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...]

ESPN Returning To FM In Central PA

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

Hall Communications is preparing to bring ESPN Radio back to FM in the Harrisburg and York, PA markets. The company has registered ESPNRadio927.com for what is now Classic Rock "92.7 KZF" WKZF Starview. The markets have been without an ESPN affiliate since Cumulus shifted 1400 WHBG/95.3 W237DE … [Read more...]

Fox Sports 98.7 Charlotte Debuts

Fox Sports Radio 98.7 W254AZ Charlotte Clear Channel

Update 8/27: Clear Channel launched "Fox Sports FM 98.7" W254AZ Belmont/99.7 WRFX-HD2 Charlotte this morning. Launching with the national Fox Sports Radio in its entirety, rumors are spreading that the translator could be in the running to become the new flagship for Charlotte Hornets basketball … [Read more...]

Alt 98.3 Nashville Debuts

Clear Channel Alt 98.3 W252CM Nashville WNRQ-HD2 John Mayer Em Zeus Slappy

Update 8/25: After nearly a week of testing/stunting, Clear Channel launched Alternative "Alt 98.3" W252CM/105.9 WNRQ-HD2 Nashville at 5pm today. Branded as "Nashville's Alternative", the stations launched with Jack White's "Lazretto". John Mayer, afternoon host of sister CHR "107.5 The River" … [Read more...]

KFWB To Launch Sports Format Monday

The Beast Fan News Talk 980 KFWB Los Angeles Sports Michael Knight Amani Toomer Jim Rome CBS NBC Sports

Update 8/22: The staff of KFWB has begun informing listeners that today is the final day of the station's News/Talk format as the station will flip to Sports on Monday, August 25. The station will run the CBS Sports Radio national lineup for two weeks before debuting some local programming on … [Read more...]

105.7 The Walrus San Diego Revamps As Max-FM

Max 105.7 MaxFM The Walrus XHPRS-FM

Update 8/15: As we first reported in early July, Broadcast Company of America's Classic Hits "105.7 The Walrus" XHPRS-FM Tecate MX/San Diego will relaunch on Monday as "105.7 Max-FM". The rebranding accompanies the station's musical shift to hits of the late 70s through early 90s. Jack Diamond … [Read more...]

Nash Icon Launches Across The Country

John Dickey Nash Icon Launch Cumulus Lew Dickey Analysis

Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the "Nash Icon" Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Launches Rock 94.9 Birmingham

Rock 94.9 Birmingham John Boy Billy Jason Mack Lori Ray WZRR

Update 8/15: Clear Channel launched Classic Rock "Rock 94.9" W235BS Birmingham this afternoon. Resurrecting the format and identity previously heard on Cumulus' 99.5 WZRR until its flip in January 2012, the launch happens to come on the same day that station drops the CHR format that replaced … [Read more...]

Big O Departs; Keg Launches In Omaha

Big O 101.9 The Hog KOOO Omaha NRG Media

Update 8/13: NRG Media fulfilled the supposed wishes of Omaha listeners at 4pm today with the launch of 80s based Classic Rock "101.9 The Keg". Featuring core artists such as Guns N’ Roses, Journey, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Van Halen and Def Leopard, the flip places KOOO in competition … [Read more...]

95.1 The Oasis Launches In Phoenix

95.1 The Oasis Lite Refreshing Solamente Exitos Latino Vibe KVIB Sun City West Phoenix

Update 8/13 3:02pm: After ten minutes of stunting with a few Alternative songs, KVIB flipped to Soft AC "95.1 The Oasis" at 12pm today. The new format takes dead aim at Clear Channel AC "99.9 KEZ" KESZ and CBS Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL. Those points were hammered in by the station's choice of Little … [Read more...]

More Rock For The Little City

Little City 92.5 Rock Of Reno Americom KDOT

In March, Americom relocated Modern AC "Little City" from 97.3 KOLC Carson City/Reno, NV to 92.5 K223AL Reno/96.5 KLCA-HD3. The move of the format appears to be short-lived as domain registrations point to a new format coming to the translator. Americom has registered 925RockOfReno.com, … [Read more...]

Game Launches In Eastern NC

94.3 The Game WRHD Greenville NC Inner Banks Fox Sports

Update 8/10: WRHD will make the flip to Sports "94.3 The Game" on Monday, August 11. The new lineup on The Game will feature simulcasts from Capitol Broadcasting's Raleigh stations in mornings and afternoons and national programming from Fox Sports Radio. "The World's Strongest Morning Show" with … [Read more...]

95.7 The Jet Takes Off In Seattle

95.7 The Jet KJR-FM Seattle Bob Rivers Classic Rock Hits

Update 8/8: At 10:08am following the conclusion of Bob Rivers' final show, KJR-FM Seattle relaunched its CLassic Hits format as "95.7 The Jet". Positioned as "Seattle's Variety From The 70s, 80s and More", the move shifts the station back to a broader music mix positioned between First … [Read more...]

WPGB Pittsburgh Brings BIG Country

Big 104.7 Country FMNewsTalk FM News Talk WPGB Pittsburgh Limbaugh Bloomdaddy 1320 WJAS

Update 8/7 3:00pm: As we first tipped off a couple weeks ago, WPGB flipped to Country as "Big 104.7" at 3:00pm. The new format is being branded as "Pittsburgh's New Hit Country" and launching with the usual 10,000 songs commercial free. WPGB will add Bobby Bones in mornings once the commercial … [Read more...]