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Changes At Richmond's 100.9 - 10/24 - Richmond radio personalities Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins, the duo behind the popular former Star 100.9 morning show, are no longer on the air. Additionally, their former station, owned by SummitMedia, has been changed to "100.9 Jack FM - Playing What We Want" on WJSR. More at richmond.com.....

WINC Takes Top Spot In Winchester - 8/20 - Centennial's hot adult contemporary WINC-FM, 92.7, is the new leader in Wichester VA's radio ratings. Displacing longtime top-ranked WUSQ, Q102, iHeart's country outlet, to second place. Contemporary hit WKSI takes third, classic rock WFQX forth, with DC's alt rock DC101 in fifth place. Rounding out the Winchester top 10: talker WINC-AM in sixth, DC talker WMAL and DC country outlet WMZQ tied for seventh, with Christian contempoarry WPIM and DC's urban contemporary WKYS tied for ninth.....

Curtis Monk Leaves Commonwealth Public Broadcasting - 8/15 - The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Curtis Monk, who has led the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting for more than 12 years, is leaving the company that owns WCVE public television in Richmond, several public radio stations in Richmond, and public TV outlets in Charlottesville and Staunton. His departure is said to be part of a corporate reorganization.....

Brady Gone From Richmond Classic Rocker - 8/3 - Gene DeAngelo, who went by the name of "Brady" and Richmond classic rocker WKLR, 96.5, gets canned after making an "inappropriate" sexualll-related joke on Twitter. More at wtvr.com.....

Richmond Radio Great Jeff Beck Dies - 6/7 - Jeff Beck, well-known for the "Jeff & Jeff" show in the 1990s at Richmond rocker WRXL, XL102, died of brain cancer on June 4. He was 66. Before coming to Richmond, Beck worked at several stations in the NYC area, including legendary "New Wave" rocker WLIR. Beck finished his career as operations director with Alpha Media in Fredericksburg. More at richmond.com.....

Sabrina Squire To Leave 12 - 4/24 - Sabrina Squire will retire from the Richmond media scene after 40 years. The Channel 12/WWBT reporter started her career as a receptionist and then became the first female announcer for WEZS. That was followed by a stint as a reporter for WSSV and the voice of news for Magic 99. She's spent the past 37 years at Richmond's NBC affiliate, WWBT. More at nbc12.com.....

Centennial In Fredericksburg Starts 6 Podcasts - 2/27 - Centennial Broadcasting in Fredericksburg has launched six podcasts from personalities on hot adult contemporary WBQB, 101.5, and news talk WFVA, 1230. They include "The OUTcast" which will highlight topics of social injustice, "The Impossible Job" about parenting, "All Business With Ted Schubel," and "The Afta' Afta' Show" with B101.5 morning show personality Dee Daniels and entertainment guru Seanzilla on the biggest entertainment news stories of the week. Plus, "Town Talk With Ted Schubel" on local news and politics and "Sunday Mornings With Dee Daniels." Says Chuck Archer, operations manager of WBQB and WFVA, "The Channel B Network of podcasts reflects the diversity of our hosts and their personal interests. On many of our podcasts, important conversation is happening that directly impacts our community. Some of it is controversial, some of it is just plain fun. We hope listeners will find a podcast or two that appeal directly to them." Listeners can subscribe to the Channel B podcasts via iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Music, or listen at b101.5.com, keyword "podcasts".....

Mark Holmberg Retires - 2/15 - Mark Holmberg is retiring after 30-plus years of Richmond area journalism. Over the years, he's worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Channel 6/WTVR. More at wtvr.com.....

Commonwealth Expands Richmond Public Radio With NOVA TV Money - 2/15 - Last year, Richmond-based Commonwealth Public Broadcasting scored $182 million by turning in the licenses of two Northern Virginia TV outlets its owns - WNVC and WNVT (which carry the MHZ relays of foreign channels) - in the FCC's so-called spectrum auction to free up more space for other uses, like cell phones. And starting today, Commonwealth will take over a two Richmond commercial radio stations it recently bought with $1.95 million of that cash. Initially, NPR affiliated news/talk/classical/jazz WCVE, 89.9, will be heard on two signals just purchased from Alpha - country WWLB 99.3 and classic hits WBBT 107.3. Coming in June, Commonwealth will make WCVE purely news/talk and put the classical/jazz programming on the two other signals. More at radioinsight.com.....

WUSQ Again Tops Winchester - 2/12 - Country Q102, WUSQ, again tops the radio ratings for Winchester. Second place is hot adult contemporary WINC-FM, with contemporary hit WKSI, Kiss, in third. Classic rock WFQX takes fourth, with DC's NPR news talker WAMU in fifth. Founding out the top 10 - news talk WINC-AM in sixth, classic hits WZRV seventh, DC news talker WMAL eighth, DC alt rocker DC101, WWDC, nith, and classic hits WWEG, The Eagle, in tenth.....

