WNEX-F/Macon To Flip To Americana As 'The Creek 100.9 FM'
June 16, 2016 at 4:03 AM (PT)
Oldies WNEX-F/MACON, GA, the sale of which was recently filed with the FCC (NET NEWS 6/9) will flip to Americana as "THE CREEK 100.9 FM" under new owners BRAD EVANS, WES GRIFFIN, and ROB EVANS' CREEK MEDIA, reports 11TH HOUR.
The new owners are buying the station, along with News-Talk WNEX-A and News-Talk WPGA-A, for $790,000 from the court-appointed receiver for REGISTER COMMUNICATIONS, owner of licensees RADIO PEACH and RADIO PERRY; they plan to take over the station on JULY 8th and will program the station locally, alongside ROB EVANS' STAR MOTEL RECORDS and BRAD EVANS' 11TH HOUR alternative biweekly newspaper. New studios are also planned for the second floor of 533 Cherry Street in MACON, adjacent to restaurants owned by WES GRIFFIN's MOONHANGER GROUP.
“Celebrating MACON’s heritage, promoting a sense of pride for community and enhancing its cultural offerings have and continue to be my primary goals as a downtown business owner,” said GRIFFITH. “THE CREEK, which is named for the mound-builders that first settled our area, will celebrate our heritage and all things Americana. We believe it will be an agent for artistic development in our community and fill a need to share local, regional and national artists who otherwise have no platform to be heard on a stage of this size.”
“We want to bring back real community radio to MACON,” said BRAD EVANS. “This won’t be canned content. Our goal is to broadcast the best of Central GEORGIA to the world with authentic live music, lifestyle programming and compelling stories from our area. This will be curated by local deejays with a deep knowledge of music and passion for sharing it..... We are in the process of developing over 15 different live shows, including a morning and afternoon drive. From ‘Honky Tonk Hell with AARON IRONS’ to a segment all about the bar and restaurant industry with CHELSEA HUGHES called ‘Served,’ we’re having a lot of fun celebrating our regional flavor and personalities as community radio. THE CREEK 100.9 FM will live and breathe our region.”
“This extension fulfills my desires to develop artistic talent and get new music out there to the public,” said ROB EVANS. “CREEK MEDIA creates more synergy to capitalize talent. We now have the place to record and perform live but also the media presence to put the record on the air, as well as the 11th HOUR and online. This creates opportunity for artists to not only come to MACON but to stay here.”