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Fresno’s Classic Hip-Hop Gets Named

Rewind 105.5 KJZN Fresno Classic Hip-Hop DJ AesopOne Putt Broadcasting’s newly launched Classic Hip-Hop 105.5 KJZN San Joaquin/Fresno has completed its name the station campaign and is now branding itself as “Rewind 105.5“.

Joining the station as promotional voice/music consultant is Derrick ‘DJ Aesop’ McElroy, a member of Bay Area based rap collective Living Legends. Tully Huffaker has been named Music Director.

Update 3/4 6:20pm: When KJZN makes its flip to Classic Hip-Hop on Thursday morning it will do so without a name.

One Putt Broadcasting has launched a name the station social media campaign for the new Classic Hip-Hop format.

Original Report 3/4 8:45am: One Putt Broadcasting will pull the plug on Sports “105.5 The Game” KJZN San Joaquin/Fresno at 6:00am on Thursday, March 5.

The Fresno Bee reports that One Putt will flip KJZN to Classic Hip-Hop at 6am on Thursday. While new branding has not been announced, the Bee reports they were originally going to call it “Bling 105.5“, but decided to take more time to find the right name. The new format will position KJZN against iHeartMedia’s combo of market leading Rhythmic CHR “B95” KBOS and Rhythmic AC “103.7 The Beat” KFBT as well as Lotus Rhythmic CHR “Q97.1” KSEQ and Cumulus Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 97.9” KMGV.

KJZN and sisters Classic Rock “95.7 The Fox” KJFX and Alternative “New Rock 104.1” KFRR were purchased by One Putt from Wilks Broadcasting in November for $6.6 million. The end of the Sports format on 105.5 takes away a competitor to One Putt’s “940 ESPN” KFIG and “790 The Deuce” KFPT.

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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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