With JIM and DIANE COURSOLLE closing on their purchase of 10 stations owned by HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS in WISCONSIN and MICHIGAN from GRANITE EQUITY PARTNERS, the new owners are changing formats at some of the new acquisitions. The company's four newly-acquired AMs, Sports WNBI-A (SPORTS/TALK 980, changing calls to WPFP-A)/PARK FALLS, WI; Adult Standards WATW-A/ASHLAND, WI, Adult Standards WERL-A/EAGLE RIVER, WI, and Adult Standards WIKB-A (changing to WFER-A)/IRON RIVER, MI, will flip to Talk in JULY as "FREEDOM TALK," with a syndicated Conservative lineup. At AC WIKB-F (99.1 THE BREEZE)/IRON RIVER, WI, the station's new format will be Country as THE BULL... New Owners Plan Changes At Heartland (Tue, 5/11)
The Captain helps celebrate 30 years of KHQ:
Longtime form morning host "The Captain" (Bill Vogel) returned to Northern Michigan's 106 KHQ on Friday to help celebrate the station's 30th Anniversary. Tim Moore, former station owner and man behind the calls along with Bob White joined Heather and Josh (who also double's as KHQ's program director) on the air. The audio of the Captain's visit is posted at feeds.feedburner.com/106khqmorningshow.