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 2018-06-22 22:40 

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People Moves 6/22...

Great Plains Media CHR "105.9 Kiss-FM" KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country "Q104" 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KI...

 2018-06-22 16:48 

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Chris Olivero Exiting Entercom...

Chris Oliviero is exiting his position as Executive Vice President of Programming for Entercom effective July 6. Oliviero joined Entercom as part of the CBS Radio acquisition. He previously spent his entire career with CBS Radio starting as an intern with...

 2018-06-22 14:31 

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Steve Stewart & Will Calder Join Cox Media Group Orlando...

Cox Media Group has appointed Steve Stewart of Director of Programming Operations for its Orlando FL music stations and Will Calder as Director of Branding and Programming for CHR "Power 95.3" WPYO. Stewart will oversee Country "K92.3" WWK...

 2018-06-22 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 6/21...

Radio Training Network is purchasing Classic Hits 93.5 WPHH Hope Hull/Montgomery AL from Brantley Broadcast Associates for $450,000 where it will join its Christian AC "The Joy FM" network. WPHH was moved into Montgomery from 93.7 Dothan AL in 201...

 2018-06-21 14:55 

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101.5 Lite-FM Las Vegas Flips To KDWN Simulcast...

Beasley Media has flipped Soft AC "101.5 Lite-FM" K268CS Las Vegas/KCYE-HD2 to a simulcast of Conservative Talk 720 KDWN. The move brings Conservative Talk programming to FM in Las Vegas for the first time since CBS Radio ended the simulcast of 84...

 2018-06-21 14:32 

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JP Joins KKFM...

Cumulus Media Classic Rock 98.1 KKFM Colorado Springs has announced the addition of Jonathan 'JP' Peletis as Promotions Director and Afternoon Host. Peletis most recently served in the same role for Matrix Broadcasting Rock "103.9 The Fox"...

 2018-06-20 21:03 

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That Station In Raleigh Selects Permanent Name...

After launching AAA "95.7 That Station" 1550 WCLY/95.7 W239CK Raleigh on May 1 with a name the station contest, Capitol Broadcasting has settled on retaining the placeholder name permanently. With several hundred submissions overwhelmingly choosin...

 2018-06-20 16:24 

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Neon 90.7 Brings 90s Hits To Suburban Phoenix...

East Valley Institute of Technology flipped Classic Country "90.7 The Goldmine" to 1990s based Classic Hits "Neon 90.7" last month. The station, which serves the eastern suburbs of the Phoenix market, is playing a broad mix of music from t...

 2018-06-20 12:00 

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EMF Acquires AC 102.7 Atlantic City...

Longport Media has sold CHR "AC 102.7" WWAC Ocean City/Atlantic City NJ to Educational Media Foundation for $570,000. As with all of its acquisitions, EMF plans to convert the station to non-commercial status as it will likely bring the Christian ...

 2018-06-19 20:30 

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Billy Jenkins & Charene Herrera Join Mix 106 Boise For Mornings...

Townsquare Media Hot AC "Mix 106" 105.9 KCIX Garden City/Boise ID has filled its morning opening with the addition of Billy Jenkins & Charene Herrera. Jenkins and Herrera joins KCIX from Townsquare Media Country 94.9 KYSS Missoula MT where they bo...

 2018-06-19 19:21 

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Kat San Andres Rises To Z90 San Diego APD...

Local Media San Diego CHR "Z90.3" XHTZ-FM Tijuana/San Diego has announced the promotion of Music Director Kat San Andres to Assistant Program Director. San Andres has been with XHTZ since 2004 and will also take on additional day-to-day programmin...

 2018-06-19 17:58 

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Sean Salisbury Joins SportsTalk 790 Houston For Afternoons...

iHeartMedia's "SportsTalk 790" KBME Houston has announced that Sean Salisbury will join the station for afternoons starting Monday, July 9. The former NFL quarterback has served as afternoon host for the Houston based Gow Media's SBNation ...

 2018-06-19 17:07 

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iHeartMedia Promotes Matty Staudt To Vice President of Podcast Programming...

iHeartMedia has promoted San Francisco Digital Program Director Matty Staudt to the newly created position of Vice President of Podcast Programming. Staudt has been with iHeartMedia in his current role since March 2017 after bouncing between the radio and...

 2018-06-19 16:45 

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Bryce Segall and Dan Stone Join Alt 92.3 New York...

