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 2020-07-07 14:00 

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Bigfoot Sighted In Stroudsburg...

Seven Mountains Media has brought its "Bigfoot Country" brand to Stroudsburg PA with a minor hiccup. The new format has debuted exclusively on 840 WVPO Stroudsburg as the sign-on of its new translator 103.1 W276DG Stroudsburg has been delayed unti...

 2020-07-07 13:51 

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Audioworks LLC Launches Advertising Production Services...

Audioworks LLC has announced it has partnered with Alpha Libraries for Radio to offer copywriting, production services, and voice talent in a subscription package that will provide markets with a set number of spots for a fixed, discounted monthly fee. To...

 2020-07-07 13:15 

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Amanda Carroll Joins 103.9 The Fish For Mornings...

Salem Media Group Christian AC "103.9 The Fish" KKFS Lincoln/Sacramento CA has announced that Amanda Carroll will join the station to host mornings later this month. "The Fish Morning Show with Amanda & Matt" will see Carroll join Matt Bis...

 2020-07-07 11:54 

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Mile High Sports Adds The BetR Network...

The BetR Network has announced that its programming has been picked up by 4-Ks LLLP's "Mile High Sports Radio" 1340 KDCO/104.7 K284CI Denver. KDCO will surround its local programming with BetR's national shows including Follow the Money wi...

 2020-07-07 11:30 

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Reports: SiriusXM To Acquire Stitcher From Scripps...

Multiple reports indicate that SiriusXM will acquire Stitcher from EW Scripps for around $300 million. Stitcher will join SiriusXM's growing on-demand service portfolio that includes Pandora. ad platofrm AdsWizz, and the June purchase of podcast manag...

 2020-07-07 11:00 

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Radio Groups And Related Companies Receiving PPP Loans...

The U.S. Small Business Association has begun releasing the list of companies currently receiving Paycheck Protection Plan loans made available during the economic stimulus for the COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled this list of radio operators and compa...

 2020-07-03 21:00 

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Seven Mountains Media Flips Five Stations In Elmira...

As it completes the consolidation of the clusters it purchased from Community Broadcasters in January 2019 and Equinox Broadcasting in December 2019, Seven Mountains Media has completely revamped its holdings in the Elmira NY market. The primary change wi...

 2020-07-03 16:28 

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760 KFMB San Diego Changes Call Letters To KGB...

With its purchase of Conservative Talk 760 KFMB San Diego complete, iHeartMedia has announced that the station will change its call letters to KGB The move was required by the sale of KFMB AM/FM from TEGNA to Local Media San Diego. 760 was then spun to iH...

 2020-07-03 14:56 

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Bonnie-Jill Laflin Exits KNBR...

Bonnie-Jill Laflin has exited the "Murph & Mac" morning show on Cumulus Media Sports 680 KNBR/104.5 KNBR-FM San Francisco. The model/actress turned basketball executive turned sportscaster had joined KNBR in September 2018. The San Jose Mercury-Ne...

 2020-07-03 12:54 

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Frank Morano To Host Midday Show On 107.1 WLIR-FM...

While Red Apple Media began operating 107.1 WLIR-FM Hampton Bays NY on Wednesday, the station will not be a 24/7 simulcast with their Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York after all. As Fox News Radio's Brian Kilmeade Show already airs in Eastern Long I...

 2020-07-03 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 7/3...

Sara Guevara's SDK Franco LLC will purchase Country "Texas Mix 105.3" KTWL Todd Mission TX from Roy Henderson for $2 million. The buyer owns 92.5 K223CW and 105.3 K287BQ Houston, the latter of which's attempts at signal upgrades have been ...

 2020-07-02 13:43 

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iHeart Brings Oldies To Vero Beach...

iHeartMedia has flipped Talk "1370 WAXE" WZTA/107.9 W300BQ Vero Beach FL to 1960s/70s Oldies "Oldies 107.9" emphasizing its translator. The new format creates a flanker to iHeart's market leading Classic Hits 103.7 WQOL in the area ful...

 2020-07-02 13:00 

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K-Country Debuts In Maui...

Pacific Media Group has launched "K-Country 106.1" 550 KNUI/106.1 K291CZ Wailuku HI. Featuring of current and Classic Country, the new format creates a competitor to HHawaiiMedia's "Y106.5" KRYL Haiku. The station will also feature loc...

