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 2021-09-17 22:05 

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Rock 94.5 Debuts In Panama City...

iHeartMedia has completed its shuffling of properties in Panama City FL with the launch of "Rock 94.5" WFLF-FM Parker. Stating is will focus on Rock music from the 90s through now (despite two of the first songs being from earlier), the new statio...

 2021-09-17 16:00 

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PPM's Double-Digit Radio Stations 2021...

Last fall, when Radioinsight debuted its new, expanded ratings section, I took a "Fresh Listen" to the four PPM share champions, as well as cume leader WLTW (Lite FM) New York, as shown in ratings guru Chris Huff's just-launched Ratings Top 50...

 2021-09-17 14:37 

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92.1 The Beat Norfolk Adds Russ Parr Morning Show...

iHeartMedia Classic Hip Hop "92.1 The Beat" WHBT-FM Moyock NC/Norfolk VA has made a morning show change. WHBT-FM has dropped Premiere Networks' Big Boy's Neighborhood in favor of Reach Media's Russ Parr Morning Show. Based at Radio One...

 2021-09-17 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 9/17...

Riverfront Broadcasting sells AC "Hometown Radio 92.7" KLGA-FM and Country "Home Country" 1600 KLGZ/98.5 K253BJ Algona IA to Bernadette Merrill's A2Z Broadcasting for $1,680,512. Merrill has worked for the stations from 1994 to 1997 an...

 2021-09-16 21:00 

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Hey Morton Expands From San Diego To Boise...

Iliad Media Rhythmic CHR "Wild 101" KWYD Parma/Boise ID has added LM San Diego's "Z90.3" XHTZ Tijuana/San Diego's "Hey Morton" morning show. The move marks a homecoming for two-thirds of the show. Both host Rick Morton (200...

 2021-09-16 17:50 

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Greg Hewitt Exits Mornings At KEZK...

Audacy AC 102.5 KEZK St. Louis has cut ties with morning host Greg Hewitt. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that midday host Trish Gazall will now host from 8am to 2pm, while Jen Meyers will host 2-6pm in addition to middays on Hot AC "Y98" KYK...

 2021-09-16 17:22 

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Domain Insight 9/16: What's Next For 94.5 Panama City Tomorrow?...

While iHeartMedia began stunting as " Christmas 94.5 " on WFLF-FM Parker/Panama City FL on Wednesday, the stunt will be short-lived as the station is teasing a "gift" to be given on Friday, September 17 at 5:00pm.Plus something Mighty comi...

 2021-09-16 15:13 

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Steve & DC Reunite In Tuscaloosa...

Townsquare Media has appointed DC Daniel as Director of Content for its Tuscaloosa AL cluster and morning co-host at Country "95.3 The Bear" WFFN Coaling/Tuscaloosa. That will pair him with his long-time morning partner Steve Shannon reuniting the...

 2021-09-16 14:09 

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NGen Radio To Move To Digital Only On November 8...

Hope Media Group has announced that Christian Rhythmic "NGen Radio" will move off of 91.7 KHVU (formerly KXNG) Houston to an all-digital distribution on Monday, November 8 at which point a new, undisclosed format will launch on the FM frequency. N...

 2021-09-15 18:18 

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Chris Crowley To Program Charlotte & Raleigh Rockers For iHeartMedia...

Townsquare Media Buffalo Director of Content Chris Crowley is joining iHeartMedia in a dual-market role programming four stations in Charlotte and Raleigh NC. Crowley will program Classic Rock "99.7 The Fox" WRFX Kannapolis and Alternative "10...

 2021-09-15 18:05 

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Christmas Comes To Panama City As WFLF-FM Moves...

iHeartMedia has begun a multi-signal format shift in Panama City FL. Conservative Talk "94.5 WFLA" has moved from 94.5 WFLF-FM Parker to 96.3 W242BF and 102.5 W273DU Panama City fed via 92.5 WPAP-HD2. That move will make way for something new as 9...

 2021-09-15 16:31 

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1300 The Patriot Debuts In Tulsa; 1430 The Buzz Launches New Lineup...

iHeartMedia has flipped Sports "1300 The Buzz" KAKC Tulsa to Conservative Talk "1300 The Patriot". KAKC will carry a mostly syndicated lineup including Glenn Beck from 8-11am, Clay Travis and Buck Sexton from 11am-2pm, and Charlie Kirk fro...