Entercom Alternative "Alt 92.3" WNYL New York has added a few more staffers. Bryce Segall has been appointed Music Director and Night Host starting Monday, July 2. Segall previously served as Assistant Program Director and on-air host at Entercom&...

 2018-06-19 14:09 

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Bo Brown Joins Cumulus Media Beaumont As Market Manager...

Cumulus Media has appointed Bo Brown as VP/Market Manager for its five station cluster in Beaumont TX. Brown previously served as Director of Sales for that cluster from 1997-1999 after beginning his career in 1992 as an Account Executive for Petracom'...

 2018-06-18 19:14 

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ESPN Brings All Audio Content To iHeartRadio Platform...

ESPN and iHeartMedia have partnered to place all ESPN Audio content to the iHeartRadio platform. The deal will place all of ESPN's national and local (1000 WMVP Chicago, 710 KSPN Los Angeles, 98.7 WEPN-FM New York and ESPN Deportes 1050 WEPN New York)...

 2018-06-18 16:25 

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Sinclair Communications Acquires Austin Translator...

Sinclair Communications, the operator of radio clusters in Norfolk VA and Santa Rosa CA as well as 49.9% owner of the Emmis run cluster in Austin TX, is purchasing 97.1 K246BD Sunset Valley/Austin TX for $903,000. Currently owned by Greg Shapiro's GHS...

 2018-06-18 11:45 

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Guess-FM Memphis Sold To Local Spanish Operator...

After selling 830 WUMY/105.5 W288BJ Memphis TN to GMF-Christian Media for $706,823 in May, Memphis First Ventures sells the remainder of Classic Hits "Guess-FM" to Butron Media Corporation. Butron will pay $799,000 for 1180 WGUE Turrell AR/99.3 W2...

 2018-06-17 21:10 

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Three Way Format Shuffle In Steamboat Springs...

Blizzard Broadcasting is swapping frequencies at three of its five stations in Steamboat Springs CO on Monday, June 18. The moves will see Sports "Sports on FM" 98.9 KTYV Steamboat Springs move from its current Class A signal to the comparable Cla...

 2018-06-17 20:43 

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FCC Report 6/17...

Dismissals Birach Broadcasting was granted dismissal of its application for 102.9 Pittsburgh PA (to rebroadcast 540 WWCS Canonsburg as part of a settlement agreement with Saint Joseph Missions' 860 WAOB Millvale. Townsquare Media's translator appl...

 2018-06-15 23:55 

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Mid-West Family Broadcasting Acquires WDKB...

Mid-West Family Broadcasting's Mid-Way Radio Inc. has announced it has purchased AC "B95" 94.9 WDKB DeKalb IL from DeKalb County Radio for $650,000. WDKB will join a five station Mid-West Family Broadcasting cluster in the adjacent Rockford ma...

 2018-06-15 21:29 

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NAB Seeks Further Radio Deregulation And Elimination Of Most Market Caps...

The NAB has put out a press statement indicating it will "urge the Federal Communications Commission" to allow further deregulation of ownership limits as part of its quadrennial media ownership review later this year. The NAB is seeking to elimin...

 2018-06-15 21:13 

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Domain Insight 6/15: New Brand In Roswell; New Country In Morgantown?...

A recently launched Country network may have found its first affiliate. Plus a new Country station coming to Morgantown WV, an Urban in Utica, and more. The post Domain Insight 6/15: New Brand In Roswell; New Country In Morgantown? appeared first on Radio...

 2018-06-15 14:18 

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Mason & Remy Join WIL-FM; Stacey & Jonah Move To WARH...

Former "Big 95.5" WEBG Chicago morning hosts Mason Schreader & Zach 'Remy' Hoesly are returning to St. Louis to host afternoons at Hubbard Radio's "New Country 92.3" WIL-FM St. Louis starting Monday, July 9. The duo spent seven...

 2018-06-15 12:00 

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Station Sales Week Of 6/15...

Buckaroo Broadcasting sells Oldies "Pure Gold 92.1" 1400 KWNA/92.1 K221AG and Country "92.7 Buckaroo Country" KWNA-FM Winnemucca NV to Jeffrey and Dana Kierce's JDK Broadcasting for $130,000 with a Time Brokerage Agreement that took ef...

 2018-06-14 22:02 

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Northwest Wisconsin Gets New Ink...

