News Bites for November 7...
...iHeartMedia modern rock WJRR Orlando sets the lineup for its “Earthday Birthday Number 27 Music Festival,” April 18 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Orlando Amphitheater. Performing this year will be Shinedown, Halestorm, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, Fozzy, Dirty Honey, New Years Day, Crobot and Dinosaur Pile-Up.
...Entercom expands the reach of talk “106.3 Word” WYRD-FM Greenville-Spartanburg with the addition of the Anderson-licensed translator W270AM at 101.5. “We’re happy to meet the demand from listeners and advertisers to expand 106.3 Word’s over-the-air signal to Anderson County using 101.5 FM,” Senior VP/Market Manager Steve Sinicropi said in a release. “Anderson is a fast-growing market that we are looking forward to serving with 106.3 Word’s programming on all of our platforms.”
...Sun Broadcast Group and Envision Networks expand their sales representation agreement to include all Envision Networks shows and services for 2020. “We started with Sun Broadcast Group selling all of our Spanish inventory and began adding more general market advertising to their networks as we grew,” Envision Networks CEO/President Danno Wolkoff said in a release. “SBG’s ability to maximize our lineups and create networks with such high advertiser demand fueled the development of many new shows and services. It’s only fitting that Jay, Julio and the Sun team now represent all of Envision Networks’ advertising sales in 2020.”
...Recent Christmas flips include: iHeartMedia AC “KEZ 99.9” KESZ Phoenix; Hall Communications hot AC “Fun 101.3” WROZ Lancaster; and iHeartMedia classic rock WXXF Loudonville (107.7). Post-Christmas, iHeartMedia will debut a new format on WXXF, which has been simulcasting WFXN-FM Galion, OH.