WFLS Tops Fredericksburg - 2/9 - Country WFLS again takes the top spot in the latest batch of radio ratings for Fredericksburg. Hot adult contemporary WBQB, B101, takes second place. Third is adult urban contwmporary WVBX, 99.3 The Vibe. DC news-talker WMAL places fourth, with DC all-newser WTOP fifth. Classic hits WGRQ is sixth, country WGRX seventh, and DC's urban contemporary WPGC eighth.....

Winchester's 104.9 Goes News Talk - 2/1 - Centennial has pulled the plug on its Apple Country classic country format on 104.9, WZFC, in the Winchester area for a simulcast of news talker WINC-AM, 1400. The Apple Country format remains on 105.5, WXBN.....

WSLS Tops Roanoke - 1/22 - From Tom Taylor Now: Roanoke-Lynchburg marks a decade of country “Star” WSLS as its #1 station (11.4-10.3-12.7). That’s 20 straight books, per Chris Huff. Local Mel Wheeler Inc. also has #2 CHR WXLK (7.1-7.2-10.0) and urban AC “Vibe” WVBE/WVBB (6.3-7.8-7.8). The 10.0-share for “K92” WXLK tops everything since way back in Fall 1993. Up to fourth is rocker WROV (8.1-6.6-6.8). It’s owned by iHeart, Nielsen’s other subscribing owner. Here’s the balance of the top ten – AC “Q99” WSLQ (Wheeler, 7.7-7.6-6.6). “New Country 107.9” WYYD (iHeart, 4.9-4.0-5.2). Rhythmic WJJS/WJJX (3.3-4.6-4.2) tied with iHeart sister variety hits “Steve FM” WSFF (4.1-4.2-4.2). Then talk WLNI (2.6-2.2-3.0) and Wheeler sibling news/talk WFIR (2.9-3.8-2.6). A bit further down, iHeart does alternative rock on “The Alt Project” (WROV HD2/translator combo (1.4-1.6, 1.0). In this mountainous two-city market, you’ll notice plenty of simulcasts, to trying covering it all.....

WKJS Tops Richmond - 1/9 - The latest batch of Richmond radio ratings from Tom Taylor Now: This is 11 consecutive #1 books for Radio One’s urban AC “Kiss” WKJS/WKJM – and it’s a walkover (9.9-8.6-11.0). Here’s ratings-tracker Chris Huff - “The 11.0 topline share is the largest for Kiss in seven years, since Fall 2010.” Three months ago we said things were getting tight between Kiss and Richmond’s #2 station, but that’s no longer true. New #2 is SummitMedia’s country “K95” WKHK (5.6-7.0-6.7). Third now is Entercom’s hip-hop “Beat” WBTJ (6.4-8.1-6.4). Remember that Richmond is one of the “swap markets” between iHeart and Entercom, which is how Entercom entered Richmond. It also has fourth-place AC “Mix” WTVR (4.5-4.2-6.2). Fifth is Radio One’s urban WCDX (5.5-5.3 and another 5.3). The “second five” – Radio One’s gospel “Praise” WPZZ (5.4-5.8-4.9). Entercom’s top 40 “Q94” WRVQ (4.2-3.9-4.4). News/talk WRVA (Entercom, 4.5-4.4-3.8). Hot AC “Play” WURV (Summit, 3.0-3.9-3.7). And Summit’s classic rock WKLR (4.0-3.5-3.1). At year-end, Alpha announced the sale of its last two Richmond FMs to Commonwealth Public Broadcasting – this is the farewell book for classic country “Hank” WWLB (2.1-2.7-2.1) and classic hits WBBT (1.5-1.6-1.2). Educational Media Foundation bought Alpha’s former country simulcast of WLFV/WARV-FM, and its not-for-profit CCM “K-Love” posts a 1.1 share on those signals.....

Stacie Seifrit-Griffin To WINC - 11/22 - DCRTV hears that Stacie Seifrit-Griffin is now driving weekend shifts at Winchester's hot adult contemporary WINC-FM, 92.5. She's a veteran of Annapolis eclectic rocker WRNR-FMm, 103.1, as well as top stations in Los Angeles and New York City.....

Zier To Oversee Entercom's Richmond Cluster - 11/7 - Bennett Zier, the longtime DC radio management veteran who was responsible for creating Redskins owner Dan Snyder's not-so-hot radio "empire," has recently been managing Entercom's radio cluster in Norfolk. Now, with Entercom merging with CBS Radio and acquiring iHeart's Richmond radio cluster, Zier will now be in charge of Entercom's combined Old Dominion operations.....

Entercom To Get Richmond's iHeart Stations - 11/1 - Entercom, which is merging with CBS Radio, will be taking over iHeart Radio's stations in Richmond, and, in exchange, Entercom will turn over its Boston stations to iHeart. The Richmond stations include WBTJ, WRNL, WRVA, WRVQ, WRXL, and WTVR-FM. The merger settlement with the Department Of Justice requires that Entercom divest five stations in Boston, four in San Francisco, and four in Sacramento. More at variety.com.....





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