Radio News Headlines

Auction 109 closes with 97 FM radio stations sold

August 6, 2021
The bidding ended August 5, 2021 for the 135 FM construction permits and 4 AM construction permits... Read more

FCC plans to auction 130 FM station permits in April 2020

October 11, 2019
The Federal Communications Commission announced plans to hold another auction for new FM construction permits commencing on April 28, 2020... Read more

FCC eliminates local studio requirements

October 25, 2017
The FCC voted yesterday to remove the requirement of radio and television stations to have a local studio in the community or within the coverage area of the station... Read more

KLIV set to drop news after 30 years of the format

April 12, 2016
After 30 years as an all news station for the San Jose area, KLIV 1590 AM is set to drop the format... Read more

FCC's FM Auction 98 Ends

August 26, 2015
Auction 98 ended earlier this month after 51 rounds of bidding... Read more

FCC sets auction for new FM radio stations

March 18, 2015
The FCC released a list of 131 new FM construction permits to appear in an upcoming auction this July 23rd... Read more

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... Read more

New server and more updates for Radio Lineup

June 18, 2014
We have just completed the transition of to a new server that features quadruple the amount of memory as well as more disk space and a better CPU... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Air 1 enters Los Angeles

December 1, 2012
Variety hits station Playlist 92.7 has flipped to Christian Contemporary as Air 1... Read more

Family Stations selling two more stations

October 17, 2012
Family Stations has announced the sale of two more of their radio stations... Read more

CBS continues making more progress on CBS Sports

October 12, 2012
CBS it is getting ready to launch CBS Sports in Atlanta and has announced the launch date as October 24th... Read more

Merlin drops news in New York and Chicago

July 18, 2012
Merlin Media's experiment with FM news in New York City and Chicago has come to an end with the flip of its two all news stations in those cities... Read more

Independent alternative station WFNX sold to Clear Channel

May 16, 2012
Alternative radio station WFNX 101.7 in the Boston market has been sold to Clear Channel... Read more

WWIQ in Philadelphia becomes IQ 106.9

May 8, 2012
Merlin Media has now completed its launch of WWIQ in Philadelphia with a news/talk format... Read more

Alternative X103.9 in Phoenix flips

January 12, 2012
KEXX, formerly X103.9, has flipped from alternative rock to adult hits as My 103.9... Read more

Family Radio's NYC station to be sold

January 8, 2012
Family Radio has started preparing for the sale of their last large market FM station... Read more

Merlin Media buys Philadelphia station from Family Radio

December 6, 2011
Family Radio and Merlin Media have announced that Merlin Media will buy Family Radio's radio station in Philadelphia... Read more

Clear Channel shakes things up in Tucson

November 22, 2011
Clear Channel has made several changes to their radio stations in Tucson... Read more

La Kalle becomes Latino Mix in the San Francisco Bay Area

October 14, 2011
Univision Communications has flipped KVVZ 100.7 and KVVF 105.7 from "La Kalle" to "Latino Mix." With the name change comes a change in the music format as well... Read more

WMAL adds FM simulcast

September 19, 2011
News/Talk station WMAL 630 AM in Washington, DC has added an FM simulcast on 105.9... Read more

KRZQ in Reno has dropped Alternative for Hot AC

September 13, 2011
KRZQ in Reno, Nevada has dropped alternative rock music programming and re-branded as "Mix 100.9" with Hot AC music... Read more

FM News 101.1 Chicago has launched

July 29, 2011
WWWN 101.1 in Chicago has launched as an all news station branded "FM News 101.1." The station was formerly an alternative rock station and is in the process of being sold from Emmis Communications to Merlin Media... Read more

Format change in Portland, Oregon

May 25, 2011
Sports radio station KXTG (now KBFF) in Portland, Oregon known as "95.5 The Game" has changed formats to a female leaning music station called "Live 95.5"... Read more

In the news: Family Radio

May 20, 2011
Family Radio, the organization behind the prediction that the world would end on May 21, 2011, uses broadcasting and its more than 60 AM and FM stations to spread their message... Read more

