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...]

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...]

Edge Launches In Twin Falls

103.1 The Edge KZNO Twin Falls Zone ESPN Zone Lee Family

Update 8/4: 103.1 KZNO made the flip to Active Rock "103.1 The Edge" KEDJ at midnight. Jason Ramsey, aka 'Doctor Nick Redbone' will host mornings from 6-10am and 12-1pm. Broc and Gina Jameson will host afternoons and evenings. The Sports format continues on 970 KFTA and will be added on 97.5 … [Read more...]

Gospel G106.3 Orlando Debuts

103.7 The Rock Glory G106.3 Gospel G 106 Orlando Clermont Central Florida Educational Association

Update 8/1: The move of "The Rock" has cleared the way for Central Florida Educational Foundation to launch Gospel "G106.3" on 106.3 W292DZ Orlando/88.3 WPOZ-HD3 Union Park. Original Report 7/29: Central Florida Educational Foundation has moved the Christian Rock programming of 106.3 W292DZ … [Read more...]

Newcap Flips CHNI Saint John To Classic Rock

Rock 88.9 CHNI Saint John News Newcap

Update 7/28: Newcap has closed on its purchase of 88.9 CHNI Saint John and flipped it to Classic Rock as "Rock 88.9". The station is launching with 30 days commercial free and promoting core artists such as AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Tragically Hip, and Van Halen. GM David … [Read more...]

107.3 Washington Completes On-Air Revamp With New Morning Show

All The Hits DC's Mix 107.3 WRQX Washington Sarah Fraser Ty Bentli Melony Torres Ashley Nickels Marco

Cumulus CHR "All The Hits 107.3" WRQX Washington DC completes its on-air revamping under new Program Director Rick Gillette with the addition of a new morning show. "Sarah, Ty & Mel" featuring Sarah Fraser, Ty Bentli and Melanie Glazener will debut on Wednesday, July 30. Fraser is a former … [Read more...]

97.7 The Brew Launches In Asheville

97.7 The Brew W249AR Asheville Clear Channel Entercom

Update 4:15pm "97.7 The Brew" debuted at 4pm today on 97.7 W249AR Asheville and 99.9 WKSF-HD2. Positioned as "We Play Everything" the station is launching with 5,000 songs in a row. Original Report 7/22 1:45pm: Clear Channel will soon launch Variety Hits "97.7 The Brew" in Asheville, … [Read more...]

Hawk Debuts In Quad Cities

Rock 104.9 The Hawk KBOB-FM KQCS Davenport Moline Quad Cities Dave Levora Darren Pitra New Country

Update 7/9: "104.9 The Hawk" made its debut at 12pm today following six hours of stunting with Christmas music. The new format is launching its "Commercial Free Summer" with the normal 10,000 songs in a row. Listen to the launch of The Hawk at FormatChange.com. Update 7/8: KBOB-FM will make … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]