 2021-09-15 16:00 

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Lost Factor vs. the Song of Summer...

It makes sense that summer hits would be some of our most enduring. They are often the songs most indelibly linked to place memories. They were the songs that were shared experiences, especially if they turned out to be the Song of the Summer. They are ty...

 2021-09-15 14:21 

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Cumulus Media Stations Join Audacy App/Streaming Platform...

Audacy has announced a content distribution partnership with Cumulus Media to bring Cumulus' 413 stations and podcast portfolio to their Audacy app/streaming platform. As first indicated by RadioInsight last month, Cumulus' stations join Alpha Med...

 2021-09-15 14:13 

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2021 NAB Show/Radio Show Cancelled...

The National Association of Broadcasters has just announced it has cancelled the 2021 NAB Show scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from October 913, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The convention had already instituted a vaccine mandate for the con...

 2021-09-15 13:40 

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iHeartMedia Albany Area President Kristen Delaney To Retire...

Kristen Delaney will retire as Albany NY Area President for iHeartMedia at the end of 2021. Delaney oversaw all operations in the company's Albany, Poughkeepsie NY and Sussex County NJ stations since 2011. She began her career in 1989 as an Account Ex...

 2021-09-15 11:00 

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Hannah Brummer Joins WXLC As Afternoon Host...

Alpha Media Hot AC "102.3 XLC" WXLC Waukegan IL has announced the addition of Hannah Brummer as afternoon host. Brummer joins WXLC from Cumulus Chicago where she served as a promotions assistant. She has also worked in promotions at Audacy Chicago...

 2021-09-14 20:11 

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Multiple San Antonio On-Air Lineup Changes...

Four San Antonio stations are in the process of lineup changes. At iHeartMedia Country "KJ 97" KAJA has moved Randy Carroll to afternoons. Carroll has been with KAJA since 1983 and part of its morning show from 1984 until 2018. When the station ad...

 2021-09-14 17:51 

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CPB Gives Grants To Three Stations To Develop Urban Alternative Programming...

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has announced $1.3 million in grants will be given to Radio Milwaukee, WJSU Jackson MS, and Minnesota Public Radio to develop "Urban Alternative" programming. Radio Milwaukee, operators of AAA "88Nine...

 2021-09-14 17:33 

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Washington Wizards Join WTEM; Capitals Remain On WJFK/WFED...

Monumental Sports and Entertainment have signed new affiliation agreements for the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals. The Wizards will be heard on Audacy's "The Team 980" WTEM Washington DC after six years exclusiv...

 2021-09-14 13:21 

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WIP Appoints Rod Lakin As Brand Manager...

Audacy Sports 94.1 WIP Philadelphia has found its new Brand Manager in "Arizona Sports 98.7" KMVP Phoenix PD Rod Lakin. Lakin has spent his entire career at Bonneville Phoenix starting as an intern in 2004 before rising to Assistant Program Direct...

 2021-09-14 12:00 

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Audacy Bets On Buffalo...

Audacy has brought its "BetQL Network" Sports Betting programming to an eleventh market as "ESPN 1520" WWKB Buffalo NY has become "The Bet 1520". Audacy launched the "BetQL Network" in January on 1430 KAMP Denver and HD sub...

 2021-09-14 11:00 

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Kristina Carlyle Moves From WVBW Norfolk To WYJB Albany Mornings...

Pamal Broadcasting AC "B95.5" WYJB Albany NY is making a morning show change. "92.9 The Wave" WVBW Norfolk VA morning host Kristina Carlyle is returning to the Pamal Albany cluster to join Chad O'Hara on the "B95 Breakfast Club"...

 2021-09-13 22:59 

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KOA & KHOW Set New Lineups...

iHeartMedia is setting new lineups at News/Talk/Sports 850 KOA Denver/94.1 K231BQ Golden/94.1 K231AA Boulder and Conservative Talk 630 KHOW Denver. Current KHOW morning host Ross Kaminsky will move to KOA from 9am to 12pm replacing Dave Logan. Logan, the ...

 2021-09-13 21:33 

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August 2021 (7/22 8/18) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 4: WWTN Surges As Audience Awaited Phil Valentine's Health Status...

The fourth and final day of Nielsen Audio's PPM releases bring Austin, Raleigh/Durham, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Providence, Norfolk, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Greensboro, Memphis, and Hartford. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsi...

