After a month of Christmas music, 730 KLOE has flipped to News/Talk. The change returns Curtis Duncan’s morning show and Rush Limbaugh to their previous time slots. The station adds Dr. Joy Browne for 1-4pm and Rural Route with Trent Loos for 4-5pm, while Dave Ramsey moves to 5-8pm. Nights will feature Jim Bohannon and America Tonight with Kate Delaney. Original Report 11/25: Rocking M Radio has dropped their Farm News/Talk/Classic Hits mix on 730 KLOE Goodland, KS for Christmas Music and is promoting something new coming on December 26. The station had been airing a local morning show hosted by Curtis Duncan, syndicated talkers Rush Limbaugh and Dave Ramsey from 10am-1pm and 1-4pm respectively, and Classic Hits in all other timeslots. Duncan remains with the company.
Pamal AAA “104.9 The Peak” WZMR Altamont/Albany, NY will flip to Sports on Monday, January 12. The Schenectady Daily-Gazette reports that the new station will utilize programming from the CBS Sports Radio network as it takes that affiliation from Empire Broadcasting’s 1240 WPTR Schenectady. The move will give Albany its fourth Sports station joining WPTR, which will shift to the NBC Sports network, iHeartMedia’s “Fox Sports 980” WOFX and Townsquare Media’s “ESPN 104.5 The Team” WTMM. We can exclusively add that the new station will be branded as “Win 104.9” as Win1049Sports.com has been registered by Pamal and a call letter change to WINU has been filed with the FCC. WZMR launched its AAA format in December 2013 following th...Read More
Liberty University has converted its regional Christian Preaching/AC “Victory FM” network to all music as “The Journey 88.3“. Based at Liberty’s 88.3 WRVL Lynchburg, VA, the network is also heard on eight full powered FM’s and seventeen translators across Virginia and North Carolina. The station explains as it provides a list of former Victory programs to listen online, “To better reach today’s families we have created a new name, The Journey, and a format that features more music, real-life stories of hope and transformation plus other unique content to draw people closer to Christ.” As part of the transition, Liberty University men’s basketball will move from WRVL and “Victory FM” to a new network consisting of 105.9 WLNI ...Read More
Curtis Media has flipped Oldies/Beach 920 WPCM Burlington-Graham/95.1 W236BO Burlington, NC to Country. Station GM Byron Tucker told the Burlington Times-News, that the station will remain locally focused. “We have listeners in all surrounding counties, but programming will remain for folks in Alamance County. So we will hear local events and local folks on the radio.” The station posted the following message to announce the change: Thank you WPCM family. It has been an amazing time, from Oldies And Beach to Classic Hits and you have shown us unprecedented love over the years. Today we begin an exciting new chapter in our life as a radio station as we bring you the best in country music. We know that many you will miss the old music, but many of you will also be as excited as w...Read More
While many stations nationally are flipping to Classic Hip-Hop, in Montgomery Bluewater Broadcasting is returning to the format. 100.5 W263BX Montgomery/WQKS-HD2 has dropped its Soft AC “Lite 100.5” and relaunched as “Yo 100.5“. The move resurrects the Classic Hip-Hop and Yo branding Bluewater utilized on 107.1 W296AI from August 2011 until it flipped to Classic Rock in September 2013. W263BX is promoting itself has the new local home for the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, which currently airs on sister Urban “97.9 Jamz” WJWZ.
CBS AC “EZ 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert/Palm Springs has exited from its annual Christmas Music presentation with a new name. Ditching the brand name it has held since 1983, KEZN relaunched as “Sunny 103.1” at midnight. No changes to the previous AC music accompanied the rebranding, however the on-air lineup will be rearranged. John Tesh’s Intelligence For Your Life moves to 5-9am. Former morning host Dan McGrath shifts to 9-2pm followed by Bo Hudson in afternoons and Delilah in evenings.
