Skip to comments.WTNT Washington Flipping To Spanish AC
Posted on 09/29/2013 3:04:11 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Metro Radio LLC is pulling the plug on Conservative Talk on 730 WTNT Alexandria VA/Washington DC, 97.7 W249BE Alexandria and 102.9 W275BO Chantilly, VA.
Metro has registered SomosLaCapital.com for the stations and has already updated its webstreams to use the new moniker. The new website describes the new format as La Capital features a Spanish Hits Music format targeting Hispanics 24-50 years old, local talk shows, music shows, and many other issue shows that address the culture in Washington, DC.
WTNT currently programs a mix of brokered and syndicated Conservative Talk shows such as Coast To Coast AM, Laura Ingaraham, and Mike OMeara. The 102.9 translator covers the area south of Washington in Virginias Fairfax county. Its 97.7 translator has applied to relocate across the Maryland border to Montgomery County, MD where it will cover Washington and adjacent suburbs such as Rockville and Silver Spring.
In addition to WTNT, Metro Radio also operates Regional Mexican La Ley 1460 WKDV Manassas/106.3 W292EC Gainesville, VA.
"Solo exitos" (which I think means Only The Hits)
Bummer. It’s hard to change the presets on my radio because the LCD is broke and I kind of liked that station.
Keep us at each others throats.
Destroy the civil society.
When those goals are achieved, only government by force can rule.
“I’m on a Mexican Radio......”
Going to the WTNT website already brings you the Spanish language music.
I guess all the wealthy bureaucrats and lobbyists need low cost lawn care and the wetbacks need something to listen to.
“Divide the people by race, language, income . . . you name it. Keep us at each others throats. Destroy the civil society.”
The reason why America has prospered is because it was founded on Judeao-Christian principals. ONE nation under GOD, indivisible with liberty and justice for ALL.
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.
It took violence, the Crusades, and Spanish conquistadors to keep islam out of Europe.
I won't live to see a sharia United States. But if nothing is done, it is a near certainty.
Apparently, they are tired of the advertising revenue that conservative talk radio generates and want to experience poverty.
I wish I was in Tijuana
Eating barbequed iguana
I’d take requests on the telephone
I’m on a wavelength far from home
Last year, one of our local newstalk stations switched to an all-Spanish format. They dumped Rush, Beck, Rusty Humphries, and a couple of locals.
That lasted just about six months. They are back in news/talk format with Beck and Dave Ramsey, and I don't know who else because I haven't tuned in since the switch.
Divide the united...
It’s what government has done to America.
This is Laura Ingraham’s affiliate in DC.
Given Sean Hannity’s imminent departure from Cumulus (including WMAL), why do I suspect that Clear Channel will soon be starting a talk station in the DC market? Either they could use one of their existing stations or buy one of Red Zebra’s stations, 570 and 980, which also used to be talk stations. (In fact, 570 is where WTNT started.)
When does the switch take place?
You could start a good station with Laura (or Beck), Sean, Steve Deace, and some others. Mega Radio is a Spanish radio company, but they’re going to regret this.
Not sure when; when I tuned into the _streams_ for WTNT’s site and “somos la capital” (am not in area; am in New England) they were running foreign language stuff but I guess it was a regular Ethiopian show. When I go to the somoslacapital site now, it still sounds like talk
even though the site sure looks like it will be Spanish stuff
(first thing I heard was a woman saying “get rid of that weaselly deal”— so maybe it’ll come a bit later, maybe Oct 1 aka tomorrow? Let me check with dctrv.com:
>>La Capital For WTNT? - 9/29 - If you go to somoslacapital.com you’ll see what looks like a new logo for DC area righty political talker WTNT (right). It sure looks like owner Metro Radio, based in Vienna VA, is planning to soon flip it to a Spanish language format. Metro already operates WKDV, 1460 AM/106.3 FM, as “La Ley,” featuring a Spanish language regional Mexican music format. Tom Taylor, who pens a daily radio biz newsletter, speculated that WTNT’s new format could be “Solo Exitos” or “Only The Hits” a la Spanish contemporary......
So maybe not yet...but soon
UPDATE from radioinsight.com
WTNT and the FM repeater stations will
not flip to Spanish until Dec 1 as they
have contract obligations with various
shows to fill. So conserv talk etc continues
through Oct and November
The switch date is December 1.
Somebody is going to take advantage of the opening that this creates and start a good talk station with Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity (coming from WMAL), maybe Steve Deace, and some others.
TOO MANY SPANISH STATIONS!
Confirmed: La Capital Coming To WTNT - 9/30 - Yesterday, DCRTV tipped you that WTNT, 730 AM/102.9 FM, might be dropping its English talk format for a Spanish language contemporary hits sound. Now, we get confirmation that the change will happen December 1st. According to Bruce Houston, who owns WTNT via Vienna VA-based Metro Radio, the delay in launching the new format is because there are pending programming contacts regarding the station’s current line-up of talkers, including DC radio veteran Mike O’Meara, who airs from 7 PM to 9 PM weekdays. Metro already operates WKDV, 1460 AM/106.3 FM, as “La Ley,” featuring a Spanish language regional Mexican music format.....