Cox Radio is taking advantage of Clear Channel’s flip of Modern Rock “Planet Radio 107.3” WPLA to Classic Hits to revamp one of its struggling outlets. Classic Rock “Rock 105“. Following last weeks departure of The Greaseman and Cowhead, the station has added currents and recurrents to its former Classic Rock mix and relaunched as “Rock 104.5 – Jacksonville’s Best Rock” retaining Bubba The Love Sponge in Mornings and hyping 52 minutes of music per hour. WFYV had used the “Rock 105” moniker since 1980.
WFYV has lost ratings share in recent years as Cox built a wall of Rock with sister Modern Rock “X102.9” WXXJ and Classic Hits “96.9 The Eagle” WJGL to flank their heritage Rock outlet. By shifting WFYV to Mainstream Rock, WJGL can focus on the Classic Rock hits in order to battle Clear Channel’s new “Magic 107.3“.