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Albie Dee Expands Presence In Salisbury - 5/25 - DCRTV hears that DC and Baltimore radio veteran Albie Dee has been promoted to the position of operations manager of Adams Radio Group's Salisbury/Ocean City cluster. He will continue with afternoon drive hosting and program director duties of WOCQ, OC104.....

Dave TV: Visiting Eastern Shore NBC Affiliate WRDE - 5/18 - I interview Walt Barcus, who runs the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware area's WRDE-TV, the only NBC affiliate on the Eastern Shore.....


Delaware 1059 Makes News Cuts - 4/28 - DCRTV hears: "Delmarva Broadcasting pulls the plug on local news at Delaware 1059 [WXDE in Lewes]. They let go morning newscaster Kelli Steele and News Director Mark Fowser. Shorter newscast, no local before the top of the hour, and 'cast recorded in Wilmington at WDEL. Previously they dropped a local 9 AM-noon show in Wilmington, and put Susan Monday on 'statewide' 9 AM-noon, and Rick Jensen 1 PM-4 PM 'statewide.' Will they drop Matt Monks 3 PM-7 PM for WDEL's 'Afternoon News'?" WXDE has been running news talk since September 2012.....

WCTG Deals Falls Through - 4/27 - DCRTV hears that the deal, announced earlier this year, to buy the Eastern Shore's adult hits WCTG by Twin Islands Media Group has fallen through. The station will continue to be managed Greg Bojko. It's owner remains A. Wray Fitch, who owns Sebago Broadcasting and Jackman Holdings. Fitch also owns DC area Spanish outlet WDCN, 87.7, as Signal Above Media. Earlier this year, Twin Islands announced that it was paying $335,000 to buy WCTG, 96.5, and country Wow 101.5, WOWZ, in Chincoteague VA. Twin Islands' principals include veteran DC area radio programmer Chris Roth.....

New Oldies Outlet In Salisbury - 4/6 - Adams Radio in Salisbury launches a "Kool" oldies station. Via two HD Radio-fed translator - W282AW in Salisbury on 104.3 and W268BB from Ocean Pines on 105.1. They're supplied by an HD Radio signal from WOCQ-HD2 from Berlin on 103.9.....

More On Eastern Shore Sale - 3/20 - From Tom Taylor Now: Price for two Chincoteague, Virginia FMs is $335,000, in the deal where communications attorney/station owner Wray sells a couple of FMs on the Delmarva Peninsula and leases out a Channel 6 low power TV station, all to Twin Island Media Group. The LPTV is WDCO-LP Salisbury. The Class A radio facilities being sold are variety hits WCTG at 96.5, and country “Wow 101.5” WOWZ. The FCC filing adds the prices - $225,000 cash for WCTG, and a $110,000 cash-and-seller note deal for “Wow 101.5.” Twin Island Media (Chris Roth, Josh Bohn, Dana Ryan Bohn) will put down $25,000 cash for WOW and pay the rest in a ten-year note with a balloon payment in 2027. Josh Bohn has a 20% interest through Focus Radio Communications in several Alabama stations, such as Huntsville’s “Talk radio for real life” WKTI/1450 and a translator at 92.9.....

WGMD To Carry Weekend Orioles Games - 3/3 - Down Eastern Shore way. Rehoboth Beach news-talk outlet WGMD, 92.7, will now be carrying Baltimore Orioles baseball on both Saturdays and Sundays. Last year, the station only carried Sunday afternoon games. In addition, WGMD will once again be the Delmarva FM affiliate of Baltimore Ravens football this year.....

WKTT Drops Country For Urban - 2/27 - From Radio Insight: Following its announced acquisition of Cat Country 97.5, WKTT, Salisbury from Rothschild Broadcasting earlier this month, RoJo Broadcasting will flip the station to urban contemporary on March 1. The new Live 97.5 will feature the syndicated "Breakfast Club" in mornings and co-owner Ron Banks hosting nights. Banks most recently served as music director and night personalit on urban contemporary Power 101.7, WZEB, Ocean View DE that also serves the Salisbury/Ocean City market.....

Roth Buys Eastern Shore Stations - 2/24 - DC radio veteran Chris Roth is part of a group, Twin Islands Media, that has purchased a batch of radio stations in Chincoteague VA, on the Eastern Shore. They are classic hits WCTG, 96.5, and country WOWZ, 101.5. The group will also take control of WDCO, 87.7, which relays WOWZ, as of April 1. Currently, Roth is program director at Salem's WAVA-FM, 105.1, in Arlington. More at radioinsight.com.....

Roth Buys Eastern Shore Stations - 2/23 - DC radio veteran Chris Roth is part of a group, Twin Islands Media, that has purchased a batch of radio stations in Chincoteague VA, on the Eastern Shore. They are classic hits WCTG, 96.5, and country WOWZ, 101.5. The group will also take control of WDCO, 87.7, which relays WOWZ, as of April 1. Currently, Roth is program director at Salem's WAVA-FM, 105.1, in Arlington. More at radioinsight.com.....

