KDKB Drops Rock After 43 Years; Flips To Alternative

93.3 Alt AZ KDKB Phoenix Alternative Shmonty Conklin Neanderpaul Ruby Cheeks

93.3 KDKB Mesa/Phoenix has dropped its Rock format of 43 years and flipped to Alternative "Alt AZ 93.3" at 12pm today. The move returns Alternative to the Phoenix market for the first time since 103.9 KEXX dropped the format in January 2012. The new format is launching commercial free through the … [Read more...]

KQLQ Relaunches As 103.1 Now-FM

Hot 103.1 Now FM KQLQ Monroe Mapleton

Update 9/17: After a day and half of stunting, KQLQ relaunched its CHR format as "103.1 Now-FM" at 12pm today. The Kidd Kraddick morning show will remain with the station and return on Monday, September 22. Original Report 9/16: Mapleton Communications is making its first move at its recently … [Read more...]

94.9 The Beat Launches In Toledo

94.9 The Beat W235BF Toledo Clear Channel Breakfast Club

Update 9/16: Clear Channel, ahem IHeartMedia indeed launched Urban "94.9 The Beat" on 94.9 W235BH Perrysburg/92.5 WVKS-HD2 Toledo at 11:00 this morning. Starting with 10,000 "jointz in a row", the station kicked off with Kanye West/Jay-Z's "H*A*M". Original Report 9/15: Clear Channel has … [Read more...]

Christian Hip-Hop Power 92.7 Launches In Monroe

Power 92.7 KBYO-FM Farmerville Monroe Media Ministries KBCO

Update 9/14: Media Ministries launched "Power 92.7" KBYO-FM Farmerville/Monroe with the expected Christian Hip-Hop format. Positioned as "Positive Hip-Hop And R&B", the station is launching with a full airstaff including Big Al Cherry in mornings, Kanada DeBurr in middays, Way Media's syndicated … [Read more...]

Alpha Bullish On Country In Richmond

98.9 Liberty WWLB Richmond The Bull 93.1 The Wolf WLVF Richmond Alpha Media

Alpha Media is preparing to double up on its Country offerings in Richmond, VA. Domain registrations have been made for 989NewCountry.com, 989TheBull.com, 989TheBullRichmond.com, 989TheWolf.com, 99NewCountry.com, NewCountry989.com, and TheBull989.com for what is currently Variety Hits "98.9 … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Launches Radio 95.1 & 107.3 The Bull Rochester

Oldies 107.3 The Bull Rochester Country WODX WNBL Radio 95.1 The Brew WQBW Brother Weeze

Clear Channel is shaking up its Rochester, NY cluster. Classic Rock "95.1 The Brew" WQBW Honeoye Falls has rebranded as "Radio 95.1" as the station adds former "98.9 The Buzz" WBZA morning hosts Kimberly & Beck for afternoons. The duo was fired by Entercom in May following hateful comments … [Read more...]

Little City 92.5 Reno Flips To Rock

Little City 92.5 The Crusher Rock Reno Americom

Update 9/9: Americom has dropped the Modern AC "Little City" format from 92.5 K223AL Reno/96.5 KLCA-HD3 just six months after demoting it from the 100kW 97.3 KOLC signal. At noon on Monday, Rock "92.5 The Crusher" debuted in its place. As expected the new format is positioned to chip away at … [Read more...]

Cumulus Prepping Dallas CHR Relaunch

I93 93.3 KLIF-FM Hot Hits Power Kannon Adam Bomb Louie Cruz Cumulus

A relaunch appears coming to Cumulus CHR "I93" 93.3 KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas. Cumulus has registered Hot933DFW.com, Hot933FM.net, Hot933Hits.com, Power93DFW.com, as well as a few potential decoys for other formats including Big933DFW.com, GoldHits933.com, SmoothJazz933.com, and 933JamsDFW.com. … [Read more...]

96.7 The Bull Launches In Biloxi

96.7 The Bull WUJM Gulfport Biloxi Alpha Media Tic Tak 1490 1640 The Champ

Update 9/5: As expected, WUJM flipped to Country "96.7 The Bull" at 5:00pm today. The new format is being positioned as "The Gulf Coast's New Hit Country Station" with a younger skew. Launching with 10,000 songs in a row, the Bull's first was Kenny Chesney's "American Kids". Mark 'Tic Tak' … [Read more...]

Classic Hits Q103.9 Debuts In Monterey

Q103.9 Classic Hits B103.9 KBOQ Monterey Salinas Mount Wilson FM

Update 9/5: Mount Wilson FM has closed on their purchase of Soft AC "B103.9" KBOQ Seaside/Monterey from Mapleton Communications and flipped the station this morning to Classic Hits "Q103.9". The move brings the Classic Hits format back to the market for the first time since now-sister 97.9 KYZZ … [Read more...]

ESPN Returns To FM In Central PA

92.7 KZF WKZF Starview York Harrisburg Free Beer Hot Wings Holly Love Hall Communications

Update 9/3: Hall Communications made the flip from Classic Rock 92.7 WKZF to Sports "ESPN 92.7" WLPA-FM at midnight. The new format will not be a complete simulcast of 1490 WLPA Lancaster as play-by-play of the Philadelphia Phillies and Penn State University will only be heard on the AM as other … [Read more...]

WJYE Buffalo Rebrands As Mix 96

Joy 96.1 JoyFM WJYE Buffalo Mix 96 Dave Universal Townsquare Media

Update 9/2: WJYE dropped its heritage "96.1 Joy-FM" name and call letters today in favor of "Mix 96" and WMSX. The move follows a recent brightening of the station's music to place it closer to Entercom's competing Hot AC "Star 102.5" WTSS. No changes will take place to the station's on-air … [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...]

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...]