Zoe Communications flipped Conservative Talk 940 WCSW Shell Lake WI to Active Rock over Memorial Day Weekend. Branded as "Ink 92.7" in tandem with its new translator 92.7 W224DN Shell Lake, the move was accompanied by the change of call letters to...

 2018-06-14 21:43 

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Lisa Fischer Exits Mornings At B98.5 Little Rock...

Lisa Fischer is exiting mornings at Cumulus AC "B98.5" KURB Little Rock AR after twelve years at the station. Fischer, who currently anchors "Mornings with Lisa and Kevin" with Kevin Idol, will exit on Friday, June 22. In a long blog post ...

 2018-06-14 19:54 

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JP In; Joe Raineri Out In Mornings At Revolution 93.5 Miami...

ANCO Media Group has made a change in mornings at Dance "Revolution 93.5" WZFL Islamorada/WBGF Belle Glade/WHYI-HD2/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami FL as JP replaces Joe Raineri in mornings. Yojhans 'JP' Perez, who exited mornings at E...

 2018-06-14 17:23 

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Entercom Gives New Roles To Kevin Weatherly & Chris Ebbott In Los Angeles...

Entercom has announced new roles for a pair of its programmers in Los Angeles CA. Chris Ebbott, who currently serves as Program Director for CHR "97.1 Amp Radio" KAMP and Classic Hits "K-Earth 101" KRTH, will drop those duties at KAMP but ...

 2018-06-14 16:30 

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Kavi Halemane Rises To EVP/GM of iHeartRadio Digital Programming...

iHeartMedia has announced the promotion of Kavi Halemane to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Programming for iHeartRadio. Halemane has served as the Vice President of Premiere Digital Media since 2016 overseeing Premiere Networks...

 2018-06-13 22:14 

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Rusty James Joins Max Media Norfolk As VP/Operations & Programming...

Max Media has announced the appointment of Rusty James as Vice President of Operations and Programming for its Norfolk VA cluster starting July 9. James has been programming at Midwest Communications Evansville IN since 2005 and rose to Operations Manager...

 2018-06-13 16:08 

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Robert Sanchez Joins iHeartMedia As Boston VP/NewsTalk...

iHeartMedia has appointed Robert Sanchez as Vice President of News/Talk/Sports for its Boston cluster overseeing Conservative Talk 680 WRKO, News 1030 WBZ, and Conservative Talk "Talk 1200" WXKS. Sanchez joins iHeartMedia from Entercom Washington ...

 2018-06-13 14:11 

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Kim Carson Returns To Sunny 92.3 Chattanooga...

Kim Carson is returning to the morning slot at Bahakel Broadcasting AC "Sunny 92.3" WDEF-FM Chattanooga TN after leaving two years ago. Carson will rejoin James Howard starting Monday, June 25 after serving as Marketing Director for CBL Properties...

 2018-06-13 12:00 

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WTSL Stunting With Rappers Delight...

Great Eastern Radio's 1400 WTSL Hanover NH is stunting with a loop of The Sugarhill Gang's Rappers Delight as it prepares to launch a new translator. WTSL had been running ESPN Radio programming as "94.5 ESPN" W233CC White River Junction V...

 2018-06-12 23:05 

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Dino Tripodis To Exit Mornings At Sunny 95 Columbus...

After 24 years in mornings at Saga Communications AC "Sunny 95" WSNY-FM Columbus OH, Dino Tripodis has announced he is exiting the station on Friday, June 15. Tripodis was a stand-up comedian before joining WSNY for mornings in 1994. He has been p...

 2018-06-12 22:43 

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Greg Tillotson Appointed Cumulus Pensacola Operations Manager...

Cumulus Media has appointed Greg Tillotson as Operations Manager for its five station cluster in Pensacola FL and Program Director of AC "Soft Rock 94.1" WMEZ, Classic Hits "100.7 The Jet" WJTQ, and News/Talk 1370 WCOA. Tillotson joins Cum...

 2018-06-12 17:03 

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Josh Michaels & Kaysie Chase Take Mornings At K105 Fort Wayne...

Federated Media Country "K105" 105.1 WQHK Huntertown/Fort Wayne IN has appointed Josh Michaels and Kaysie Chase as its new morning hosts. Michaels and Chase join WQHK from the same role at Brewer Broadcasting Country "Kicks 96" 96.1 WQLK R...

 2018-06-12 12:30 

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Double Flip In Lamar CO...

