings plus syndicated talkers Dan Bon...

 2021-10-25 22:37 

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Ralphie Aversa Joins 107.1 The Boss...

Press Communications Classic Rock "107.1 The Boss" WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton NJ has announced the addition of Ralphie Aversa to the airstaff. Aversa, currently serves as a digital host for USA Today and will continue in that role, while...

 2021-10-25 19:45 

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106.5 The Beat Adds Candice Smith As Midday Host...

Audacy Hip Hop "106.5 The Beat" WBTJ Richmond has announced the addition of Candice Smith as midday host. Smith has been a traffic and entertainment reporter for "NBC 12" WWBT-TV Richmond since 2014 and hosts "About Town" for that ...

 2021-10-25 19:30 

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An Oral History of WMMS 1968 - 2018...

Three years ago, Ultimate Classic Rock's Matt Wardlaw and Cleveland Scene's Jeff Niesel wrote an extensive oral history for that publication of legendary rock (and, for a while, top 40) outlet WMMS Cleveland. As part of our recent coverage of heri...

 2021-10-25 15:08 

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Cumulus Extends Deal With Bob & Tom; Adds Show In Abilene...

Cumulus Media has announced it has signed a long-term extension with the Bob & Tom Show to continue to distribute the show via Westwood One and air on many of their stations. As part of the deal, Cumulus has also added Bob & Tom to an additional station, ...

 2021-10-25 14:24 

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iHeartMedia Launches Rochester's Country 100.5...

iHeartMedia flipped Hot AC "Mix 100.5" WDVI Rochester NY to "Country 100.5" today. The new format debuted at 9:00 this morning positioning as "Rochester's Ten In A Row Country" and giving the company a full-market signal compet...

 2021-10-24 15:00 

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FCC Report 10/23: Pair Of Mississippi Licenses Cancelled For Operating Illegally...

Deletions A pair of Mississippi signals have had their licenses revoked after a competitor claimed that the stations were not operating within legal parameters. In April 2020, Delta Radio Network owner Larry Fuss submitted informal objections against the ...

 2021-10-24 14:00 

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Domain Insight 10/24: A Hot Return In Wilkes-Barre? Another Audacy Move On The Block?...

Is Cumulus CHR " 97.1/95.7 BHT " WBHT Mountain Top/WBHD Olyphant PA returning to its original " Hot 97 " branding?Plus a potential iHeartMedia Country move and is there another Audacy move on " The Block "?...

 2021-10-22 18:50 

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WPKQ In Stunt Mode...

Townsquare Media dropped its Country format on "103.7 The Peak" WPKQ North Conway NH/Portland ME at noon today and is currently in stunt mode. The station is looping Bad Religion's cover of "White Christmas" and sound clips teasing ...

 2021-10-22 18:00 

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The Favorite Station You Can't Stream (And Three You Can)...

KOAI (The Wow Factor) Phoenix, which celebrated its second birthday on Sept. 30, became a quick favorite of Ross on Radio readers, especially when its station stream was made available outside Arizona. Over the first year, PD/consultant John Sebastian tig...

 2021-10-22 14:14 

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Jen Richer Named APD For iHeartMedia Washington DC...

iHeartMedia has appointed Jen Richer as Assistant Program Director for their Washington DC cluster. Richer will assist the PD's at all seven stations in the cluster reporting to SVP/Programming Jeff Kapugi. She returns to the cluster after previously ...

 2021-10-22 13:28 

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Format Change Imminent At New York's Country 94.7...

A new format is imminent at Audacy Country "New York's Country 94.7" WNSH Newark NJ/New York. On-air talent have been telling listeners that this is their final day on the air and sharing memories ahead of the format change. The Country format...

 2021-10-22 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 10/22: Family Stations & Relevant Radio Swap In Baltimore And Orlando...

Family Stations and Relevant Radio are swapping excess signals in Baltimore and Orlando. Family Stations will send 750 WBMD Baltimore MD to Relevant Radio for 1190 WAMT Pine Castle-Sky Lake/Orlando FL. The deal marks an entry into each market for the acqu...

 2021-10-21 19:04 

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Beasley Launches Florida Sports Network with Miller & Moulton Syndication...

Following the entry of WBZ-FM Boston morning hosts Toucher & Rich into syndication this week, Beasley Media is expanding another Sports morning show into regional syndication. "The Florida Sports Network" is debuting with "ESPN Southwest Flori...

 2021-10-21 17:28 

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Maddie Reis Joins KLUC's Chet Buchanan Show...

Audacy CHR 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas has announced the addition of Maddie Reis to their Chet Buchanan Show. Reis joins Buchanan and Kayla Jo Walker as Producer for the morning show. She previously served as an intern and producer for "The TJ Show" at Au...

 2021-10-21 15:20 

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KRXQ Adds Carlota For Middays...

