Renda Broadcasting Radio Station Information

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WEJZ-FM

WEJZ-FM 96.1 is a radio station based in Jacksonville, Florida, primarily airing adult contemporary music. Findings on their friendly name, recent news, key competitors, personalities, shows, key executives, podcasting, app, aggregators and company associations of the station are provided in this spreadsheet detailed as follows.

WEJZ-FM 96.1

Research Strategy

A direct search yielded no relevant news for WEJZ-FM 96.1 within 24 months. We suspect significant new hires, partnerships, and endorsements would be parked under their parent company, Renda Broadcasting. We suspect some staff members and functions may be integrated with Renda Broadcasting as we could not find some key personnel such as VP of National Sales specifically tor the station. We then attempted to check on the unlikely possibility of radio industry trade publications attempting to exclude them from search engines by searching using the search engines of those major publications. Our check verified that none of those publications were excluding their results on search engines as similar outdated results appeared, but we once again found no relevant news specific to the radio within 24 months. Hence, we concluded that there is no relevant news on the public domain for the station during this period.
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WGNE-FM

WGNE-FM is a country music radio station that serves the Middleburg, Florida, area under the brand name 99.9 Gator Country. The station is owned by Renda Broadcasting Corporation. A comprehensive analysis of this radio station is provided in row 4, columns A-K of the attached spreadsheet.

WGNE-FM 99.9 Gator Country Highlights

  • WGNE-FM was recently featured in the news for its rise from position nine to eight in the Jacksonville music format category of Nielsen Audio PPM report.
  • WGNE-RM radio key competitors include WOGK, WSOS, WQIK, WGNE, W272CQ, WRUF and WEAG.
  • On-air personalities include the team of Steve Sutton, Eden Kendall and Amadeus who host "Your Hometown Morning Show " which airs weekdays (early morning), and Brian Jordan whose show airs weekdays (mid-morning).
  • Key executives are Alan Serena who is the vice president of Renda Broadcasting Corporation and William Berry who is the Renda Broadcasting Corporation's regional marketing manager for Jacksonville, Florida, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, regions.
  • The radio station has apps for both Android and iPhone phones.
  • Aggregators for this radio are My Tuner and Radio US.
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WGUF-FM

We have provided the required information for WGUF-FM on rows 5 of the attached spreadsheet. WGUF is a radio station is owned by Renda Broadcasting.

  • WGUF-FM station's friendly name is 98.9 FM. 
  •  WBGY FM, WBGY FM , WVOI FM and WCNZ FM are two adult contemporary radio stations that are within listening range of Marco, Florida, United States.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We began by exploring the station's website in the hope that it had highlighted any media mentions. The station's website only features news reports about its community and its achievement. We also explored WGUF-FM's social media handles hoping to find any media mentions. We scanned local and regional media outlets such as News Break and Sentinel Echo but our research did not bear any fruits. We noticed that WGUF-FM is a subsidiary of Renda Broadcasting and most news reports focused on the parent company. The team has indicated N/A in the spreadsheet in places where the information was not available.

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WJGO-FM

Details on WJGO-FM's friendly name, recent news, key competitors, personalities, key executives, aggregators, and more have been entered on row 6, columns B-K of the attached spreadsheet. The radio station's friendly name is BOB FM 102.9.

Friendly Name

  • WJGO 102.9 Bob FM radio station's friendly name is BOB FM 102.9.

Recent News

  • After a press scan using a third party database, WJGO-FM's social media pages (Facebook and Twitter), its website, parent company's website (Renda Broadcasting), as well as a general search for news mentions, there has not been any news about the station in the last 24 months.

Key Competitors

Personalities/Shows

  •  There is no personality mentioned on the station's website. There is no mention show's name, but we are told that they play non-stop music. Bob FM currently airs a blend of music from the 1970s to 2000s with a position of "We Play Anything"

Key Executives

Aggregators

Apps

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We began by exploring the station's website in the hope that it had highlighted any media mentions. The station's website only features news reports about its community and its achievement. We also explored WJGO-FM's social media handles hoping to find any media mentions. We scanned local and regional media outlets such as News Break and Sentinel Echo but our research did not bear any fruits. We noticed that WJGO-FM is a subsidiary of Renda Broadcasting and most news reports focused on the parent company. The team has indicated N/A in the spreadsheet in places where the information was not available.

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WKQL-FM

WKQL-FM is a classic hits radio station serving the Brookville, Pennsylvania area under the name Kool 103.3. Its parent company is Renda Broadcasting Corporation. All requested information has been included in row 7 of the attached spreadsheet.

