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Thursday, September 9, 2010

On The Air: Latest Radio Developments from the Front Lines

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Here are the latest developments in the dynamic world of radio:

KTNI in Denver has changed its format again, the second time in just more than a year. The “Truth” talk station is now “Jammin” R&B; oldies.  As the station headed into the holiday weekend, it dropped the talk at the end of the syndicated “Jerry Doyle Show” and debuted the new “Jammin’ 101.5.”

The re-formatted KBSZ in Phoenix is adding an FM signal at 96.1.

At the Jersey Shore, two Millennium-owned AMs went oldies. Heading into the holiday weekend, WADB ended its sports programming and began simulcasting Ocean County’s WOBM (1160), which dropped adult standards to go “Good Times Oldies.”

WSJT “Smooth 98.7” in Tampa is now a hot AC station dubbed “Play.” The format is reportedly current hits without rap.

And we’ll end with some stern talk from Howard, Stern that is. Rumor has it that Howard Stern is “pretty sure” he’ll be leaving satellite radio when his five-year deal is up in December. Stern says Sirius XM wants a second five-year deal, but he’s not crazy about the terms.

Stay tuned…

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