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After launching the format in Myrtle Beach this afternoon, Dick Broadcasting has pulled the plug on Classic Country “98.3 Hank-FM” WGCO Midway/Savannah GA is stunting with a heartbeat effect as it prepares to launch a new format on Monday, May 28 at 6:00am. With a teaser on the former station website stating “Shhhhh….something HOT is coming,” all indications are the station will flip to CHR on Monday. We reported on the registration of Hot983Savannah.com by Dick in our 4/23 Domain Insight report. Said site is fully built promoting the station as “All The Hits” and debuting with 10,000 songs commercial-free....
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Hank Debuts In Myrtle Beach
RadioInsightFeatured Story 05-25-2018 19:13
Dick Broadcasting has flipped Classic Hip-Hop “G105.5” 1450 WWHK /105.5 W288DK Myrtle Beach SC to Classic Country “105.5 Hank-FM“. The station enters a crowded Country battlefield in the market that already includes three current based stations: iHeartMedia’s top ranked “Gator 107.9” WGTR-FM, Cumulus’ “Nash-FM 106.5” WLFF, and Colonial Media + Entertainment’s “Carolina Country 93.9” WMIR. The launch took place at 3pm today following a brief stunt loop of Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road”. W288DK had been off the air from last Fall until April due to a wind damaged tower. The company is trying to redirect the former...
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Pure Oldies Debuts In Harrisonburg
RadioInsightFeatured Story 05-25-2018 18:20
Saga Communications continues its roll-out of its “Pure Oldies” brand as it has launched the format on 101.3 W267BA/WQPO-HD2 Harrisonburg VA this morning. “Pure Oldies 101.3” becomes Saga’s seventh station utilizing that format and brand joining stations in Asheville, Champaign, Des Moines, Hilton Head, Ithaca, and Springfield IL and domain registrations pointing to more coming. The simulcast of Sports “ESPN Harrisonburg” 1360 WHBG moves to new sign-on 106.9 W295CP Harrisonburg. This is the second new translator format launch for Saga Harrisonburg in recent weeks as the company launched Soft AC “EZ 100.1” W261CV/WQPO-HD3 earlier this month. The post Pure Oldies...
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Entercom News/Talk 1140 WRVA Richmond/96.1 W241AP Midlothian and Sports “Fox Sports 910” WRNL Richmond VA has appointed Gregg Henson as Program Director. Henson most recently served as Program Director for iHeartMedia’s “ESPN 970” WBGG Pittsburgh as well as hosting an afternoon show for 1130 WDFN Detroit and 96.1 WMAX Grand Rapids MI until his exit last July. He has also previously programmed Sports 1270 WXYT Detroit, 950 WPEN Philadelphia, and 105.3 KRLD-FM Dallas as well as News/Talk 1190 WOWO Fort Wayne during his career as well as hosting at News/Talk 1240 KFOR Lincoln NE. Entercom, the #1 creator of live,...
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Will Tieman’s WGHN Inc. has flipped two of its three stations in Grand Haven MI. “93.1 Country” WMPA Ferrysburg/Muskegon has flipped to Classic Rock “Classic Rock 93.1“. Program Director Jesse Bruce will host a local request show at 12pm as well as afternoons from 3-7pm. He had been hosting afternoons on sister AC 92.1 WGHN-FM. WMPA will also carry the syndicated “Nights with Alice Cooper”. Sports “Sports Radio 1370” WGHN and 94.9 W235CM Grand Haven MI to “Oldies 94.9“. Utilizing the Westwood One “Good Time Oldies” network, WGHN is retaining its large group of sports play-by-play including the Detroit Tigers,...
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WFGA Flips To Real Country
RadioInsightFeatured Story 05-25-2018 13:30
After almost a week of stunting, Swick Broadcasting launched Classic Country “Real Country 106.7” WFGA Hicksville OH/Fort Wayne IN at 6am today. The station is using an on-air lineup consisting of talent from co-owned Local Radio Networks including Jeff DeWeese and sister 100.3 WLKI Angola News Director Sheila McRea in mornings, Jonathon Steele middays, Rick Burton afternoons, John Gleason nights, and Paul Walker overnights. Original Report 5/22: Swick Broadcasting has closed on its $300,000 purchase of Sports “ESPN 106.7” WFGA Hicksville OH/Fort Wayne IN from Federated Media and is now stunting. WFGA is running a mix of snippets of Classic...
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Station Sales Week Of 5/25
RadioInsightFeatured Story 05-25-2018 12:00
As part of a Chapter 727 of Florida Bankruptcy Laws (equivalent to federal Chapter 7), Choice Radio Keys Corporation is transferring Classic Hits trimulcast “Mix 93.7” WKEY-FM Key West, 94.3 WGMX Marathon, 96.9 WKEZ-FM Tavernier/Key Largo, and Silent 1300 WFFG Marathon to trustee Philip Von Kahle for divestment. Charlie Banta and Sandra Miller’s Universal Stations sells suburban Boston Spanish Christian 1230 WESX Nahant and Portuguese Christian 1300 WJDA Quincy MA to Luis Morales’ Real Media Group for $875,000 ($425K for WESX, $450K for WJDA). GMF-Christian Media purchases 830 WUMY/105.5 W288BJ Memphis TN from Memphis First Ventures for $706,823. The stations...
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Entercom has promoted nine corporate executives to new senior level positions within the company. Entercom today announced nine promotions for senior management across digital, programming, events, sales, ad sales marketing, legal, and traffic. “We are fortunate to have such a talented team of leaders at Entercom and it is a pleasure to be able to promote several of them today in recognition of their increasing roles and responsibilities,” said David Field, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entercom. “These are exciting times at the company and as we roll ahead with our investments and execute our transformational plans, we will continue...
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