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 2021-07-26 15:45 

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Christopher Kay Joins KCCL Sacramento As Morning Host...

Results Radio Classic Hits "101.5 K-Hits" KCCL Woodland/Sacramento has reset its on-air lineup following the retirement of Joey Mitchell in March. Former "106.5 The End" KUDL APD/MD/afternoon host Christopher Kay joins KCCL to host morning...

 2021-07-26 15:05 

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SiriusXM Adds Platinum VIP Subscription Tier...

SiriusXM has announced a new top-of-the-line subscription tier for its service. Platinum VIP will cost $34.99 per month and feature all of the channels currently offered by the service, with the ability to activate on two cars, with two app logins, access...

 2021-07-26 12:47 

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WQEN Fully Unveils Alabama In The Morning...

Four months after debuting "Alabama in the Morning" hosted by Amber 'Alabama' Cole, iHeartMedia CHR "103.7 The Q" WQEN Trussville/Birmingham has fully launched the show with the addition of Gerald 'DJ New Era' Knight. Cole ...

 2021-07-26 12:23 

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iHeartMedia Expands Accin To Jacksonville & Tampa...

iHeartMedia has expanded its Spanish News/Talk "Accin" brand from Orlando to Jacksonville and Tampa. Heard on 810 WRSO Orlovista/Orlando and 97.9 W250CE Kissimmee since 2018, the Accin programming launched today on in the Tampa market on 1250 WHNZ...

 2021-07-26 11:00 

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The Baka Boyz Enter Daily Syndication...

Compass Media Networks and Oceanic Tradewinds are launching The Baka Boyz (Eric and Nick Vidal) into daily syndication today. The Vidals will be heard in evenings on Beasley Media Adult R&B "Jammin 105.7" KOAS Dolan Springs/Las Vegas starting toda...

 2021-07-25 18:00 

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FCC Report 7/25: Timeline And Rules Set For Non-Commercial Filing Window...

The FCC has set the timeline and procedures for the upcoming non-commercial FM filing window.The window, for new applications of FM's on 88.1 to 91.9 will commence at 12:01am on Tuesday, November 1 and run until 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 9. A freeze...

 2021-07-23 19:19 

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WFMU Acquires New York Translator...

Auricle Communications Freeform 91.1 WFMU East Orange NJ is acquiring its New York City translator. Auricle will purchase 91.9 W220EJ Weehawken NJ from Living Way Ministries for $374,000. The translator, which operates with 10w/244m from 4 Times Square in...

 2021-07-23 19:00 

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Fresh Listen: Bob & Sheri on K104.7...

It was an unusual sequence of events. In mid-April, syndicated morning show hosts Bob Lacey & Sheri Lynch announced that they were leaving WLNK (107.9 the Link) Charlotte, N.C., the station that had been the Bob & Sheri show's home base for 29 years, ...

 2021-07-23 18:38 

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Forever Media Acquires Rest Of Hall's Central Pennsylvania Stations...

Following the $1.7 million sale of AC "Fun 101.3" WROZ Lancaster PA to Educational Media Foundation, Hall Communications has sold the rest of its Central Pennsylvania cluster to Forever Media. Forever will purchase the Sports simulcast "ESPN 9...

 2021-07-23 15:59 

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93.3 The Dawg Brings Classic Hip Hop To Cookeville...

Stonecom has launched Classic Hip Hop "93.3 The Dawg" W227EC Cookeville/WKXD-HD2 Monterey TN. The station is focusing on music from the late 80s through early 2000s. Operations Manager Marcia Lee told Upper Cumberland Business Journal, "We are...

 2021-07-23 15:17 

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iHeartMedia COO Darren Davis To Depart At End Of 2021...

iHeartMedia has announced that Darren Davis will step down as Chief Operating Officer of the company's Digital Audio Group at the end of the year. Davis began his programming career at WASH-FM in 1997 after rising through the ranks from intern to prog...

 2021-07-23 11:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 7/23...

Alarado Media sells 700 WARB/105.9 W290DG Dothan AL to Brian Baker and Anthony Donelson's Good Guys Broadcasting for $32,500. The buyers have been operating the stations via LMA since January 2020 as Hip Hop "Vibe 105". Amigo Multimedia sells ...

