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...]

Amp Radio 92.3 New York Debuts

Memorial Day Weekend Format Change Radio Amp Radio New York Easy 100.9 95.9 Duke

Update 5/22: WNOW-FM relaunched as "92.3 Amp Radio" at 2pm today. After a brief two hour stunt giving away $1,000 every nine minutes, Amp Radio debuted with a brief launch package leading into "New York's New Hit Music". The revamped CHR format is focusing on new music to differentiate it from … [Read more...]

KXOL Los Angeles Flips To Mega 96.3

Mega 96.3 Latino KXOL Los Angeles SBS

Update 5/15 5:05pm: SBS Spanish CHR "Latino 96.3" KXOL has flipped to Spanish AC "Mega 96.3" Dropping English language crossover artists and Reggaeton with the new format, KXOL is focusing on "Mega Estrellas" such as Shakira, Romeo, Enrique Iglesias, and Prince Royce. KXOL was the lowest … [Read more...]

Urban AC Star 93.7 Youngstown Prepares For Launch

Star 93.7 WGFT Youngstown

Update 5/11: After delaying their planned March 24 launch, 1330 WGFT/W232AI Youngstown is currently stunting with a ticking clock in preparation for launching their new Urban AC "Star 93.7" identity on Monday, May 12 at 10:00am. Owner Skip Bednarczyk told the Youngstown Vindicator that the … [Read more...]

Bigfoot Moves; Seattle Rimshot Stunting

Bigfoot 93.7 KANY Montesano Aberdeen Shelton 107.3 KLSY The Quake William Wolfenbarger

Update 5/7: KANY has completed the move of its Country format to 107.3 KLSY as "Bigfoot 107.3". 93.7 KANY is now stunting with bird calls and sweepers redirecting the Bigfoot listeners to 107.3. The station is ID'ing itself as "93.7 The Birds". Is it too much to look for a connection to the … [Read more...]

Cumulus Debuts 98.3 The Torch Des Moines

98.3 The Torch Wow WowFM KWQW Des Moines Robert Rees Glenn Beck Dennis Miller

Update 4/21: KWQW relaunched as "98.3 The Torch" today as expected with all the changes telegraphed below coming true. New Program Director Robert Rees is hosting mornings from 5-9am. Glenn Beck is added from 9-11am and Dennis Miller from 11am to 2pm. The station is now positioning itself as … [Read more...]