Entercom Communications acquiring Lincoln Financial Media
December 8, 2014
Entercom Communications has reached an agreement to acquire Lincoln Financial Media from the Lincoln Financial Group for $105 million. The purchase includes fifteen stations in four markets. Those four markets are Atlanta, Denver, Miami, and San Diego. The deal is estimated to be finalized in the second quarter of 2015. After the deal is closed Entercom will have more than 130 stations in 26 markets.
New server and more updates for Radio Lineup
June 17, 2014
We have just completed the transition of RadioLineup.com to a new server that features quadruple the amount of memory as well as more disk space and a better CPU. Along with the new server we plan more frequent updates to all the 16,000+ radio stations in our database. In addition to more updates from the FCC database we will soon add a feature where site visitors can update any entry quickly and easily.
FCC's auction of new FM stations starts today
April 23, 2013
The FCC has kicked off the auction of 112 new FM construction permits across the United States. The auction started today with 85 bidders but already 8 bidders have dropped out. The current top 4 stations are Lake Park FL at $204,000, Silver Springs Shores FL at $85,000, Mecca CA at 80,000, and Erie PA at $61,000. The auction will conclude when no more bids are placed which will likely happen by round 40 or around May 6th.
Cumulus takes control of New York's 94.7 and goes Country
January 17, 2013
Cumulus Media completed their purchase and have taken control of WFME, now WRXP, 94.7 in the New York market on January 11, 2013. While preparing the station for the new format, Cumulus began with a simulcast of WPLJ 95.5 and after a few days switched to a "wheel of formats" loop of several different types of music before settling on country music as 94.7 Nash FM on January 21. This marks the first time Country music has been on the air in New York City in more than 15 years.
Air 1 enters Los Angeles
December 1, 2012
Variety hits station Playlist 92.7 has flipped to Christian Contemporary as Air 1. The Air 1 format produced by Educational Media Foundation already airs on hundreds of stations across the United States and this gives them extended coverage in the Los Angles area. The stations affected are KYZA in Adelanto, KYRA Thousand Oaks, KYLA in Fountain Valley. All broadcast on 92.7FM.
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