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 2018-01-16 20:36 

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John Fisher Joins 94.1 The Sound Seattle For Mornings...

From RadioInsight Entercom's recently launched Soft AC "94.1 The Sound" KSWD Seattle has appointed John Fisher as its new morning host starting January 22. Fisher returns to Entercom after previously spending over two decades as morning host o...

 2018-01-16 20:15 

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People Roundup 1/16...

From RadioInsight Comedian Nikki Glaser, who previously hosted Comedy Central's Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and MTV's Nikki & Sara Live, will host a new daily morning show "You Up with Nikki Glaser" on SiriusXM's "Comedy Central Rad...

 2018-01-16 17:52 

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Redding AM Joins Ranks Going Off The Air...

From RadioInsight Michael Quinn took Adult Standards 1230 KLXR Redding CA off the air as the clock struck midnight on the New Year. The station had featured a local morning show hosted by Jim 'Jimbo' Albertson and Sue McLain and took pride in bein...

 2018-01-16 17:21 

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Elvis Duran To Be Inducted Into NAB Hall Of Fame...

From RadioInsight The National Association of Broadcasters will induct Elvis Duran into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame at their Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9. The longtime "Z100" WHTZ New York and nationally syndicated mor...

 2018-01-15 19:33 

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iHeart Starts Double Flip In Columbus GA...

From RadioInsight iHeartMedia has started a revamp of its Columbus GA cluster as AC "Sunny 100" 100.1 WGSY Phenix City AL has moved to a new frequency. The AC format has relocated to 1460 WHAL Phenix City/94.7 W234BX Highland Pines GA as "Sunn...

 2018-01-15 17:26 

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Red Wolf Broadcasting Acquires Connoisseur Media's Hartford Properties...

From RadioInsight John Fuller's Red Wolf Broadcasting has announced the acquisition of Classic Rock "102.9 The Whale" WDRC-FM Hartford, Talk simulcast "Talk of Connecticut" 610 WSNG Torrington/1360 WDRC Hartford/1470 WMMW Meriden CT, a...

 2018-01-15 15:29 

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Hippie Flips To Talk In Jackson TN...

From RadioInsight Grace Broadcasting Services has flipped Classic Hits "Hippie Radio 105.3" WHPP Humboldt/Jackson TN to Talk with new WTJK call letters. Positioned as "The Talk of Jackson", the calls are a play off the former "TJ Netwo...

 2018-01-14 21:00 

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KGO Sets New Lineup As Ronn Owens Moves To Commentator Role...

From RadioInsight After hosting a daily talk show at Cumulus News/Talk 810 KGO San Francisco since 1975, Ronn Owens announced on Friday that he will move to a commentator role effective immediately. Owens will host a daily commentary segment airing from 1...

 2018-01-14 20:00 

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FCC Report 1/14: Hubbard Gets Another Shot At Minneapolis Translator...

FCC Actions Hubbard Radio has been granted its Petition For Reconsideration over the Informal Objections filed by Thomas-Dale District 7 Planning Council and Jeff Sibert to relocate 94.9 K235BI Bemidji MN to 94.1 in Minneapolis with 2w horizontal/246m reb...

 2018-01-12 23:32 

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SBS & Grupo Radio Centro Settle Employee Poaching Lawsuit...

Spanish Broadcasting System and Grupo Radio Centro have come to a confidential settlement over SBSs lawsuit contending Grupo Radio Centro had been raiding the companys executives and on-air talent for its Radio Centro 93.9 KXOS Los Angeles. SBS filed suit...

 2018-01-12 20:50 

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Lisa McKay Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence From Curtis Media & WQDR...

Lisa McKay is taking an indefinite leave of absence from her duties as Curtis Media VP/Programming and Program Director/Afternoon Host at Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh for a personal health issue. Telling listeners that she will off while fighting cancer, the...

 2018-01-12 20:39 

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104.5 The Zone Expands Local Daytime Programming...

Cumulus Sports 104.5 The Zone WGFX Gallatin/Nashville TN announced it is revamping its schedule to feature All Local, All Day starting Monday, January 15. The stations new schedule will feature locally produced programming from 6am to 7pm weekdays as the ...

 2018-01-12 14:45 

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WJXN Goes From Hot To G Under Alpha LMA...

