Clear Channel has chosen to turn a limited translator signal at 92.3 FM into a comedy channel starting at noon today. I have no other details at the moment but it was last where news/talk WGST-AM had been until that turned into Hispanic sports talk earlier this month.
Here’s a memo being sent out:
We are excited to announce a New Comedy Radio station in Atlanta on 92.3 FM. We will
launch at noon today. Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to helping you
laugh throughout your day! LOL
A press release later quotes the elusive Matt Scarano, the new head of Clear Channel Atlanta: (Hey Matt! I’d love to introduce myself to you. Please call me or email me at email@example.com. As you and your administrative assistant know, I’ve been trying to reach you for the past six weeks.)
“24/7 Comedy will offer the Atlanta metro area a completely new listening experience. Everybody loves to laugh, and it’s great to be able to bring such a unique format to fruition.”
The station, which is a syndicated product airing on about a dozen stations nationwide, will feature classic bits from acts ranging from Jeff Foxworthy to George Carlin to Chris Rock to Louis C.K. to George Lopez.
The 92.3 signal is pretty weak and doesn’t reach much beyond the Perimeter. You can sample the national feed here online.