 2020-07-02 11:30 

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Soft AC Debuts In New Hampshire's Lakes Region...

Lakes Media LLC flipped Sports 101.5 WZEI Meredith/Laconia NH to Soft AC "Lakes 101.5" on Wednesday at 3pm. Now sporting new WWLK-FM call letters, 101.5 had been part of the regional WEEI network based out of Entercom's 93.7 WEEI-FM Lawrence/B...

 2020-07-02 03:36 

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It Was The Summer, The Summer Of '83...

This article was first published in February 2017. In 1983, five weeks out of college, I arrived in Los Angeles by bus and plane. The Greyhound ride was between Washington, D.C., and Houston. The plane was because my concerned grandparents prevailed on me...

 2020-07-02 03:06 

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95.9 Kiss-FM Youngstown Teasing Thursday Flip...

A format change is being teased for iHeartMedia CHR "95.9 Kiss-FM" WAKZ Sharpsville PA/Youngstown OH for Thursday, July 2. Social media posts promote "saying goodbye to Kiss" and "the final Kiss" taking place at that time. WAKZ reg...

 2020-07-01 20:38 

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WABC Adds Long Island Simulcast...

Red Apple Media Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has added a simulcast in Suffolk County NY. Red Apple Media began operating VMT Media Classic Hits "107.1/96.9 Real-FM" 107.1 WLIR-FM Hampton Bays/96.9 W245BA Manorville via LMA after 12pm today ...

 2020-07-01 19:35 

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Mike McCoy Joins Stephens Media Group Rochester As Operations Manager...

Longtime Oklahoma City programmer Mike McCoy is joining Stephens Media Group as Operations Manager for its Rochester NY cluster. McCoy will oversee operations of Variety Hits "Fickle 93.3" WFKL, Alternative "94.1 The Zone" WZNE, and AC ...

 2020-07-01 18:59 

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Christmas Music Stunting In Lafayette While Radio Sabor Rebrands...

Delta Media Corporation's 1520 KFXZ/98.5 K253CO Lafayette LA are currently stunting with Christmas Music ahead of a flip to Conservative Talk. KFXZ/K253CO had been simulcasting Regional Mexican "El Sabor 87.7/105.3" 87.7 KXKW-LP Lafayette/105....

 2020-07-01 17:42 

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The Summer Of '70: What Was It Good For? Absolutely...American Top 40...

The following is a Ross On Radio guest article from Rich Appel, Host of the syndicated "That Thing with Rich Appel". If it weren't for a certain radio show's anniversary being celebrated this week, the summer of 1970 wouldn't be as mom...

 2020-07-01 14:00 

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Bob Lawrence Resigns As Saga VP/Programming...

Bob Lawrence has resigned as Saga Communications Vice President of Programming after slightly over five years in the position. Lawrence joined Saga in April 2015 to succeed Steve Goldstein leading the company's programming. Prior to joining Saga, Lawr...

 2020-07-01 13:51 

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102.1 The King Is Crowned In Atlanta...

Light Media Network and Larry Young have partnered to launch Gospel "102.1 The King" 1430 WYKG/105.5 W288DX Covington GA and 102.1 W271CV Atlanta. Light Media Network had been operating WYKG/W288DX in the southeastern Atlanta suburbs with the form...

 2020-07-01 12:15 

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Jump 97.1 Debuts In Knoxville...

Loud Media has completed its revamp of its recently expanded Knoxville cluster with the launch of Classic Hip Hop "Jump 97.1" 1120 WJMP Maryville/97.1 W245DH Seymour. The launch follows the move of Rock WVLZ from 1120/97.1 to 106.1 last Friday and...

 2020-07-01 12:00 

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WOGG & WOGI Combine Into Simulcast...

Forever Media has combined its two Pittsburgh area Country stations into a simulcast. "Froggy 94.9" WOGG Oliver, which serves the southern side of the market, and "Froggy 104.3" WOGI Moon Township covering Pittsburgh and west, will now sim...

 2020-07-01 08:05 

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Another Round Of Cuts At Forever Wilmington...

Another round of cuts has affected Forever Media's stations in Wilmington DE. Jeff Hunt departs as Music Director/night host at Country 103.7 WXCY Havre de Grace MD. Hunt joined WXCY in 2017 after previously serving as APD/midday host at Forever's...

