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 2020-04-03 20:05 

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Reggie Brown Returns To V100 Milwaukee As Program Director...

After exiting afternoons at iHeartMedia Hip Hop "V100.7" WKKV Milwaukee in January's layoffs, Reggie Brown has returned to the station as Program Director and afternoon host. Brown previously spent 21 years at the station before his January ex...

 2020-04-03 18:57 

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Learfield IMG College President/CEO Greg Brown Retires; Cole Gahagan To Succeed...

Learfield IMG College has announced that President/CEO Greg Brown has retired and will be replaced by Cole Gahagan. Brown began his career with Learfield in 1984 selling sponsorships for the Iowa State Cyclone Radio Network and has served as President/CEO...

 2020-04-03 11:42 

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Station Sales Week Of 4/3...

Y Bridge Broadcasting sells Classic Hits "Y107.3" WYBZ Crooksville OH to AVC Communications for $1.4 million. While WYBZ marks the company's entry into the Zanesville market, AVC owns a seven station cluster in nearby Cambridge with Country &#...

 2020-04-02 19:09 

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Tailgate 107.3 Charleston WV Flips To Country...

West Virginia Radio Corporation flipped Party Hits "Tailgate 107.3" WKAZ-FM Miami/Charleston WV to Country "107.3 KAZ" on Wednesday. The new format creates a Country combo with co-owned Classic Country "96.1 KWS" WKWS Charleston an...

 2020-04-02 18:56 

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Mike Waters Joins KOKZ As Morning Host...

NRG Media has announced it has hired Mike Waters as morning host at Classic Hits 105.7 KOKZ Waterloo IA. Waters joins NRG from afternoons at Radio FM Media Classic Rock "107.9 The Fox" KPFX Fargo. He has also hosted mornings at WOLX Madison WI and...

 2020-04-02 12:19 

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Entercom Announces Layoffs, Furloughs And Pay Cuts For Employees...

Entercom has become the latest radio operator to announce a series of layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts for employees. In a memo from CEO David Field, the company details some of the financial moves it needs to take during this crisis. Beyond the people th...

 2020-04-02 11:30 

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Indie 102.3 Expands To Colorado Springs...

Colorado Public Radio has expanded their AAA "Indie 102.3" brand to Colorado Springs. Following CPR's deal to take over operations of 91.5 KRCC Colorado Springs and it aligning of its daytime schedules, 1490 KXRE/102.1 K271CK Manitou Springs h...

 2020-04-01 16:00 

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MediaCo New York Promotes Alex Roman To Chief Technology Officer...

MediaCo New York has promoted Alex Roman to Chief Technology Officer for Hip Hop "Hot 97" WQHT and Adult R&B 107.5 WBLS. Roman joined the then-Emmis cluster in 2011 as Director of Integrated Technologies in 2011 after previously serving as Chief E...

 2020-04-01 15:30 

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KAYD Drops Nash-FM Identity...

Cumulus Media's "Nash-FM 101.7" KAYD-FM Silsbee/Beaumont TX is the latest station to move away from the national branding. Returning to their heritage use of the call letters (pronounced "Kay-Dee"), KAYD-FM used the revamp to debut a n...

 2020-04-01 14:04 

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Happi 92.7 Expands To Warren PA...

Lilly Broadcasting CHR "Happi 92.7" WICU-FM Lawrence Park/Erie PA added a simulcast this morning in Warren PA. Lilly flipped Conservative Talk "News/Talk 96.7" 1310 WICU/96.7 W244DY Warren to a simulcast of their recently acquired CHR. The...

 2020-04-01 13:39 

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Bailey Coleman Moves To iHeartMedia New Orleans As VP/Programming...

iHeartMedia has announced that Bailey Coleman has moved from the Program Director/midday host spot at Hip Hop "V100.7" WKKV Milwaukee to become Vice President of Programming for the company's New Orleans cluster. Coleman had been with WKKV sin...

 2020-04-01 13:15 

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Hooptown 101.5 Launches In Spokane...

iHeartMedia last week debuted Classic Hip Hop "Hooptown 101.5" 1280 KZFS/101.5 K268DL Spokane WA. The station takes its name from Spokane's unofficial nickname of "Hooptown USA" tied to its local successes in high school and college ba...

