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Labor Day Weekend Format Change Rundown

Labor Day Format Change Rundown WatchlistAs the summer is winding down, the focus switches to preparing for the fall book in diary markets and getting stations in position to thrive off of holiday season advertising. As with many long holiday weekends, stations are already getting a head start on the format changes.

9/2: Cumulus concludes its shakeup of its Salt Lake City cluster as it shifts KHTB to AlternativeAlt 94.9“.

9/2: News 1200 WINK and Spanish News 1460 WNPL Fort Myers flip to Spanish Adult HitsJuan

9/2: Genesee Media’s 1590 WASB Brockport/Rochester, NY will broke its simulcast of “Business 1310” WRSB and flipped to Sports “Team 1590“.

9/1: Active Rock “105.5 The Bone” WXBN Winchester, VA begins simulcasting sister Country “Z104.9” WZFC.

9/1: 92.1 KMJE Sacramento is stunting with songs that include “Rock” in the title.

9/1: 88.1 WYZR Bethany, WV launches with Jazz targeting Pittsburgh.

8/30: Entercom made the surprise move of the week by switching Classic Rock “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7“.

8/30: Townsquare Media Sports “99.1 The Deuce” WDGM Tuscaloosa relaunched as99.1 The Tide“.

8/30: Bell Media flipped Rock “KX 96” CKX-FM Brandon, MB to Variety Hits96.1 Bob-FM

8/30: Vista Radio shifted Hot AC’s “93.1 Moose-FM” CHMT Timmins and “106.3 Moose-FM” North Bay, ON to Classic Hits with the same names.

8/30: After a day as “Oldies 92“, NextMedia Urban AC “92.3 The Touch” WQSL Jacksonville, NC and Variety Hits “101.1 Sam-FM” WQZL New Bern flipped to Variety Hits92.3/101.1 Jack-FM“.

8/30: After stunting with an “alien invasion” that has led to people believing area schools were to be bombed, CHR “Star 94” 94.9 WMSR Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL flipped to AAA “Star 94.9“.

8/30: Classic Rock “89.9 Hal FM” CHNS Halifax is flipped to Classic Hits “89.9 The Wave“.

8/30: L&L Broadcasting Classic Hits “Big 98.3” WGCO Savannah is stuned with a loop of Hank Williams, Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” before flipping to Classic Country “98.3 Hank-FM“.

8/29: Rogers Media has rebranded its four “EZ Rock” stations in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and Timmins, ON as “Kiss“.

8/29: Telesouth has closed on its purchase of Southern Gospel 103.1 WOSM Biloxi and flipped it to News/Talk “Supertalk Mississippi“.

8/28: Guaranty Broadcasting Classic Country “Country Legends 104.9” KYPY Baton Rouge flipped to a simulcast of sister Sports “ESPN 104.5” WNXX.

8/28: Cumulus Adult CHR “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington, DC has completed its rebranding to “All The Hits 107.3“.

8/26: Cumulus flipped Christian AC/Country98.9 The Walk” to “Oldies 98.9“.

8/26: Equity Communications swapped frequencies in Cape May, NJ as Classic Hits “Sunny 105.5” WSNQ relocated to 102.3 and the simulcast of CHR 95.1 WAYV moved to 105.5.

8/26: Tyler Media launched Sports “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO Oklahoma City as its previous Classic Rock format relocated to 104.5 K283BW.

8/26: Newcap’s Classic Hits “96.5 Kool-FM” CKUL Halifax shifted to AAARadio 96.5“.

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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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