 2020-07-01 01:19 

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CHR's Summer '97 Comeback Coast To Coast...

On the weekend of July 4, 1997, it was finally possible to put together a good Northeast corridor CHR road trip. WHTZ (Z100) New York and WPST Trenton, N.J., were back from Alternative. WIOQ (Q102) Philadelphia was dance/CHR along the lines of WKTU New Yo...

 2020-07-01 00:11 

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Top 40 Summer Of '97 Comeback Began At The Grocery Store...

The following is a Ross On Radio guest article from Steve Greenberg, President of S-Curve Records. In 1995, while an A&R man at Mercury Records, I was standing on the checkout line at a supermarket, thumbing through the magazines on the rack while waiting...

 2020-06-30 23:48 

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KEYG-FM To Simulcast KCSY...

Resort Radio LLC has announced that they will begin operating Wheeler Broadcasting's two stations in Grand Coulee WA via LMA on July 1. Resort Radio will flip Classic Rock "The Key" 98.5 KEYG-FM Grand Coulee WA and its two translators 97.7 K24...

 2020-06-30 21:00 

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Looking At The Launch Of The Black Information Network...

If someone who was a regular listener to a station like WTOP or WBBM were to casually come across the programming of iHeartMedia's new "Black Information Network" they might not notice that there's a niche focus unlike the heritage station...

 2020-06-30 19:29 

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The Talent Farm Adds The Wolfman Jack Show...

On the 25th anniversary of his death, Talent Farm has announced it will take over distribution of Wolfman Jack Entertainment's "Wolfman Jack Show". There are two versions of the show availble. "The Wolfman Jack Radio Show" focuses on 1...

 2020-06-30 17:41 

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American Top 40 To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Starting This Weekend...

Premiere Networks' American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest will begin a year-long celebration of the show's 50th anniversary this weekend. Hosted by Casey Kasem, AT40 debuted on the weekend of July 4, 1970 on nine stations. Kasem would host until Augus...

 2020-06-30 15:52 

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WIHS Appoints Steve Tuzeneu As General Manager/Chief Engineer...

Connecticut Radio Fellowship Christian Preaching 104.9 WIHS Middletown/Hartford CT has appointed Steve Tuzeneu as its new General Manager and Chief Engineer. Tuzeneu joins WIHS from Bible Broadcasting Network where he has served as a Network Staff Enginee...

 2020-06-30 14:25 

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U2 X-Radio To Debut On SiriusXM...

After announcing the upcoming launch in December, SiriusXM has announced that "U2 X-Radio" will debut on Channel 32 on Wednesday, July 1 at 3pm eastern. The channel will feature the music of U2 as well as programs hosted by Bono, The Edge, Irish b...

 2020-06-30 13:00 

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iHeartMedia Launches Black Information Network...

iHeartMedia has announced the launch of "BIN: Black Information Network" at 12pm today described as "the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continua...

 2020-06-30 11:30 

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Sunny 100 Returns To Columbus GA...

iHeartMedia has flipped Hip Hop "Hot 100.1" WHTY Phenix City AL/Columbus GA to AC "Sunny 100.1". The move resurrects the format and branding that had been on the station from 1987 until 2018. In January 2018, the company moved "Sunny&#...

 2020-06-29 18:43 

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Fifteen iHeartMedia Stations Stunting Ahead Of New Network Launch...

iHeartMedia is preparing to launch a new network on fifteen of its stations, all of which are currently stunting with speeches targeting African American audiences. The stations come from a variety of formats including Sports, Conservative Talk, and Alter...

 2020-06-29 17:34 

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Domain Insight 6/29: Is The Coast Coming Back To Norfolk?...

A heritage brand appears to be returning to Norfolk VA. Plus potential changes in Vero Beach FL and Eastern Tennessee. The post Domain Insight 6/29: Is The Coast Coming Back To Norfolk? appeared first on RadioInsight ....

 2020-06-29 13:52 

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Eric Johnson Named PD Of WJBR Wilmington...

Eric Johnson is returning to Beasley Media Group as Program Director of AC "Mix 99.5" WJBR Wilmington DE. Johnson most recently programmed Sports "97.5 The Fanatic" WPEN-FM Burlington NJ/Philadelphia from November 2017 until November 2019....

 2020-06-29 12:30 

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WTNQ Brings More Throwback Country To Knoxville...