Woof Boom Radio has relaunched 104.9 WERK Muncie as “The New Sound” with its Classic Hits format putting an extra emphasis on music from the 1980s. Stating they are still playing music from the 1960s up to 2000, the move takes the focus away from the 60s and 70s in favor of the 80s. Core artists listed by WERK include Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, and Prince. Original Report 11/30: Woof Boom Radio Classic Hits “Oldies 104.9“ WERK Muncie, IN will debut a new format on Friday, December 26. Post by 104.9 WERK FM. WERK has made its annual shift to Christmas Music to lead into whatever change is coming its way. The new format will join a Woof Boom cluster that includes Classic Rock “Max 93.5” WMXQ Hartford City, Country ...Read More
iHeartMedia Classic Hits “Oldies 93.9” KMXR Corpus Christi has returned from Christmas Music programming with a new name. Now “Big 93.9“, KMXR joins the multitude of stations over the past few years to move away from the “Oldies” name. With no changes to its completely Premium Choice lineup, the station is now positioning itself as “Corpus Christi’s Classic Hits”.
K297AK Loveland/97.9 KXBG-HD2 have ended their “Santa 107.3” programming and segued to AC “Sunny 107.3“. The move positions K297AK up against Townsquare Media’s “Tri 102.5” KTRR. Original Report 11/13: For the second time in three years iHeartMedia is launching a translator signal in Fort Collins, CO with Christmas music. Today iHeart launched “Santa 107.3” K297AK Loveland, CO rebroadcasting 97.9 KXBG-HD2 Cheyenne, WY. The translator is owned by Mountain Community Translators and had been rebroadcasting Christian “Pilgrim Radio” 88.7 KDNR South Greeley, WY. After the holidays it appears the translator will segue to AC or Classic Hits as Sunny1073.com was registered along with Santa1073.com. If AC, such a move would position ...Read More
103.9 W280EM Chicago/WTMX-HD2 segued to its “Groove” identity with a rebranded take on Smooth Jazz. Branded as “Contemporary Jazz For Chicago”, 103.9 debuted with David Sanborn’s “Chicago Song”. More details on Friday. Original Report 12/8: Windy City Broadcasting has signed on 103.9 W280EM Chicago. The translator debuted on Friday evening with Christmas Music with programming originating on 101.9 WTMX-HD2. Currently branded as “Chicago’s New 103.9“, RobertFeder.com reports that the station will become Urban Jazz “103.9 The Groove” on December 26. Windy City Broadcasting acquired W280EM for a then record setting $1 million in July (The record would be broken a week later by Integrity Radio Communications). The translat...Read More
As the clock struck midnight on December 26, iHeartMedia “Man’d Up” and launched “Rock 94.9/102.3“. Airing on both 94.9 K235CD Omaha and 102.3 K272FE Council Bluffs, the station is airing a mix of Rock hits from the 70s to early 2000s. Update 12/23: When the Christmas music ends on 94.9 K235CD Omaha, the translator will flip to Rock conveniently branded as “Rock 94.9“. Rock949Omaha.com was registered by iHeartMedia earlier this month and is already redirecting to 94.9’s site. A flip to Rock will place the translator in competition with Journal’s “Z92” KEZO. Original Report 11/12: Following the launch of “Christmas 102.3” K272FE Council Bluffs/Omaha on Halloween, iHeartMedia has debuted “Christmas 94.9”...Read More
WNLS/W232BO has flipped to AC “94.3 MyFM“. Branded as “Tallahassee’s Best Mix of The 80s, 90s And 2000s”, the station launched with John Parr’s “St. Elmos Fire” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”. Original Report 11/26: iHeartMedia Sports “1270 The Team” WNLS Tallahassee has dropped its format and is now airing Christmas Music. The station is now using its translator 94.3 W232BO Tallahassee as the primary frequency in its branding as “Christmas 94.3“. The 99 watt translator covers the northern portions of Tallahassee.