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Dick Taylor: When TV Disrupted Radio

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 11:40 AM PDT

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KCCT Corpus Christi Goes Retro

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 10:44 AM PDT

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Radio KCCT Inc. has flipped Texas Country 1150 KCCT/104.1 K281AV Corpus
Christi TX to Classic Hits Retro 104.1.

Focusing on pop/rhythmic hits of the 1980s and 90s, the new format is going
after iHeartMedias 70s/80s based Classic Hits Big 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi.
Ed Ocañas, Program Director of Urban 102.9 The Bomb KNDA Alice/Corpus
Christi, adds those duties for Retro 104.1.

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Ian 'Slacker' Richards Upped To 98.7 Amp Radio Program Director

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 07:08 AM PDT

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CBS Radio CHR 98.7 Amp Radio WDZH Detroit has promoted Ian Slacker Richards
to Program Director.

Richards joined WDZH fulltime in 2012 as Music Director/Afternoon host and
added APD duties in 2015. He succeeds Tim Roberts as day-to-day WDZH
Program Director, although Roberts remains in place as VP/Programming for
CBS Radio Detroit and Program Director of Country 99.5 WYCD and Classic
Hits 104.3 WOMC.

CBS RADIO Detroit’s WDZH-FM/98.7 AMP Radio announced today that
APD/MD/Afternoon Drive Host, Ian “Slacker” Richards, has been promoted to
Program Director. Richards will continue to host Afternoon Drive and can
be heard 3:00PM – 7:00PM both on air and online at and
through the mobile app.

In 2003, Ian Richards started his radio career in Flint, Michigan as an
intern at WQUS-FM and in 2005, Richards moved on to WRCL-Club 93.7 as Night
Show Host and Music Director. In 2010, while still working at WRCL,
Richards joined the WDZH team as a part-time air personality and in 2012,
he left WRCL to become the full time Afternoon Drive Host/Music Director at
the station. Richards added Assistant Program Director to his title in
October 2015.

Tim Roberts, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Detroit, said, “Ian
has demonstrated over and over an in-depth knowledge of the Top 40 format,
music and artists. He is also a natural leader both on and off the air for
our staff and the WDZH brand.”****

“I am excited to take WDZH to the next level and grow as a programmer! I’d
like to thank our Market Manager, Debbie Kenyon, and some of the best
programmers in the industry who helped me get to where I am today
including, Michael Martin, Tim Roberts, Erik Bradley, Tim Rainey and Clay
Church,” added Richards.

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WECK Buffalo Sets Grand Opening

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 05:30 AM PDT

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After closing on its purchase of Standards Timeless WECK 1230 WECK/102.9
W275BB Cheektowaga/Buffalo NY, Buddy Shulas Radio One Buffalo has begun to
put its mark on the station.

Repositioned as Positively Buffalo, the station has moved to a locally
produced full-service format as opposed to the mostly satellite delivered
programming it had been featuring. Planning a Grand Opening for July 10,
the station has begun to roll-out the names of longtime Buffalo radio
personalities who will be joining the station.

John Zach, a longtime newscaster in the market at 550 WGR, 930 WBEN, and
1520 WKBW, will join the station as News Director and morning news anchor.
Zach had exited WBEN at the end of 2016 following eighteen years at the
station. Other personalities who will join WECK include former 104.1 WHTT
and 106.5 WYRK morning co-host Gail Ann Huber, who will join incumbent
morning host Tom Donahue, Jon Summers who will host from 9am-12p, and Harv
Moore who will host 12-3pm. Danny Neaverth will come out of retirement to
host afternoons on Fridays from 3-7pm.

WECK Radio (AM 1230 FM 102.9) announces John Zach will join the station as
News Director on July 10th.

Zach, a voice trusted by Buffalonians since 1961, was most recently heard
as morning news anchor at WBEN, where he worked since 1998. He is also
well-known for his many years behind the radio microphone at WKBW and WGR.

The addition of CBS Radio News also greatly enhances the information
elements on WECK, which is shifting away from mostly syndicated and
satellite programming to a live and local full-service format, under new
local ownership.

In addition to leading the news department, Zach, a 2002 inductee into
Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame, will anchor news on WECK’s weekday
morning show. He has decades of experience as a news director.

“John Zach is the dean of radio news in Buffalo,” stated Buddy Shula,
Owner President of Radio One Buffalo, LLC. “We are very honored and
excited to have John as part of our growing team of broadcasters at
Buffalo’s Very Own WECK. His credible and trusted voice has been missed in
our community.”

“I am looking forward to working with the WECK team to give Buffalo the
information needed to start the day,” said Zach. “I can’t wait to get back
on the air.”

WECK has signed an affiliation agreement to bring CBS Radio News back to
Buffalo, and will air hourly newscasts, 24-hours-a-day. WECK has plans to
increase local news coverage under Zach’s leadership.

The station will be announcing the addition of some well-known Western New
York voices in the days ahead.

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WBSR Drops ESPN; New Format Coming

Posted: 02 Jun 2017 05:00 AM PDT

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Easy Media Sports ESPN Pensacola 1450 WBSR/101.1 W266AL Pensacola FL
abruptly dropped the format on Wednesday afternoon.

The station, which was being operated via LMA, informed its staff on
Wednesday morning that it was ceasing operations and they were being
terminated. WBSR featured three hours of local programming daily and ESPN
Radio network programming in other dayparts. The Pensacola News-Journal
reports the station will return to the air with a new format.

WBSR flipped from AC to Sports in August 2011 under an LMA from Pensacola
Sports Radio LLC. The station itself was sold by Frederic T.C. Brewer to
his son Dan Brewer in 2016 for $310,253. Dan Brewer then purchased W266AL
from Edgewater Broadcasting for $38,000.

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Classic Rock On The Move In Houma With Double Flip

Posted: 01 Jun 2017 02:12 PM PDT

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With Educational Media Foundation closing on its $525,000 purchase of
Classic Rock LA 106.3 KXOR-FM Thibodaux LA and taking the station silent as
it prepares to bring the station into its K-Love Christian AC network,
Coast Radio Group wasted no time to return the format to the Houma LA

Following KXOR signing off at 2pm yesterday, Coast flipped AC Sunny 97.7
KDLC Dulac to Classic Rock this morning as Rock 97.7. Positioned as Classic
Rock That Really Rocks, the station is focusing on Rock Hits of the 1970s
and 80s.

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