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2011 Labor Day Weekend Format Change Rundown

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This week has been one of the busiest for programming changes nationwide. This will serve as a quick listing of all format changes we have logged on the site or on Twitter this week.

Changes That Have Been Made

9/7 – Hot AC “Buzz 102.1” KDBZ Anchorage, AK became AAA “102.1 The Peak”.

9/6 – “92.5 The Q” CFQR Montreal revamped as “The Beat” at 4pm.

9/6 – 93.3 WLZT Columbus, OH has become “Oldies 93.3”.

9/6 – 730 CKAC Montreal shifted from French Sports to Traffic at 4:30am.

9/5 – Spanish AC “Juan 106.3” KQTA Boise transitioned to Spanish CHR “Latino 106.3”.

9/5 – Sports “Score 690” KFXN Minneapolis shifted to Hmong language programming. The Sports format remains on 107.9 KQQL-HD2 and will eventually reappear on the 103.5 translator.

9/3 – Talk 95.5 WLOB-FM Portland, ME is now simulcasting sister Sports 95.9 WVEI. Both stations are affiliates of the WEEI Boston network. The Talk format remains on 1310 WLOB.

9/3 – 97.3 KSGG Reno launched its new Rhythmic format as “Swag 97.3” at 1:00pm.

9/2 – “106.5 The Buzz” KBZC Sacramento revamps as Rhythmic AC billed as “Feel Good Music”

9/2 – 1150/96.1 WTMP Tampa dropped its Urban AC format for Spanish Tropical “La Bahia”.

9/2 – 107.9 WPHI Philadelphia begins stunting as “Michael Vick Radio”.

9/2 – 93.3 WLZT Columbus, OH is stunting with a Top 500 songs countdown as it prepares for a new format.

9/2 – 94.1 WYSP Philadelphia ends its Rock format and begins simulcasting sister Sports 610 WIP.

9/2 – “My 98.1” WLND Chattanooga shifts from Hot AC to Variety Hits “98.1 The Lake”.

9/2 – Variety Hits “100.9 The Bridge” WKLI Albany, NY flips to “Rock 100.9”.

9/2 – CHR “I100” WJLQ Pensacola, FL revamps as 80s/90s Hits “Journey 100”.

9/2 – Also in Pensacola, CHR “107.3 The Groove” WRGV rebrands as “Hit Music Now”.

9/2 – Country “93.3 The Wolf” WWFF Huntsville, AL goes to 80s/90s Hits “Journey 93.3”.

9/2 – Classic Hits 105.1 WEJT Decatur, IL segued to Variety Hits “105.1 Jack-FM”.

9/1 – Urban AC 107.9 WRNB Philadelphia moves to 100.3 replacing Urban “The Beat”.

9/1 – “Movin 100.7” KYMV Salt Lake City completes its shift to Classic Hits as “Rewind 100.7”.

9/1 – 1550 KFRC drops Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and is brokered out as Indian “Radio Zindagi” KZDG.

9/1 – Classic Rock “KQ 101.5” Brainerd, MN switched to Variety Hits “Sam 101.5”.

9/1 – Sports 97.1 WAEI-FM and Country “104.7 The Bear” WBFB Bangor, ME swap frequencies.

9/1 – Urban AC “The Touch 95.3” W237DE Harrisburg, PA flips to Sports simulcasting ESPN 1400 WHBG.

9/1 – 1440 KEYS Corpus Christi, TX shifts from News/Talk to Sports “ESPN 1440”.

9/1 – 92.9 WXMM Appleton, WI signed-on as “Country 92.9”.

9/1 – Hot AC “Star 100.1” WRHN Rhinelander, WI shifts to Variety Hits “Sam 100.1”.

8/31 – KYOT Phoenix completes its transition to Rhythmic Oldies as “Eva 95.5”.

8/30 – Variety Hits “Bob 97.3” KZTQ Reno moves to 93.7 displacing CHR “Z93.7” KWNZ.

8/30 – Country “97.3 The Buck” WNCB Birmingham becomes Sports “97.3 The Zone”.

8/29 – Hot AC “102.5 The Party” WPRT Nashville flips to Sports “The Game”.

8/29 – Modern Rock “Radio 92.3” WKRK Cleveland became Sports “92.3 The Fan”.

8/29 – Classic Country “Hank 96.7” WUJM Gulfport, MS flips to Sports “96.7 The Champ”.

8/29 – 103.7 WZVL Zanesville, OH signs on as Country “Highway 103”.

Upcoming Flips

9/8 – Classic Hits “96.5 Max-FM” KVMX and Spanish CHR “Concierto 92.1” KPSL will swap frequency locations.

Unknown Date – 107.9 WPHI Philadelphia will become Urban “Hot 107.9”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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