 2021-07-22 14:14 

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BIA Increases 2021 Local Revenue Projections...

BIA Advisory Services has revised its 2021 forecasts for U.S. Local Advertising Revenues to $142.4 billion, up $4.8 billion from its November 2020 estimates. The projection is split between traditional and digital media but shows that the divide is narrow...

 2021-07-22 12:03 

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Cliff Cage Returns To KKMG...

Cumulus Media CHR "98.9 Magic-FM" KKMG Pueblo/Colorado Springs CO has announced the return of Cliff Cage to the station as evening host. Cage previously worked at the station from 2010 to 2019 as Promotions Coordinator and overnight host. He later...

 2021-07-22 11:58 

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Townsquare Appoints Peter Van Den Heuvel As Cedar Rapdis/Waterloo Market President...

Townsquare Media has announced the addition of Peter Van Den Heuvel as Market President/Chief Revenue Officer for their Cedar Rapids/Waterloo IA operations. Van Den Heuvel has spent his entire career in cable television ad sales in Wisconsin after eight y...

 2021-07-21 23:05 

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Who's Teaching Your Kids Oldies? You, And Radio...

Veteran programmer Tony Waitekus still remembers the radio-station artist visit from a local band who told him how much they liked oldies. "So I asked them what some of their favorite oldies were. The first thing they said was 'Sha La La' by ?...

 2021-07-21 20:29 

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Audacy Promotes Bob Philips To President of Audacy Networks & Multi-Market Sales...

Audacy has announced that Bob Philips will take on the new role of President of Audacy Networks and Multi-Market Sales. Philips had served as Chief Revenue Officer since the closing on the Entercom/CBS Radio merger in November 2017. He also held that titl...

 2021-07-21 20:03 

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iHeartRadio Adds Alexa Based Song Requests...

iHeartMedia and Amazon are launching new interactive features through Alexa. Using an Alexa-enabled device, listeners will be able make song requests and dedications at specific radio stations. This is marketed as a first-time feature anywhere on the Alex...

 2021-07-21 19:00 

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Why I Still Believe in Radio: 2021...

"The author is in complete denial about the radio business." That was a Twitter response to my column about whether jocks were doing enough when they opened the microphone to sell the radio experience. Were radio hosts being perfunctory? Were they...

 2021-07-21 18:30 

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Flow 105.3 Debuts In Jacksonville...

Norsan Media has debuted Spanish Rhythmic "Flow 105.3" on its recently acquired 105.3 WYKB Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville FL. The station is listing Daddy Yankee, Karol G, J Balvin, Anitta, Maluma, Becky G, Bad Bunny, Rosalia, Nicky Jam, Natti Nata...

 2021-07-21 18:08 

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All Sinatra Coming To KKGO-HD3 Los Angeles...

Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters will flip 105.1 KKGO-HD3 Los Angeles to all-Frank Sinatra on Friday, July 23. "Unforgettable FM" will feature Jerry Sharell has an on-air host while Pat Welsh serves as Program Director. Mount Wilson's Russ Maloney...

 2021-07-20 22:21 

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WBT Fills 12-3 Slot With Pete Kaliner...

Radio One News/Talk 1110 WBT Charlotte/99.3 WBT-FM Chester SC has become the final station to fill its 12-3pm slot following the end of the Rush Limbaugh Show. Pete Kaliner will return to the station to fill the slot as WBT goes all local from 5am-7pm. Ka...

 2021-07-20 20:46 

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VCY America Expands To Des Moines...

VCY America continues its rapid acquisition spree this year with the purchase of Truth Broadcasting's Christian Preaching "Truth Network" 99.3 KTIA-FM Huxley/Des Moines IA. VCY America will pay $825,000 for the station which rimshots Des Moine...

 2021-07-20 20:24 

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Domain Insight 7/20: Looking At Potential Changes In Rockford, St. Louis, Toledo & New Hampshire...