Audacy's "98 Rock" KRXQ Sacramento has announced the addition of Carlota Gonzalez as midday host starting Monday, October 25. Gonzalez joins KRXQ after spending 22 years at 92.3 KOMP Las Vegas until June 2020. She also operates the Kilpop Rock...

 2021-10-21 14:11 

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iHeartMedia Memo Details New Work Environment...

As most of the world continues to figure out how to safely return their employees to office environments, iHeartMedia has decided that it is better to retain flexibility keeping many employees in a hybrid environment or completely working from home. In a ...

 2021-10-21 13:12 

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Steve Somers To Depart WFAN Sooner Rather Than Later...

The last original host at Audacy Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York is preparing to bid adieu. Newsday reports that Steve Somers told listeners overnight that he will be departing the regular schedule "more sooner rather than later," but may r...

 2021-10-20 21:50 

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Hannah Byrom To Depart Mornings At WCTO/WWYY...

Hannah Byrom has announced her upcoming departure from mornings at Cumulus Media's "Cat Country 96" WCTO Easton/Allentown PA and 107.1 WWYY Belivdere NJ. Byrom joined WCTO in October 2019. She began her career as part of Westwood One's ...

 2021-10-20 19:30 

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Alpha Media Appoints Zoe Burdine-Fly As Regional President...

Alpha Media has announced the appointment of Zoe Burdine-Fly as Regional President overseeing thirteen markets including Amarillo, Bakersfield, Lincoln and Topeka. Burdine-Fly joins Alpha from Townsquare Media where she most recently has been based in Lan...

 2021-10-20 15:30 

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WIFI Flips To Spanish AC Amor 92.9...

Ritmo Broadcasting has launched a second Spanish language brand in New Jersey. 1460 WIFI Florence/92.9 W225DJ Burlington have flipped to Spanish AC "Amor 92.9". Those stations had been simulcasting Spanish Tropical "Ritmo-FM" with 98.5 W25...

 2021-10-20 14:16 

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98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich To Enter Regional Syndication...

Beasley Media Group's "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM Boston has announced that its "Toucher & Rich" will enter regional syndication on Monday, October 25. The show will be made available to stations in New England to create a daypart com...

 2021-10-20 13:32 

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Audacy Acquires WideOrbit Streaming...

Audacy has announced it has acquired an exclusive, perpetual license to WideOrbit's digital audio streaming technology and its related assets and operations of WO Streaming. Audacy will rebrand the platform to AmperWave with the entire WO Streaming te...

 2021-10-20 12:00 

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Stonecom Launches Highway 111 Country & Sports Radio 104.7...

Stonecom has launched two new stations in its Cookeville TN cluster with the launch of Classic Country "96.9 Highway 111 Country" WUCH Algood and "SportsRadio 104.7" W284DR Cookeville/106.9 WKXD-HD3 Monterey. WUCH is the former 104.7 WLIV-...

 2021-10-20 11:00 

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Townsquare Media Appoints Jim Kovacik As Victoria TX Director of Content...

Townsquare Media has announced the appointment of Jim Kovacik as Director of Content for their four stations in Victoria TX. Kovacik is best known for his 30 year run at Radio One Hip Hop "97.9 The Box" KBXX as morning show producer and co-host un...

 2021-10-19 20:37 

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Liberty Media Sells Its Stake In iHeartMedia...

After becoming the largest single shareholder of iHeartMedia following its 2018 bankruptcy restructuring, Liberty Media has sold its stake in the company. In an SEC filing dated October 5, Liberty revealed it has sold its remaining stake of 5,941,248 shar...

 2021-10-19 19:00 

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Final Listen: KITS (Alt 105.3) San Francisco...

Even when Top 40 was beginning its rebound in the mid-'90s, ending the 1993-95 period when the format looked like it could truly become extinct, there were stations still changing format to something else, and group heads saying that the traditional &...

 2021-10-19 18:26 

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Jodesha Makes Multiple Format Shifts In Aberdeen/Grays Harbor...

As Jodesha Broadcasting prepares to move 105.7 KJET Raymond WA to Union WA where it may rimshot the Seattle market, the company has completed a realignment of its brands in Aberdeen/Grays Harbor. Jodesha moved Country "Bigfoot 107.3" KANY Cosmopol...

 2021-10-19 18:06 

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FCC Designates WQZS Owner To Character Hearing...

After owner Roger Wahl pled guilty in July 2020 to felony charges of trying to solicit male strangers to rape his female friend facilitated through his Oldies "QZ 93" 93.3 WQZS Meyersdale PA, the FCC has designated the station for a hearing on whe...

 2021-10-19 17:55 

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Comrex Launches Gagl Cloud Service...

Comrex is announcing a new cloud service called Gagl. Gagl delivers conferenced audio from multiple contributors to Comrex hardware codecs in high quality. Gagl allows between one and five users to send and receive audio from computers and smartphones. Pa...

 2021-10-19 15:12 

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Lou Russo & Shannon Holly Expand From WJLK To WSJO...

