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iHeartMedia & FOX Announce 2019 iHM Music Awards Nominees
iHeartMedia and Fox have unveiled the nominees for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards airing Thursday, March 14 on FOX, live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event also will be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on More

2018 M&A's Post Second-largest Deal Volume Since 2008
S & P Market Intelligence
S & P Market Intelligence
U.S. broadcast station mergers and acquisitions volume reached $4.31 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, as tracked by Kagan. The top radio deal of the fourth quarter was Hubbard Radio LLC's $88 million purchase of Alpha Media LLC. It also ranked as the second-largest radio deal of 2018, topped More

Alpha Media Closes on Sale of Six Outlets in Bluefield WV
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media has closed on its sale of six radio outlets in Bluefield, WV, to First Media Services. Included in the deal were 5kW WHIS-AM (1410), 1kw WKEZ-AM (1240), 100kW WHAJ-FM (104.7), 8.6kW WHQX-FM (107.7), 0.3kW WHKX-FM (106.3) and 0.3kW WKOY-FM (100.9). Alpha Media, is an Oregon-based company More

Alpha Sells Biloxi MS Cluster to TeleSouth Communications
Alpha Media has agreed to sell six radio outlets in Biloxi, MS, to TeleSouth Communications. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Included in the deal are 1kW WANG-AM (1490), 10kW WTNI-AM (1640), 50kW WCPR-FM (97.9), 4.3kW WGBL-FM (96.7), 25kw WQBB-FM (105.9) and 2.8kW WXYK-FM (107.1). TeleSouth More

Sun and Fun Media Signs Deal with Digital Sound & Video
Sun and Fun Media
Sun and Fun Media
Sun & Fun Media, a network radio company, has entered into an agreement to represent Digital Sound & Video in offering its premier radio imaging, commercial production and video production services to stations across the country via barter. Digital Sound & Video offers custom imaging More

Hubbard Radio Acquires Six in West Palm Beach from Alpha
Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio has agreed to acquire six radio outlets from Alpha Media in West Palm Beach. Included in the deal are 100kW WRMF-FM (97.9), 90kW WIRK-FM (103.1), 7.5kW WMEN-AM (640), 50kW WFTL-AM (850), 100kW WEAT-FM (107.9) and 100kW WMBX-FM (102.3). The Seller, More

Alpha Media Hagerstown-Chambersburg Launches ''Live 96.7''
WDLD-FM
WDLD-FM
Alpha Media/Hagerstown, MD, launch of "Live 96.7" on WDLD-FM. The Rhythmic CHR, formally "Wild 96.7," will be known as The "Hub City's Live 96.7," with artists such as Drake, Cardi B, Camila Cabello and Post Malone, among others. "I'm super excited to More

Alpha Media Flips KEEZ (Z99)/Mankato MN to ''Mix 99.1''
KEEZ-FM
KEEZ-FM
Alpha Media flips KEEZ-FM (Z99)/Mankato, MN to AC as "Mix 99.1." The new station will target the 25-54 demo airing artists including Pink, Maroon 5, Adele, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake with the slogan "Today's Best Music." Market Manager Jim Lowe commented, "The More

WXLC (102.3 XLC)/Waukegan IL OM/PD Haynes Johns Exits
Haynes Johns
Haynes Johns
WXLC-FM (102.3 XLC)/Waukegan, IL OM/PD Haynes Johns exits the Alpha Media Chicago suburban Hot AC after a 13-year run. Johns was appointed OM of WXLC and then News/Talk WKRS-AM/Waukegan and PD/afternoon talent at WLXC in September, 2005. Previously, he served as APD, Music Director and midday host More

Evil Forces Possess Live 95.5/Portland for Halloween
KBFF-FM
KBFF-FM
As more than 175 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, KBFF-FM (Live 95.5)/Portland, OR, is flipping to "Evil 95.5" for the ghoulish holiday. Historically, Portland radio stations have formatted their playlists to reflect Christmas music. But More

RTDNA Members Elect Terence Shepherd as Chair-Elect
Terence Shepherd
Terence Shepherd
The members of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) have elected Terence Shepherd as Chair-Elect. Shepherd is the organization's first African American Chair-Elect. He was previously Region 13 director and Ethics Committee chair, and also served on the RTDNA awards committee. More

Alpha Media to Sell Six-Station West Palm Beach Cluster
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media has agreed to sell its six radio stations in West Palm Beach to Hubbard Radio. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Included in the deal are AC WRMF-FM (97.9), Country WIRK-FM (103.1), Sports WMEN-AM (640), News WFTL-AM (850), AC WEAT-FM (107.9) and Urban AC WMBX-FM (102.3). Alpha More

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