 2021-09-13 19:34 

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Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon Join 107.1 The Boss...

Press Communications has announced the hiring of Robby Bridges as Program Director of Classic Rock "107.1 The Boss" WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton NJ with Bridges and his wife Rochelle Gagnon hosting mornings. Bridges will take over the prog...

 2021-09-13 18:07 

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WIEZ Stunting With Wild Thing...

MKRadio1 Oldies 1490 WIEZ/94.7 W234DN Decatur AL has entered a stunt mode ahead of a format change. After playing the Beatles "Abbey Road" album in its entirety, WIEZ began stunting at 9:47 this morning with a loop of The Troggs' "Wild Thi...

 2021-09-13 15:16 

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KKFN Resets Schedule With Addition Of Chad Brown & Nate Jackson...

Bonneville Sports "104.3 The Fan" KKFN Longmont/Denver CO has announced a new lineup that will debut on Monday, September 20. Chad Brown and Nate Jackson will join KKFN to host late mornings from 9-11am. A former NFL linebacker with the Pittsburgh...

 2021-09-13 14:29 

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VSiN Sets New Daily Lineup As Stormy Buonantony Succeeds Brent Musburger As Host Of My Guys In The Desert...

VSiN announced today that Stormy Buonantony will join the only sports betting network dedicated to providing real-time news and analysis across every major sport as the new host of My Guys in the Desert. In addition to covering college football for ESPN, ...

 2021-09-13 14:15 

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Cat Country Is On The Prowl In Topeka...

Cumulus Media has relaunched Country "102.9 Nash Icon" KTOP-FM St. Mary's/Topeka KS as "102.9 Cat Country". The move comes with a shift to a current based Country presentation launching with Chris Young and Kane Brown "Famous Frien...

 2021-09-13 13:49 

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Leslie Gray Rises To Mornings At WNCV As Lisa Curry Retires...

Cumulus Media AC "Coast 93.3" WNCV Shalimar/Fort Walton Beach FL has made a change in mornings following the retirement of Lisa (Captain) Curry last month. Leslie Gray, who has spent the past seven years as a sales and promotions assistant for Cum...

 2021-09-13 12:00 

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Christmas Comes To Northern Michigan...

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting has relaunched 106.7 WSRT Gaylord/Traverse City MI after the station had been off the air for much of the past 20 months. WSRT is currently running a three hour loop of Christmas music as it prepares to shortly launch a new f...

 2021-09-13 11:00 

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Ricky Mitchell Rejoins Alpha Media As Jackson Market Manager...

Alpha Media has announced the return of Ricky Mitchell to the company to serve as Market Manager of their Jackson MS stations starting Thursday, September 16. Mitchell served as Market Manager for Alpha's Biloxi cluster from 2013 through its sale to T...

 2021-09-12 22:00 

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Heaven Lands In New Orleans...

Cumulus Media flipped Hot AC "106.7 The Krewe" KKND Port Sulphur/New Orleans LA to Gospel "Heaven 106.7" on Friday evening. As first indicated in our 9/9 Domain Insight report, the flip gives a full-powered FM Gospel signal to compete agai...

 2021-09-12 19:30 

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South Carolina State University Launches ESPN Orangeburg...

South Carolina State University has relaunched 1580 WPJK/92.9 W225DB Orangeburg SC as Sports "ESPN Orangeburg". The University had purchased the former Gospel station in April 2017 for the $6500 the station owed to the FCC for outstanding filing f...

 2021-09-12 18:41 

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FCC Report 9/12: LPFM Receives $17,500 Fine For Airing Commercials...

FCC Actions Following a Petition To Deny its license renewal application by WGHN Inc., Tri-Cities Broadcasting Foundation's 103.5 WAWL-LP Grand Haven MI has agreed to a Consent Decree over the station broadcastins commercial advertising on a noncommer...

 2021-09-10 21:22 

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Real Rock 104.9 Greenville To Flip To Fox Sports Monday...

As first reported in our 9/9 Domain Insight report, iHeartMedia will flip "Real Rock 104.9" WROO Mauldin/Greenville SC to "Fox Sports 104.9" on Monday, September 13. While still running its previous Rock playlist, WROO's imaging has be...

 2021-09-10 21:00 

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August 2021 (7/22 8/18) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3: First Time On Top For KSMG...