 2020-04-01 11:30 

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Bob & Tom Return To Z97.5 Clarksville As Tiffany Hill Exits...

Saga Communications Rock "Z97.5" WZZP Hopkinsville KY/Clarksville TN has announced the addition of the Bob & Tom Show for mornings following the exit of PD/morning host Tiffany Hill. It marks a return to WZZP as the station carried the show until ...

 2020-03-31 23:57 

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Beasley Media Cuts 67 Staffers; Furloughs Others...

Beasley Media announced the layoffs today of 67 employees as well as the temporary furloughing of 18 additional full-time employees. In a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer, an unnamed company spokesperson said, "Our company, like other broadcaste...

 2020-03-31 22:09 

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KONE Grows A Beard...

Earlier this month, Alpha Media relaunched Classic Rock "Rock 101.1" KONE-FM Lubbock as "101.1 The Beard". While using Variety Hits positioning of "The Beard Plays What We Want", the music was moved in a harder direction with a pla...

 2020-03-31 21:32 

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SiriusXM Adds All-Female Comedy Channel...

In addition to making their streaming available to all through May 15 and launching or relaunching four music channels, SiriusXM has announced it will debut a new all-female comedy channel on Wednesday, April 1. "She's So Funny" will launch on...

 2020-03-31 18:54 

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Checking In On My First Favorite Stations...

As we all search for distraction, or try to attend to long-delayed tasks during the COVID-19 crisis, I've been trying to combine the two by doing some long-intended listening, hearing how my favorite stations, and some of yours, are responding in this...

 2020-03-31 18:16 

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Entravision Expands Fuego To Rio Grande Valley...

After launching the Bilingual Rhythmic "Fuego" brand in Sacramento and Modesto last July, Entravision brought the format to the Rio Grande Valley on Monday. Regional Mexican "La Tricolor 99.5" KKPS Brownsville dropped its format to become ...

 2020-03-31 18:00 

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Tony Tecate & George McFly Exit American General Media Albuquerque...

American General Media has joined the list of companies making budgetary cutbacks as they part ways with a pair of afternoon hosts in Albuquerque. Tony Tecate exits the afternoon slot at Hot AC "Mix 105.1" KKRG that he's held since the start o...

 2020-03-31 17:06 

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Tra Thomas Exits Mornings At 97.5 The Fanatic...

Former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Tra Thomas has disclosed that he was a budgetary related cut at Beasley Media Sports "97.5 The Fanatic" WPEN-FM Burlington NJ/Philadelphia. Thomas joined WPEN-FM in October 2018 along with Marc Farzetta following...

 2020-03-31 14:18 

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SiriusXM Makes Streaming Platform Free Through May 15...

SiriusXM announced that it will make its entire platform available via its streaming apps for free through May 15. The platform also announced it will add or return a few channels on Wednesday, April 1. Channel 179 will become "#StayHome Radio" fe...

 2020-03-30 23:16 

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Townsquare Media & iHeartMedia Detail Cost-Cutting Measures And Related Cuts...

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to harm the economy both iHeartMedia and Townsquare Media have implemented measures to cut costs and trim some of their operations. In a memo to employees, Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson announced that the company has lai...

 2020-03-30 23:00 

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Hubbard Seattle Appoints New Chief Engineer...

Hubbard Radio has announced the appointment of Alex Brewster as Chief Engineer effective April 15. Brewster joins Hubbard from Entercom where he served as Assistant Chief Engineer for the company's Seattle and Portland stations since 2017. He previous...

 2020-03-30 19:15 

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WHVN To Go To Heaven...

The George H Buck Jr. Trust's Christian Preaching "Heaven Radio" 1240 WHVN/104.3 W282BP Charlotte NC will cease operations on Tuesday, March 31. The station's 8.1 acre transmitter site was recently granted rezoning approval by the Charlott...

 2020-03-30 17:31 

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Tony Bruno Show Joins SiriusXM...

SiriusXM and JAKIB Media Partners have announced that Tony Bruno will join the platform's "Dan Patrick Radio" (Channel 211) to host from 3-6pm eastern starting April 6. Bruno had been hosting a show for JAKIB on Townsquare Media Sports "97...

