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WAAF Revamps On-Air Lineup For 2017

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 12:47 PM PST

Entercom Rock 107.3 WAAF Westborough/97.7 WKAF Brockton/Boston MA is making
changes to all three of its weekday dayparts starting January 3.

Midday host Mike Hsu is rejoining the Hill-Man morning show that he was
previously part of as news director until 2005. Mistress Carrie will move
from afternoons back to the midday slot she handed to Hsu in 2005. Those
moves will make way for the addition of a new afternoon show hosted by
comedians Matty Blake and Nick Stevens. Massachusetts native Blake
currently hosts The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down

on History Channel. Stevens is originally from the South Shore suburbs of
Boston and had been based as a stand-up in New York.

Rock WAAF-FM Boston announces a shift in dayparts for two personalities and
the addition of two new air talents in a major reshuffle at the station.
New to afternoon drive are Matty Blake and Nick Stevens, while longtime
WAAF midday host Mike Hsu re-joins the Hill-Man Morning Show and afternoon
fixture Mistress Carrie moves into the midday chair. The new line-up begins
on Tuesday, January 3.

Blake, a comedian, is also a TV, film and commercial actor. Nationally, he
hosts The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down on The History Channel. Raised
in Central Massachusetts, he returns to Boston for the new afternoon gig
with his comedy cohort, Nick Stevens. Stevens, a native of Bostons South
Shore, has been doing stand-up in New York for 20 years. He also makes TV
appearances and is a commercial voiceover actor.

Massachusetts native Mistress Carrie is among WAAFs most recognized air
personalities. She began her career as a station intern in the early 90s,
ultimately making her way to the microphone. Carrie hosted afternoons on
WAAF for the past 11 years and now returns to her original midday
(10am-3pm) slot. Likewise, Mike Hsu, another Boston area native, took over
middays on WAAF in 2005. His move to The Hill-Man Morning Show is a reunion
of sorts with Greg Hill, Hsu originally served as the programs News
Director until 2004.

WAAF has always been a brand built on engaging and unorthodox
personalities, said PD Ron Valeri. As one of Americas longest standing rock
stations, this new line up positions WAAF to thrive in the New Year and for
many years to come.

Word Broadcasting Network To LMA Salem's Louisville Cluster

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 11:21 AM PST

0 Word Broadcasting Network will take over operations of Salem Medias
Louisville cluster via LMA on Tuesday, January 3.

Word is operated by Dr. Bob Rodgers, who also serves as Senior Pastor of
Evangel World Prayer Center in Louisville. The company owns ION TV
affiliate WBNA 21 and operates Christian AC 88.5 WJIE Louisville.

The transaction with Salem will add control of Christian Preaching 94.7
WFIA-FM New Albany IN, 900 WFIA Louisville and upcoming translator 107.3
W297BV Louisville (which was set to flip to Christian AC The River), and
Conservative Talk 970 The Answer WGTK Louisville.

Salem Media Group announced today that it has entered into an agreement
with Word Broadcasting Network to transfer the operation of Salem’s
Louisville stations (WFIA-AM; WFIA-FM; WGTK-AM) under a local marketing
agreement. Word Broadcasting Network owns and operates 12 radio stations,
AM, FM, short wave, and Channel 21 in Louisville.

Salem CEO Ed Atsinger stated, “Salem rarely leaves a market because we
desire that our unique formats will continue to serve the needs of
audiences in cities like Louisville. This agreement is unique in that Word
Broadcasting is like-minded with us in shared mission, shared values, and
passion for our formats. For some time our two organizations have discussed
how we could consolidate our respective operations in the interest of
greater stewardship of our resources. We believe this agreement sets the
stage to achieve that objective of increased service to our audiences and

The agreement is scheduled to become effective January 3, 2017.

New York Times: Apple Music: Platform? Promoter? Both.

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 10:17 AM PST

Star 102.1 Dallas Sets Launch Lineup

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 09:59 AM PST

iHeartMedia AC Star 102.1 KDGE Dallas will officially debut its permanent
format on Monday, December 26.

The station has also announced its on-air lineup that will feature Ryan
Lovet in mornings from 6am-12pm, Rick OBryan from 12pm-6pm, and Amanda
Flores from 6pm-12am. Lovet is described as a20-year on-air personality.
OBryan is known in the Dallas market from the five years he spent as
PD/Afternoon host at sister Hot AC Mix 102.9 KDMX from 2006-2011. Flores
will track the evening shift from Houston, where she hosts middays at
sister Sunny 99.1 KODA. Jay Shannon, PD of Hot AC Now 102.9 KDMX and the
former 102.1 The Edge remains as PD for Star 102.1.

iHeartMedia Dallas announced today the debut of Star 102.1, the new home of
Mainstream Adult Contemporary (AC) for Dallas / Fort Worth, effective
December 26.

Star 102.1 will broadcast music from popular recording artists such as
Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Pink and Madonna. The station’s programming
lineup will include 20-year radio veteran personality Ryan Lovet, American
Women in Media on-air personality of the year winner Rick O’Bryan, and
newcomer to the DFW radio landscape, Amanda Flores.

“The early feedback on Star 102.1 has been overwhelmingly positive,” said
Patrick Davis, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Dallas
/ Fort Worth. “Our Star 102.1 team, led by Program Director Jay Shannon,
has been working around the clock to get the new Star 102.1 ready to launch
at the stroke of midnight on December 26. We are very excited to get the
station on the air and fill a void that DFW radio has been missing.”

Programming Lineup:

Ryan Lovet 6 a.m. – noon

Rick O’Bryan Noon – 6 p.m.

Amanda Flores 6 p.m. midnight

Alpha Prepping Rock 99.7 Columbia Launch

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 09:29 AM PST

baThe launch of Alpha Media Rock Rock 99.7 W259CL/93.5 WARQ-HD2 Columbia SC
is imminent.

While the translator has been heard testing, the new format has begun
streaming online with a mix of Alternative and Active Rock music from the
90s through now. The new format will flank sister Fox 102.3 WMFX St.
Andrews, which became the only Rock or Classic Rock station in the market
when Alpha flipped Rock 93.5 WARQ to Hot AC in 2014.

W259CL will operate with 250w/152m from directly across from the South
Carolina State House in downtown Columbia.

Jack To Attack Morgantown

Posted: 22 Dec 2016 04:40 AM PST

LHTC Media is prepping a change at its recently acquired AC Variety 101
100.9 WZST Westover/Morgantown WV.

Upon completion of its run with Christmas Music, WZST will flip to Variety
Hits 100.9 Jack-FM. WZST will also retain all of the West Virginia
University sports broadcasts it carries including football, mens and womens
basketball, and baseball.

LHTC acquired Spectrum Radio Fairmonts four station cluster in Morgantown
in October.

December 2016 (11/3-11/30) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3

Posted: 21 Dec 2016 02:16 PM PST 030d3

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