Whoops| Last week, it was incorrectly reported here that in a deal to flip WCXR-FM (105.9)/WCPT-AM (730) to WMZQ's owner, Viacom International Radio, Group W would received $20 million and two stations in Houston. Viacom will get the $20 million. (Published 7/ 20/93)
Industry sources report that Group W will receive two Houston stations and $20 million in cash from Viacom in exchange for WCXR and its sister station, WCPT-AM (730), which broadcasts TV's CNN Headline News on radio. Viacom also owns country combo WMZQ-AM/FM (1390/98.7) here.
D.C. Council member Kevin P. Chavous (D-Ward 7) has joined WOL-AM (1450) to host an hour-long community call-in program Thursdays at 7 p.m. Chavous replaces former Council chairman John Wilson, who died in May. And the urban talk station has given conservative host Armstrong Williams another night to stir listeners' thoughts - Fridays from 7 to 9. Williams will continue to be heard Wednesday evenings ... Johnny Dark, whose wildly popular presence on Baltimore's WCAO-AM spanned four decades, has joined oldies WBIG-FM (100.3). Dark will host Saturday's "Dial-a-Hit" request show, 6 p.m. to midnight, and spin his favorites Sundays from 6 to 10 p.m. He will also develop holiday and other special programs ... After five years in radio using his real name at WMAL-AM (630), Dimitri Sotis has added the on-air handle "Jim Swann" for his Metro Traffic Control reports heard on other stations.
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