Overview of Kool 103.3 FM

  • Kool 103.3 has not been in the news recently. However, Anthony Renda, owner of Renda Broadcasting, was inducted into the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame this year.
  • Its primary competitor is WMKX-FM, a classic rock station serving the Brookville area under the name Mega Rock 105.5. Other possible competitors include WJNG-FM and WKGE-FM, but these stations are based 25 and 68 miles outside of Brookville respectively.
  • On-air personalities include Tony Michaels, host of Jukebox Saturdays. Kool 103.3 also shares a weekday morning show with its sister station, WPXZ-FM, that features personalities Eddie G and Joe Kilmer.
  • Tony Renda is the CEO of Renda Broadcasting. Alan Serena is the vice president of operations. Stevette Rosen is Renda Broadcasting's general manager for the Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania region.
  • Kool 103.3 has an app, but does not have a podcast.
  • Listeners can live-stream Kool 103.3 on MyTuner Radio.

Research Strategy

We began by searching the Kool 103.3 FM company website to find information about its parent company, key executives, areas of service, social media accounts, news articles, press releases, podcasts, apps, aggregators, radio personalities, and company associations. We then expanded our search to include the Renda Broadcasting Corporation website and trusted media sources. Next, we scoured social media accounts associated with Kool 103.3 FM or Renda Broadcasting. We used the Radio Locator database to find key competitors serving Brookville, Pennsylvania or the surrounding areas. We evaluated the customer and partner pages for each of the following companies to see if any of them are associated with Renda Broadcasting or Kool 103.3 FM: Triton Digital, Spreaker, Omny Studios, The Complete Sheet, JacApps, Dataminr, and StreamGuys. For companies without a publicly available list of customers or partners on their websites, we searched for SEC filings with no results. We've included all findings in row 7 of the attached spreadsheet.
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WSGL-FM

WSGL-FM's friendly name is Mix 104.7. Its only competitor is WZJZ-FM, which also in the Hot AC category and broadcasts in Naples, FL. The required details are available in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary

Friendly Name:

Recent News:

Competitors:

  • WSGL-FM's competitors were defined as radio stations broadcasting in Naples, FL, and categorized as "Hot AC," the same type of content as WSGL-FM.
  • Based on information from Radio-Locator, WZJZ-FM is WSGL-FM's only competitor.

Personalities/Shows:

  • Gabbi Ray is the only personality mentioned on the station's website. There is no mention of her show's name, but she's on-air on weekdays, from 10am-3pm.

Executives:

Aggregators:

Apps:

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WWGR-FM

Details on WWGR-FM's friendly name, recent news, key competitors, personalities, key executives, aggregators, and more have been entered on row 9, columns B-K of the attached spreadsheet. The radio station's friendly name is Gator Country 101.9 Music.

Friendly Name

Recent News

  • In recent months, WWGR (Gator Country 101.9) appeared on the news. The owner, Renda Broadcasting, appointed Steve Granato PD of the station in Southwest Florida.

Key Competitors

Personalities/Shows

Key Executives

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Renda Broadcasting

Recent news regarding Renda Broadcasting during the past two years include the launching of the company’s 40th teddy bear fund drive in Indiana and the induction of the company’s owner into Indiana’s County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.

TEDDY BEAR FUND DRIVE KICKS OFF 40TH CAMPAIGN

Owner of Renda Broadcasting was Inducted into Indiana’s County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame

B.C. Taylor, Guest for Renda Broadcasting's 39th Teddy Bear Fund Drive

  • Musician B.C. Taylor was invited to Renda Broadcasting’s 39th Teddy Bear Fund Drive in Indiana.
  • He led the band for the “Feel The Love: Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas” concert last December 18, 2018.

Italian Festival proceeds put toward hospital campaign

  • On September 16, 2018, an Italian festival in Indiana donated $4,000 in proceeds to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive, which was led by Renda Broadcasting.

Additional News (From 2017)

Renda/Southwest Florida Names Steve Granato PD Of 4 Stations

  • In January 2017, Steve Granato was chosen to be the assigned program director in four stations of Renda Broadcasting in Florida.

Renda/Jacksonville Adds Randy Savage As OM

Research Strategy

The research team started the search by looking into Renda Broadcasting’s website to see whether the company as a dedicated press release section. However, upon visiting the company website, we found that Renda Broadcasting does not have a dedicated press release section.

We then looked into national news regarding Renda Broadcasting during the past 24 months. We looked into reliable news sites such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Reuters, The Guardian, and others. However, once again, national news sites did not cover anything about the company. The team then decided to look into local news to see if they publish any news regarding the broadcasting company. We found a couple of news articles from the Indiana Gazette regarding the company’s teddy bear fund and the induction of the broadcasting company’s owner into the Indiana Commerce Hall of Fame.

We then visited broadcasting and radio news report sites such as Inside Radio, All Access Music Group, Radio Today, and others. We found two news regarding position changes in the company from All Access Music Group. However, the news was in 2017, and it was beyond the time frame. The other news we found was about position changes for individual stations such as Ashley Wilson leaving WGNE for other opportunities. Further searches found some news that was for the individual stations under Renda Broadcasting. After the extensive and exhaustive search, the team then compiled the news we found that was about the Renda Broadcasting company and wrote this research brief.
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