In this week’s issue… Mega, Hola grow in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – New morning show at WATR – Seven Mountains backtracks in Johnstown – New digs for Bell in Kitchener
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*Friday the 13th turned out to be a very lucky day for two Spanish-language broadcasters in northeast PENNSYLVANIA, and maybe not so lucky for fans of classic hits in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market.
After weeks of rumors, Audacy pulled the plug on its “Max 102.3” classic hits format at WMQX (102.3 Pittston) on Friday morning. Instead, it’s using WMQX and WODS (1300 West Hazleton, soon to be WLMZ) as the new home of “La Mega,” the Spanish tropical format that had been LMA’ing the HD2 of Audacy’s WGGY (101.3) to feed Kevin Fitzgerald’s translator signals on 94.9 in Scranton and 95.3 in Wilkes-Barre.
Jonathan Alcantara, whose JDJ Media had been leasing the HD2s and translators, is now working for Audacy as its PD and afternoon host on “La Mega 102.3.”
On the AM side, the flip at 1300 takes away the Hazleton simulcast of Audacy’s WILK news-talk network, but listeners there can hear WILK on its Wilkes-Barre AM 980 signal, too.
The lineup on La Mega includes the syndicated Enrique Santos show in mornings, James El Bandido in middays and Alcantara in afternoons.
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It’s the annual Tower Site Calendar!
This is the 23rd edition of our popular wall calendar, featuring gorgeous full-color photos of tower and transmitter sites from around the country, and sometimes the world. Our photos capture the sites throughout the day and throughout the year.
This makes a great gift for the tower enthusiast in your life — or a special treat for yourself!
Because it’s not yet off the press, we’re offering a pre-production price of $20. Once the calendar is printed, the price will go up to our regular price of $21.
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We have the Radio Historian’s Calendar again this year, too. There are only 25 in stock and they sell fast, so don’t wait to order.