 2020-03-30 17:24 

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SummitMedia Greenville Adds Maurice DeVoe As OM As Mike Klein Exits...

SummitMedia has announced the appointment of Maurice DeVoe as Operations Manager at their Greenville SC cluster including Rhythmic CHR "Hot 98.1" WHZT, R&B "107.3 Jamz" WJMZ, Alternative "X98.5" W253BG and Variety Hits "99.5 Ja...

 2020-03-30 12:49 

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How Lost Are Pop Music's Lost Hits?...

Part of what I've enjoyed about doing music research for a living is watching how big hit songs endure over time. How songs perform in research decades later is their refraction through a series of funhouse mirrors (radio programmer judgment, music-su...

 2020-03-30 12:45 

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WKWF Moves Programming To WAVK As 97.7 The Zone...

Florida Keys Media has moved the Sports programming of 1600 WKWF Key West FL to 97.7 WAVK Cudjoe Key as "97.7 The Zone". Replacing Hot AC "97.7 My-FM", the move follows WKWF going silent in early March in order to replace its tower. The st...

 2020-03-30 12:24 

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Alpha Media Makes Round Of Cuts Across The Country...

Alpha Media is the next company to make some staff cuts due to the economic circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. We have confirmed cuts were made in at least four markets: Amarillo TX, suburban Chicago, Palm Springs, and the East Bay of Cali...

 2020-03-29 21:00 

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WGL Shuts Down...

Adams Radio Group ceased operations of Sports "1250 The Ticket" WGL Fort Wayne IN last Monday. WGL was the only AM holding of Adams without an active FM translator and carried the national Fox Sports Radio lineup around the clock. A statement on t...

 2020-03-29 16:00 

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FCC Report 3/29: How To Handle Political Ad Rates During Pandemic...

The FCC has issued a notice on how to determine lowest unit charge for political advertising during the COVED-19 pandemic. Under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, broadcast licensees must charge legally qualified candidates who use their facilit...

 2020-03-29 14:00 

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Forever Makes Cuts In Wilmington...

Forever Media has made cuts at its Wilmington DE/Havre de Grace MD cluster. At least eleven people were let go at the cluster that includes CHR 93.7 WSTW Wilmington, Adult R&B "Jammin 96.9" 1510 WVJJ/96.9 W245CJ, News/Talk 1150 WDEL/101.7 WDEL-FM ...

 2020-03-27 22:43 

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Bustos Takes Portland & Seattle AMs Silent...

The economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic has struck a pair of AMs owned by Bustos Media. Bustos filed earlier this week to take 1130 KXET Mount Angel/Portland and 1210 KMIA Auburn-Federal Way/Seattle off the air "due to health considera...

 2020-03-27 19:07 

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91X San Diego Adds EDM Mixshow...

Local Media San Diego Alternative "91X" 91.1 XETRA-FM Tijuana/San Diego has announced the addition of a two hour EDM mixshow. "Project-X" mixed and hosted by Zach Van Lue will debut on Saturday, March 28 from 11pm-1am. The station is promo...

 2020-03-27 13:59 

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AJ Dukette Joins Rewind 100.9 Portland Following WHOM Exit...

Following his exit from Townsquare Media AC 94.9 WHOM Mount Washington NH/Portland ME last week, AJ Dukette has quickly rebounded as he will debut on Monday, March 30 as morning host at Saga Communications Classic Hits "Rewind 100.9" WYNZ South Po...

 2020-03-27 13:03 

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WFLC Temporarily Becomes 97.3 Quarantine Radio...

Cox Media Group CHR "Hits 97.3" WFLC Miami rebranded as "97.3 Quarantine Radio" as of this morning. With the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area now under stay at home mandates, all on-air staffers are working from home playing into the temporary b...

 2020-03-27 11:07 

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Station Sales Week Of 3/27...

Bud Walters' Cromwell Media is acquiring 106.3 W292ED Franklin TN from Educational Media Foundation for $30,000. Cromwell states that W292ED will be utilized to rebroadcast Sports "102.5 The Game" WPRT-FM via 102.9 WBUZ-HD2 La Vergne/Nashville...

 2020-03-26 20:26 

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KPUS Relaunches As 104.5 The Eagle...

