More Brew Less Buzz in Oklahoma City

Update 12/29/09: Clear Channel made the expected flip at KHBZ to 80's heavy Classic Rock "94.7 The Brew" at 10:00am today.Original Post 12/19/09: As Active Rock "94.7 The Buzz" KHBZ Oklahoma City continues to struggle against Citadel's heritage Rock 100.5 KATT and Renda's Classic Rock "107.7 … [Read more...]

Format Change Quick Hits

104.3 The Breeze WECB 103.5

Woodward Communications' "104.3 The Breeze" WECB Appleton/Green Bay, WI is teasing a new format to debut on 12/31 at 3:00pm.Equity Communications' 93.1 WEZW Wildwood Crest, NJ flipped Monday to Soft AC "Easy 93.1" featuring among core artists Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Johnny Mathis, Carole … [Read more...]

GenXRadio Comes To Tulsa

Kool 106.1 KQLL Tulsa Christmas 106 GenX GenXTulsa GenXRadio

Update 12/28: As expected, "Gen X Radio" launched on 106.1 at 12:00pm today. Sporting new KTGX calls, the station features 90's hits with a sprinkling of late 80's and early 2000's. First song was Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".Original Post 12/17/09: The former "Kool 106.1" will shift from … [Read more...]

My 107.9 Indianapolis Runs Over The Track

107.9 The Track WNTR Christmas Channel Indianapolis Indy

Update 12/28/09: WNTR relaunched as "My 107.9" at 12:28pm. Still Variety Hits, but it appears at first glance to be more Pop leaning than the previous Rock leaning "The Track" First Five Songs:Journey - Don't Stop Believin' George Michael - Freedom 90 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't Not Stopping … [Read more...]

WNWV “The Wave” Cleveland Flips To AAA “107.3 Boom!”

107.3 The Wave WNWV Cleveland Boom AAA Smooth Jazz

Update 12/28: After stunting with a ticking clock for 12 hours, WNWV flipped to AAA "107.3 Boom!" at Noon today. First five songs:Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere Coldplay - Clocks Sarah McLachlan - Possession Train - Hey Soul SisterOriginal Post … [Read more...]

“100.3 The Sound” St. Louis Launches

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Update 12/26: At 12:00am, the holiday music stunting came to an end leading into the debut of "100.3 The Sound - St. Louis' Modern Music" and new WSDD call letters. The station's first hour consisted of:Owl City - Fireflies Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down Matt Nathanson - Come On Get … [Read more...]

Spokane Frequency Swap

Coyote Country 96.9 KEZE 99.9 The River KEZE KXLY Spokane

On January 1, Spokane Television's "Coyote Country" 96.9 KEZE and AAA "99.9 The River" KXLY-FM will swap formats. The swap places the Country format on a signal that reaches more of the rural and outlying areas in the Spokane market while placing AAA on the slightly weaker signal. … [Read more...]

More Classic Hits Coming to Columbus

103.9 TalkFM Talk-FM Talk FM WTDA Ted Classic Hits WEGE Eagle Edge NABCO

Update 12/21/09: At 12:00pm WTDA made the expected flip to "Classic Hits 103.9" using Dial Global's "Classic Hits" satellite delivered format.Original Post 12/19: The Columbus, OH market will soon be home to a second Classic Hits station thanks to them impending flip of "FM Talk 103.9" WTDA to … [Read more...]

ESPN Making Moves in New England?

ESPN Radio Mike Hill Mark Schlereth Brian Kenny

When ESPN dropped 890 WAMG/1400 WLLH Boston from its affiliate roster it set-off a chain of events that brought the ESPN affiliation to Entercom's 850 WEEI amid rumors that 850 would eventually become a full-time ESPN outlet while WEEI's local programming shifted to FM. BostonSportsMedia.com's Bruce … [Read more...]

More Magic On Jersey Shore

100.1 WJRZ Magic 100 98.3 WMGQ Greater Media

Update 12/26: WJRZ made the flip to Hot AC "Magic 100.1" at 12:00am with Bon Jovi's "Who Says You Can't Go Home".Original Entry 12/16: Greater Media's Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin, NJ has announced it will flip to Adult Contemporary after its run with Christmas Music ends after the … [Read more...]

Nick Cannon Joins WXRK “92.3 Now” New York For Mornings

Buried in the middle of an article about his other ventures The Hollywood Reporter has broken open the news that Comedian/Musician/Actor Nick Cannon has been hired as the morning host at CBS' CHR "92.3 Now" WXRK New York starting January 19, 2010. Cannon aka. Mr. Mariah Carey, is also the host of … [Read more...]

More Austin Changes: KDHT Gone, KGSR Moves

Earlier this month, 7 frequencies were involved in programming changes as Emmis, Simmons, and Border Media tweaked their offerings in Austin, TX. Emmis continues with the changes as it counterprograms the moves made by the others. At 5:00pm on Friday, November 20, Rhythmic "Hot 93.3" KDHT will drop … [Read more...]

I100 Debuts in Pensacola/Mobile

After a few days stunting with a wheel of formats as "Storm 100" hinting at Classic Country and Urban AC, Cumulus Hot AC WJLQ "Q100" relaunched as CHR "I100" at 12pm today. The station joins its Cumulus brethren in Nashville, Indianapolis, and Dallas as "I" branded CHR's. … [Read more...]

Channel 104.3 Baltimore Becomes CHR Z104.3

Z104 Z104.3 WCHH Baltimore Channel 104.3 Elliot Eliot Elliott Eliott DC101 Mix 106.5

At 10:00am, Modern Rock "Channel 104.3" WCHH Baltimore dropped the format and began stunting as Urban AC "Charm 104.3 - Baltimore's Best R&B". At 12pm, the station segued to CHR as "Z104.3". Out with the flip is the "Elliot in the Morning" show, which can still be heard in parts of the market on … [Read more...]

Clear Channel To Launch Pair Of North Carolina FM News/Talk Stations

RushRadio 94.5 WGBT Greensboro 106.1 WRDU Raleigh Durham News Talk FM 600 WSJS 680 WPTF

Update 11/2 Clear Channel has confirmed that 94.5 WGBT and 106.1 WRDU will flip to talk in January. In addition to carrying Limbaugh from 12pm to 3pm daily, both stations will carry Glenn Beck from 9am to 12pm, Sean Hannity from 3pm to 6pm, and Coast to Coast AM in overnights. Other dayparts have … [Read more...]