Mid-West Family Broadcasting appears to be planning to use an upcoming translator sign-on to debut a new music format on what is now " SportsFan 1330 " WNTA Rockford IL.Plus potential changes in St. Louis, Toledo, and Concord NH....

 2021-07-20 18:38 

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Boost Radio Debuts In Portland...

Gateway Creative Broadcasting has launched its Christian Rhythmic "Boost Radio" network in a sixth market. Boost debuted this morning on Educational Media Foundation's 103.7 K279BO Portland/97.9 KLVP-HD3 Aloha replacing EMF's "K-Love 9...

 2021-07-20 16:23 

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Fuego On The Move In Sacramento...

Entravision is in the process of once again shifting formats at its Sacramento cluster. Bilingual Rhythmic "Fuego 103.5" KHHM Sacramento has begun simulcasting on 101.9 KNTY Shingle Springs ahead of the move of the format and call letters to the 1...

 2021-07-20 16:06 

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Shawn Knight Joins Majic 107.7 Topeka...

Cumulus Media AC "Majic 107.7" KMAJ-FM Carbondale/Topeka KS has announced the addition of Shawn Knight to their morning show. Knight joins Angie Stevens in mornings succeeding Sean Kelly, who exited at the end of June to be closer to his daughters...

 2021-07-19 17:41 

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ESPN San Antonio Rebrands As Sports Star...

Alpha Media rebranded its Sports "ESPN San Antonio" 1250 KZDC/94.5 K233DB San Antonio TX today. Now branded as "Sports Star", the change comes with the addition of a third local show to the lineup. PD/morning host Rob Thompson and Karl Sch...

 2021-07-19 15:00 

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Fresh Listen: NRJ At 40 And Around The World...

When I first heard French CHR NRJ in summer 1988, it sounded different, more intense than its American counterparts. I also recall thinking that the music was hipper, which at that time meant more new-wave crossovers. NRJ was also my introduction to Europ...

 2021-07-19 14:39 

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WTPT's Rise Guys Expand To Chattanooga...

Following the exit of morning host Sean Stewart last week, Audacy's "Rock 105" 105.5 WRXR-FM Rossville GA/Chattanooga TN has begun carrying "The Rise Guys" based at "93.3 The Planet" WTPT Greenville SC. Hosted by Mattman, Nine,...

 2021-07-19 13:19 

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Nugget Joins Q102 As Evening Host...

iHeartMedia CHR "Q102" WIOQ Philadelphia has filled it night show opening with the addition of Sam 'Nugget' Dababneh. Nugget most recently worked at "97.8 Dance-FM" in Dubai. He began his career in his native Detroit at "Channe...

 2021-07-19 12:54 

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WFNI To Move To Translators Only Following Land Sale...

Emmis Communications will turn off 1070 WFNI Indianapolis on August 2 as the company prepares for the redevelopment and sales of the 70 acres hosting its six towers. Sports "93.5/107.5 The Fan" will continue to be heard on 93.5 W228CX and 107.5 W2...

 2021-07-18 22:00 

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A Few More LPTV's Gain Permission To Keep Operating Radio Signals...

On Tuesday, July 13, all analog low power television stations were required to cease operations whether or not they were ready to sign-on their replacement digital signal. This was to be the end of the so-called "Franken-FMs"; on channel 6 using th...

 2021-07-16 21:10 

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Dino Tripodis Returns To Sunny 95 Mornings...

Saga Communications AC "Sunny 95" 94.7 WSNY Columbus OH has announced the return of Dino Tripodis to its morning show. Tripodis departed WSNY-FM in June 2018 after 24 years at the station intending to focus on his writing, acting, and movie produc...

 2021-07-16 21:00 

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June 2021 (5/27 6/23) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 4: Solid Launches For New Formats In Austin & Milwaukee...

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...

 2021-07-16 18:30 

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Fresh Listen: June's Country Winners...

The June PPM numbers have brought optimism to a variety of formats from CHR to Adult R&B to Country. In the second day ratings, released July 14, there was good news for WKLB Boston (5.1-5.7), WYCD Detroit (4.1-5.1), and KNIX Phoenix (5.5-6.0, No. 2 overa...

