Radio 103.9 New York Debuts

Radio 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville New York Urban AC Tom Joyner DL Hughley Jolana Westchester Cumulus

Update 7/4: Urban AC "Radio 103.9" WNBM Bronxville made its debut at 1:03pm this afternoon. Launching with an hour-long preview of the station's playlist, WNBM will then air 64 straight hours of mixes for the July 4 weekend. Regular programming led by The Tom Joyner Morning Show will kick off on … [Read more...]

True Oldies Channel Signs-Off

Scott Shannon True Oldies Channel Good Time Jim Zippo Cumulus Media Networks Westwood One

Update 6/30: The True Oldies Channel has completed its run in syndication. As most of the affiliates have transitioned to the new Good Time Oldies network distributed by Westwood One, Scott Shannon is keeping True Oldies Channel operating as a webcaster. Shannon also teases a potential return to … [Read more...]

Joyless Mix Headed To Buffalo

Joy 96.1 JoyFM WJYE Buffalo Mix 96 Dave Universal Townsquare Media

Yet another heritage Adult Contemporary is preparing to rebrand to shift its demographics younger. Townsquare Media has registered Mix96Buffalo.com for AC "96.1 Joy-FM" WJYE. The registration comes days after the station hired Dave Universal as its new Program Director. Universal, who had been … [Read more...]

Twang Moves In Billings

Twang 105 105.1 Magic 107.5 KYSX KRPM Billings KRock

Anthony Media's Classic Country "Twang 105" KYSX Billings has begun simulcasting on 107.5 KRPM Billings. The move displaces AC "Magic 107.5" from KRPM which along with Benedetti Media Group's Country "98.5 The Wolf" KEWF and CHR "Hot 101.9" KRSQ had been operated by Terry Strickland with an … [Read more...]

Pulse Headed For Las Vegas

Pulse 96.7 Jelli Las Vegas EDM Dance KYLI Bunkerville

The operators of webcaster "Pulse 87 New York" will soon be bringing the Pulse brand to FM in Las Vegas. LKCM Broadcasting's LMA with Jelli to operate Dance "96.7 Jelli Vegas" KYLI Bunkerville will come to an end on June 30 after three years. Jelli originally utilized KYLI (and briefly … [Read more...]

X107.1 Launches Atlanta Alternative Battle

X107.1 X107 Atlanta New Alternative South 107 107.1 WTSH W296BB Rome Cox Media 99X

Update 6/23: Cox launched "X107.1" at midnight bringing the second Alternative station to the market. Utilizing the same logo, positioning, and 10,000 songs in a row as sister "X107.3" that launched last week in Orlando, "X107.1" joins Clear Channel's "Radio 105.7" WRDA Canton/96.7 WRDG Peachtree … [Read more...]

Trax Debuts In Salt Lake City

Trax 101.9 Classic Hits KENZ Salt Lake City

Update 6/20: "Classic Hits 101.9" KENZ is no-more as the station flipped to Variety Hits "Trax 101.9" at 3pm today. Utilizing a Jack-like presentation, the station's name comes from the local commuter rail service in Salt Lake City. The station is promoting artists such as Adele, Pink, Rolling … [Read more...]

Three Way Country Battle On Its Way To St. Louis?

STLCountry 96.3 Country Hits K-Hits KIHT St. Louis Emmis

As Clear Channel launches Rock "Louie 103.7" to take on Emmis' Rock 94.7 KSHE and Modern Rock "105.7 The Point" KPNT, is Emmis preparing a counter-attack of its own? STLCountry963.com and CountryHits963.com were registered last week by Emmis St. Louis' Director of Digital Content. 96.3 would be … [Read more...]

Louie RickRolls Into St. Louis

Louie 103.7 St. Louis Rickroll Rock Woody Show

Update 6/19: W279AQ has ended its Rick-Roll loop and flipped to Rock "Louie 103.7" at 1pm today. Positioned as "Man Up St. Louis", the station is featuring core artists Metallica, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Green Day, Sick Puppies and Local H. Update 6/16: W279AQ is now looping Rick Astley's "Never … [Read more...]

LG104.3 Vancouver To Launch Friday

LG 104.3 Shore 104 CHHR CHLG Vancouver Greatest Hits Taylor Jukes

Update 6/19: The format change of CHHR to Classic Hits will take place on Friday, June 20 at 12:01am. Focusing on music from the 1970s and 80s, the station will bring back the identity of the former Vancouver CHR "LG73" with core artists including Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Rod … [Read more...]

Alt 93.3 Minneapolis Debuts

Alt 93.3 W227BF Minneapolis Clear Channel Alternative

Update 6/13: W227BF finally launched its Alternative format as "Alt 93.3" this morning. As expected the format is positioning itself between sister Modern AC "Cities 97" KTCZ, AAA "89.3 The Current" KCMP, and Active Rock "93X" 93.7 KXXR. Update 6/3: Clear Channel continues to rotate formats on … [Read more...]

Sunny Shines In Salt Lake City

Sunny 103.1 KSQN KLO-FM 1430 KLO Salt Lake City

Update 6/5: 103.1 has finally dropped its simulcast of 1430 KLO and flipped to AC "Sunny 103", nearly three months after changing call letters to KSQN. The new station is branding itself as "The Best Variety of the 70s Thru Today". Original Report 3/21: Capital Broadcasting is planning a … [Read more...]

Hubbard Prepping Phoenix Changes?

98 KUPD 97.9 Phoenix 93.3 KDKB Holmberg Schmonty Rocks

Update 5/29: 979Rocks.com has begun redirecting to KUPD's site. Concurrently, Radio933.com, which was registered anonymously on April 23, is redirecting to KDKB.com. Phoenix is the third largest market without an Alternative station after New York and Miami. A move to that format would enable … [Read more...]

Duke Crowned In Terre Haute

95.9 Duke DukeFM Classic Country Legends WDKE Terre Haute X95.9 X 95.9 WXXR Rock

Update 5/23: WXXR made the flip to 90s centric Classic Country "95.9 Duke-FM" shortly after 12pm this afternoon. Original Report 5/22: A flip is imminent at Midwest Alternative "X95.9" WXXR Seelyville/Terre Haute. Midwest has registered 959DukeFM.com and applied for new WDKE call letters for … [Read more...]

Easy 100.9 Richmond Debuts

Easy Hot 100.9 106.1 WHTI Richmond W291CL Summit Media

Update 5/23: Summit Media launched Soft AC "Easy 100.9" at 8:00am. Cloned off of sister WEZZ Birmingham, the new format on WHTI positions the station against Clear Channel's "Lite 98" WTVR-FM and Main Line's "Big Oldies 107.3/100.3" WBBT/WARV. The first hour of Easy 97.3 consisted … [Read more...]