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 2021-09-08 16:56 

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WEPN & KSPN SVP/GM Tim McCarthy To Depart Ahead Of Potential Good Karma Takeover...

Ahead of the expected LMA of "98.7 ESPN New York" 1050 WEPN/98.7 WEPN-FM and "ESPN LA 710" KSPN/1110 KRDC Los Angeles to Good Karma Brands, Tim McCarthy has told staffers he will be departing as SVP/General Manager of both stations at the ...

 2021-09-08 16:00 

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1999: Livin' La Vida Lost Factor...

Pop music's resurgence was peaking in 1999. Top 40 radio was varied — truly embracing Hip-Hop and R&B for the first time in a decade; still drawing heavily from Modern AC; welcoming a Latin crossover mini-boom; embracing a third wave of teen act...

 2021-09-08 15:57 

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First Listen: Delilah's KDUN; 'Throwback' 24/7, WREO...

Of the half-dozen or so format changes that took place over Labor Day Weekend, there are at least three that will likely be of special interest to Ross On Radio readers. There's the first fulltime affiliate of Tony Lorino's Throwback Nation Classi...

 2021-09-08 15:51 

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Kristin Roderick Joins WBLS/WQHT As Vice President of Sales...

MediaCo has announced the appointment of Kristin Roderick as Vice President of Sales for Rhythmic CHR "Hot 97" WQHT and Adult R&B 107.5 WBLS New York. Roderick joins MediaCo from Townsquare Media where she has been Director of Regional Partnership...

 2021-09-08 15:16 

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WOAP Opens A Portal To Rock/Alternative/CHR Hybrid...

Cano's Broadcasting has flipped Variety Hits "103.1 The O" 1080 WOAP/103.1 W276CZ Owasso MI to a mix of Rock, Alternative and CHR as "103.1 Portal-FM". Featuring an "alien" imaging voice, General Manager Tony Burke told Durand ...

 2021-09-08 12:06 

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Jack-FM Enters Wausau...

Midwest Communications has flipped "Rock 94.7" WOZZ Mosinee/102.9 W275AC Wausau WI to Variety Hits "94.7 Jack-FM". The change took place at midnight this morning bringing an end to the eleven year old Rock brand. The flip places the statio...

 2021-09-07 22:01 

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WMGG Sale Brings Ritmo To Tampa...

NIA Broadcasting has agreed to sell 1470 WMGG Egypt Lake/101.9 W270DU Tampa to Daniel de la Rosa's DRC Broadcasting for $600,000. DRC began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement on August 31 flipping the station to Spanish Tropical "R...

 2021-09-07 19:14 

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St. Barnabas Broadcasting Expands In Pittsburgh Area...

St. Barnabas Broadcasting, which entered the radio industry with the purchase of Conservative Talk 1320 WJAS/99.1 W256DE Pittsburgh last year, is acquiring two more stations in Western Pennsylvania. St. Barnabas Broadcasting will acquire Conservative Talk...

 2021-09-07 18:47 

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Fox Sports Radio Moves In Tulsa...

Premiere Networks has announced that Griffin Communications' newly launched Sports "The Blitz 1170" KTSB (formerly KFAQ) Tulsa will assume the Fox Sports Radio network affiliation in the market. KTSB will air Fox Sports Radio programming from ...

 2021-09-07 14:22 

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DJ Prostyle To Move From Power 105.1 New York To Roles In Multiple Florida Markets...

After ten years as Music Director, midday host and mixer for iHeartMedia Hip Hop "Power 105.1" WWPR-FM New York, DJ Prostyle is relocating to Tampa to take on a multi-market role with the company. Prostyle will host afternoons on Hip Hop "95.7...

 2021-09-07 13:09 

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Robert 'Woody' Nelson Returns To Cumulus Minneapolis As Creative Imaging Director & KQRS Midday Host...

After a brief stint as Production Director at Audacy Minneapolis, Robert 'Woody' Nelson is returning to Cumulus Minneapolis in the dual role of midday host at Classic Rock 92.5 KQRS and Creative Imaging Director for KQRS and Rock "93X" KXX...

 2021-09-07 12:00 

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Blair Davis Joins WDRM As Morning Co-Host...

iHeartMedia Country 102.1 WDRM Huntsville AL has announced the appointment of Blair Davis as morning co-host alongside Brent 'Dingo' Crank. Davis joins WDRM from NCA Inc.'s crosstown Hot AC "Mix 96.9" WRSA-FM where she served as Market...

