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96.5 WHTQ To Rock Orlando

96.5 WHTQ 96 Rock Orlando Cox Bubba The Love Sponge 101.1 WJRR

Update 2/18: Cox has shifted 96.5 WHTQ to a broader Rock format as “96 Rock“. The station describes its new format as adding Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Pearl Jam to their existing core artists AC/DC, Rush and Ozzy Osbourne. The station is also adding a 96 minute commercial-free block at 5:00pm daily.

Listen to the debut of 96 Rock at FormatChange.com
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Original Report 2/17: Cox Classic Rock 96.5 WHTQ Orlando has been teasing an announcement for this Friday at 5:00pm. As we all know that usually riles up people expecting a format change when its usually just a programming stunt or minor tweak. However Cox is fueling the flames with the registration of 96RockOrlando.com.

If a change is coming here it will shift the station towards Mainstream Rock similar to the move made by sister 104.5 WFYV Jacksonville last summer. The move would pit WHTQ directly against Clear Channel’s 101.1 WJRR and give much of the softer Classic Rock hits to sister Rock AC 98.9 WMMO.

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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. Good idea….the station will sound like how it used to sound before it went full blown classic rock…

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