Spanish Catholic radio headed to Sacramento

May 9, 2011
A new non-profit group related to the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is buying radio station KRJY (now KCVV) 1240 AM from Diamond Broadcasting... Read more

Smooth jazz returns to Detroit

April 20, 2011
Smooth jazz has returned to the airwaves on "Oasis 104.7." The 250 watt station is an FM translator called W284BQ and simulcast programming from 107.5 WGPR.... Read more

Station flips from country to sports in San Francisco

April 15, 2011
Entercom's country radio station KBWF has flipped from country to sports as "Sports Radio 95.7." The station became the flagship affiliate for the Oakland A's at beginning of this years baseball season only a few weeks ago... Read more

San Francisco statiion flips to Oldies 103.7

April 9, 2011
KKSF in San Francisco has flipped from Classic Rock as "103.7 The Band" to Oldies as "Oldies 103.7"... Read more

KSJO spins the format wheel again

March 15, 2011
KSJO in San Jose has flipped formats again after a few weeks as "Save Alternative" a mixture of alternative music not normally heard on the radio... Read more

KUFO flips to news/talk as KXL simulcast

March 15, 2011
KUFO in Portland, Oregon has dropped its rock format and has begun simulcasting the news/talk format of KXL... Read more

Jack FM in Chicago flips to classic hits as K-Hits

March 14, 2011
Variety hits station WJMK in Chicago has flipped from Jack FM to classic hits (60's, 70's, and 80's hits) as 104.3 K-Hits... Read more

KSJO Channel 92.3 becomes SALT: Save Alternative

March 4, 2011
KSJO in the San Jose area has shifted formats from alternative rock as Channel 92.3 to Save Alternative... Read more

Pandora, CBS Radio, and Clear Channel top online radio rankings

February 25, 2011
A recently release report from Ando Media shows that for the month of December 2010 the top five online streaming radio providers were Pandora, CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Citadel and Slacker... Read more

Jill FM in Los Angeles becomes Playlist 92.7

February 14, 2011
Los Angeles area radio station Jill FM has rebranded from Jill FM to Playlist 92.7... Read more

Radio shakeup in San Francisco affects several stations

January 18, 2011
A multiple station shakeup centered around classical music has brought several changes to the radio dial in the San Francisco Bay Area... Read more

Rush Limbaugh shooting billboard pulled after Tucson tragedy

January 14, 2011
A billboard for talk radio host Rush Limbaugh that advertised his weekday show on Tucson radio station KNST has been pulled after the events surrounding the Tucson shooting that occurred earlier last week... Read more

Salem launches business talk on numerous stations

January 1, 2011
Salem Communications has launched a new business talk network on several of its radio station across the country... Read more

After the holidays bring numerous station flips

December 29, 2010
The yearly tradition continues again this year as numerous stations around the country flip to new formats after the holiday season... Read more

Clear Channel spent $1.3 million on lobbying in Q3

December 17, 2010
The media giant Clear Channel spent $1.3 million on lobbying in the third quarter of 2010... Read more

Nielsen abandons radio ratings

December 14, 2010
The Nielsen Company announced that they will no longer be in the radio ratings business after the fall 2010 ratings period... Read more

KEZK in St Louis is set to become Fresh 102.5

December 11, 2010
CBS radio announced that KEZK in the St... Read more

Clear Channel gives big boost to Arbitron

December 9, 2010
Clear Channel and Arbitron announced a deal that will have Arbitron continuing to provide rating information to the radio giant... Read more

Radio stations commit $110 million in advertising for HD Radio

December 1, 2010
Members of the HD Radio Alliance have pledged $110 million in advertising on their stations in 2011 to continue to help promote HD Radio... Read more

Ryan Seacrest and Clear Channel extend relationship

November 30, 2010
Ryan Seacrest and Clear Channel announced today they have a new agreement that will keep the host with the radio giant for at least 3 more years... Read more