Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland, September 21, 2018– Adams Radio Group has decided on a new format for 98.5 in Salisbury-Ocean City, and the decision is country. Recently, Adams moved WGBG Classic Rock from 98.5 to a new 25,000- watt signal that had previously been broadcasting country. The new “US 98.5 Everything Country” will be consulted by Keith Hill.
Keith Hill, well known for his experience and success in country will provide guidance for the stations programming. Keith commented on the new station “My very first job in radio was in Seaford, DE…on this very station! This is a homecoming or sure! Salisbury – Ocean City has needed a country station like US 98.5 for a very long time. I am excited to be leading the effort to bring listeners a wider variety of country from Garth Brooks to today. Music that really is country too!” US98.5 will be commercial free for some time. Keith says “we intend to play at least 50,000 songs before adding full commercial content!”
Ron Stone, CEO of Adams added “I could not be happier than to have Keith Hill programming this new station. No one else could be a better fit. After a lot of research, we determined our best opportunity for success was country on 98.5, a signal that serves the market very well! Salisbury – Ocean City needs a country format that does not ignore the best country of all time. The market is in for a real treat with US 98.5”. Stone added, “there are more surprises coming on this station. Stay tuned!”
Adams Radio Group is a medium market media company focused on local radio operations and creating great marketing opportunities in the local communities. We are heavily involved in the areas we serve and are dedicated to the growth and success of the communities and clients we serve. Our employees are well seasoned radio professionals that know how to work with local businesses. Our success comes from embracing the local market, our employees, and the core values of local radio. Each of our markets is live, local and focused to super serve! Adams owns and operates stations in Fort Wayne, Suburban Chicago, Las Cruces, Tallahassee and Salisbury-Ocean City.