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 2018-09-21 17:04 

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EMF Acquires WPFM Panama City...

Powell Broadcasting has agreed to sell CHR "Hot 107.9" WPFM Panama City FL to Educational Media Foundation. Powell will retain its three other stations in the Panama City market: "Classic Rock 95.9" WRBA Springfield, "Kickin' Count...

 2018-09-21 15:20 

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The Big Legend Gives Way To WLAC Simulcast In Nashville...

iHeartMedia has brought News/Talk 1510 WLAC Nashville to FM on 98.3 W252CM/WSIX-HD2. Rebranded as "TalkRadio 98.3", the station has also announced the addition of Steve Gill's "Tennessee Star Report" for mornings from 5-8am. Gill previ...

 2018-09-21 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of September 21...

David Smith and his Darby Advertising sell a pair of stations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Tim and Lindsay Ellis' TSE Broadcasting acquires Classic Hits "Eagle 95.1" WUPN Paradise/Sault Ste. Marie for $296,000. Tim has hosted mornings at...

 2018-09-20 22:30 

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Taft & Costa Rise In Grand Rapids...

iHeartMedia has announced to promotion of Country "B93.7" WBCT Grand Rapids MI Dave Taft to Senior VP/Programming for the company's West Michigan region. Taft, who has been with WBCT since 1997 and has served as PD since 2009 after previously ...

 2018-09-20 21:49 

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Candy Cintron Rises To WLZL Program Director...

Entercom Spanish CHR "El Zol 107.9" WLZL College Park MD/Washington DC has promoted Candy Cintron to Program Director. Cintron joined the station in 2009 had served as APD and morning show since 2015. She fills the opening created by Robert Sanche...

 2018-09-20 19:59 

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Kelly Clarkson Attacks iHeartMedia Over Airplay; Was It Warranted?...

After iHeartRadio sent out a tweet promoting Kelly Clarkson as a performer at this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clarkson went on the offense taking aim at the company for the lack of airplay the company gave her most recent album. The shots a...

 2018-09-20 17:26 

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Rock 94.1 Debuts In Fort Smith...

Days after launching Classic Rock "101.9 The River" K270BR/KISR-HD3 Fort Smith AR, Fred Baker Stations has launched Active Rock "Rock 94.1" K231BS/KISR-HD2 Fort Smith. K231BS has been running a loop of Disturbed's "Down With The Si...

 2018-09-20 16:57 

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Could CHR Be A Better Upper-Demo Format?...

Summer was, over the years, a Top 40 stronghold. For the last few years, however, it's been mostly a vehicle for Nielsen press releases about the success of Classic Hits and Classic Rock. And it's part of why I'm rethinking how CHR might rebou...

 2018-09-20 15:28 

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Westwood One Takes Over Ad Sales For AP News Network...

Cumulus Media's Westwood One has announced that it has taken over as advertising sales representative for The Associated Press' shortform news network. Westwood One will handle representation for the AP's bartered breaking news wire service, p...

 2018-09-20 14:59 

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Caroline Beasley Launches Podcast...

A day after FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel launched a podcast, another high ranking woman in the industry has done the same. Beasley Media CEO Caroline Beasley debuted the first episode of "Beyond The Business" today with the first part of a...

 2018-09-19 21:27 

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WBHC Revamps As 92.1 The Wave...

Northwest of Hilton Head Island, Bocock Communications has relaunched "Variety Hits 92.1" WBHC-FM Hampton SC as Hot AC "92.1 The Wave". The move fills part of the hole created by former Hot AC "I93.7" WALI Walterboro's sale to ...

 2018-09-19 17:34 

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KLBL Gets Kool In Hot Springs...

US Stations has flipped Classic Country "101.5 The Bull" KLBL Malvern/Hot Springs AR to Classic Hits "Kool 101.5". Focusing on hits of the 70s and 80s, the move brings back the format previously heard the station until the massive 2016 sta...

 2018-09-19 16:05 

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FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Launches Podcast...

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has launched podcast "Broadband Conversations". The show is dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives. Each episode, Commissioner Rosenworcel will talk to women who are break...

 2018-09-18 21:57 

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WTTS Promotes Brad Holtz To General Manager; Laura Duncan To Program Director...