ICA Radio has rebranded "Classic Rock 104.5" KPUS Gregory/Corpus Christi TX as "104.5 The Eagle". KPUS ranked eighth in the Corpus Christi market with a 3.0 share in the Fall 2019 Nielsen Audio ratings, but trailing iHeartMedia's marke...

 2020-03-26 16:08 

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His Radio Praise Debuts On 103.9 WSHP-FM...

Radio Training Network has closed on its $850,000 purchase of Regional Mexican "Activa 103.9" WTOB-FM Easley/Greenville SC and has debuted its Contemporary Worship "His Radio Praise" network on the station. Sporting new WSHP-FM call letter...

 2020-03-26 14:00 

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Domain Insight 3/26: Hank Departing Oklahoma City?...

As today is the start of the Spring book, we normally would be seeing much more action right now on the format change front were it not for the coronavirus. Radio brand related domain registration has slowed to a trickle, but there are still a few of note...

 2020-03-25 20:33 

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WMOM Returns With Christmas Music...

With a little over a week left before its license would have expired, Patrick Lopeman's Bay View Broadcasting has relaunched 102.7 WMOM Pentwater/Ludington MI. WMOM is currently stunting with Christmas music with a Facebook post stating, "Bringing...

 2020-03-25 20:00 

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Conservative Talk Cowboy Debuts In Hays...

My Town Media has launched Conservative Talk/Sports "95.3 The Cowboy" KWKN Wakeeny/Hays HS. The station's lineup features Glenn Beck from 8-11am, Rush Limbaugh from 11am-2pm, Sean Hannity from 2-5pm and Fox Sports Radio programming at other ti...

 2020-03-25 16:13 

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FCC Postpones FM Auction 106 Indefinitely...

The FCC has announced its has indefinitely postponed the auction of up to 130 new FM signals set to start on April 28. Any applicant that had submitted an upfront payment can fill out a written request for a refund of their deposit. The agency states that...

 2020-03-25 15:02 

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Gleason Media To Shut Down Cluster In Lewiston/Auburn...

Gleason Media has announced it will cease its business operations on Sunday, March 29 at 7pm. Gleason currently operates "WOXO Country" 92.7 WOXO-FM Norway/100.7 WRMO-FM Mexico, Hot AC "Maine's Big Z" 1240 WEZR/105.5 W288CW Lewiston an...

 2020-03-25 11:30 

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96.3 The Buzzer Ithaca Switches To Coronavirus Testing Info...

Saga Communications Sports "96.3 The Buzzer" W242AB/WYXL-HD3 Ithaca NY has temporarily dropped its daytime lineup to carry information for patients awaiting mobile COVID-19 testing at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Running from 8am to 5pm on weekdays f...

 2020-03-24 22:01 

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WABC Adds Rotating Series Of Local Hosts And Steve Bannon In Afternoons...

Red Apple Media Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has made its first major programming change since closing on its acquisition of the station earlier this month. WABC dropped Westwood One's Ben Shapiro from afternoon drive this week and added a rota...

 2020-03-24 21:06 

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Jeff Lewis Neal Joins Dex & Barbie T Morning Show...

SummitMedia has announced that Jeff Lewis Neal has joined the Dex & Barbie T Morning Show based at Rhythmic CHR "Hot 98.1" WHZT Williamston/Greenville SC. The show is also simulcast on "Hot 104.5" WKHT Knoxville TN. Neal will also produce ...

 2020-03-24 18:50 

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WPFR Terre Haute Shuts Down...

Word Power Inc. has taken its Christian Preaching stations in Terre Haute IN off the air. "Word Power Family Radio" 1480 WPFR Terre Haute and 93.7 WPFR-FM Clinton IN ceased operations earlier this month following the January death of co-owner Elea...

 2020-03-24 18:00 

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The Last 10 (Or So) Songs I Liked...

Nearly two years ago, I made a list of the first 10 current songs I'd loved when I started listening to contemporary music. The songs were hits (national or local) between January and August 1967, meaning that they'd taken hold when I was less tha...

 2020-03-24 17:45 

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Frosty Stillwell Furloughed From KLOS...

As part of a series of staff "furloughs" at Meruelo Media, morning co-host Frosty Stillwell has departed Rock 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles. Co-hosts Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer told listeners on Monday morning that Stilwell was furloughed due to decr...

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