Urban Battle Coming To Charlotte

Streetz 103.3 1370 WGIV Charlotte Steve Hegwood Core Communicators Hip Hop

An new competitor to CBS' "Power 98" WPEG Charlotte is on the way. Steve Hegwood, whose Core Communicators currently operates "Streetz" branded Urban stations in Atlanta and Little Rock, appears set to bring the brand to Charlotte via 250 watt translator 103.3 W277CB. The translator is owned … [Read more...]

Virgin Radio Vancouver To Return To Z95.3 Name

Virgin Radio 95.3 CKZZ Vancouver Shore 104.3 CHRR Boom 97.3 CHBM Flow 93.5 CFXT Toronto Hot 95.3 Z95.3 Newcap

Update 3/24: CKZZ has announced it will rebrand on Monday, March 31 and not to the "Hot 95.3" moniker it teased. The station will return to the "Z95.3" (pronounced Zed 95.3) moniker it used from 1991 to 2007. The station dropped the Z name as part of a format change to Rhythmic AC "95 Crave" … [Read more...]

Rewind 107.9 Savannah Debuts

Rewind 107.9 WRWN L&L Broadcasting Classic Hits Savannah Hilton Head

Update 3/18: WRWN debuted its new Classic Hits identity "Rewind 107.9" at 12am this morning. Focusing on pop hits from the 70s and 80s "with a taste of the 60s", the station is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. L&L Broadcasting of Portland, Oregon announced today that … [Read more...]

Univision Gets Hot In San Francisco

LatinoMix Latino Mix 105.7 100.7 KVVF KVVZ Nelly Nelly1057 #Nelly1057 San Francisco San Jose

Update 3/17: After a weekend of capturing America's imagination with the loop of "Hot In Herre", the Bay Area won't be completely cooling off as Univision officially launched "Hot 105.7". Chuy Gomez, who exited Clear Channel's 106.1 KMEL morning slot last August after twenty years with the … [Read more...]

Kiss Returns To Memphis

101.9 KissFM Kiss FM Memphis KWNW Radio Now Kobe Kane Brodee

Update 3/7: KWNW rebranded to "101.9 Kiss-FM" at 5pm today. After signing off Radio Now with Boys II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", the station faked a flip to Country for a minute leading into its relaunch as "Kiss-FM". The only change to the station's on-air lineup which … [Read more...]

Ten Country 97.3 Debuts In Reno

Ten Country 10 TenCountry 10Country 97.3 KOLC Reno Little City 92.5

Update 3/5: KOLC debuted its new identity as Country "Ten Country @ 97.3" at 12pm today. Promising to always play "10 songs in a row", the station is taking direct aim at Cumulus' "K-Bull 98.1" KBUL. The station's introductory Facebook message states, We just signed on the air at noon today. … [Read more...]

Curtis Media Shuffling Raleigh Portfolio

Pulse 102 102.3 WWPL 102.5 WPLW Raleigh Durham Kix 102.9 WKIX-FM Curtis Media McClatchey

Update 2/27: The sale of 102.3 WWPL has been revised. Instead of being purchased by the tandem of Donna Curtis McClatchey and Richard Heilmann, Heilmann alone will be making the acquisition of the station via a combination of personal savings and a loan from Wells Fargo. The revised sale … [Read more...]

WGZO Drives To SC

SC103 SC 103 103.1 The Drive WVSC WGZO Hilton Head Beaufort Savannah

Update 2/21: WGZO flipped to Variety Hits "SC 103" WVSC at 5pm today. Using the familiar "We Play Everything" branding, the station is moving its focus from the whole Savannah/Hilton-Head market to just the South Carolina portion. The station's airstaff remains intact with Jeff 'T-Bone' Taylor in … [Read more...]

Rock Returns To New Orleans

Rock 96.3 New Orleans 99.5 WRNO-HD2 92.3 WRKN

Update 2/17: The predicted flip to Rock has become a reality as K242CE Meraux flipped to "Rock 96.3" at 12pm today. Launching with ACDC's "For Those About To Rock", the translator is now being fed by 99.5 WRNO-HD2 in order to connect the station with the heritage call letters connected to Rock in … [Read more...]

Game Time For 87.7 Chicago

87.7 The Game WGWG WGWG-LP WGNFM WGN.FM Chicago Harry Teinowitz Spike Manton Jonathan Brandmeier David Kaplan Howard Griffith Alex Quigley Cubs Blackhawks

Update 2/17: Confirming what we first reported, Tribune has officially announced it will launch Sports "87.7 The Game" WGWG-LP today at 1:02pm and has set its inaugural lineup. Listen to the launch of 87.7 The Game at FormatChange.com. As previously announced, Jonathan Brandmeier will air in … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Roams Into Syracuse

The Dinosaur Radio 103.9 WNDR Mexico Oswego 95.3 Syracuse

Update 1/20: After three and a half months of various stunts, 103.9 WNDR-FM Mexico/Oswego and 95.3 W237AY Dewitt/Syracuse debuted its new identity as Classic Hits "The Dinosaur". CNYRadio.com reports Nick Caplan will serve as Program Director and Morning Host for the station joined by newscaster … [Read more...]

Hits 97.3 Debuts In Miami

Hits 97.3 WFLC Miami KVJ Kevin Virginia Jason Jill Strada

Update 1/17: At 10am, WFLC flipped to CHR "Hits 97.3". The Kevin, Virginia, and Jason morning show and the remainder of the airstaff will remain in place at WFLC with the change as the station places more of an emphasis in competing against Clear Channel's "Y100" WHYI. The station is … [Read more...]

B92.5 Launches In Sacramento Following KFBK-FM Move To 93.1

B92.5 Sacramento Country 92.5 Bobby Bones 93.1 KHLX 1530 KFBK

Update 1/10: As we first reported in late December, 92.5 will flip to Country "B92.5" at 5pm today. The station will launch with 10,000 songs in a row and feature Bobby Bones in mornings from 5-9am. "Country music is the most exciting format in America today. Stars like Blake Shelton, Keith … [Read more...]

I95.7 Miami Debuts


Update 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ flipped to Spanish Hot AC "I95" this morning. The station is positioned as "El Ritmo Romantico de Miami". The move places the station into competition with Univision's "Amor 107.5" WAMR and Clear Channel's "Mega 94.9" WMGE. The "I95" moniker was previously used in the … [Read more...]

Waco’s Beat Moves; Hot 104.9 Debuts

104.9 The Beat KWBT Waco 94.5 KBCT Edwards Media M&M

Update 1/1: "The Beat" has made its move from 104.9 to 94.5 as the LMA from Edward Graham shifts to the now former KBCT. With Graham taking the "Beat" format and moniker to 94.5, M&M has relaunched the 104.9 signal as competing Rhythmic CHR "Hot 104.9" KBHT. The Waco Tribune reports that KBHT … [Read more...]