 2021-09-07 11:51 

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Amy Miller To Step Down As KKXT Program Director...

North Texas Public Broadcasting AAA "91.7 KXT" KKXT Dallas will soon be on the hunt for a new Program Director as Amy Miller will step down on September 17. Miller will at first remain with the station in a part-time role continuing as midday host...

 2021-09-05 19:00 

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Liz Mantel Joins The Wolf Buffalo...

Audacy Country "107.7/104.7 The Wolf" WLKK Wethersfield Township/W284AP Buffalo NY has begun staffing up with the addition of Liz Mantel as morning host. Mantel previously co-hosted mornings at Townsquare Media Country at 106.5 WYRK Buffalo from M...

 2021-09-05 17:10 

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FCC Report 9/5...

FCC Actions Kathadin Communications' 102.5 W273DJ Millinocket ME has been issued a Notice of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture proposing a $3500 fine for failing to timely file a license to cover application and operating the translator following the ...

 2021-09-05 15:00 

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Ross On Radio's Stories of Summer 2021...

The Song of the Summer is often the song most associated with summer travel, but if you were fortunate enough to go anywhere this summer, you may have missed one of the Ross on Radio "Stories of Summer 2021." Since each week's Ross On Radio ne...

 2021-09-03 23:11 

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Alt 103.5 Albany Switches To Q105.7 Simulcast...

Two years after moving Classic Rock "Q103" 103.5 WQBJ Cobleskill/103.9 WQBK-FM Rensselaer NY to 105.7 Malta NY, Townsquare Media has reversed half of that move. What had been Alternative "Alt 103.5" WQSH has returned to simulcasting the Cl...

 2021-09-03 22:52 

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Sasquatch Found In Rochester MN...

After stunting for a day with sounds of people hiking, Townsquare Media has flipped Rock "Z-Rock 107.7" KDCZ St. Charles/Rochester MN to Classic Rock "Sasquatch 107.7". Matching the branding of Townsquare's "Sasquatch 92.1" WWP...

 2021-09-03 16:03 

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WYET Relaunches As Throwback 102.3...

Sound Management's "Classic Hits 102.3" WYET New Carlisle/South Bend IN relaunched as "Throwback 102.3" at noon today. WYET becomes the first 24/7 affiliate utilizing the brand and programming of Tony Lorino's "Throwback Nation...

 2021-09-03 15:00 

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Summer Song 2021: "Hard To Choose" Is Better Than "Hard To Say"...

When I was "Handicapping the Summer Song of 2021" in May, looking at a suddenly promising field of contenders, I wrote that "the real question is whether there will be depth." I was hoping for "enough Summer Song candidates for a photo...

 2021-09-03 12:23 

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Longview WA Signals Swap Locations...

Bicoastal Media has swapped dial positions for its two AMs in Longview WA. Conservative Talk/Sports 1400 KEDO Longview has moved to 1270, while Classic Country "Real Country" KBAM makes the reverse shift. The move, as with most AM changes now, was...

 2021-09-03 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 9/3: Family Life Ministries Buys Two & Sells One...

Family Life Ministries was busy with two acquisitions and a divestment this week. Family Life agreed to acquire Silent 91.1 WUFR Bedford/Altoona PA from Family Stations for $150,000 and 88.9 WITC Cazenovia NY from Cazenovia College for $30,000. Family Lif...

 2021-09-02 23:16 

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Coyte Comes To An End At KLBJ-FM As Matt Bearden Joins CJ Morgan At 101X; Elvis Duran Added At Lucy 93.3...

Waterloo Media Rock 93.7 KLBJ-FM Austin is pulling the plug on its afternoon "Coyte" show after six months. Coyte was hosted by Matt Bearden, comedian Abby Rosenquist, and producer Spencer Williams. Bearden and Williams will now shift over to Alte...

 2021-09-02 22:00 

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99.1 The Bone Debuts In Concord...

Binnie Media will launch Classic Rock "99.1 The Bone" WNNH Henniker/Concord NH at 6am on Friday, September 3. Duplicating the brand of co-owned "106.3 The Bone" WHXR Scarborough/Portland ME, WNNH is breaking away from the Classic Hits "...

 2021-09-02 21:34 

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Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon To Depart WKHQ...

Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon have announced the will depart mornings at MacDonald Garber Broadcasting CHR "106 KHQ" 105.9 WKHQ Charlevoix/Traverse City MI on Wednesday, September 22. Bridges doubles as Vice President of Programming for the comp...

 2021-09-02 18:21 

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Domain Insight 9/2: A Slow Labor Day Weekend Build...
 2021-09-02 13:28 

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Sale Closings Lead To Multiple Christian Flips Across The Country...

A number of sales closed on September 1 leading to expected flips of stations to new Christian formats. Radio Training Network closed on its $1.3 million acquisition of Horizon Broadcasting Company's Sports "ESPN 97.9" WTSM Woodville/Tallahass...

 2021-09-02 12:48 

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Joe Hawk Takes Afternoons At 107.7 The Bone...

Cumulus Media Classic Rock "107.7 The Bone" KSAN San Mateo/San Francisco has announced the promotion of Joe 'Hawk' Ceccotti to afternoon host. Ceccotti has been with KSAN since 2013 starting as an intern and most recently serving as a week...

 2021-09-01 19:22 

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Gen Media Partners Launches Initiative To Promote Multicultural Owned & Targeted Radio Stations...

Gen Media Partners has announced the formation of a strategic task force to champion the power and influence of certified minority-owned and -targeted radio stations to advertisers and agencies. The task force will advocate on behalf of the largely overlo...

 2021-09-01 18:30 

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KFYN Goes In Rewind...

Vision Media Group has completed the frequency shift of its translator for 1420 KFYN Bonham TX and used it as an opportunity to debut a new format. The former Classic Country "95.7 The Warrior" K239CG Bonham moved to 103.9 K280GZ at noon today wit...

 2021-09-01 17:00 

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Final Listen: WROZ (Fun 101.3) Lancaster...

In January 2012, I wrote about Mainstream AC WROZ Lancaster, Pa., then known as the Rose, twice in one week. On a Friday, I profiled the station and its evolution to a hotter, more current mix that landed somewhere between the AC norm and Adult CHR. On th...

 2021-09-01 16:59 

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WTTS PD Laura Duncan To Join WXRT Chicago...

Audacy AAA 93.1 WXRT Chicago has announced the appointment of Laura Duncan as Brand Manager. Duncan joins WTTS from Sarkes Tarzian where she served in the role of PD/afternoon host at AAA 92.3 WTTS Bloomington/Indianapolis, and PD of News/Talk 1370 WGCL/W...

 2021-09-01 15:10 

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Delilah Documents KDUN Relaunch...

After purchasing the station where her radio career began as a child, Premiere Networks' syndicated evening host Delilah Rene will relaunch 1030 KDUN Reedsport OR on Monday at 10:30am. While not disclosing programming plans, the station will emphasize...

 2021-09-01 13:25 

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SiriusXM Launches Limited Run SoundCloud Radio...

On the heels of its launch of Tik Tok Radio as a permanent addition to its lineup, SiriusXM is partnering with another social audio platform for a limited-run channel. The Hip Hop based "SoundCloud Radio" will run on the SiriusXM app/streaming pla...

 2021-09-01 12:17 

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WGR Extends Deal With Buffalo Bills & Sabres...

Audacy Sports 550 WGR Buffalo has announced it has signed multi-year contract extensions with Pegula Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Audacy today announces multiyear radio broadcast contract e...

 2021-09-01 12:13 

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Rumba 97.7 Boston Adds Enrique Santos For Mornings; Names Tony Banana PD...

iHeartMedia Spanish CHR "Rumba 97.7" WZRM Brockton/Boston has announced the appointment of Tony Banana as Program Director/afternoon host and the addition of the Enrique Santos Show in mornings. Santos, Chairman/Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLat...

 2021-08-31 19:51 

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WZRH/KVDU Tower Destroyed By Hurricane Ida...

The nearly 2000 foot tower utilized by Cumulus Media Alternative "Alt 92.3" WZRH LaPlace and iHeartMedia Variety Hits "104.1 The Spot" KVDU Houma LA was toppled by the winds of Hurricane Ida. The 1999 foot structure was constructed in 1988...

 2021-08-31 19:30 

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Paul Gallant Exits Mornings At ESPN 710 Seattle...

Morning co-host Paul Gallant has exited Bonneville Sports "710 ESPN" KIRO Seattle after two years at the station. Gallant tweeted that he was informed following today's morning show that he was done with the station with a new lineup expected ...

