WLIP sold to Digity; MUSIC OF THE STARS is guaranteed.
The general manager of Kenosha’s two commercial radio stations says WLIP and WIIL have undergone a smooth transition into new ownership.
Programming and talent at the stations will remain the same under the stations’ new owner, Digity LLC, said Karl Wertzler, the leader of the stations.
Digity closed recently on its acquisition of 33 stations from NextMedia Group which also includes stations in San Jose, Chicago, suburban Dallas, Saginaw, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.
“There were no changes in local programming or personnel and this made for a smooth transition,” Wertzler said Wednesday.
WLIP (1050 AM) continues to feature a news-talk format including “The Wake Up Call with Bill Lawrence,” “The K-Town Report,” “Happenings Q&A,” “Remembering Kenosha,” “The Lip-Off!,” “The Dennis Miller Show,” “The Jim Bohannon Show” and “Overnight America with Jon Grayson.”
WLIP’s weekend programming features “Rock ‘n Roll Never Forgets,” “Jukebox Saturday Night,” “Doo Wop Diner,” “Golden Age of Radio,” “Music of the Stars,” Kenosha Bible Church services, Armed Citizens Training and outdoors programs.
WIIL (95.1 FM) continues its branding as “95 WILL Rock, featuring “The Tom & Emily Morning Show,” disk jockeys John Perry, Marija, Stu, Steve Salzman, HardDrive, and weekend rockers Jen Marr, Ed Hammer, Leah Blough, Full Metal Jackie and Rockline. It also includes celebrity fill-in Don Wilson.
Digity also announced it has merged with Palm Beach Broadcasting, GoodCo Companies and GoodRadio.TV. Longtime radio professional Dean Goodman is the CEO is all the entities.