Townsquare Media Hot AC "SoJo 104.9" WSJO Egg Harbor City/Atlantic City NJ has imported the morning show from sister "94.3 The Point" WJLK Asbury Park. Lou Russo and Shannon Holly, who have been teamed in mornings since February on WJLK, w...

 2021-10-19 12:00 

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Mathew Blades To Depart Mornings At Mix 96.9 Phoenix In December...

Mathew Blades has announced he will step down from co-hosting mornings at iHeartMedia Hot AC "Mix 96.9" KMXP Phoenix following his show on Friday, December 10. Blades, who took a leave of absence in July following a panic attack, made the announce...

 2021-10-19 11:29 

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Jason Bailey Leaves Rock 100.5 Atlanta...

After seven years in mornings at Cumulus Media's "Rock 100.5" WNNX College Park/Atlanta GA, Jason Bailey left the station following Monday's "Bailey & Southside" show. Bailey joined WNNX in December 2014 after a little over a year ...

 2021-10-18 23:40 

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Dan Bongino Says Cumulus Can Have Vaccine Mandate Or His Show...

Westwood One syndicated midday host Dan Bongino threatened on-air today to quit over Cumulus' recently enacted COVID-19 mandate. Bongino told listeners, "Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me if they want to continue this partnership...

 2021-10-18 18:28 

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Tony Coles Joins RAB Board of Directors...

The Radio Advertising Bureau has announced that iHeartMedia's Division President of its Multiplatform Group and President of Black Information Network, Tony Coles, has joined its Board of Directors taking the slot that had been filled by iHeart's ...

 2021-10-18 14:05 

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Sinclair Acknowledges Ransomware Attack Affecting Their Former Seattle Radio Stations...

Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend affecting operations at its properties across the country. While Sinclair no longer owns any radio properties, the cluster of Seattle radio stations the company rece...

 2021-10-18 13:40 

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Entravision Launches El Show del Raton From KDLD/KDLE Los Angeles To Eleven Additional Markets...

Entravision has announced the syndicated launch of "El Show del Raton" hosted by Martin Alfonso 'El Raton' Romero, Liz "La Pitaya" Ramos, and producer Jacob 'El Pinolillo' Argueta from Cumbia "Viva 103.1" KDLD Santa...

 2021-10-18 12:47 

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Nielsen Debuts New Brand Identity...

Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) unveiled a new brand campaign, including a new identity, reflecting the company's transformation of its culture and a redefined strategy focused solely on the global future of media. Nielsen's new look and feel represents a co...

 2021-10-18 12:37 

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Audacy Expands The Bet To AM In Boston & HD In Four Other Markets...

Audacy continues its roll-out of Sports Betting "The Bet" branded stations across its footprint. Utilizing programming from the company's "BetQL Network", Audacy has launched the brand on 850 WEEI Boston where it replaces ESPN Radio pr...

 2021-10-18 12:22 

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WSUL Shifts From Hot AC To AC...

Bold Gold Media Group has shifted Hot AC 98.3 WSUL Monticello NY to AC under recently appointed Program Director Chase Daniels. Focusing on music from the 1990s through now, the station is now positioning as "Sullivan & The Catskills BEST Music Mix...

 2021-10-18 12:05 

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KKDM Promotes Taylor J To Program Director...

iHeartMedia CHR "107.5 Kiss-FM" KKDM Des Moines has promoted Taylor J from APD to Program Director. Taylor J joined KKDM in 2018 after previously spending fifteen years at iHeartMedia St. Louis over two stints including stints as Director of Marke...

 2021-10-17 21:30 

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Alt 105.3 San Francisco Is Briefly Resurrected...

After flipping on Friday afternoon to Variety Hits "105.3 Dave-FM", the former format returned to KITS San Francisco this morning. Technical issues took the "Dave-FM" format off for about 12 hours starting on Saturday evening. The issues b...

 2021-10-17 19:30 

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Palm Beaches Surf Is Out Following Sale...

Following the closing of its $1.1 million acquisition of 960 WSVU/101.7 W269DS North Palm Beach FL, Jean Altidor's United Group Elite Agency Investments has flipped the station to Haitian Creole language programming as "Radio Elite International&#...

 2021-10-17 15:36 

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FCC Report 10/17: WBYN Gets Deleted...

Deletions After being off the air for over 365 days, the FCC has deleted the license of Connoisseur Media's 1160 WBYN Lehighton PA. WBYN went silent in September 2020 after its $50,000 sale to Twilight Broadcasting failed to close. WBYN had most recen...

 2021-10-15 21:30 

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KROQ Relaunches Mornings As Klein. Ally. Show....

While nothing has been officially announced, it appears as though Audacy Alternative 106.7 KROQ Pasadena/Los Angeles has settled on a new morning show name following the departure of Ted Stryker this summer. Ally Johnson has been bumped up to co-lead of t...

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