Sorry the domain roundup is so late this month, I haven’t been comitted to anything lately it seems. Anyway I’ve got some time now so I’m putting this together.
In Use Since Last Report
In my first report, Townsquare Media had registered several domains hinting at a flip to Alternative 104.9 The Edge at one of the company’s 3 stations at that frequency. It turns out, as I predicted, the station was WBXX/Battle Creek, MI, which made the flip a week or two ago.
Hubbard has rebranded KAZG/Phoenix, AZ with the fm.
Salem Media has closed on its acquisition of 1690 in Denver and has launched Money Talk 1690 on that frequency.
KTFM/Floresville, TX did rebrand as Energy 94.1 about a month ago, the same week that all the changes happened in Seattle.
Last month, I reported an anonymous registration for 920TheJersey.com. That would be tied to WNJE/Trenton, NJ.
It turns out I was right again, as it was KCML that rebranded as 99.9 More FM in late December, but that somehow missed my report for last month.
We now know what’s going on with K280CC/Tulsa, OK, but we don’t know when it will happen. Cox will return the Spirit Christian AC format to Tulsa via that station. The company ran that brand until 2010 on 102.3, when that station flipped to news/talk. Since then, the format has been available on a Cox cable channel and on 95.5 KWEN-hd2. The report that the station would be returning came out in December, but no word on the date or if it has already happened.
Salem has registered 620AMKEXB.com for 620 KEXB/Plano, TX.
Kroenke Sports has registered 950altitude.com, AltitudeRadio950.com, Altitude950AM.com, AltitudeRadioNetwork.com, AltitudeRadioNetwork950.com, AltitudeSports950.com, AltitudeSportsRadio.com, AltitudeSportsRadio950.com, AltitudeSportsRadio950.com, AltitudeSportsRadio950AM.com, 950KKSE.com, KKSE950.com, and KKSE950AM.com. Kroenke is in the process of purchasing the former KRWZ/Denver, CO from Entercom after murging KRWZ’s format with that of Standards 1430 KEZW late last year.
Cumulus Media has registered TheTicket1590.com. It is speculated that that brand will move from 92.1 KQSM/Fayetteville, AR to 1590 and launching something else on 92.1.
Binny Media is already making domain registrations tied to the AM translator window, as 1073WEMJ.com was registered earlier this month. WEMJ is news/talk 1440 AM in Laconia, NH.
Case Communications has registered Rewind977.com and MyRewind977.com for WQDC/Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Anonymous registrations: 887TheLegend.com, My1057.com, LaZ939.com, 1071TheParty.com, Party1071.com, 1027ESPN.com, ESPN1027.com, 929Country.com, FeelGoodCountry929.com, 985EagleFM.com, 985TheEagle.com, Brewhouse1019.com, brewhouseFM.com, BrewhouseRock.com, Bolly923FM.com, ClassicHits925.com, Hub939.com, KBay1043.com, la1047.com, 989TheBull.com, Project1025.com, ocean96.com, and TheBull1051.com.
We also saw anonymous registrations for exitos1073.com, .net, .org, .info and .co. We think these might be related to registrations made by Cox Radio for 1073SoloExitos.com. That means the domains point to a new format at W297BB/Orlando, FL, which is currently Alternative X107.3.
Forever South’s News/Talk 94.3 WTJJ Dyer TN will soon break off its simulcast of 1390 WTJS/94.1 W231BU Jackson. The station is now legally WDYE and has registered 943WDYE.com anonymously.
Duffy Moon, owner of Classic Hits Q101.5 KRMQ/Clovis, NM has registered big1015.com for the station.
Matt Baldride, owner of 106.7 WOKA-FM/Douglas, GA has registered 1067TheBuck.com for a relaunch of the station, now known as Dixy Country.
In November, I reported that Brian Doran, owner of WCKR/Hornel, NY registered 921TheGame.net. Now he has registered My921.net for the station.
Dave Magnum adds the generic 925radio.com and 1069radio.com.
Newspaper owner Hallifax Media Group has registered Coast98.com.
iHeart Media has registered wave933.com for W227CX, which filed for a license to cover in December.
El Dorado Broadcasters will soon launch Rhythmic CHR HD 96.3 on K242CS/Victorville, CA. The company registered HD963HipHop.com, and HDHipHop963.com. A Facebook page for the station is already active.
Universal Media Access has registered Luz980.com for its pending acquisition KFWB/Los Angeles, CA.
Townsquare Media used 991TheMountain.com as a decoy when it launched Hot 99.1 W256BU/Albany, NY in 2012. Now the company has transfered the domain back to its servers.
A Tampa Bay marketing company has registered several domains related to a new Spanish station in the market, with one of two 106.5 translators being the destination. The domains are 1065rumba.com, 106rumba.com, rumba106.com, rumba1065.com, and RumbaTampaBay.com.
iHeart Media has registered Cupid1065.com for a Valentines day weekend stunt at variety hits 106.5 The Lake WHLK/Cleveland, OH.
Forever Broadcasting’s recently aquired WFRB/Frostburg, MD will soon come in line with the company’s other country stations, as BigFroggy1053.com was registered this week.
Delmarva Broadcasting has aquired 930espn.com for WYUS/Milford, DE.
Lary Langford has registered wgto963.com for 910 WGTO/Cassopolis, MI. That station has a translator on 101.1, but has applied to move to 96.3.