WLUP’s long run comes to an end

Sale to the Educational Media Foundation ends 41 years of Rockin’ fun In a stunning development, Merlin Media has sold Classic Rock WLUP-FM to the Educational Media Foundation (EMF) for $21.5 million, a company specializing in Christian music with two automated formats: K-Love and Air 1. The sale means the end of one of Chicago’s most iconic radio station brands, […]

WGCI raids rival station for talent

In a bold move, a local radio station has raided a rival’s cupboard. As first reported by Radio Insight, WGCI-FM raided their crosstown rival WPWX (Power 92) and nabbed two of their viable on-air personalities: midday host Frankie Robinson and afternoon host Tone Kapone, who both continue in the same daypart capacity with WGCI. This is the second WGCI stint […]

Who’s in your four, Edition II

The week’s winners and losers: T Dog’s Fab Four – Michael Phelps. The best Olympian. Ever. – NBC and the Summer Olympics. The numbers posted by the event are on the pace to be the most watched Olympics. Ever. – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. A slight revamp and an upgrade to early fringe (5 p.m.) at WGN-TV in […]

‘XRT format lands in L.A.

Bonneville’s new acquistion, KRBV-FM (100.3) didn’t change its call letters, but the station once known for Scott Shannon’s “Pirate Radio” and “The Beat” is now known for “The Sound”. KRBV launched an Adult Album Alternative¬†(a.k.a AAA, or Triple A)¬†format on Tuesday, similiar to heritage outlet WXRT-FM in Chicago and Bonneville’s WDRV-FM, The Drive (listed on R&R as a Classic Rock […]

Radio One bats out of L.A.

Radio One has sold its struggling Urban AC KRBV-FM to Bonneville for $138 million. The station, once known as Urban/Hip-Hop formatted The Beat (100.3, KKBT) has tumbled in the ratings over the years, flipping to a Urban AC format two years ago. With Bonneville taking over, a format change is all but certain, as Bonneville does not program urban formats. […]