Update 10/9: 95.3 WSKX completed the second part of the Portmouth shuffle as it flipped to Variety Hits “95.3 The Coast” at noon today.
The first hour of 95.3 The Coast consisted of:
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Billy Idol – Mony Mony
Smash Mouth – All Star
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
Commodores – Brick House
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
INXS – Need You Tonight
Train – Drive By
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
J. Geils Band – Centerfold
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching
Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire
Ton-Loc – Funky Cold Medina
Original Report 10/4: Hot AC 107.1 WERZ flipped to CHR at 3:00pm and returned to its heritage “Z107” branding. The move brings the programming heard on sister “Kiss 95.3” WSKX over to the stronger WERZ signal including Elvis Duran in mornings and Ryan Seacrest in middays. The station will run commercial free until next Tuesday.
With the move of CHR to 107.1, WSKX has begun stunting with sounds of ocean waves and lighthouse bells while teasing a new format will launch Tuesday, October 9 at 12:00pm. We’re expecting an AC format to appear on 95.3 as Clear Channel has registered 953TheCoast.com for the station.