 2021-07-16 17:33 

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The New Audacy CHR Lineups...

Following yesterday's restructuring at Audacy's sixteen Mainstream CHR stations, each station has made changes to its on-air lineups. "Kiss 98.5" WKSE Buffalo will continue to feature Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas in mornings. The nat...

 2021-07-16 13:04 

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Brian Taylor Joins Cat Country 95.1 Colorado Springs...

Cumulus Media Country "Cat Country 95.1" KATC Colorado Springs has announced the addition of Brian Taylor as afternoon host. Taylor has been working on air for Westwood One's Country format since 2019 and had been working part-time at 98.5 KYG...

 2021-07-16 12:27 

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Cumulus Surrenders Eugene AM/Translator...

Cumulus Media has surrendered the licenses of Soft AC "98.1 The Valley" 1320 KSCR and 98.1 K251BN Eugene OR. By surrendering the license of the translator, Cumulus can complete the move of 102.9 K275AA Springfield OR to 98.1 utilizing the existing...

 2021-07-16 12:10 

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Station Sales Week Of 7/16...

Fremont Broadcasting sells Classic Hits 97.5 KDLY and Country 1330 KOVE/107.7 K299BC Lander WY to Kairos Broadcasting, LLC for $460,000. A Time Brokerage Agreement for the new owners took effect on July 1. The previously announced sale of News/Talk 1400 W...

 2021-07-15 21:00 

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June 2021 (5/27 6/23) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3: New Record Highs For KODJ, WDVE & San Antonio Pair...

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...

 2021-07-15 18:45 

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Format Restructurings & Cuts Underway At Audacy CHRs...

The rumors from the past few weeks are starting to become a reality as Audacy has begun the process of restructuring their sixteen CHR stations, much like they did at Alternative and Country last September. Milwaukee based Brian Kelly remains as Format Ca...

 2021-07-15 15:03 

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94 Rock Returns To Morgantown...

Less than a year after dropping Rock for a simulcast of Sports "The Mountaineer Ticket" 920 WMMN Fairmont/95.7 W239CM Morgantown WV, LHTC Media has resurrected "94 Rock" 94.3 WRLF Fairmont. Positioning now as "Real Classic Rock", t...

 2021-07-14 21:00 

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June 2021 (5/27 6/23) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 2: Records Galore For WHUR...

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....

 2021-07-14 19:56 

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Nielsen: Consumer Sentiment And Radio Usage Up During Progression Towards Normalcy...

Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) released the findings of its latest Nielsen Audio Consumer Sentiment survey, an ongoing study series addressing current American sentiment around COVID-19. The sixth study in the series was conducted June 22 -25, 2021 and reflects res...

 2021-07-14 19:28 

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Joy Comes To Southern Oregon...

Following the move and rebranding of CHR "93.7 Now-FM" KTMT-FM Medford OR to "Hits 93.3" K227CA last Friday, Stephens Media Group launched Christian AC "Joy 93.7" at noon today. The station is utilizing programming from Salem Media...

 2021-07-14 17:17 

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The Box Opens In Jackson...

New South Radio has signed on 102.1 W271DF Jackson MS as Rhythmic Oldies "102.1 The Box". Fed via 780 WIIN Ridgeland, the station is launching with 10,000 songs commercial free. Market Manager Bob Lawrence writes, "Central Mississippi has been...

 2021-07-14 15:02 

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KPTT Stunting As Free Britney Radio...

iHeartMedia CHR "95.7 The Party" KPTT Denver has entered stunt mode as "Free Britney Radio". The station started playing nothing but Spears' music at midnight coinciding with the next hearing in her legal battle over her conservatorshi...

 2021-07-13 21:00 

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June 2021 (5/27 - 6/23) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 1: Is CHR On The Rebound?...

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...

 2021-07-13 19:45 

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Educational Media Foundation Acquires WROZ...

Educational Media Foundation has purchased AC "Fun 101.3" WROZ Lancaster PA from Hall Communications for $1.725 million. The deal gives EMF a third signal in the Harrisburg/Lancaster/York region albeit its first one that covers the entire region. ...

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