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98.5 Goes Country - 9/24 - "Everything Country" is the new format on 98.5, the original home of classic rock "Big" WGBG. Last month, Adams Radio moved the classic rock signal from 98.5 to 107.7, which has been country WKHI.....

Draper Buys WRDE - 8/21 - Draper Media is purchasing the Salisbury-Ocean City market's NBC affiliate, low-powered Channel 31/WRDE in Rehoboth Beach. Draper, based in Salisbury, already owns Channel 16/WBOC, the market's CBS affiliate, plus the market's Fox affiliate, Fox 21 (a WBOC-TV subchannel), along with Telemundo Delmarva, plus a batch of Salisbury area radio stations, including WBOC-FM, WAAI-FM, WTDK-FM, and WCEM-FM/AM. The transfer of ownership is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018 subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission.....

Classic Rock Takes 107.7 - 8/20 - Adams Radio moves "Big" classic rock from from 98.5 in Seaford DE to 107.7 in Fruitland MD, to better cover the Salisbury-Ocean City area. With the WGBG calls moving to 107.7, replacing the country-formatted WKHI. No word yet about what's coming to the 98.5 frequency.....

Froggy Drops From 1st In Salisbury - 8/3 - The latest batch of radio ratings from Salisbury-Ocean City shows country WWFG out of its usual top position perch. First place goes to urban adult contemporary WSBY, with "Froggy" in second. Adult contemporary WQHO takes third, rocker WZBH fourth, with Christian contemporary WKNZ and rhythmic conteporary WOCQ tied for fifth. News talker WGMD is seventh with adult contemporary WBOC-FM eighth, urban contemporary WZEB ninth, and a three-way tie for 10th between classic hits WAVD, adult alternative WOCM, and WRAU, which relays DC NPR outlet WAMU.....

Milestone For Mike Popovec - 7/24 - Maryland and Delaware radio vet Michael Popovec (aka Mike Bradley) is celebrating 15 years on the air today. For five-plus years, Mike has been both anchoring mornings with news/info/sports and also hosting a talk Show as apart of his 5 AM to 9 AM weekly program on Resort Broadcasting's WGMD, Rehoboth Beach. The station most recently won news and sports awards in Delaware Today Magazine. Mike is one of the busiest guys in the Mid-Atlantic as he also works part-time as sports talk show host and Maryland Football pre- and post-game anchor for Entercom's 105.7 The Fan, WJZ-FM, in Baltimore. He has been a guest on CBS Sports Radio. In addition, he also works part-time as an on-air personality for Forever Media's WCEI in Easton, and on their sister WINX, St. Michael's, where he produces high school football games and hosts their post-game show "Overtime Live." He also does some guest-fill ins on WOCM, Ocean City, and WCTG, Chincoteague. Among his early influences were other area radio vets - Ken Merson, the old "Don & Mike Show," Dave Durian, Ron Smith, and Steve Rouse.....

SFMSports Picks Up Salisbury U Football - 4/24 - Maryland News Network and SFMSports.Net, Maryland's only statewide radio networks with 31 radio station affiliates, announce the addition of Salisbury University Sea Gulls Football to its collegiate properties. This fall, the networks will produce and broadcast all regular and post-season games online and on-air through the collegiate network, SFMSports.Net. SFMSports.Net will produce and broadcast all regular and post- season games, which will be streamed on the network's web and mobile platforms, and broadcast in Salisbury on affiliate WAMS, which is branded as 94.9 JACK-FM. "Salisbury football is a nationally recognized program, which deserves to have an FM home. I am proud that we are able to offer this," explained President and CEO Steve Clendenin. "Through the power and coverage of the Maryland News Network, Salisbury will receive promotion across all of Delmarva, showcasing the student athletes and the program at Salisbury," admitted Clendenin. John Easterbrook (J Brooks) and Phil Martin will return as the play by play crew. "I am excited to return for a 15th season behind the mic doing Sea Gull Football," says J Brooks. The broadcasts on WAMS-FM will start fifteen minutes prior to kick-off with the "All Access Pre-Game Show," with the first game airing on August 31 as the Sea Gulls host Albright. In addition to airing the games on WAMS, the audio stream will also be promoted on Maryland News Network affiliates on the Eastern Shore and streamed live at www.sfmsports.net, the collegiate broadcast division of the Maryland News Network.....

Whiskey & Randy Add WDSD - 4/6 - DCRTV hears that longtime WWFG Ocean City, Froggy 99-9 morning hosts Whiskey and Randy are expanding their coverage, adding afternoon drive duties for sister country station 94-7, WDSD, Dover/Wilmington, effective April 10.....
Epoxy Back Pain Cure For WGMDer - 3/5 - Walt Palmer (right), who does about a half dozen jobs at Rehoboth Beach news talker WGMD, 92.7, from general manager to chief engineer, tells us that he's found a cure for a nagging back injury that was caused by a December 14 slip and fall. The compression fracture of his T6 vertebrae not only caused tremendous pain, but forced him to walk with a cane. He tells us: "Finally I found the right doctors and the right facilities to repair the fracture. I went in this past Wednesday as an out patient for a total of five hours. One hour prep, 45 mins in OR, 11 mins under the knife and two hours to recoup." Palmer adds, "The radiologist injected a load of polymer epoxy into my vertebrae which caused to re-inflate. It provided near instant relief. I walked out under my own power. In fact, I gave my cane to somebody in the lobby." He tells us that he's now in the process of weening himself off the pain pills he's been taking. "I have a new lease on life!".....

