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Format Change Imminent At 97.7 WKAF Boston

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 01:33 PM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...7-wkaf-boston/



Entercom Rock 107.3 WAAF Westborough/Boston MA will no longer be heard on
simulcaster 97.7 WKAF Brockton.

WAAF, which revamped its lineup today, has been running sweepers on 97.7
exclusively telling listeners to listen on 107.3, 97.7-HD2, 93.7 WEEI-HD3,
or online going forward.

WKAF has simulcasted WAAF since Entercom acquired then Urban AC WILD-FM
from Radio-One in 2006. Rumors of a format change at the station were first
reported by Boston Radio Watch in late December.



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iHeartMedia Shuffles Lineups At Three Denver Stations

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 12:33 PM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...nver-stations/



iHeartMedia has made on-air lineup changes at three of its stations in
Denver.

Starting at Classic Rock 103.5 The Fox KRFX, Susie Wargin takes over the
midday slot. Wargin had been co-hosting 10am-12pm on Sports Denver Sports
760 KDSP. Gregg Uncle Nasty Stone returns to the company to take afternoons
at KRFX. Nasty had hosted afternoons at Rock 106.7 KBPI for 15 years until
his layoff in 2012.

KRFX morning hosts Rick Lewis and Kathy Lee will pull double duty as they
will join News/Talk 850 KOA/94.1 K231BQ for afternoons along with Denver
Broncos play-by-play man Dave Logan. Lewis Logan will air from 4-7pm.
Logan had been co-hosting the 10am-12pm show with Susie Wargin on KDSP. He
also had hosted afternoons on KOA until his move to KDSP in 2014.

KDSP will revamp much of its lineup. Replacing Logan and Wargin from in
middays will be former Denver Bronco Ed McCaffrey and Andy Lindahl from
10am-1pm. Former KOA anchor Mike Rice will follow from 1pm-3pm, while Colin
Cowherds syndicated talker moves from 12-3pm to 3-6pm.

iHeartMedia Denver announced today the debut of new air personalities and
programming for KOA NewsRadio 850 AM 94.1 FM, 103.5 The Fox and Denver
Sports 760, effective January 3.

The Lewis Logan afternoon show will broadcast on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM
94.1 FM on weekdays from 4 -7 p.m. The program will feature personalities
Rick Lewis and Dave Logan, who will discuss entertainment news and major
sports stories, as well as reports on local news, traffic and weather.
Lewis Logan will be joined by Kathy Lee as co-host and Robbyn Hart as news
anchor. The stations programming will continue to simulcast on 94.1 FM. In
addition, KOA NewsRadio 850 AM 94.1 FM named Cory Lopez the new host of
PrimeTime Sports, which will air on weeknights from 7-8 p.m. Dave Logan,
the play-by-play voice of the Denver Broncos, celebrates his 20th year in
his role for KOA NewsRadio, the flagship station of the Denver Broncos
Radio Network.

Meanwhile, the company renewed and extended its agreement with Rick Lewis
and Kathy Lee, on-air morning personalities for 103.5 The Fox, Denvers
Classic Rock station. Lewis and Lee have hosted the morning show for 25
years.

Additionally, 103.5 The Fox named Susie Wargin as its new midday
personality. Wargin, a veteran Denver radio and TV personality, will
broadcast on weekdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The station also named Uncle Nasty as its new afternoon personality. He is
also a veteran Denver radio personality and will be heard weekdays 3-7 p.m.

Denver Sports 760, The Voice of Broncos Country, today debuted a new
programming line-up, anchored by Ed McCaffrey and Andy Lindahl on weekdays
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

A new local show, hosted by Mike Rice, will air from 1-3 p.m. The Dan
Patrick Show will continue to air from 7-10 a.m., and The Herd with Colin
Cowherd will broadcast from 3-6 p.m., followed by J.T. The Brick at 6 p.m.

Were excited to usher in 2017 with a number of programming enhancements on
KOA NewsRadio, 103.5 The Fox and Denver Sports 760, said Tim Hager, Region
President of iHeartMedia Denver. These changes are sure to resonate with
our listeners, clients and partners.



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Mojo In The Morning Expands To WSNX

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 08:37 AM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...pands-to-wsnx/



iHeartMedia CHR 104.5 WSNX Muskegon/Grand Rapids MI is picking up sister
CHR Channel 95.5 WKQI Detroits Mojo in the Morning starting Monday, January
16.

Mojo replaces The Morning After with Ken Evans Shmitty at WSNX. Evans
exits the station, while Lauren Shmitty Smith remains in middays. Ken Evans
joined WSNX as APD/Morning host in January 2012 after previously hosting
middays under the name Kruze in 2004-2005. He also programmed CHR 103.3
WKFR Kalamazoo from 2006 through 2011.

104.5 WSNX, West Michigan’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, announced today the
debut of the Mojo in the Morning show, effective January 16, 2017. Mojo in
the Morning will air weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. and will continue to
broadcast from its Detroit studio.

Mojo in the Morning features on-air personalities Mojo, Spike and Shannon,
who focus on pop culture and the latest trends in music and entertainment.
The morning show features a variety of popular daily and weekly segments
including War of the Roses, Second Date Update, Phone Scams, Senseless
Survey, Six On Sex, Throwback Throwdown, Breakup or Makeup, 5 Lies to Tell
Your Mom, and Shannon’s Dirty on the 30.

