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CHR I97.5 Launches In Tucson

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Update 2/3: As we predicted, KSZR shifted to CHR as “I 97.5” at noon today with 10,000 songs commercial free.

The first hour of I97.5 consisted of:
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Rhianna – We Found Love
Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight
Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Must Go On
Gym Class Heroes – Ass Back Home
Gavin Degraw – Not Over You
Cee Lo Green – F**K You
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
The Fray – Heartbeat
Ke$ha – Blow
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
David Guetta w/ Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Jessie J – Domino

Original Report 2/1: Cumulus Variety Hits “97.5 Bob-FM” Oro Valley/Tucson is running teasers that the station will debut a new format on Friday, February 3 at noon. The station has reportedly told advertisers it will begin a phase of commercial free stunting at that time.

We’re expecting the station will become CHR “I97.5” at that time. was registered last week by Jeff Andrews, APD of Cumulus’ WLS-FM Chicago and former PD of “I106” WNFN Nashville. Andrews works hand in hand with Cumulus VP/Programming Jan Jeffries.

This would be the fourth FM in the Tucson market to revamp in the last five months. Clear Channel shifted Modern AC “92.9 The Mountain” KWMT-FM to Hot ACMy 92.9” KMIY and Spanish Oldies “La Preciosa 97.1” to News/Talk KNST-FM. Journal Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 106.3” KGMG relaunched as106.3 The Groove” KTGV.

Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of and Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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