Monday was a big day for the hosts at Boston’s sports station WBZ-FM The Sports Hub. The new Beasley station, picked up from CBS as part of the Entercom/CBS merger, began broadcasting from the station’s brand new state of the art studios in Dorchester, MA. Pictured here from Monday are WBZ-FM 98.5/The Sports Hub’s Mike Felger, Marshall Hook and Matt McCarthy.
Listeners from Hubbard's “Real Rock Radio” KSHE-95 FM in St. Louis turned out in large numbers for one of the nation’s largest and longest running blood drives - the 34th Annual KSHE Summer Blood Drive, held July 6th and 7th. More than 2,000 donors participated in the two-day event, held in nine locations across the St. Louis metropolitan region.
William Puig of Homestead, Florida is accused of operating an illegal radio station from a commercial property on 92.1-FM and a company called Rockaway154 is accused of operating a pirate station from a residential property on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn at 93.7-FM. Both have 10 days to end their illegal operations and respond to the notice from the FCC's Enforcement Bureau.
The big-box home improvement chain kept its streak alive by airing just under 57,000 commercials on radio stations across the country last week according to Media Monitors. GEICO held onto second place by running nearly 53,000 commercials. Macy's was next with 30,651, followed by Pepsi (26,993), and Walgreens (22,141) rounding out the top five.
Hubbard's WWFD (820-AM) "The Gamut" in Washington, DC has turned off its analog signal and is now all digital. The station has turned to a partnership with HD Radio to broadcast in digital (the format is a music station playing "A to Z and everything in between"). PD and station engineer Dave Kolesar says AM needs to start trending in this direction.
On Monday, Entercom relaunched Fresh 102.7 as NEW 102.7 FM in New York. The station (WNEW), will remain a Hot AC format. Additional announcements regarding the new programming lineup will be made shortly.
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