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 the market.
Original Report 2/5: Following the flip of “Rock 92.3” WRKN to Country last month, Clear Channel is preparing to return the format to the market.
CHR “96.3 Kiss-FM” K242CE Meraux/WYLD-HD2 appears to be on the verge of a flip to Rock “Rock 96.3“. It’s website is redirecting to Rock963.com, which is already showing the positioner “The Rock Of New Orleans” in its banner.
“The Rock Of New Orleans” moniker was used by previous formats at sisters 99.5 WRNO and 104.1 KYRK, while the station will fill the current Rock niche abandoned by WRKN last month.
Kiss-FM debuted on the 250 watt translator in August 2012 and has run a Premium Choice fed CHR format led by Elvis Duran’s morning show.