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Labor Day Weekend Format Change Rundown

Q100.5 Q100 Las Vegas KXNT-FM 840 KXNT Las VegasUnlike the unusually slow Memorial Day and July 4 holiday weekends this year, the Labor Day holiday was extremely active as stations prepare new campaigns leading into the Fall ratings periods.

Upcoming Changes

Salt Lake City: Cumulus Classic Hits “Trax 101.9” KENZ begins simulcasting Alternative “Alt 94.9” KHTB as 94.9 prepares to launch a new format likely as Classic Hip-Hop “94.9 The Vibe“.

Completed Changes

Albuquerque: American General Media Alternative “Area 102.9” 840 KARS/102.9 K275AO shifts to Active Rock

Arkansas City, KS: Cowley County Broadcasting Classic Country 1280 KSOK Arkansas City adds FM translator 103.3 K277CK and flips to Classic Hits “The Mixx 103.3

Austin, IN: BK Media Country “Kix 92.7” WXKU rebrands as “92 Nash Icon

Birmingham: iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Rock 94.9” W235BS/WQEN-HD3 flips to AlternativeAlt 94.9

Cadillac, MI: McDonald Garber Broadcasting AC “Mix 96” WLXV flips to Country96.7 The Bull

Calgary: Rawlco Adult Hits “Up! 97.7” CHUP-FM completed shift to AC with rebranding as “Soft Rock 97.7

Canton, OH: iHeartMedia AC “My 101.7” WHOF relaunched as Variety Hits with same branding.

Charlotte: Beasley Sports “CBS Sports 1660” WBCN flips to Conservative TalkAmerica’s Pulse

Concord, NH: Binnie Media Classic Hits “99.1 Frank-FM” WNNH flips to News/Talk99.1 NH1 News

Corpus Christi, TX: Malkan Interactive Rhythmic AC “92.7 K-Bay” KKBA flips to RockRock 92.7

Crosby, MN: Variety Hits “101.5 Sam-FM” KFGI relaunches as “101.5 Jack-FM

Fort Wayne, IN: Sarkes Tarzian Hot AC “95.1 Best-FM” WAJI shifts back to former AC “Majic 95.1” identity

Greenville, SC: iHeartMedia Classic Rock “104.9 The Road” WROO shifts to RockReal Rock 104.9

Halifax, NS: Evanov Hot AC “Energy 103.5” CKHZ-FM flips to CountryHot Country 103.5

Hamilton, ON: Oldies 1150 CKOC flips to Sports “TSN Radio 1150” at 10:00am on Monday, September 7

Independence, CA: Sierra Wave Media AC 92.5 KSRW flips to AlternativeAlt 92.5

Las Vegas: CBS’ 100.5 KXNT-FM breaks its simulcast of News/Talk 840 KXNT and flips to Rhythmic Hot ACQ100.5

Las Vegas: iHeartMedia launches Urban “Real 103.9” K280DD/KPLV-HD2

Las Vegas, NM: Variety Hits “96.7 Sam-FM” KMDZ is now Classic Hits “Z96.7

Lewistown, PA: Seven Mountains Media flips Country 92.5 WJUN-FM Mexico, Oldies 106.1 Beaver Springs, and Classic Hits “Hunny 106.3” WHUN-FM Mount Union to Country “Bigfoot Country“. The “Hunny” format and branding moves to 103.5 WLAK Huntingdon replacing simulcast of Hot AC “Merf Radio 95.7” WMRF Lewistown.

Loris, SC: News/Talk “1240 Tiger Radio” WLSC flips to Classic Country

Mobile, AL: iHeartMedia launches Urban “100.3 The Beat” W262BL/WMXC-HD2

New London, CT: Joule Broadcasting’s 104.7 WELJ flips from a simulcast of Cumulus’ “Nash-FM 94.7” WNSH New York to “Nash Icon

Owasso, MI: Birach Broadcasting Classic Hits 1080 WOAP has launched FM translator 103.1 W276CZ

Phoenix: 92.7 K224CJ shifts from rebroadcasting CHR “Pulse 88.7” KPNG to Oldies “AZ Gold 1440” KAZG via 93.3 KDKB-HD2

Rhinelander, WI: Variety Hits “100.1 Sam-FM” WRHN rebrands as “100.1 Jack-FM

Rolla, MO: Variety Hits “103.1 Sam-FM” KDAA relaunches as “103.1 Jack-FM“.

Salisbury/Ocean City, MD: Adams Radio’s 107.7 WKHI drops its simulcast of Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG and flips back to Country as “Your Country K107.7

Salt Lake City: Cumulus Classic Hits “Trax 101.9” KENZ begins simulcasting Alternative “Alt 94.9” KHTB as 94.9 prepares to launch a new format

Springfield, IL: Following the move of Rock 92.7 WQLZ to 97.7, Midwest Family Broadcasting launched Country “92.7 US Country” WUSW-FM

Tuscaloosa, AL: AAA “Birmingham Mountain Radio“, airing on 107.3 W297BF/WEZZ-HD2 Birmingham expands to Tuscaloosa on 97.5 W248BO/105.1 WALJ-HD2

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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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