Aaron Leiker's 25-7 Media has flipped both of his newly acquired stations in Lamar CO to new formats. Classic Country 920 KLMR has flipped to News/Talk/Sports. The new KLMR lineup will feature eight hours of local content during the day mixed with som...

 2018-06-11 20:33 

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WUZZ Gets Rocky...

Forever Media has rebranded Classic Rock 94.3 WUZZ Saegertown/Meadville and 107.7 WUUZ Cooperstown PA as "Rocky 94/107". The change comes with a switch to the Westwood One Classic Rock X network that was developed in tandem with Forever Media that...

 2018-06-11 20:08 

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Steve Bearance Joins Alpha Media As Louisville Market Manager...

Alpha Media has appointed Steve Bearance as Senior Vice President and Market Manager for its Louisville KY cluster. Bearance joins Alpha Media after spending the past nine years as a VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Media first in Lexington KY and then for t...

 2018-06-11 17:15 

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Liberal Talk Returns To San Francisco...

iHeartMedia has flipped "ESPN Deportes 910" KKSF Oakland/San Francisco to Liberal Talk "Real Talk 910". The station will carry a syndicated lineup of Stephanie Miller from 6-9am, Thom Hartmann 9am-12pm, advice host Clark Howard 12-3pm, and...

 2018-06-11 14:47 

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Chris Cruise & Julia Lepidi Take Mornings At 98.7 Amp Radio Detroit...

Following the exit of Rat & Puff last week, Entercom CHR "98.7 Amp Radio" WDZH Detroit has named Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi as its new morning show. Cruise, a Detroit native, joins the station from afternoons at Townsquare Media Country "Wo...

 2018-06-11 14:34 

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ESPN Returns To Asheville As Revolution Moves To FM...

iHeartMedia is shuffling programming in Asheville NC. Liberal Talk "880 The Revolution" WPEK Fairview/Asheville has moved to 101.1 W266CP Candler/WKSF-HD3 Old Fort. The move places the Liberal Talk format on a new 250w vertical/351m FM signal. Rep...

 2018-06-11 13:00 

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Rocket Blasts Off In Melbourne...

Cumulus Media has rebranded Classic Rock "95 Rock" 95.9 WROK-FM Sebastian/Melbourne FL as "95.9 The Rocket". Outside of changing the positioning to "Space Coast's Classic Rock Station", no major changes accompanied the rebrandi...

 2018-06-11 11:30 

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Forever Flips WFRB To Classic Country...

Forever Media flipped Conservative Talk "Talk 560" WFRB Frostburg/Cumberland MD to Classic Country "Willie 106.7/560" on June 1. Positioned as "The Best Country of the 80s, 90s and More", the flip creates a flanker for sister Count...

 2018-06-10 20:00 

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FCC Report 6/10: Hubbard Surrenders Seattle Translator Applications...

Dismissals Hubbard Radio has requested the dismissal of its applications for new translators on 92.9 Bellevue WA (rebroadcasting Standards 880 KIXI Mercer Island-Seattle) and 96.1 Bellevue WA (rebroadcasting Talk 1150 KKNW Seattle) following Petitions To ...

 2018-06-09 01:54 

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ESPN Boise Flips To I-Rock...

Impact Radio Group flipped Sports "ESPN Boise 99.1" K256CZ Boise/KQBL-HD2 to Active Rock "99.1 I-Rock" at 5pm today. The new format creates a direct format competitor to Scripps' "100.3 The X" KQXR and flanker to sister Alterna...

 2018-06-08 22:03 

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ESPN 97.5 & SportsMap 94.1 Houston Consolidate Lineups...

Gow Media's two Sports station in Houston TX are consolidating programming. Starting, Monday, June 11, "Sports Map 94.1" K231CN Houston and "ESPN 97.5" KFNC Mont Belvieu will simulcast three shows. "The Bench" with John Granato...

 2018-06-08 20:47 

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Cort Johnson Moves Back To KINK As APD/Afternoon Host...

Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland has announced that Cort Johnson is returning to the station as Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host. Johnson co-hosted mornings on KINK until April 2017 before moving to sister News/Talk 101.1 KXL as a reporter and...

 2018-06-08 18:27 

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FCC Denies Prometheus Translator Objections...

The Informal Objections filed by Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency Inc., and Prometheus Radio Project against nearly 1000 translator applications has been denied by the FCC. The objectors sought the dismissal of 994 applications due ...

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