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News Archive: February 2008

February 5, 2008
According to All Access, Variety Hits simulcast 104.9 WYNA and 100.7 WGTN-FM, known on-air as 104.9 Bob FM, will be sold by Coastline Communications to Qantum Communications. Qantum has operated the station via an LMA, but this move will give them possession of both licenses.

February 7, 2008
Tom Taylor reports that CBS Radio has opted not to renew Howard Cogan for voiceover duties for the WCBS-FM HD2 stream of JACK-FM in New York City. He is being replaced by voiceover talent Pat St. John.

There have been an unfortunate number of cuts in the radio biz recently, and today it hit a Variety Hits station. According to All Access, CBS Radio PD/MD Craig Powers is out from KKJJ/Las Vegas (100.5 Jack FM) as part of sweeping cuts institued by the company today in major markets across the country.

February 20, 2008
The satellite-fed version of JACK-FM will be moving from ABC Radio Networks to Dial Global Digital effective March 31, 2008. The move, which should be transparent to listeners, will happen without a disruption of service for affiliates.

Bob FM is on in San Angelo, TX, where K-Lite 98.7 (Hot AC) flipped to Variety Hits as 98.7 Bob FM on February 18, 2008.

February 29, 2008
KSCB-FM (B 107.5) in Liberal, KS shifted from Hot AC to Variety Hits effective February 1, 2008. The station falls into one of those "tweener" positions that is difficult to pin down, but it passes enough tests (Adult Hits listing by 100000watts.com, use of Jack-like phrasing as "80s, 90s, and whatever" on its website, etc.) to make the cut for this site.

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