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KUPL (98.7 The Bull) is Homeless in Portland
KUPL is Homeless
KUPL is Homeless
In a stunt to help clean up the city, Alpha Media's KUPL (The All New 98.7 The Bull) has been given the boot from their downtown Portland studios. Rendered homeless, but not hopeless, Bull personalities have taken the show on the road, so to speak, in the station's beaten-down SUV. More

Clay Church Joins Alpha Media/Dayton and Canton as OM
Clay Church
Clay Church
Clay Church is appointed Operations Manager for Alpha Media's Dayton and Canton, OH clusters, effective Thursday, September 1. Church has 24 years of Operations and Programming experience and most recently held the post of Director of Content/Operations Manager at Townsquare Media in Flint, MI, where he's More

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WXMA-FM/Lousiville Flips to Soft AC as ''102.3 The Rose''
WXMA-FM
WXMA-FM
Alpha Media flips Adult Hits WXMA-FM (102.3 Jack FM) to Soft AC as "102.3 The Rose." Positioning as "Louisville's Lite Favorites," the new brand partially fills the AC hole in the market created by SummitMedia's shift of 106.9 WVEZ to Hot AC as "Mix 106.9" in March, 2021. "Every More

KLAK-FM/Tom Bean, TX, Shifts Back to AC as ''K-Lake''
KLAK-FM/Tom Bean
KLAK-FM/Tom Bean
Alpha Media Hot AC KLAK-FM/Tom Bean, TX, has shifted back to AC and its heritage "K-Lake"branding. KLAK had dropped the "K-Lake" moniker in 2006 in favor of the frequency and call letters and later shifted from AC to Hot AC in 2016. The moniker comes from Lake Texoma which More

Alpha Media/Canton Breaks Fundraising with Wish-A-Thon
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
WHBC (News/Talk 1480) and WHBC-FM (Mix 94.1)/Canton's Aultcare Wish-a-thon to benefit Wishes Can Happen passed the $2 million mark in its 15th year. With almost $230,000 raised during the 36-hour wish-a-thon this year (August 11-12), Stark County residents once again came out to support the kids and their More

Salem Media Ups Jon Latzer to VP/GM of Salem Surround
Jon Latzer
Jon Latzer
Salem Media Group ups industry veteran Jon Latzer to Vice President and General Manager of Salem Surround beginning Monday, August 29. He's spent the last three years at Salem as a Digital Sales Director, three years at Alpha Media in a similar role and held previous roles with CBS Radio and Katz. Latzer's More

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RAB Completes 14th Annual Management & Training Program
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have announced the completion of the 14th annual Rising Through the Ranks program, which began with a virtual session on August 2, and continued with in-person meetings on August 9-11 at the BMI More

Dean & Rog to be Inducted to the 2022 Texas Radio HoF
Texas Radio Hall of Fame
Texas Radio Hall of Fame
Classic Rock KGLK-FM (The Eagle)/Houston morning personalities Dean Myers and Roger Beaty (aka Dean and Rog) will be inducted into the class of 2022 Texas Radio Hall of Fame on November 5 in Kilgore, TX. Final voting concluded on Sunday, July 31, and the duo along with 19 others will More

Brandon Michael Returns to KYKX/Longview, TX as PD
Brandon Michael
Brandon Michael
KRUF (K94.5)/Shreveport, LA, morning co-host (Chica and the Bald Guy) Brandon Michael rejoins Alpha Media Country KYKX-FM/Longview, TX as Program Director, Director of Content and afternoon host, effective August 1. He replaces Joseph "AJ Redd" Spire, who left in July. Before KRUF, he served as an on-air More

Scott Gaines Exits SummitMedia Knoxville as OM
Scott Gaines
Scott Gaines
Scott Gaines is out as Operations Manager at SummitMedia/Knoxville, where he also served as Program Director for WCYQ (100.3 The Wolf), after only ten months. Additionally, the cluster includes WCYQ (100.3 The Wolf), WNOX (Awesome 93.1), WKHT (Awesome 93.1) and WWST (Star 102.1). Prior to joining the More

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Radio Execs Form National Association of Gospel Radio
National Association of Gospel Radio
National Association of Gospel Radio
A group of radio executives in the Urban Inspirational and Gospel music radio industry have come together to create the National Association of Gospel Radio (NAGR) with a mission to empower stations as they preserve, protect and advance the format. The national organization's first President is Charles More

Alpha Ex Parte Filing Says Zonecasting Too Expensive
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
An ex parte was filed by Alpha Media with the FCC on Wednesday regarding the broadcaster's experience with early tests of the ZoneCasting system. In the ex parte, Alpha provided specific data on the significant costs associated with employing the technology, which led the comapny to conclude that "the More

Geoff Owens Named KINK-FM-HD2/Portland Content Director
Geoff Owens
Geoff Owens
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, appoints Geoff Owens as Content Director for Rhythmic CHR KINK-FM-HD2 (We 102.9) and Assistant Content Director and Music Director for CHR KBFF (Live 95.5). Most recently, Owens served as Program Director and afternoon talent at Bicoastal Media CHR KDUK/Eugene, OR. Before that, he More

Rising Through the Ranks Scholarship Recipients Announced
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
Scholarship recipients for 2022's Rising Through the Ranks program, presented by the Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, have been selected. As previously announced, this year's program will be a hybrid event starting with a virtual session taking place on August 2 and More

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