Sarkes Tarzian Inc AAA 92.3 WTTS Bloomington/Indianapolis IN has announced a series on management changes. Geoff Vargo will retire at the end of 2018 following a 37 years run in the position of President/General Manager. He will be replaced as GM by curre...

 2018-09-18 20:36 

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Radio.com Launches Podcast Hosted By Anthony & Deidre Scaramucci...

Entercom's Radio.com has announced the addition of a new podcast hosted by former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci and his wife, Deidre. "Mooch and the Mrs." will feature the couple "discussing the world we live in...

 2018-09-18 17:46 

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Los Angeles Kings Set iHeartRadio App As New Home For Radio Broadcasts...

The NHL's Los Angeles Kings are moving their game broadcasts to the new "LA Kings Audio Network" on the iHeartRadio app. Kings games had been heard on Cumulus Talk 790 KABC the past four years. Some games including the first two preseason game...

 2018-09-18 14:26 

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Jordin Silver Joins 96.5 The Buzz Kansas City Morning Show...

Jordin Silver has been appointed new morning host at Entercom Alternative "96.5 The Buzz" KRBZ Kansas City. Silver most recently served as midday and evening host at "Alt 98.7" KYSR Los Angeles until her exit in 2016. She also has worked i...

 2018-09-18 14:13 

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Maria Palmer Named Music Director/Night Host At WEND Charlotte...

iHeartMedia Alternative "106.5 The End" WEND Salisbury/Charlotte NC has tabbed Maria Palmer as Music Director and night host. Palmer joins WEND from iHeartMedia Washington DC where she was serving as a weekend and fill-in host at Rock "DC 101&...

 2018-09-18 12:56 

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Envision Takes Over Distribution For easy fm...

Envision Networks has announced that it will take over distribution of the "easy fm" Soft AC format. The format was launched in 2014 and is programmed by Radio Consulting Services' Jon Holiday and Rick Brady. It will feature music from the 70s...

 2018-09-18 11:30 

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Adams To Launch US 98 Salisbury On Friday?...

Adams Radio Group has broken the temporary simulcast of Classic Rock "Big 107.7" WGBG Fruitland MD and 98.5 WKHI-FM Seaford DE following the format's move to 107.7 last month. 98.5, which has taken on new WUSX call letters, is now running a re...

 2018-09-17 23:00 

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DJ Loui Vee Named PD At WZRL Indianapolis/WTFX Louisville...

iHeartMedia has appointed Vladimir 'DJ Loui Vee' Scott as Program Director for Urbans "Real 93.1" WTFX-FM Clarksville IN/Louisville KY and "Real 98.3" WZRL Plainfield/Indianapolis IN. Scott, who will report to Indianapolis SVP/Prog...

 2018-09-17 22:38 

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Gadsden State Community College To Sell WSGN...

Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees has approved a motion for Gadsden State Community College to sell 91.5 WSGN Gadsden AL to an undisclosed buyer. WSGN, which has simulcasted University of Alabama at Birmingham Public News/Talk/Classical 9...

 2018-09-17 18:50 

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101.9 The River Debuts In Fort Smith...

After stunting with a loop of Free's "All Right Now" since April, Fred Baker Stations launched Classic Rock "101.9 The River" K270BR/KISR-HD3 Fort Smith AR. K270BR is featuring a broad deep-cuts based Classic Rock playlist overseen by ...

 2018-09-17 16:35 

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Joe Johnson Moves To WRDU Raleigh As PD/Afternoon Host...

iHeartMedia Classic Rock 100.7 WRDU Wake Forest/Raleigh NC has announced the addition of Joe Johnson as Program Director and afternoon host. Johnson has served as PD of iHeart's Rock 96.3 WROV and Alternative "Alt 96" W244AV/W245BG Roanoke VA ...

 2018-09-17 14:44 

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New York Mets To Move To 880 WCBS In 2019...

After being rumored for nearly a year, the New York Mets announced today that Entercom News 880 WCBS New York will become their flagship radio station for the 2019 MLB season. The new contact will run through 2025 and brings the franchise back to the form...

 2018-09-17 12:15 

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KGFK Returns To Rock 95 Branding...

Leighton Broadcasting Classic Rock "95.7 The Forks" 1590 KGFK East Grand Forks MN/95.7 K239BG Grand Forks ND has returned to its previous "Rock 95" identity. KGFK previously used the "Rock 95" identity before its 2011 flip to Varie...

