United States

iHeartMedia has rebranded Sports 940 WINZ Miami as “Fox Sports 940 Miami“, while moving to the national Fox Sports Radio lineup 24/7.
As part of today’s rebranding, FSR’s new “2 Pros and a Cup of Joe” will air from 6-9am replacing Jeff ‘DeFo’ DeForrest. Also exiting the lineup is “The Greek” from 3-5pm as the station will now run The Doug Gottleib Show in its entirety.
WINZ will continue to carry Miami Marlins baseball and University of Florida basketball and football.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/213160/940-winz-rebrands-as-fox-sports-940-miami/

RadioInsight (2021-09-22)

United Kingdom

Lyca Media has now launched Lyca Gold in London on 1035AM and DAB.
The station launched at 6am today (Monday) with ‘Gold Breakfast’ presenter, Kajal the first to take to air with her opening link “Welcome to Lyca Gold”.
Lyca Gold was given the go-ahead in the summer after Ofcom approved DilSe Radio’s format change from a speech-led station to a retro Asian music service.
https://radiotoday.co.uk/2021/09/lyca-gold-launches-in-london-following-format-change/

RadioToday (2021-09-13)

United States

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 exclusively on Hubbard’s “Federal News Network” 1500 WFED Washington. WFED will also air games for the upcoming 2021/2022 season. The move marks the first time the Wizards are associated with a Sports formatted station since 2013.
The NHL’s Washington Capitals will remain on Audacy’s “106.7 The Fan” WJFK-FM Manassas VA, WFED and the franchise’s “Caps Radio 24/7” streaming platform.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/212905/washington-wizards-join-wtem-capitals-remain-on-wjfk-wfed/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-09-14)

United States

Vision Media Group has completed the frequency shift of its translator for 1420 KFYN Bonham TX and used it as an opportunity to debut a new format.
The former Classic Country “95.7 The Warrior” K239CG Bonham moved to 103.9 K280GZ at noon today with the station becoming Classic Hits “Rewind 103.9” focusing on hits from the 1970s and 80s.
KFYN serves areas northeast of Dallas between Sherman and Paris TX. The company also owns Christian AC “98.9 Trumpet Radio” KLOW Reno/Paris and Country “104.3 The River” KFYN-FM Detroit/Paris TX.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/212364/kfyn-goes-in-rewind/

RadioInsight (2021-09-01)

United States

Catholic EWTN Radio will expand its coverage in Chicago starting Wednesday, September 1 as its programming will be heard on Newsweb’s 750 WNDZ Portage IN.

WNDZ, which had been carrying a Brokered Ethnic format for much of its history, will now simulcast BVM Helping Hands’s 88.5 WSFI Antioch IL. WSFI covers the far northwest suburbs of Chicago and parts of southeastern Wisconsin. WNDZ is a daytime only signal operating with 15kW.

Both stations will retain carrying programming from the Archdiocese of Chicago that has been heard on WNDZ since 2018.

RadioInsight (2021-08-31)

Spain

The new season starts on Sep. 6th with good news for dxers!: For the very first time there will be local outputs on RNE-1 network!!. This is the complete schedule from Sept. 6th:

UTC
0525-0530    LOCAL      R1 // R5TN
0545-0600    REG            R1 // R5TN
0645-0700    LOCAL      R5TN
0804-0806    REG            R1 // R5TN
0904-0906    REG            R1 // R5TN
1004-1006    REG            R1 // R5TN
1110-1155    REG            R1 // R5TN
1155-1200    LOCAL      R1 // R5TN
1404-1406    REG            R1 // R5TN
1504-1506    REG            R1 // R5TN
1604-1606    REG            R1 // R5TN
1704-1706    REG            R1 // R5TN
1750-1800    REG            R5TN
RNE-Salamanca QSL-address:   rnesalamanca@gmail.com

73! Mauricio Molano Sánchez (2021-08-31)

India

At 1820 UTC today, selected All India Radio MW stations were on extended schedule carrying live commentary of Janmashtami celebration at Mathura :
603 – Ajmer
648 – Indore
747 – Lucknow
810 – Rajkot
846 – Ahmedabad
873 – Jalandhar
918 – Suratgarh
954 – Najibabad
981– Raipur
1143 – Rohtak
1242 – Varanasi
1305 – Parbhani
1593 – Bhopal
792 – Pune is also carrying special prog for Janmastami in Marathi.

Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi to dxindia iog (2021-08-30)

Canada

CKNT 960 in Mississauga denied application to go 22% ethnic.
An application by Elliot Kerr (8159203 Canada Limited) to amend the licence for CKNT 960 in Mississauga was denied today. The proposed amendment would have seen the station devoting up 22 percent of each broadcast week (27.7 hours) to third-language ethnic programs. Four operators of existing Multilingual stations in the Toronto area filed interventions opposing the application and the CRTC sided with them.
CRTC DECISION: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-283.htm
Canadian Radio News fb group (2021-08-13)