OC's 1590 Gets Sold - 2/7 - Adams Radio sells Ocean City's WGBG, 1590, to Michael Powell, who has been leasing the signal as a relay for his country WBEY, 97.9. Price $20,000.....

Paul Burton Joins Adams Radio - 2/7 - Adams Radio Group has named Paul Burton as vice president and general manager for its Salisbury-Ocean City radio cluster. He started his radio career in 1987 in Baltimore with WCBM. Later, he worked for WBAL-AM and Radio One. Most recently, Burton has been working for iHeart where he was vice president of ad sales for its Salisbury radio cluster through October 2016.....

WQHQ Tops Salisbury-Ocean City - 1/23 - The latest radio ratings for the Eastern Shore. Salisbury-Ocean City makes iHeart's adult contemporary Q105, WQHQ, number one for the first time since the fall of 2011. iHeart's also number two and number three with country Froggy WWFG and urban adult contemporary WSBY. Adams Radio is in fourth and fifth places with its rock 93.5 The Beach, WZBH, and rhythmic WOCQ. Delmarva's classic hits Wave, WAVD, is off. The only two talk-based stations are Delmarva's news/talk WXDE and sister talker WICO, a no-show a year ago, a 1.0 in last spring, and a 1.5 now. According to Tom Taylor Now.....

WGMD Does New Deal For Orioles - 12/17 - On the Eastern Shore: Rehoboth Beach news talker WGMD, 92.7, has inked a deal to air 26 Orioles Sunday games in 2017. The first game will air April 9th as the Orioles host AL East foe the New York Yankees. WGMD also broadcasts Baltimore Ravens football as well.....

WBOC Buys LPTVer - 12/15 - Eastern Shore-Maryland TV owner Draper Communications last year returned to the radio business when it bought then-religious WOLC, 102.5, licensed to Princess Anne MD. Draper converted it to adult contemporary WBOC-FM. Now Draper, owner of Channel 16/WBOC and its multicast "Fox 21" service, buys low-power TVer W42EI, channel 42, licensed to Georgetown DE. The seller is NJ-based Engle Broadcasting. Price - $35,000.....

WCEI & WINX Change Hands - 10/4 - Eastern Shore news. Easton's adult contemporary WCEI, 96.7, and country WINX, 94.3, sell for $6.5 million. The seller is Alex Kolobielski's First Media. The buyers are Donald Alt and Kerby Confer of Forever Media.....

Dave Hovel To iHeart Salisbury - 8/23 - Area radio veteran Dave Hovel gets named senior vice president for programming at iHeart's Salisbury/Ocean City radio cluster. He comes from the Hagerstown area, where he was program director and morning host at West Virginia Radio's country WICL. Before that, Hovel hosted mornings at CBS's New Country 106.1 in Baltimore and did afternoons at iHeart's country WDSD in Dover. Previously, he spent 24 years at Delmarva Broadcasting's country WXCY in Havre de Grace. In his new Salisbury/Ocean City job, Hovel will oversee contemporary hits WKZP, urban adult contemporary WSBY, country WWFG, adult contemporary WQHQ, sports talker WTGM, and talker WJDY. He replaces Jimmy Steele, who moved to a Reading PA radio gig.....

Dave TV: WGMD's Walt Palmer Interviewed - 8/20 - My August 18 interview with Walt Palmer, operations manager for Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area news talker WGMD, 92.7, at his offices/studios/transmitter facility in southern Delaware. We talk about his station's format, storm preparedness, his career in DC area radio and at ABC's "Nightline" program, and the radio biz in general.....


Dave TV: Bob Steele At WGMD - 8/18 - DCRTV Dave visits Delmarva news talker WGMD, 92.7. And chats with Bob Steele, the DC radio veteran who now does the late morning slot on WGMD. At Facebook. And, the watch as a visit from the fire department interupts our interview. Also at Facebook. More videos from my WGMD visit coming soon.....

WWFG Tops Salisbury - 7/29 - Country WWFG tops the latest batch of radio ratings for Salisbury-Ocean City but it's slipped from a 10.6 share last year to its current 6.6. Urban adult contemporary WSBY ranks second, rocker WZBH is third, rhythmic contemporary WOCQ is fourth, and classic hits WAVD is fifth, tied with adult contemporary WQHQ.....

WSTW Tops Wilmington - 7/21 - The latest Wilmington DE radio ratings, not including any outside numbers from places like nearby Philadelphia, show contemporary hits WSTW in 1st place. Adult contemporary WJBR is 2nd, country WXCY 3rd, country WDSD 4th, talker WDEL 5th, and talker WILM 6th.....

Tom Returns To Dover - 7/5 - Eastern Shore news. WRDX, Mix 92.9, in Smyrna DE, near Dover, drops hot adult contemporary tunes for "Tom FM" classic hits, a format the iHeart station used to have. "Glenn And Bob," who do mornings on Harrisburg PA classic rock WRVV, 97.3 The River, will also be heard on WRDX.....