 2018-09-17 11:45 

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KGOR Launches Mornings with Montez & Shari...

iHeartMedia Classic Hits 99.9 KGOR-FM Omaha NE has announced the debut of "Mornings with Montez & Shari" hosted by Montez and Shari Stone. Montez has spent the past two decades in Omaha radio and joins KGOR from co-owned CHR "96.1 Kiss-FM"...

 2018-09-17 09:00 

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Fox Sports Radio Announces New Evening Lineup Including First National Sports Betting Show...

Premiere Networks FOX Sports Radio has announced the addition of two new shows to its evening lineup. The first daily national show dedicated to sports betting "Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell" will air from 6-7pm eastern. The show will also fea...

 2018-09-16 20:16 

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First Media Services Acquires Alpha Media Bluefield...

Alpha Media has sold its six stations in Bluefield WV to First Media Services LLC for an undisclosed amount. First Media Services, which operates under the name West Virginia-Virginia Media, will acquire Alpha's cluster that includes Classic Rock "...

 2018-09-16 18:00 

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FCC Report 9/16: Pair Of Virginia AMs Turn In Their Licenses...

Deletions After two attempts to divest the stations, Birach Broadcasting has turned in the licenses of 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1540 WVAB Virginia Beach VA. The two stations were designated for a license renewal hearing in January due to the limited amount o...

 2018-09-14 23:40 

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WBLI Moves Syke & MJ To Mornings...

Cox Media Group CHR 106.1 WBLI Patchouge NY has moved afternoon hosts Syke & MJ to mornings starting Monday, September 17. Syke has been hosting afternoons at WBLI since 2014 and was paired with night host MJ in 2016 for "Drive Time Live". The duo...

 2018-09-14 21:09 

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KJWL Fresno Segues To Classic Hits...

After time as Adult Standards, AAA, and Soft AC, One Putt Broadcasting's "105.5 K-Jewel" KJWL San Joaquin/Fresno CA has now shifted to 80s based Classic Hits. Now positioning as "Fresno's Greatest Hits", the new format positions th...

 2018-09-14 17:11 

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Nathan Fast Takes Mornings At 99.5 The Wolf Dallas...

Cumulus Country "99.5 The Wolf" KPLX Dallas has appointed Nathan Fast as its new morning host for what will be rebranded as "Nathan Fast and The Wake Up With The Wolf Show". Fast most recently hosted mornings at CHR "103.7 Amp Radio...

 2018-09-14 13:00 

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Missoula Gets To Know Max...

Cherry Creek Radio has flipped Classic Country "98.7 The Hawk" KHKM Hamilton MT to Variety Hits "Max 98.7/96.9". The 96.9 refers to translator 96.9 K245AP Missoula which enhances the station's coverage in-town. Positioned as "The V...

 2018-09-14 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 9/14: UND Exits Radio...

The University of North Dakota sells Public News/Talk/Classical 89.3 KUND-FM Grand Forks and simulcaster 88.5 K202BK Thief River Falls MN and AAA/Jazz 90.7 KFJM Grand Forks to Prairie Public Radio for $220,000. The buyer has been operating the UND station...

 2018-09-13 22:49 

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People Moves 9/13: No More Miracles For WPIA...

After two years as Program Director at Advanced Media Partners CHR "98.5 Kiss-FM" WPIA Eureka/Peoria IL, Jonathan 'DJ Miracle" Steele is departing for a yet to be announced position. Steele also programs Martz Communications Rhythmic CHR &...

 2018-09-13 22:06 

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Entercom Announces Multiple Programming Promotions In Milwaukee...

Entercom has announced multiple personnel changes at their Milwaukee cluster. Molly Cruz, who currently serves as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and midday host at Hot AC "99.1 The Mix" WMYX will add the APD/MD duties at CHR "103.7 ...

 2018-09-13 16:41 

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Alt 92.9 Launches In Huntsville...

After stunting yesterday as "Trash Pandas Radio" with baseball songs promoting the upcoming move of the Mobile Bay Bears minor league baseball team to the area as the Rocket City Trash Pandas, iHeartMedia has launched Alternative "Alt 92.9"...

