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Cuts Across Cox Media Group Stations

A round of layoffs took place today across Cox Media Group’s clusters. While very little in the way of names have gone public yet, we have been told of cuts across multiple positions including Program Directors, morning hosts, producers, and promotions. The only name to come public so far is at News/Talk 1340 WGAU/98.7 W254CJ […] […]

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Nielsen May 2024 Ratings Releases 6/18

Nielsen begins its releases of the May 2024 diary surveys today. Today’s markets include monthly ratings for Baton Rouge, Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Puerto Rico. Other markets coming this week include: On Thursday, June 20: Monthly ratings for Birmingham, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, , Greenville/Spartanburg, Richmond, and Rochester. On Friday, June 21: Monthly ratings for […] […]

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Hot 105.5 Decatur Gives Way To Relocated & Reformatted WKIO

Champaign Multimedia Group is making changes at its Champaign and Decatur IL stations. Hip Hop “Hot 105.5” WCZQ Monticello has moved from the Decatur cluster recently purchased as part of the $2 million acquisition of Neuhoff Media’s Danville and Decatur clusters and is now being operated out of Champaign. With the change, Classic Hits 107.9 […] […]

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Fresh Listen: Z100 and 96.1 Kiss

I become optimistic about the state of Top 40 with relatively little provocation. It often happens in spring when decent new music is flowing more freely and stations are rebounding from shockingly low holiday and winter numbers. I’ve already written the story two stories in as many months about improving product. The first was about […] […]

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Topeka Receives A Hot AC Pulse

Justin Fluke’s Many Signals Communications has closed on its $670,000 purchase of Hip Hop/R&B “96.9 The Beat” KQRB Effingham/Topeka KS and launched Hot AC “96.9 Pulse Radio” KOZA on Monday. Fluke told MSC News, “Not only will the HOT AC format be a unique addition to our existing group of local stations, but it will […] […]

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Murphy, Sam & Jodi Meet Steve In Roanoke

iHeartMedia Variety Hits “104.9 Steve-FM” WSTV Roanoke has moved off its fully-jockless presentation as it has added Colbert Media Group’s “Murphy, Sam & Jodi” for mornings from 5-9am and Saturdays 6-10am. iHeartMedia Roanoke/Lynchburg SVP/Programming Scott Stevens stated, “With this exciting addition, Steve FM continues to be Roanoke’s go-to station for random radio and timeless hits. […] […]