96.3 KTWN Go’s Alternative

96.3 Go KTWN-FM Minneapolis Current Barb Abney

At 3pm, KTWN-FM relaunched as Alternative "Go 96.3". Focusing on current music with a local and independent lean the station is debuting with 10,000 songs in a row positioned as "Where Modern Music Is Going". The station will remain flagship station of co-owned Minnesota Twins baseball. The first … [Read more...]

WKSA Norfolk Flips To Classic Hip-Hop

Kiss 92 The Beat Missy 92.1 WKSA Norfolk Virginia Beach iHeartMedia

After ten days of stunting as "Missy-FM", iHeartMedia has flipped former Urban AC "Kiss 92" WKSA Moyock, NC/Norfolk, VA to Classic Hip-Hop "92.1 The Beat". The station is positioning itself as "The Hampton Road's Throwback Hip-Hop & R&B" and launching with 5,000 songs commercial-free. As … [Read more...]

Q92 Wichita Officially Launches As Hot AC

Q92 92.3 The Q KKGQ Wichita TheQHitsWichita

The rollout of "Q92" KKGQ Wichita continues as the station debuted its Hot AC format positioned as "Best Mix 90s To Now" on January 1. Boasting “Best Mix 90s to Now,” the newly formatted KKGQ 92.3 FM kicked off 2015 yesterday as “Q92,” debuting a fresh sound and ushering in a new area of … [Read more...]

104.9 The Peak Albany Flipping To Sports

Win 104.9 The Peak CBS Sports Radio WZMR Albany WINU

Pamal AAA "104.9 The Peak" WZMR Altamont/Albany, NY will flip to Sports on Monday, January 12. The Schenectady Daily-Gazette reports that the new station will utilize programming from the CBS Sports Radio network as it takes that affiliation from Empire Broadcasting's 1240 WPTR Schenectady. The … [Read more...]

Groove 103.9 Chicago Debuts

103.9 The Groove Chicago Jazz W280EM Windy City Broadcasting Chris Devine Rick ODell Dave Logan Smooth Contemporary Jazz

103.9 W280EM Chicago/WTMX-HD2 segued to its "Groove" identity with a rebranded take on Smooth Jazz. Branded as "Contemporary Jazz For Chicago", 103.9 debuted with David Sanborn's "Chicago Song". More details on Friday. Original Report 12/8: Windy City Broadcasting has signed on 103.9 W280EM … [Read more...]

A Rhythmic Oldies Party For Milwaukee

The Party 100.3 The Elf 1290 Martini Radio WZTI Milwaukee

At 5pm on Christmas Day, WZTI flipped to Rhythmic Oldies "The Party". Launching with Prince's 1999, the stations are focusing on Rhythmic hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Update 12/24: When 1290 WZTI Greenfield/100.3 W262CJ Milwaukee debuts its new format at 5pm on Christmas it will do so as "The … [Read more...]

iHeart Launches 102.3 The Beat Cincinnati

102.3 The Beat Cincinnati Throwback Classic Hip-Hop WEBN WEBN-HD3

After signing on Thursday with a loop of Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day", 102.3 W272BY Cincinnati/WEBN-HD3 debuted its permanent "102.3 The Beat" Classic Hip-Hop identity at 12pm Friday. The station launched with Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours", and Jay Z's "H To The Izzo". … [Read more...]

Country Wolf Howling Into Orlando

Bubba The Love Sponge 103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando JVC Broadcasting

JVC has officially announced that 103.1 WOTW will launch as Country "103.1 The Wolf" at 1:03pm. In addition to the previous staffing announcements, the station will pluck the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings from "CBS Sports 810/93.1" WRSO Orlo Vista. JVC's description of the new … [Read more...]

La Buena Coming To Tucson

La Buena 94.3 990 KTKT Tucson El Genio Lucas Lotus

Lotus Communications will launch Spanish Adult Hits "La Buena 94.3" in Tucson. 94.3 is K232FD Tortolita, which recently signed-on as a translator for what is currently "ESPN Deportes 990" KTKT Tucson. The new format will feature a pair of syndicated shows originating at Entravision's "Jose … [Read more...]

Classic Hip-Hop Is Boomin In Memphis

Bumpin Boomin 96 Boom 96.1 96.3 102.1 WOXF Memphis Throwback Hip-Hop 96X WIVG Flinn

Flinn has flipped Alternative "96X" WIVG Tunica, MS/Memphis to Classic Hip-Hop "Boomin 96". The flip took place at 11pm on Sunday following an hour long loop of Run DMC's "Christmas In Hollis". The new format gives Flinn a gold-based flanker for Rhythmic "Hot 107.1" KXHT Marion, AR. The former … [Read more...]

Columbus’ Brew Marches To Alternative

X105.7 X 105.7 The Brew WBWR Columbus Alternative

WBWR made its flip to Alternative "105.7 The X" at 3:00pm today. The gold leaning format is branded as "Columbus' Rock Alternative" and launched with Black Keys "Gold On The Ceiling", Lit "My Own Worst Enemy", and Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out". Original Report 12:40pm: iHeartMedia Rock "105.7 … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Frequency Shuffle Finally Taking Shape

Mix 107.9 105.1 KUDD Roy Salt Lake City 107.1 KEGH KALL ESPN 700 105.7 105.9 KNRS-FM Rock 106.5 106.7 KAAZ

The long gestating FCC Docket 05-243 that will see stations in four states relocate to new frequencies is starting to take place. Originally filed in July 2005 and approved by the FCC in January 2008, the docket will mainly see many stations in the Salt Lake City market upgrade and/or move to … [Read more...]

Pair Of Oklahoma City Changes On The Way

Now 96.5 92.9 Tod Tucker Tyler Media 105.3 The Pro Martini KINB

A pair of stations in the Oklahoma City market may soon find themselves with new formats. Tyler Media CHR "Now 96.5" K243BJ Oklahoma City/107.7 KRXO-HD3 is now simulcasting on 92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City and starting to direct listeners to the new frequency. Now929.com and 929Now.com were … [Read more...]

Hot 107.9 Philadelphia Goes Boom With Classic Hip-Hop

Boom 107.9 WPHI Philadelphia Classic Hip-Hop Throwback Hot Radio-One Colby Colb

Update 8:30pm: WPHI made its flip to Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 107.9" around 7:00pm tonight. Positioning it as "Throwback Hip-Hop", the station is identifying Jay Z, Biggie, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, and The Roots as core artists. Radio-One VP/Programming Colby Colb is serving as imaging voice … [Read more...]

105.5 The Whale Gets Beached

105.5 The Whale St. Augustine Beach WALE WYRE-FM Flagler Broadcasting

Update 11/4: Just one month after its launch, "105.5 The Whale" is no more as Flagler Broadcasting began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement ahead of its purchase on November 1. Now simply identifying by its frequency with a streamlined Classic Hits format, it appears as though the … [Read more...]