98.9 The Vibe Starts Memphis Classic Hip-Hop Duel

98.9 The Vibe Classic Hip-Hop Throwback News Talk WKIM Memphis

Memphis gained its second Classic Hip-Hop station as Cumulus flipped "News Talk 98.9" WKIM Munford to "98.9 The Vibe" at noon today. Positioned as "100% Throwbacks", WKIM joins Flinn's "Bumpin 96" 96.1 WIVG Tunica, MS/96.3 W242CF Memphis in the Classic Hip-Hop format. WKIM-FM in Memphis is now … [Read more...]

KJJZ Palm Springs Flips To Classic Rock

K-Jazz KJazz 102.3 KJJZ Palm Springs Classic Rock Q102.3 Q102

Marker Broadcasting made the flip of 102.3 KJJZ to Classic Rock "Q102.3" this morning. New KRHQ call letters are pending. The new format is being constructed by longtime KQRS Minneapolis Operations Manager/Program Director Dave Hamilton. Hamilton retired from Cumulus Minneapolis in 2012 after 27 … [Read more...]

Rewind Launches In Champaign

Rewind 92.5 The Chief WREE WCFF Urbana Champaign We Hacked Your Radio Saga

The hacking of 92.5 WREE has come to an end as the station expectedly relaunched as 80s centric Classic Hits "Rewind 92.5". Debuting with Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", WREE is positioning itself as "Amazing Variety". Original Report 2/23: Saga has begun stunting on Variety Hits "92.5 The Chief" … [Read more...]

KNXR Returns As 97.5 Pulse-FM

97.5 PulseFM Pulse FM Hometown Broadcasting KNXR Rochester Tom Garrett

After a couple hours testing/stunting with NOAA Weather Radio, Hometown Broadcasting's 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN debuted its new identity this afternoon as Hot AC "97.5 Pulse-FM". Tom Garrett, the former MD/Morning Host at Townsquare Media's "Y105" 105.3 KYBA will serve as GM/PD for the station as … [Read more...]

Sports Coming To FM In Duluth

Nu92 92.1 The Fan 1490 WWAX KQDS Duluth Superior Red Rock Radio

Red Rock Radio has announced the flip of Hot AC "Nu 92" WWAX Hermantown/Duluth to Sports "92.1 The Fan" will take place on Monday, March 2. As expected WWAX will simulcast the programming currently heard on 1490 KQDS with most originating from iHeartMedia's 100.3 KFXN-FM Minneapolis. Red Rock … [Read more...]

Bubba The Love Sponge Announces Bubba 98.7 Launch

Bubba Love Sponge 98.7 WHFS-FM Tampa Hog Power Pig

98.7 WHFS-FM will become "Bubba 98.7" WBRN-FM at 10am today. In discussing the new format of the station, Bubba The Love Sponge explained on his show that it will be a personality based Rock leaning Variety Hits station focusing on music that he likes positioned as "No Rules Radio". Bubba 98.7 … [Read more...]

WRWM Rebrands As 93.9 The Beat

I94 93.9 The Beat WRWM Indianapolis Classic Hip-Hop

The announcement at 9:39am came with WRWM making its shift to Classic Hip-Hop complete with a rebranding to "93.9 The Beat". Original Report 1/25: 93.9 WRWM Fishers/Indianapolis is teasing a change for Monday, January 26 at 9:39am. WRWM flipped to Classic Hip-Hop in December and rose from a … [Read more...]

WDRC-FM Flips To Classic Rock The Whale

102.9 The Whale WDRC-FM DRC-FM Hartford WCCC Chaz AJ

Connoisseur Media flipped Classic Hits 102.9 WDRC-FM to Classic Rock "102.9 The Whale" around 10:30 this morning. The launch came after a brief loop of the Brass Bonanza theme song of the NHL's defunct Hartford Whalers. The flip comes following the demise of Classic Rock 106.9 WCCC-FM last summer … [Read more...]

Mission Accomplished For Salem’s WMCA & KKMS

570 The Mission WMCA New York 980 KKMS Minneapolis Christian Talk Preaching Salem Communications

As we first reported last week, Salem began the rollout of the "Mission" branding for its Christian Preaching stations today in Minneapolis and New York. Stating the need to give the stations "a strong brand and identifying logo", the rebrandings will likely be the first of many to come to … [Read more...]

96.3 KTWN Go’s Alternative

Go 96.3 KTWN-FM Minneapolis GoTV Go TV

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...]