Alpha Media has begun operating Classic Hip-Hop Hot 100.9 WJXN-FM Utica/Jackson MS under LMA from Flinn Broadcasting and has rebranded the station as G100.9. The move comes with the station dropping the Westwood One syndicated programming lineup for Alpha...

 2018-01-12 14:07 

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iHeartMedia Promotes Doc Wynter To EVP/Urban Hip-Hop Strategy...

iHeartMedia has created a new position for Doc Wynter in its National Programming Group. Wynter, who currently serves as Program Director for Real 92.3 KRRL Los Angeles and oversees the companys Urban formatted stations across the country as Senior Vice P...

 2018-01-12 13:37 

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Station Sales Week Of 1/12: New York Franken-FM Gets New Owner...

NY Metro Radio Korea is exercising its option to purchase WNYZ-LP New York as affiliate Sound of Long Island will pay $1.75 million for the station. The LPTV station operates as a pseudo radio station on 87.7 and has carried the groups Korean language pro...

 2018-01-11 23:58 

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Launch Date & Co-Host Announced For Guy Phillips' KTRS Show...

CH Radio Holdings Talk 550 KTRS St. Louis has set a launch date and co-host from Guy Phillips new show. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Phillips, who exited Hot AC Y98 98.1 KYKY after 38 years in September to join KTRS, will make his debut on Mon...

 2018-01-11 22:35 

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Dick Broadcasting Makes Cuts At Its Recent Acquisitions...

Dick Broadcasting has made staffing cuts in each of the three markets it recently acquired from Alpha Media. In New Bern NC, Program Director/Afternoon Host Tina Smash and night host Ryan Daniels exit Rock 105 105.5 WXQR Jacksonville. Smashs programming d...

 2018-01-11 21:22 

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Freddy Rivera Takes Afternoons At 102.9 Now Dallas...

iHeartMedia Hot AC 102.9 Now KDMX Dallas has appointed Freddy Rivera as its new afternoon host. Rivera joins KDMX from sister CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles where he hosted overnights and voicetracked for sister Rhythmic CHR 99.1 KGGI Riverside CA as well ...

 2018-01-11 18:30 

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Z88.9 WBZC To Go Online Only...

Rowan College at Burlington County has announced it will sign-off Eclectic Z88.9 WBZC Pemberton/95.1 W236AF Burlington NJ on Thursday, January 18. The stations programming will relaunch online on January 22 as RCBC Radio. While the new incarnation of the ...

 2018-01-11 18:24 

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Beasley Appoints Dennis Gwiazdon Las Vegas Market Manager...

Beasley Media has appointed Dennis Gwiazdon as its new Vice President/Market Manager for its Las Vegas properties. Gwiazdon joins Beasley from Midwest Communications where he had overseen their Nashville properties since 2001. He has also served as VP/GM ...

 2018-01-11 14:16 

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Chris Matthews Exits KMLE Morning Show...

Morning host Chris Matthews has exited his position as morning host at Entercom Country 107.9 KMLE Phoenix. Matthews announced his departure on-air this past Monday explaining that he was stepping down from the morning show to spend more time with his fam...

 2018-01-10 21:19 

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Blues & Cherries For Jackson MS...

New South Radio launched a pair of new formats for their AM/Translator combos in Jackson MS in December. 780 WIIN Ridgeland/93.1 W225BK Cedar Hill have gone All-Blues as Blues 93.1. WIIN had been simulcasting Classic Country 93.5 The Legend WHJT. 930 WSFZ...

 2018-01-10 19:55 

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Chris Soechtig Returns To iHeartMedia Tampa Bay As Market President...

iHeartMedia has appointed Chris Soechtig as its Tampa Bay Market President. Soechtig had been serving in the same position for the companys West Palm Beach cluster since February 2016. He previously worked in the Tampa market from 2001 to 2009 as General ...

 2018-01-10 19:24 

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Drinkchronicity II...

One of the things you learn doing music research is, no kidding, the power of the drinking song. Its been a decade or so since the concept of songs aging symmetrically you will carry only your high school music through life gave way to more of an eterna...

 2018-01-10 19:01 

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KBAT Flips To Classic Rock...

In addition to flipping Rock 99X KTUX Shreveport LA to Classic Rock Highway 98.9 on Monday, Townsquare Media made a similar move at 99.9 KBAT Monahans/Midland TX. No rebranding accompanied that change, but like KTUX it did come with a new morning show as ...

