United States

Griffin Communications will flip News/Talk “TalkRadio 1170KFAQ Tulsa to Sports “The Blitz” on Monday, August 23.
The new format will be led by Jeremie ‘Pop’ Poplin, who has served as Program Director and 10am-12pm host on KFAQ since February 2020. Poplin previously programmed and hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia Sports “1430 The Buzz” KTBZ and “1300 The Buzz” KAKC Tulsa.
Poplin tweeted that the Blitz will feature local programming from 6am to 6pm, but has not disclosed what that will entail. KFAQ will continue to serve as the Tulsa affiliate for Oklahoma State University sports and Jenks High School football.
The “Blitz” name comes from the weekly “Oklahoma Sports Blitz” that airs on Griffin’s CBS television affiliates KWTV Oklahoma City and KOTV Tulsa on Sunday evenings.

Radio Insight (2021-08-04)

United States

A trio of AMs in Southwest Florida have surrendered their licenses back to the FCC.

Fort Myers Broadcasting Company has turned in the licenses of 1200 WAXA Pine Island Center/Fort Myers and 1460 WNPL Golden Gate/Naples. The two stations had served as the originating signals for Spanish Tropical “Maxima 97.3/95.7“. Those translators are now being fed via an HD subchannel of 96.9 WINK-FM Fort Myers.

Sun Broadcasting Inc. surrendered 1270 WNOG Naples. WNOG, which shared its four tower array with WNPL, had served as the originating station for 105.9 W290DB Naples. That translator is now being fed via 93.7 WHEL-HD3 Sanibel as it continues to operate as “Fox Sports Southwest Florida” along with 103.3 W277AP Bayshore.
RadioInsight (2021-05-24)