Former US99 personality Drew Walker heads to Free Country

Alpha Media lures him away from Audacy – despite ongoing layoffs across the company¬† As first reported by Radio Insight, Alpha Media announced Friday it was flipping its Hot AC WXLC-FM (102.3 FM) to Country and simulcasting the signal of WCCQ-FM (98.3 FM), based in southwest suburban Crest Hill and Joliet, now branded as “Free Country Radio”. The new Country […]

Swinging on a star: Alpha Media consolidates suburban stations, rebrands

Takes on 101.9 Mix in the suburbs In order to effectively take on Hubbard Hot Adult Contemporary powerhouse 101.9 The Mix (WTMX), Alpha Media is consolidating their competing similarly-formatted radio stations in three suburbs, including the same morning and afternoon shows under the moniker “Star Suburban Superstation”.¬† As first reported by Radio Insight, Waukegan’s WXLC (102.3 FM) is rebranding as […]