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April 1 Format Change Rundown

April 1 Fools Day Format Change RundownWith an unusually high number of legitimate programming changes taking place today, its time to break out our holiday special rundown to keep track of all the changes.

Completed Changes

Philadelphia: Radio-One Urban AC 100.3 WRNB shifted to Urban Oldies “Old School 100.3” at 5:00pm.

Minneapolis: After stunting all weekend, AC “Love 105became a 24/7 affiliate of CBS Sports Radio as “105 The Ticket“.

Raleigh: Classic Rock “100.7 The Riverhas relaunched with the heritage WRDU call letters in tow. The move brings a renaming of sister Talk “Rush Radio 106.1” which drops the WRDU calls for “106.1 FM WTKK“.

Albuquerque: American General Media’s Rhythmic “Power 106.3” KAGM swapped frequencies with CHR “OMG 106.7” KDLW bringing a new “Z106.3” identity to the latter.

Columbus: Wilks’ “K95.5” WHOK-FM moved to 107.1 displacing Country “Wink 107.1” WNKK and shifted to Classic Country. 95.5 launched its new Sports format as “95.5 The Game” WZOH-FM.

Ventura, CA: Cumulus Classic Rock “106.3 The Surf” KRRF ended a weekend of stunting and flipped to “Classic Hits 106.3” at 6:33pm.

Norfolk: AC “2WD” WWDE relaunched asThe New 101.3

Cincinnati: 94.5 W233BG debuted its “Cincy Rock 94.5” micro-format following coverage of today’s Reds game.

Phoenix: Talk 1260 KBSZ/96.1 K241BQ are now simulcasting sister Comedy “Funny 97.3” KIKO-FM.

Wilmington, NC:The Big Talker” 93.7 WNTB/106.3 WLTT has shifted to NewsPort City Radio“.

Fort Myers: AM trimulcast led by 1410 WMYR has flipped from Standards to Classic Country adding an FM translator in the process.

La Crosse, WI: Country “CC 106.3” WQCC has rebranded asKicks 106.3

Sturgeon Bay, WI: Country “97.7 The Big Dawg” WSRG relaunches as “Door Country 97.7” WQDC as the station changes ownership.

Panama City, FL: Dark 104.3 WBYW has returned to the air as Gospel “Power 104.3“.

Tifton, GA: News/Talk “Tifton Talk Radio” 1340 WTIF/W260AT has flipped to Classic Rock “99 Rock FM

National: NBC Sports Radio began 24/7 operation of its sports network.

Still To Come

Cape Cod: 101.1 WHYA has dropped its simulcast of Variety Hits “93.5 Frank-FM” WFRQ and is running a countdown clock to the debut of its new format.

April Fools Formats

Washington: Urban AC WHUR Washington D.C. is “Twang 96.3” with DJ’s Bret and Chet playing Black Country artists.

Chicago: Urban Talk 1690 WVON is celebrating its 50th anniversary with 1960’s music, imaging, and commercials.

Milwaukee: Clear Channel CHR “97.3 Radio Now” WRNW has gone the April Fools route as “Radio Meow: Hit Music For Cats

Greenville, NC: Beasley AC “V103.3” WMGV is playing Goat remixes of its music as “Goat 103.3

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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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  1. The countdown clock stunt is very similar to one done by Entercom when WILD-FM was acquired and flipped to a simulcast of WAAF. What that means, I don’t have clue.

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