Update 5/5: KQBR has relaunched as “99.5 Blake FM“. The station describes the new branding as “Blake plays new country. Thatâ€™s what Blake is all about.”
Here’s a sample hour of 99.5 Blake FM from 12pm today:
Jason Aldean – Hicktown
Kip Moore – Something ‘Bout A Truck
Dierks Bentley – Home
Luke Bryan – Rain Is A Good Thing
Zac Brown Band – Keep Me In Mind
Thompson Square – Glass
David Nail – Let It Rain
Josh Abbott – All Of A Sudden
Miranda Lambert – Over You
Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
George Strait – Drinkin’ Man
Chris Young – Voices
Tim McGraw – Southern Voice
The Band Perry – All Your Life
Original Report 5/1: On the heels of relaunching “Cat Country 101.9” KATP Amarillo as “101.9 Blake FM” in January, Townsquare Media is set to bring the current intensive brand to Lubbock, TX.
995BlakeFM.com has been registered by the company for use at Country “99.5 The Bear” KQBR Lubbock. KQBR’s 4.0 share trailed well behind Wilks Broadcasting’s 96.3 KLLL’s 10.3 in the Fall 2011 book. We haven’t confirmed it yet, but theare are many messages on the station’s Facebook page that the entire airstaff was let go on Friday including PD/Afternoon host Kidd Manning and morning hosts Rick Gilbert and Jane Prince-Jones.
“Blake FM” is a jockless, current-intensive Country format designed by Folger Media.