United States

Truth Broadcasting will flip Sports 600 WSJS Winston-Salem NC and its four translators to a combination of Talk and Sports on Monday, June 6.
WSJS will add a local morning show “Triad Today” hosted by Jeffrey Griffin from 7-10am. The local Sports show “The Drive” hosted by Josh Graham will remain in the 3-6pm slot. Syndicated talkers Brian Kilmeade, Todd Starnes and Charlie Kirk will fill out the daytime lineup, while CBS Sports Radio programming will be heard at night and most of the weekend lineup. WSJS will also carry local high school sports, Duke University, and Westwood One’s national play-by-play coverage.
Truth acquired WSJS late last year for $625,000. The station currently carries a mix of national and regional sports programming. The station is also heard on 93.7 W229CH Greensboro, 101.5 W268CG Winston-Salem, 103.1 W276DS Winston-Salem, and 104.9 W285EU High Point.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226789/wsjs-to-move-to-mix-of-talk-sports/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-25)

United States

Longtime Montana programmer Dan DeWitt began operating Community Communications LLC’s 1490 KHTC Malmstrom AFB/104.3 K282CE Great Falls MT on March 31 relaunching the station as Classic Country “Real Country 104.3“. KHTC previously featured a diverse playlist made up of local artists.
DeWitt most recently served as Program Director for STARadio’s cluster in Great Falls. He has also programmed Cherry Creek Media’s “106.7 Star-FM” KXDR and Townsquare’s AC “101.5 The View” KVWE and CHR “107.5 Zoo-FM” KENR Missoula, and then Fisher’s Alternative “96.3 The Zone” KRZN and 910 KBLG Billings.
Dewitt describes the new brand as being “with a ‘pure country’ programming philosophy, Real Country 104.3FM and 1490AM plays a little classic country, your favorites from the 80’s and 90’s, some of the best of the new millennium and a touch of today’s ‘pure’ new country pioneers.”
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226391/real-country-comes-to-great-falls/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-20)

United States

Woof Boom Radio is teasing an upcoming format change at “Muncie Sports 92.51340 WXFN/92.5 W223CZ Muncie IN.
WXFN is currently running teasers promoting that they are “building a new radio station for Muncie and Delaware County”. New WMUN call letters are now in place.
WXFN carries Fox Sports Radio programming along with an hour-long local 4pm show hosted by Mark Foerster. The station also airs play-by-play of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Reds, IndyCar Series, Ball State University football and women’s basketball, and three local high schools.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/225910/wxfn-building-something-new-for-muncie/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-17)

United States

De La Hunt Media has performed a double flip at its stations in Walker MN.
Classic Hits 1570 KAKK/93.7 K229DJ Walker has flipped to Sports utilizing Fox Sports Radio. KAKK is running the national lineup around the clock as well as carrying Minnesota Wild hockey.
Concurrently, Soft AC “KQ 102” 101.9 KQKK Walker has picked up the Classic Hits mantle as it is now branding as “101.9 The Arrow” positioned as “Leech Lakes’ Classic Hits”.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/225524/double-flip-in-walker-mn/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-11)

United Kingdom

Mi Amigo DJs reunite for one last Caroline broadcast

ONE…LAST…TIME
Mi Amigo DJs reunite for one last Caroline broadcast.
A group of DJs who served on the Mi Amigo in the 70s are reuniting for one last broadcast on Radio Caroline this summer, live from the studios on board Ross Revenge.
The theme of the broadcast on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July is ‘The Sensational Seventies’.

Here’s the line-up:

Mi Amigo montage
  • Nigel Harris (Stewart Russell)
  • Martin Fisher
  • Bob Lawrence (Richard Thompson)
  • Tom Anderson
  • Mike Stevens
  • Cliff Osbourne
  • James Ross
  • Mark Lawrence
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Brian Martin
  • Roger Mathews

We will be running six trips to Ross Revenge during the broadcast and visitors will meet the DJs and tour the ship. Unlike our usual boat trips, the tender will depart from Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.
Places are expected to fill quickly. To book yours, email boattrips@radiocaroline.co.uk or call 07535 493501 (office hours).
http://radiocaroline.co.uk/home.html

Ydun Ritz (2022-05-10)

Australia

Sports Entertainment Network has announced it has acquired the commercial AM licence, formerly 4KQ, in Brisbane.
The long held 693AM signal will become Queensland’s new home of sport, rebranded as 693 SENQ – with a sports focused format – aims to start on or around July 1, 2022, subject to completion.
With current commercial stations in place in Melbourne (1116 SEN) and Sydney (1170 SEN), the move is a major achievement in SEN’s eastern seaboard expansion.
More here https://radiotoday.com.au/sen-acquisition-ends-the-music-on-4kq/

Ydun Ritz (2022-05-06)

United States

Tiger Communications has flipped Classic Hits “Troup 98.9620 WTRP/98.9 W255DP La Grange GA to Classic Country “Classic Country 98.9“.
The station features a local morning show hosted by Walter Douglas and features a playlist centered on music from the 1980s through early 2000s. WTRP continues to feature sports play-by-play of Lafayette Christian High School, LaGrange College, and the Atlanta Braves.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/224140/wtrp-flips-to-classic-country/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-04-20)

United States

Radigan Broadcasting Group has launched Adult CHR “Valley 107.71550 WTTC/107.7 W299CM Towanda PA.
Radigan purchased the former Oldies station along with its FM sister in a pair of deals for $250,000. The format change was accompanied by a move of the translator’s antenna to the site of Radigan’s Classic Hits “Choice 102” WAVR Waverly NY allowing the signal to target Waverly and Sayre PA.
More here https://radioinsight.com/headlines/223950/wttc-relaunches-as-valley-107-7/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-04-19)

United States

HEH Communications rebranded Classic Hits “The Hits1490 KHVL and translators 94.1 K231DA and 104.9 K285GE Huntsville TX as “The Lake” earlier this month.
Serving the areas north of Houston, the station is now positioning as “More Music, More Fun”. KHVL is featuring a Rock leaning Classic Hits playlist of the 70s through 90s with the addition of more music from 90s coming with the rebrand.
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https://radioinsight.com/headlines/223699/khvl-reforms-into-a-lake-seeks-operations-manager/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-04-14)