 2021-08-31 15:10 

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WRIF Promotes Jade Springart To Program Director...

Beasley Media Group Rock 101.1 WRIF Detroit has promoted Jade Springart to Program Director. Springart takes the day-to-day programming reins at WRIF from Beasley Media Group Director of National Content and Detroit Programming Scott Jameson, who will con...

 2021-08-31 14:30 

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Steve 'Kekeluv' Kicklighter Exits Mix 106 Boise...

After nearly fifteen years in the market, Steve 'Kekeluv' Kicklighter has exited as afternoon host at Townsquare Media Hot AC "Mix 106" KCIX Garden City/Boise. In an Instagram post he wrote, "I gave you my all. Unfortunately, That wasn...

 2021-08-31 12:45 

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Bruce Collins Joins WBAP/KLIF As Program Director...

Cumulus Media has announced the appointment of Bruce Collins as Program Director of News/Talk 820 WBAP Fort Worth and 570 KLIF Dallas. Collins joins WBAP/KLIF from Alpha Media Portland where he has served as Spoken Word Content Director and Operations Man...

 2021-08-31 12:30 

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Sports Is In Lexington's Zone...

Nine months after Classic Country "96.1 Hank-FM" WLXO Stamping Ground/Lexington KY made 105.5 Mount Sterling its primary signal, Clarity Communications has debuted a new format on what is now 96.1 WZNN Stamping Ground. Clarity debuted "Sports ...

 2021-08-31 11:41 

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WSFI To Expand Chicago Coverage With WNDZ Simulcast...

Catholic EWTN Radio will expand its coverage in Chicago starting Wednesday, September 1 as its programming will be heard on Newsweb's 750 WNDZ Portage IN. WNDZ, which had been carrying a Brokered Ethnic format for much of its history, will now simulca...

 2021-08-31 11:30 

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Joey Tack Joins WLHK As APD/Morning Host...

Emmis Country "97.1 Hank-FM" WLHK Indianapolis has hired Joey Tack as its new Assistant Program Director and morning host. Tack will accompany incumbent co-host Mindy Winkler starting Tuesday, September 7. He fills the opening created by the depar...

 2021-08-30 21:53 

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Entravision Sells Houston AM...

Entravision has sold Spanish Oldies "La Suavecita 1180" KGOL Humble/Houston TX to Rehan Sisdiqui's FM Media Ventures for $125,000. Siddiqui, who began his radio career brokering time on KGOL as a teenager, currently operates South Asian "1...

 2021-08-30 20:28 

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JD Garfield Steps Down As Wild 101/I-Rock Boise Program Director...

JD Garfield has announced his resignation as Program Director of Iliad Media Group Rhythmic CHR "Wild 101" KWYD Parma and Rock "99.1 I-Rock" K256CZ Boise/KQBL-HD2 Emmett ID. In a posting to his e-mail list/blog, Garfield states that he is ...

 2021-08-30 18:13 

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WABC Promotes Matthew Meany To Assistant Program Director...

Red Apple Media Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has announced the promotion of Matthew Meany to Assistant Program Director. Meany joined WABC in 2014 a a part-time Board Operator. He rose to Executive Producer of the Bernie & Sid Show in mornings in e...

 2021-08-30 15:39 

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ESPN 96.1 Grand Rapids Relaunches As The Game...

iHeartMedia Sports "ESPN 96.1" WMAX-FM Holland/Grand Rapids MI has rebranded as "96.1 The Game". With the name change, WMAX-FM adds Michigan Sports Network's "X's and Bro's" hosted by Anthony Bellino for mornings from 6...

 2021-08-30 14:58 

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Dawn Stensland To Host 10am-12pm At WPHT...

Audacy Conservative Talk 1210 WPHT Philadelphia has appointed longtime television news anchor Dawn Stensland as its new 10am-12pm host. Stensland will also continue to serve as co-host of the Rich Zeoli Show from 6-10am as she has since 2015. Stensland se...

 2021-08-30 14:45 

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Beasley Launches The Roar In Detroit...

Beasley Media has launched Sports "The Roar" on 93.5 W228CJ Detroit/99.1 W256EA Ecorse and 94.7 WCSX-HD2 Detroit. The Roar will carry a combination of programming from Michigan Sports Network, Woodward Sports Network and SportsMap Radio. Michigan ...

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