Labor Day Weekend Format Change Rundown

Labor Day Format Change Rundown Watchlist

Upcoming Changes 9/2: Bravo Mic Communications will move Active Rock "99.5 The Rocket" KXPZ Las Cruces online and launch Country "Zia Country 99.5". 9/1: The Original Company will flip Variety Hits "107.1 Jack-FM" WEJK Evansville, IN to Classic Hits. Completed Changes 8/29: Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Las Cruces Rocket Blasts Online; Zia Country To Launch

99.5 The Rocket Online Zia Country KXPZ Las Cruces Bravo Mic

Bravo Mic Communications Active Rock "99.5 The Rocket" KXPZ Las Cruces, NM will move its programming online on Tuesday, September 2. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the existing staff will remain with the company. APD/MD Lyndsey Kalson explained the move stating, "Technically, rock stations have … [Read more...]

WEJK Evansville Flipping To Classic Hits

107.1 JackFM Jack FM WEJK Boonville Evansville South Central Original Company

Update 8/31: The Original Company will flip Variety Hits "107.1 Jack-FM" WEJK to "Classic Hits 107.1" when it begins operating the station on Monday, September 1. WEJK will fill the void created when Townsquare Media flipped 105.3 WJLT to Sports in July. Dave Westrich, who exited WJLT after the … [Read more...]

KOCP Flips To Old School

Old School 95.9 Rewind KOCP Oxnard Ventura Santa Barbara Gold Coast Broadcasting

Gold Coast Broadcasting flipped Classic Hits "Rewind 95.9" KOCP Camarillo/Oxnard/Santa Barbara to Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 95.9" on Friday, August 29. The new format flanks market leading sister Rhythmic CHR "Q104.7" KCAQ Oxnard. KOCP had dropped to a 1.0 share in the Oxnard/Ventura Spring … [Read more...]

Lubbock’s Blake Rebrands

Lonestar 99.5 BlakeFM KQBR Lubbock Bobby Bones Buddy Logan

Townsquare Media Country "99.5 Blake-FM" KQBR Lubbock, TX has rebranded as "Lonestar 99.5". The station retains its current New Country positioning, now branded as "Lubbock's New Country Station". KQBR was the second of three Townsquare Media Country stations in Texas to relaunch as "Blake-FM" … [Read more...]

Oldies & Comedy Debut In Knoxville

Oldies 1180 WVLZ Knoxville Funny 1120 WKCE Oskie Media Tennessee Sports Radio Jayson Swain Erik Ainge

Update 8/31: Oskie Media has launched both of its new formats in Knoxville. 1180 WVLZ Knoxville has dropped its "Tennessee Sports Radio" format and had flipped to Oldies "Oldies 1180". Former afternoon host Jayson Swain will remain with the station, but moves to 7-10am starting Monday, September … [Read more...]

Yakima’s Bob Flys Away

105.7 The Hawk Classic Rock Bob BobFM KRSE Ingstad

Ingstad Radio Washington has flipped Variety Hits "105.7 Bob-FM" KRSE Yakima, WA to Classic Rock "105.7 The Hawk". The station is branding itself as "No Talk, Just Rock" indicating that the station will retain the jockless presentation held by the previous Bob incarnation. The Hawk branding and … [Read more...]

Rock 105 El Paso Shifts To AAA Universal 105.1

ock 105.1 Universal XHIM Juarez El Paso Grupo Radio Mexico

Update 8/29: XHIM relaunched as gold based AAA "Universal 105.1" at 12pm today. Now positioned as "Modern Classics", the change adds more 1990s and 2000s songs to the station's playlist including some recurrents like Lorde's "Team". XHIM retains its daily 9am hour of Beatles songs and 12pm hour … [Read more...]

Bull Launches In Portsmouth, NH

95.3 The Bull Coast WSKX Portsmouth York Center Bobby Bones

Update 8/29: WSKX dropped its Variety Hits "95.3 The Coast" format and flipped to Country "95.3 The Bull" at 1:00pm today. Branded as "The Seacoast's New Hit Country", the station launched with Florida Georgia Line/Luke Bryan's "This Is How We Roll", Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party", and Brett … [Read more...]

Bubba The Love Sponge Loses Tampa Flagship

102.5 The Bone WHPT Tampa Bubba The Love Sponge Drew Garabo Mike Calta Cowhead

Cox Media Group is shuffling the lineup at Hot Talk "102.5 The Bone" WHPT Sarasota/Tampa as Bubba The Love Sponge exits the station's lineup. Starting Tuesday, September 2, Mike Calta's show will move from afternoons to 6-10am. Billy Madison remains in the 10am to 12pm slot now followed by … [Read more...]

WFAS-FM Returns To Westchester

94.3 WFAS-FM WFAS W232AL Pomona White Plains Westchester Cumulus Jolana Smith

Just two months after Cumulus AC 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville, NY completed its move into the New York City market and became Urban AC "Radio 103.9" WNBM, the station's name and format will return at 2:00 this afternoon. Just yesterday Bridgelight LLC, owners of 94.3 W232AL Pomona, NY was granted a … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Brews Alternative In Wichita

Alt 107.3 The Brew KTHR Wichita Bob & Tom

After stunting for an hour with Kansas themed songs and artists born in Kansas, Clear Channel has flipped Classic Rock "107.3 The Brew" KTHR Wichita to Alternative "Alt 107.3". The move takes KTHR out of direct competition with Journal's "104.5 The Fox" KFXJ and moves to its own lane although … [Read more...]

CKRU Flips To AC

Hits 100.5 KRUZ CKRU Peterborough Corus

Corus' "KRUZ 100.5" CKRU Peterborough, ON has completed its evolution from Classic Hits to AC as it rebranded as "Hits 100.5" at 10:00 today. While remaining branded as "Peterborough's Greatest Hits", the station is now focusing mainly on music from the 90s through today. The move replicates a … [Read more...]

Relevant Radio Debuts In New York

Relevant Radio 1430 WNSW Newark New York Voice Of Russia Catholic

Update 8/29: Starboard Media Foundation closed on its purchase of 1430 WNSW Newark/New York and launched its Catholic Preaching "Relevant Radio" network on the station at 12pm on Thursday. Relevant Radio celebrated its first broadcast on Thursday, August 28, 2014, on WNSW 1430 AM out of Newark, … [Read more...]

KMYT Flips To Adult Alternative

Smooth Jazz Radio 94.5 KMYT Temecula Dwight Arnold Clear Channel

Clear Channel has flipped Smooth Jazz 94.5 KMYT Temecula, CA to Adult Alternative "Radio 94.5". KMYT was the last FM Smooth Jazz station in Clear Channel's holdings as the format continues on its slow terrestrial death march. The new format is being positioned as 'Temecula's World Class Music' … [Read more...]