After beginning to operate the station via LMA on Friday ahead of their acquisition, Loud Media has flipped "Good Time Oldies 104.9" WTNQ La Follette/Knoxville TN to Classic Country "Q104.9". The new format debuted at midnight following a ...

 2020-06-29 11:30 

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Poet & Sunni Swap Spots At WPGC...

Sunni Puric and Poet Taylor are swapping on-air positions at Entercom Hip-Hop 95.5 WPGC-FM Morningside MD/Washington DC. Sunni will move from the Joe Clair Morning Show back to the midday slot she held from 2011 until moving to mornings in June 2017. Prio...

 2020-06-28 19:30 

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Lineup Changes At Mix 96 & Now 100.5 Sacramento As Kory & Vicki Oh Depart...

Bonneville AC "Mix 96" KYMX and Hot AC "Now 100.5" KZZO Sacramento are revising their on-air lineups as 'Vicki Oh' Ochoa and Christoper 'Kory' Beale have departed the cluster. Vicki Oh departs middays at KZZO after two year...

 2020-06-28 16:00 

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FCC Report 6/28: Twin Cities Rimshot Proposed...

FCC Actions The FCC has dismissed Eddie Rackley and Jimmie Hopson's Petition For Reconsideration for the second time following the deletion of 1290 WNBN Meridian MS in June 2018. The petition was found to be defective for failing to meet the requireme...

 2020-06-26 21:27 

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Round Of Cuts Hit Lotus Las Vegas...

A round of cuts has affected Lotus Broadcasting's Las Vegas stations. Ken Johnson departs the "Foxx & Mackenzie" morning show at Classic Rock "97.1 The Point" KXPT after eleven years with the station. Chris Foxx and Steph Mackenzie rem...

 2020-06-26 20:43 

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Nichole Roberts & Andy Beckman Depart Mornings At WMEE Fort Wayne...

Federated Media Hot AC 97.3 WMEE Fort Wayne is making. morning show change. In a Facebook video, co-host Nichole Roberts noted that her exit was her decision in order to spend more time with her two children. Roberts joined WMEE in 2009 and has been partn...

 2020-06-26 17:40 

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Sean Strife Joins WKQI As APD/MD/Afternoon Host...

iHeartMedia CHR "Channel 95.5" WKQI Detroit has announced the addition of Sean Strife to fill their vacant APD/MD/afternoon position. Strife joins WKQI from iHeart CHR "Z104" 104.1 WZEE Madison WI, where he has held the same position since...

 2020-06-26 16:47 

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WVLZ Knoxville Moves To 106.1...

Loud Media has begun operating Knoxville market "Good Time Oldies 104.9" WTNQ La Follette and Hot AC "106.1 The River" WJRV Oliver Springs TN ahead of the closing of its $325,000 acquisition of the stations from Momentum Broadcasting. 106....

 2020-06-26 14:57 

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Chris Jones Rises To iHeartMedia Atlanta SVP/Sales...

iHeartMedia Atlanta has promoted Chris Jones from General Sales Manager to Senior Vice President of Sales. Jones joined the cluster in 2013 as Integrated Marketing Solutions Provider before rising to General Sales Manager in 2017. He previously served as ...

 2020-06-26 12:00 

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Frank-FM Expands To Burlington VT With Great Eastern Purchase...

The shakeup of the Burlington/Plattsburgh market continues as Great Eastern Radio agrees to acquire 107.1 WPLA Dannemora NY from Randy Michaels' RadioActive LLC for an undisclosed amount leading to the second format change at the station in a month. W...

 2020-06-26 11:00 

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Station Sales Week of 6/26: Spanish Sales In Philadelphia, Cincinnati & Columbus...

Victor 'VJ Mar' Martinez and Matthew Braccili's VM Broadcasting is purchasing Spanish CHR "La Kalle 99.9" 1340 WHAT/99.9 W260CZ Philadelphia from Aztec Capital Partners for $1.5 million. The buyers began operating WHAT via Time Brokera...

 2020-06-25 22:53 

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Chuck Damico's Moves From PD of WBEN-FM To WPEN-FM...

Beasley Media has officially announced that Variety Hits "95.7 Ben-FM" WBEN-FM Philadelphia Program Director Chuck Damico will move across the hall to program Sports "97.5 The Fanatic" WPEN-FM Burlington NJ. The move had been made internal...

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