WWFG Tops Salisbury/OC - 1/26 - The latest Salisbury/Ocean City market radio ratings. Full-day, age 12+: 1) WWFG, 2) WQHQ, 3) WSBY, 4) WZBH, 5) WKNZ, 6) WBOC, 7) WGMD and WOCQ, 9) WAVD and WZEB, 11) WKHI and WKZP, 13) WGBG, 14) WKTT and WRAU and WTDK, 17) WAFL and WJKI and WLVW and WSCL, 21) WXDE.....

Salierno To Head Adams In Salisbury - 1/17 - Adams Radio Group has named Ralph Salierno as vice president/general manager of its five station Salisbury radio cluster. Salierno most recently served as market manager for Alpha Media' Fredericksburg and Richmond clusters. Prior to that, he worked for iHeart Media in Memphis and Oklahoma City.....

Maryland News Network Adds Traffic With "Detour Dave" - 11/27 - The Maryland News Network produces and provides state and regional news hourly, sports, statewide business news, farming and agriculture news, and political news to affiliates across Maryland. And they just launched traffic services with "Detour" Dave Sandler providing customized reports during AM and PM drive for affiliate stations in all Maryland counties. The Maryland News Network is among 30 state news networks around the USA providing content to stations, helping their affiliates serve their communities with content delivered by major market talent. Stations can become an affiliate at no charge. Terms are 100% barter. Content is delivered seamlessly via your station's automation system. And Maryland News Network offers several feed versions to fit any format. More at mdnewsnetwork.net.....

GSB Told Not To Use "Cat Country" Name - 10/26 - Radio Insight tells us that GSB Broadcasting relaunched classic country "Wow 101.5/87.7" WOWZ Chincoteague VA and WOWZ-LP Salisbury MD as "Cat Country" today. But by 2 PM the stations had reverted to their previous identity as they were served a cease and desist letter by Adams Radio Group. Adams, which owns country "K107.7" WKHI Fruitland MD in the Salisbury market, had acquired the Maryland trademark for "Cat Country" from Rothschild Broadcasting earlier this year. Rothschild operated "Cat Country 97.5" WKTT Salisbury until it sold it to RoJo Broadcasting in February and fliped to urban contemporary "Live 97.5." The deal allowed Adams to promote WKHI on WKTT prior to its format change. And, it now has also prevented GSB from utilizing the "Cat Country" name in the Salisbury/Ocean City market.....

More: WSUX Sold - 10/13 - From Tom Taylor Now: That “one more deal to be announced” by busy Delmarva operator Greg Bojko is the outright purchase of variety hits “Jack FM” WSUX-FM Snow Hill, MD from Seaford Media. Yesterday’s NOW carried the story about Seaford Media selling co-owned WSUX Seaford, Delaware/1280 to Ruby J. Lopez for $150,000. Now Seaford Media’s Vince Klepac sells WSUX-FM to Bojko’s GSB Broadcasting. The Class A holds a construction permit to move from 101.1 down to 94.5. Bojko’s previous activities include LMAing Fitch’s “Shore Country 99.3” WVES Accomac, Virginia (Tuesday’s NOW Newsletter). He’s also LMAing Fitch-owned variety hits “96.5 CTG” WCTG Chincoteague), and “Retro Country Wow 101.5 and 87.7” WOWZ Chincoteague and low power TV WOWZ-LP, licensed to Salisbury, MD.....

WSUX Sold - 10/12 - From Tom Taylor Now: On the Delmarva Peninsula, an AM/translator combo that recently switched to Spanish contemporary as “La Z” is sold to Wilmington, Delaware-based Ruby J. Lopez. The Seaford, Delaware-licensed signals are WSUX/1280 (840 watts daytime/211 watts at night) and recently-moved translator W230CO at 93.9. Seller Vince Klepac of Seaford Media obtained them last year in a three-party swap that involved Adams Radio, and now he’s selling WSUX and the translator for $150,000. Lopez has put down $75,000 in a non-refundable deposit, and she’ll pay the other $75,000 at closing. Seller Seaford Media retains variety hits “Jack 101.1” WSUX-FM, licensed to Snow Hill, Maryland.....

Hovel & Alt Get New iHeart Duties - 10/10 - Radio giant iHeart makes some Mid-Atlantic moves. Dave Hovel adds duties as senior vice president of programming for the company's Wilmington cluster. He will continue his role as senior vice president of programming for the company's Salisbury cluster. Also, Katharine Alt adds program director duties for Dover's country WDSD, in addition to her duties as program director for adult hits WRDX.....

Changes At WZEB - 10/3 - Urban contemporary WZEB, Power 101.7 in Salisbury/Ocean City is making some line-up changes. Assistant program director and afternoon drive host Dee-Lite exits. Program director and morning drive host Bill Baker says, "Dee-Lite was a HUGE asset to our company and station and we're going to miss her and her talents. She'll always be part of the Power Squad and our family and we wish her well as she moves out of the area." WZEB ups midday host Kola to afternoon drive and adds "Nessa On Air" to middays.....

Verizon FIOS Drops WBOC - 10/2 - Verizon FIOS has dropped Draper Holdings-owned CBS affiliate Channel 16/WBOC and its sister stations after a contract disagreement. The two companies had been in negotiations since March 1, but FIOS took WBOC and its subchannels, including Fox 21, off the air as of October 1, impacting 18,500 homes and business subscribers in Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. More at delmarvanow.com.....









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