United States

Holy Family Communications, which operates the Catholic “The Station of the Cross” network along the Interstate 90 corridor from Boston to Ohio, is adding two more stations in Massachusetts.
In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Holy Family Communications will acquire fellow Catholic operator Emmanuel Communications and their 1230 WNEB Worcester and 970 WESO Southbridge MA for an undisclosed amount. The duo will join 1060 WQOM Natick/Boston in Holy Family’s Massachusetts holdings.
Holy Family will begin programming the two stations via LMA on January 1, 2022.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/216768/holy-family-communications-expands-in-massachusetts/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-12-09)

United States

Audacy is shifting “ESPN 790” WMC Memphis from ESPN Radio to a combination of its BetQL and CBS Sports Radio networks as “The Bet 790” on Thursday, December 9.
WMC will carry CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome Show from 11am-2pm and other network programming from 10pm to 5am. BetQL programming will be heard in other weekday dayparts.
ESPN’s national programming will continue to be heard in mornings and nights/overnights on “92.9 ESPN” WMFS-FM/680 WMFS.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/216687/audacy-launches-790-the-bet-in-memphis/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-12-08)

United Kingdom

From the Radio Caroline website:
The final Radio Caroline North broadcast of the year from Ross Revenge happens this weekend 11th-12th December.
You’ll hear some great music from the 60s – early 90s, plus your can enter our competition to win some delicious chocolate gifts, kindly sponsored this month by Addo Addison from Royston, Hertfordshire – see below for details.
Listen in on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM in the North and North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, on the Radio Caroline app and around the world online here (via the Manx AM Radio Player).
We’d love to hear from you during the broadcast via memories@radiocaroline.co.uk and remember, it’s the only email address that gets you straight through to our ‘North’ broadcasters.

And read now also http://radiocaroline.co.uk/#caroline_north_schedule.html 

Nico from Gouda (2021-12-08)

United States

KNX Slogan Change.
As a frequent listener to KNX 1070 Los Angeles, I have by now gotten used to “KNX 10-70 News Radio”. This slogan was heard all thru the weekend, but, starting Monday morning apparently, they started using “KNX News 97-One”, and making a big deal about now having an FM frequency.
Just as long as this isn’t a precursor to going off the AM band (which will reach me in AZ), I’ll be good with it.
73 from the Sonoran Desert

Rick Barton to WOR iog (2021-12-07)

United States

Audacy has announced it will flip CHR “97.1 Now” KNOU Los Angeles to News simulcasting 1070 KNX at 3pm today.
The move marks the second time this year that the company has revamped 97.1. The station dropped its “Amp Radio” KAMP branding in April to relaunch as “97.1 Now“. KNX joins its All-News sister stations in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco simulcasting on full-powered FM signals. Only 950 WWJ Detroit and the duo of 880 WCBS and 1010 WINS New York remain AM only.
With the move to FM, KNX is removing the word “radio” from its brand in favor of “KNX News” to emphasize its multi-platform distribution.

KNX currently ranks tenth in the Los Angeles market with a 2.9 share. KNOU goes out tied for 28th place with a 1.4 share.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/216593/audacy-brings-knx-to-fm/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-12-06)

United States

Oldies Returns To AM Dial In Allentown-Bethlehem Market.
Hits of the 60s and 70s from the Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Four Seasons the Grass Roots and Elvis Presley are back on the AM dial in the Allentown-Bethlehem, PA market. iHeartMedia flipped WSAN to “Real Oldies 1470,” ending a two-year run as an all-podcast station.
“I am super excited to bring back 60s and 70s hits to the Lehigh Valley, this is the music that originally aired on 1470 when it was new,” Senior VP of Programming Craig Stevens said in a release. “This fills a musical void and I am confident it will be well received.”
Stevens will also anchor mornings on the station that also features Christie James (10am-3pm), Nick Donovan (3-7pm) and Jeffrey T. Mason (7pm-12am).
“The music is timeless and sounds perfect on the radio, whether it’s in your car or on a smart speaker,” Jeff Hurley, Executive VP of Programming added. “These songs deserve a spot on your radio and we’re happy to provide it to the listeners of the Lehigh Valley.”

WSAN follows KABQ Albuquerque (1350) in moving away from the all-podcast format. The station is currently playing all-Christmas music as “Santa 1350,” with a new format expected to debut after the holidays. The moves turn attention to iHeart’s final all-podcast format. Unlike the other two, WEBG Erie, PA (95.9) is on the FM dial.
http://www.insideradio.com/free/oldies-returns-to-am-dial-in-allentown-bethlehem-market/article_c0af96d0-5463-11ec-9466-b37e743cc675.html

Inside Radio (2021-12-03)

India

AIR extended service tonight also.
AIR Visakhapatnam special extended overnight broadcast due to Cyclone Jawad noted today also on 927 KHz in AM mode and 918 khz in DRM mode.

Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2021-12-04)

India

Due to the impending  “cyclone Jawar” active in the area, AIR Visakhapatnam will be on air continously   tonight on 927 khz in AM mode & 918 khz DRM mode. (Instead of normal sign off at 1751 UTC / 11.21 pm IST) Power is 100 kW.
Info via Alokesh Gupta.

Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2021-12-03)

United States

Confirmed Changes
Boise – Cumulus Media Conservative Talk 670 KBOI will add a simulcast on what is now Sports “93.1 The Ticket” KTIK-FM on January 4. The Sports format will continue to be heard on 1350 KTIK and new translator 95.3 K237HA.

Expected Changes
Albuquerque – iHeartMedia’s 1350 KABQ dropped its Podcast programming to temporarily become “Santa 1350“.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/215523/2021-post-christmas-format-change-watchlist/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-11-26)