 2018-01-10 15:10 

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Anaheim Broadcasting Announces Staff Cuts At KCAL-FM San Bernardino...

Anaheim Broadcasting Rock 96.7 KCAL-FM Redlands/San Bernardino CA announced four staffers were let go on Tuesday due to budget cuts. Exiting the station were 3/4 of the stations morning show as co-hosts James Jimbo Smith, Tiffany Angelo, and producer Stev...

 2018-01-10 14:19 

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WRXQ Host Let Go Following Reality Show Appearance...

Going on CNBCs The Profit in an attempt to save his business has led to Crazy Ray Odom from losing his longtime job as night host at Alpha Media Rock Q-Rock 100.7 WRXQ Coal City/Joliet IL. Odom, who is a partner in Rayjus Outdoors in Morris IL, had hosted...

 2018-01-10 02:56 

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Pacifca Foundation Secures Emergency Loan To Stave Off ESRT Seizure...

With the deadline allowing Empire State Realty Trust to begin to seize assets in order to claim the $1,819,687.52 in unpaid rent coming this week, the Pacifica Foundation has secured a $2 million bridge loan from supporters of 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles. Inter...

 2018-01-09 23:50 

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Garrett Michaels Appointed PD At 91X San Diego...

Garett Michaels is moving from a consultant role to Program Director at Local Media San Diego Alternative 91X 91.1 XETRA-FM Tijuana/San Diego. Michaels has served as a consultant at 91X for the past year after the dissolution of the SDLocal joint operatio...

 2018-01-09 21:18 

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Edgar Sotelo and Brian Moote To Host 97.1 Amp Radio Los Angeles Mornings...

Entercom has announced that Edgar Shoboy Sotelo and Brian Moote will take over mornings at CHR 97.1 Amp Radio KAMP Los Angeles starting in February. Sotelo previously hosted mornings at sister CHR 92.3 Amp Radio WBMP New York until its flip to Alternative...

 2018-01-09 21:10 

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104.3 The Fan Denver Expands Local Programming Lineup...

Bonneville Sports 104.3 The Fan KKFN Longmont/Denver is expanding its weekday local programming output. The changes will include 10am-12pm host Sandy Clough moving to nights from 9-11pm. With Cloughs move to nights, Mike Pritchard and Cecil Lammeys 9-10am...

 2018-01-09 18:44 

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My Virtual Road Trip, Part 2...

I wanted to re-create the New York to Florida road trips that had been so influential in instilling a love of radio at a young age. I didnt want to drive them. So I taped radio from Miami to New York and listened to CHR and some Hot AC stations in the ord...

 2018-01-09 17:37 

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Y108 Pittsburgh Adds To Broadway's Backyard Morning Show...

Entercom Country Y108 107.9 WDSY Pittsburgh has announced the addition of two co-hosts to their Broadways Backyard morning show. Former WDSY and 100.7 Star WBZZ parttimer and promotions assistant Jade and 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM and News/Talk 1020 KDKA Board...

 2018-01-09 15:29 

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95X Raleigh Continues Alt Rebranding Trend...

Yet another iHeartMedia Alternative station has rebranded with the Alt brand name. The former 95X 95.1 W236CA Durham/95.3 W237BZ Clayton NC fed by WDCG-HD2 rebranded this morning as Alt 95.3. The move comes following the addition of the syndicated Woody S...

 2018-01-09 15:22 

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Anne Gress Named New Jersey 101.5 Program Director...

Townsquare Media News/Talk/Classic Hits New Jersey 101.5 WKXW Trenton NJ has appointed Anne Gress as its new Program Director. Gress most recently spent 14 years as PD at CBS Radio Classic Hits 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia until her exit in May. She has also pr...

 2018-01-08 19:33 

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WCCQ Moves To Gold Based Country...

In order to differentiate it from current based Chicago competitors Big 95.5 WEBG and US 99.5 WUSN, Alpha Media Country 98.3 WCCQ Crest Hill/Joliet IL moved to a 90s to Now based presentation today. As first reported by Robert Feder, WCCQ is now positioni...

 2018-01-08 19:09 

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Entravision Ditches Jose In Twelve Markets...

Entravision has made format changes in twelve markets this morning as it has eliminated the Spanish Adult Hits Jos brand from its portfolio along with its final Spanish CHR Super Estrella station. Two of the markets where Jos had operated have flipped to ...