 2018-09-13 14:50 

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Lone Star 920 Brings CBS Sports Radio To El Paso...

Grupo Radio Centro has flipped 920 KQBU El Paso TX from a simulcast of Regional Mexican "Ke Buena 97.5" KBNA-FM to Sports "Lone Star Sports 920". KQBU will carry the full CBS Sports Radio network lineup as well as Houston Astros baseball a...

 2018-09-13 14:27 

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iHeartMedia Acquires Stuff Media For $55 Million...

iHeartMedia has announced the acquisition of podcast publisher Stuff Media for $55 million. Stuff Media is the parent company of the HowStuffWorks podcast business mostly focusing on history and science shows including Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Mis...

 2018-09-13 11:30 

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Big Q Evolves To Killer Bee In Minneapolis Suburbs...

Lakes Broadcasting has relaunched Oldies "The Big Q" 95.9 WLKX-FM Forest Lake, 1300 WQPM Princeton, 107.5 W298CE Big Lake, 106.1 KLCI-HD3 Elk River and 105.5 KDDG-HD3 Albany MN as Rock leaning Classic Hits "The Killer Bee". The station wil...

 2018-09-13 11:00 

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Immaculate Heart Media Adds Second New York Area AM...

Immaculate Heart Media is purchasing 1160 WVNJ Oakland NJ from Universal Broadcasting of New York for $750,000. The current Brokered Talk format will give way to Immaculate Heart Media's Catholic "Relevant Radio" network. WVNJ's signal mos...

 2018-09-12 21:07 

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Double Flip In Ponca City...

Sterling Broadcasting has shuffled programming at its two stations in Ponca City OK. AC "Sunny 104.7" KQSN has flipped to Country as "104.7 The Bull". KQSN will add Premiere Network's Bobby Bones Show for mornings. The AC format previo...

 2018-09-12 20:25 

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Jared & Katie Expand To Savannah...

Dick Broadcasting CHR "Hot 98.3" WGCO Midway/Savannah GA has announced the addition of "Jared & Katie in the Morning". The show is based at co-owned 107.5 WKZL Greensboro NC and is led by Jared Pike and Katie Tesh and also features 'Ma...

 2018-09-12 14:49 

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Bill Gentry To Serve As Cumulus Birmingham Market Manager...

Cumulus Media has appointed Bill Gentry as VP/Market Manager for its Birmingham AL cluster. Gentry most recently served in the same role for Alpha Media Lousiville after a long run with Clear Channel/iHeartMedia where he oversaw their Louisville stations ...

 2018-09-12 14:36 

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Entercom Makes Programmer Appointments In Orlando...

Entercom has announced new Program Directors for Alternative "FM 101.9" WQMP and Hot AC "Mix 105.1" WOMX Orlando. Dana Taylor, who has been at WOMX since 1994 and most recently served as Assistant Program Director and morning co-host, has ...

 2018-09-12 12:00 

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KQSF Stunting In Sioux Falls...

Midwest Communications Classic Hits "Q95.7" KQSF Dell Rapids/Sioux Falls SD is currently stunting with a broad music mix. KQSF is also promoting an on-air announcement for 9:00am on Thursday, September 13. That day happens to be the first day of t...

 2018-09-12 11:00 

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KRNB To Debut Rudy Rush & Claudia Jordan In Mornings...

Following the local cancellation of the Steve Harvey Morning Show by Service Broadcasting Urban AC "Smooth R&B 105.7" KRNB Decatur/Dallas at the end of August, the station will debut a new "Morning Rush" hosted by Rudy Rush and Claudia Jor...

 2018-09-11 21:13 

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Dave & Mahoney Enter Syndication With Albany NY Addition...

Townsquare Media Alternative "Alt 105.7" WQSH Malta/Albany NY has become the first syndication affiliate for the Dave & Mahoney Morning Show. Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney are on their second tour of duty based at Entercom Alternative "X107.5&#...

 2018-09-11 20:38 

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Alt 104.9 Albany Adds The Woody Show...

Pamal Broadcasting Alternative "Alt 104.9" WINU Altamont/Albany NY has announced the addition of The Woody Show for mornings. The Premiere Radio Networks program is based at iHeartMedia's "Alt 98.7" KYSR Los Angeles and will air Monday...

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