NASH FM adds 11 markets


nash_logoCumulus announced that 11 additional stations will adopt the NASH FM Country music and lifestyle brand, including legendary stations WKDF/Nashville and KRMD/Shreveport. The group of stations will be known as NASH FM – with their logos, websites and on-air promotions using “NASH FM” and “Powered by NASH” language. The new stations join the growing list of what will eventually be more than 60 O&O Country stations operating under the NASH brand.

The following is a list of the new NASH FM stations and launch times:

Monday, February 3, 12pm local time:

•           WKDF/Nashville, TN   NASH FM 103.3

•           KRMD/Shreveport, LA:  NASH FM 101.1

•           WIWF/Charleston, SC:   NASH FM 96.9

•           WKOR/Columbus-Starkville, MS:  NASH FM 94.9

•           WXTA/Erie, PA:    NASH FM 97.9

•           WFBE/Flint, MI:   NASH FM 95.1

•           WYZB/Fort Walton, FL:  NASH FM 105.5

•           WTNR/Grand Rapids, MI   NASH FM 94.5

•           WZCY/Harrisburg, PA:  NASH FM 106.7

•           WXBM/Pensacola, FL:  NASH FM 102.7

Wednesday, February 5, 12pm ET:

•           WPSK/Blacksburg, VA:   NASH FM 107.1

Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January 2013 with the flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to country radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming. Stations “Powered by NASH” feature exclusive programming content including “Kickin’ It with Kix” hosted by Kix Brooks, “NASH Nights Live” with Shawn Parr and “American Country Countdown.”

RBR-TVBR observation: There have been rumors that Cumulus’ CHR (previous Hot AC) WRQX-FM DC is on the short list to become a NASH FM soon. “All the Hits 107.3” is #20 in the market, according to the latest numbers.