Day 3 of Nielsen Audio's PPM releases are now available for Portland, Charlotte, San Antonio, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Orlando, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Columbus. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.co...

 2021-09-10 18:09 

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland To Step Down From KDKA Midday Show...

Lynne Hayes-Freeland will step down from her daily 12-3pm show on Audacy News/Talk 1020 KDKA/100.1 W261AX Pittsburgh on November 12. Hayes-Freeland joined KDKA in January 2019 after spending 42 years at former sister station KDKA-TV as a general assignmen...

 2021-09-10 17:55 

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Loud 102.3 Adds DeDe In The Morning & XXL Higher Level Radio...

Over/Under LLC Rhythmic CHR "Loud 102.3" 1470 WLOA Farrell/102.3 W272EI Youngstown OH is adding two Compass Media Networks programs to its daily schedule starting Monday, September 13. WLOA will become the Youngstown affiliate of Compass' "...

 2021-09-10 12:38 

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Don Geronimo To Host Mornings At Big 100 Washington...

Don Geronimo is making a return to Washington DC. iHeartMedia Classic Rock "Big 100" WBIG-FM Washington will debut "The Don Geronimo Show" in mornings beginning Thursday, September 23. Geronimo made the announcement on-air this morning. Ge...

 2021-09-10 11:59 

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Townsquare Seeks Directors Of Content For Lansing & Buffalo...

Townsquare Media is seeking new Directors of Content (the position previously known as Operations Manager) in Buffalo NY and Lansing MI. In Lansing, the company is seeking someone to take the position from McConnell Adams. Adams will remain with the clust...

 2021-09-10 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 9/10...

Southern Oregon University's "Jefferson Public Radio" purchases Silent 102.3 KHWA Weed/99.7 K257CA Mount Shasta/101.7 K268AT Grenada and "Wild Country" 103.9 KSYC-FM Yrkea/92.1 K221BK Etna CA for $150,000. A&B Media LLC agrees to acqui...

 2021-09-09 21:00 

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August 2021 (7/22 8/18) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 2: WCIE Breaks WDUV's 111 Book Winning Streak...

Nielsen Audio has released Day 2 of its monthly four day sweep of ratings in PPM markets. Today's releases include Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Denver, Baltimore, and St. Louis....

 2021-09-09 20:11 

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Kent State University To Vote On WKSU Operating Agreement With Ideastream...

Ideastream Public Media is looking to expand in Northeast Ohio. The Portager reports that Kent State University's Board of Trustees will vote next week on whether to transfer operations of Public News/Talk 89.7 WKSU Kent/Akron to the operator of Publi...

 2021-09-09 16:32 

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Fox Sports Radio Releases New Weekend Lineup With Covino & Rich, Joy Taylor and 16 Former NFL Players...

Fox Sports Radio has announced a revised weekend lineup timed to the launch of the football season. The new lineup will be centered around the launch of two new shows. The Herd with Colin Cowherd co-host Joy Taylor will lead her own show on Saturdays from...

 2021-09-09 14:49 

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Domain Insight 9/9: Potential Changes In New Orleans, Greenville & Quad Cities...

When Cumulus Media's New Orleans stations resume operations following the damages from Hurricane Ida, one may return with a new format.Plus potential upcoming changes in Greenville/Spartanburg and the Quad Cities....

 2021-09-09 13:53 

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Jason Murphy Joins WHTF As Program Director...

Adams Radio Group CHR "Hot 104.9" WHTF Havana/Tallahassee FL has appointed Jason Murphy as Program Director and afternoon host. Murphy most recently was PD/morning host at Ad-Venture Media Classic Hits 105.5 WQRK Bedford IN. He also spent nearly a...

 2021-09-08 21:00 

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August 2021 (7/22 - 8/18) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 1: AC Retakes The Lead In New York, Los Angeles & Long Island...

Nielsen begins its monthly release of PPM ratings with today's Day 1 update including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston/Galveston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Long Island, Riverside/San Bernardino, San Jose, and Midd...

 2021-09-08 18:00 

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WREO Moves To A Lite Mix...

Media One Group shifted Hot AC "Mix 97.1" WREO-FM Ashtabula OH to a softer playlist as "Lite Mix 97.1" on Labor Day. Unlike most Soft AC's the station says it is retaining its focus on the 1990s through now positioning on its website a...

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