iHeartMedia Debuts Country 'Big 98-5' In Richmond
July 27, 2015 at 8:02 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has flipped Talk W253BI/GLEN ALLEN-RICHMOND, fed by the HD2 channel of Alternative WRXL (XL 102) to Country, branding as “BIG 98.5 – RICHMOND’s NEW COUNTRY” and debuting with 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row.
“A new generation of RICHMOND Country fans deserve a new Country radio station,” said IHEARTMEDIA RICHMOND/NORFOLK SVPP A.J. “RICHMOND now has a new destination for the music they love. BIG 98.5 will give our listeners a front-row seat to Country’s biggest artists and concerts.” No word about on-air staffing yet; stream “BIG 98-5” here.
“We are excited to be able to provide our advertisers an audience that we have never been able to offer before,” said Regional Market Pres. DAVE CARWILE. “ Adding a Country music station to our now very well-rounded portfolio of stations is thrilling; six music stations, News/Talk, and Sports: iHEARTMEDIA has something for everyone in RICHMOND.”