“We love Michigan and are so excited to have the show heard in West
Michigan,” said Mojo, host of Mojo In The Morning. “As a Big fan of SNX, we
are honored to be on the two best CHR radio station brands in Michigan!”

“We are excited to expand Mojo In The Morning to WSNX,” said Stick, Program
Director for 104.5 WSNX. “This show is fun, entertaining and will provide a
daily blend of radio not currently available in West Michigan.”

104.5 WSNX is a leading media outlet in the Grand Rapids market and its
content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast
station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with
nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music
and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 90
million registered users.



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WIEZ Flips To Oldies As Big Lewie

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 08:20 AM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...-as-big-lewie/



Seven Mountains Media has flipped News/Talk 670 WIEZ/92.9 W225CK Lewistown
PA to Oldies Big Lewie 92.9.

The station is focusing on music from the 50s through 70s. Tom Laub remains
in mornings through the format change. Dillon Harlan takes afternoons and
the syndicated Tom Kent is added for nights.

New WLUI call letters are in place.



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Cumulus Makes Lineup Changes At Three Kansas City Stations

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 06:45 AM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...city-stations/



Cumulus Media has announced new on-air lineups for three of its Kansas City
stations.

Urban AC Magic 107.3 KMJK North Kansas City has replaced the syndicated Tom
Joyner morning show with Steve Harvey.

Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM Shawnee places Operations Manager Lance Tidwell
in middays replacing Renee Drake, who remains morning co-host. Steve-O
joins the station for afternoons from sister Variety Hits 102.5 Jack-FM
K273BZ/KCJK-HD2.

News/Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI rolls out a more locally based lineup. Greg
Knapp returns to the station for mornings from 6-9am replacing Rob Carson.
Tom Becka remains in the 9-11am slot, while the newly syndicated Chris
Plante is added from 11am-1pm. Plante previously was heard in the 9-11am
slot prior to Beckas addition in May 2016. Dave Ramsey remains in the 1-4pm
slot, while Mike Ferguson moves from 11am-1pm to 4-6pm where he will be
joined by producer Jared Carter. Michael Savage is dropped with the changes.

Cumulus Media announces that its Kansas City radio stations KMJK-FM and
KCMO-AM/FM will roll out enhancements to its weekday programming line-up
today. Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017, KMJK-FM Magic 107.3 will air
“The Steve Harvey Morning Show” from 6AM-10AM weekdays. On sister station
KCMO-AM, longtime Kansas City talk personality Greg Knapp returns to host
Mornings weekdays from 6AM-9AM, followed by “The Tom Becka Show” from
9AM-11AM. Westwood One nationally syndicated talk personality Chris Plante,
makes his return to KCMO-AM from 11AM-1PM. Following Dave Ramsey from 1PM
to 4PM, veteran KCMO Midday Host Mike Ferguson moves to Afternoon Drive
airing 4PM to 6PM, joined by Co-Host and Producer Jared Carter. On Classic
Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM, Kansas City radio veteran Steve-O takes Afternoon Drive
hosting duties, following Lance Tidwell who takes the mic as Host of
Middays.

Lance Tidwell, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Kansas City said: “2016
has been an exciting year for us, with ratings increases for the station
cluster each quarter throughout the year.*These exciting new programming
additions for 2017 will help us to continue that record growth.”

*

Maurice DeVoe, Corporate Program Director, Cumulus Media said: “We are very
excited to start off the new year with The Steve Harvey Morning Show, a
proven ratings winner. The show is very entertaining and informative and*is
the*perfect fit for the Magic 107.3 audience in Kansas City.”




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107.3 The Drive Debuts In Bellefontaine

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 06:25 AM PST
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...bellefontaine/



V-Teck Communications has launched Classic Rock 107.3 The Drive
W297BP/WPKO-HD2 Bellefontaine OH.

W297BP had debuted in November with Christmas music before spending the
last two days looping Stairway To Heaven in preparation of the new format
launch.

January 3, 2017 – Radio Consulting Services, LLC announces they have just
launched Classic Rock format on WPKO HD2 and FM Translator W297BP
Bellefontaine, OH. The station is now known as “Classic Rock The New 107.3
The Drive”.

WPKO is owned by V-Teck Communications, Inc. headed by President Lou Vito
who said “The station was All-Christmas from November 1st through December
31st. At midnight on New Year’s Eve we stunted by playing covers of
“Stairway To Heaven” interspersed with a ticking clock before switching to
Classic Rock at 9am this morning.”

Radio Consulting Services, Managing Partner Jon Holiday and Programmer Rick
Brady, Holiday said, “Classic Rock continues to be a winner.” Brady
commented, “With the stunt consisting of covers of Stairway to Heaven, it
wasn’t a stretch that Classic Rock was coming next.”

Holiday and Brady were part of the team that made Jones Radio Networks®,
Inc., Americas leading independent radio programming company. The duo
continued with Dial Global after it acquired Jones in 2008.

V-Teck Communications, Inc. owns radio stations WBLL-AM, WPKO-FM, WPKO HD-2
and FM Translator W297BP in Bellefontaine, OH.

Denver, CO based Radio Consulting Services, LLC is a full-service
consulting firm, advising radio stations on programming, research,
marketing/promotions, imaging, content, and talent development in multiple
formats, including News/Talk/Sports, Country, AC/Hot AC, Top 40, Rock and
various gold based formats.

For more information about Radio Consulting Services, call 303.690.9093 or
visit http://radioconsultingservices.com




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