 2018-01-08 14:23 

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WBIX Boston Drops Conservative Talk For Brazilian...

Salem Media has dropped Conservative Talk from 1260 The Buzz WBIX Boston and has leased the station to Nossa Rdio USA. The station targets Brazilian ex-pats with Portuguese language programming and had been heard in the Boston market on 1570 WMVX Methuen ...

 2018-01-08 13:00 

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Public Radio East To Rearrange News & Classical Signals...

Craven Community Colleges Public Radio East will realign the programming on its network of stations on Monday, February 5. 89.3 WTEB New Bern NC will move from a mix of Classical Music, Americana/Folk, and NPRs Morning Edition and All Things Considered to...

 2018-01-07 21:00 

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Tupelo Goes Wild For WWMR...

Mike Brandts Southern Broadcasting Corporation flipped Country Outlaw 102.9 WWMR Saltillo/Tupelo MS to CHR Wild 102.9 on Christmas Day. Mo Jo Wilson, Program Director of sister stations 102.7 Kiss-FM WWFA St. Florian/Florence AL and Hot 100 100.3 WYDL Mid...

 2018-01-07 19:53 

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FCC Report 1/7...

FM ChangesEntravision has applied for a multi-signal change that would allow its Regional Mexican ...

 2018-01-05 17:56 

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Daily Domains 1/5: An Atlanta, Providence & San Diego Trifecta...

New registrations for a rebranding in Atlanta, format return in Providence, and gamesmanship in San Diego....

 2018-01-05 16:37 

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Stacey DuFord Exits WOMC Mornings; More Changes Coming?...

Since ending its Christmas Music run, some changes have taken place at Entercom Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC Detroit. Now branding as The New 104.3 WOMC the station has noticeably removed all 1990s music from its library and is focusing on the 70s and 80s with...

 2018-01-05 16:18 

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Dina B Moves Up To Afternoons At WKIS Miami...

Entercom Country 99.9 Kiss Country WKIS Boca Raton/Miami has promoted Dina B Bonanni from nights to afternoons. Bonanni fills the opening created by the exit of Bryan Laroche last fall. She has been with WKIS since 2010 and previously spent four years at ...

 2018-01-05 15:04 

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The Fan 2 Atlanta Rebrands As The Sports X...

Dickey Broadcasting Company Sports 1230/106.3 The Fan 2 WFOM/W292EV Marietta GA has rebranded as The Sports X. The move comes as WFOM increases its local talk output with the addition of Hometeam Brandon Leak and former Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilt...

 2018-01-05 14:43 

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Station Sales Week Of 1/5...

Draper Holdings, owners of WBOC-TV Salisbury and AC 102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne MD expands its radio holdings with the acquisition of MTS Broadcasting for $750,000. MTS owns Country 100.9% Pure Country WAAI Hurlock, Hot AC 106.3 The Heat WCEM-FM Cambridge...

 2018-01-04 22:22 

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WRVA Returns To FM...

Entercom News/Talk 1140 WRVA Richmond VA has returned to the FM band with a simulcast on 96.1 W241AP Midlothian on New Years Day. The simulcast replaces Classic Rock 96.1 The Planet on the translator. WRVA previously simulcast on 98.5 W253BI from May 2014...

 2018-01-04 19:28 

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12 Station Sign Offs That Defined 2017...

The first big change this year signaled that, even in a PPM world, there was not room for an unlimited number of stations playing Mainstream CHR. It ended with a prominent departure from Throwback Hip-Hop and R&B, capping a year of defections from the fo...

 2018-01-04 17:47 

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WLIR Loses Its Hope...

VMT Medias 107.1 WLIR Hampton Bays NY is on the verge of a format change. WLIR dropped its Christian Hope Radio programming on January 1 and is currently running an unbranded mix of Oldies and Classic Rock along with 96.9 W245BA Manorville NY (which had b...

 2018-01-04 17:00 

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The Lost 45s Never Surrender: The Top 100 of 2017...

There are three former countdown chart-toppers that listeners to Barry Scotts The Lost 45s dont even vote for anymore, all from a five year stretch in the late 70s/early 80s: Abba, Dancing Queen; Rupert Holmes, Escape (The Pina Colada Song); and Rick Spri...

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