Update 9/11/09 1:05am: After saying farewell at 3:00pm local time, “Energy 92.7” continued jockless until 9:09pm, when the flip to CHR as “Rev 92.7” KREV took place. The first hour of music consisted of: Pink – Get The Party Started Livvi Franc – Now I’m That Bitch Flo-Rida – Be On You David Guetta – When Love Takes Over Linkin Park – New Divide Keri Hilson – Knock You Down Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You) Crazy Town – Butterfly Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling Drake – Forever Jeremih – Birthday Sex Ester Dean – Drop It Low Jason DeRulo – Whatcha Say Kid Cudi – Make Her Say Mariah Carey – Obsessed Original Entry 9/10/09 4:00pm: When Ed Stolz complet...Read More
After three days of stunting with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on loop, Impact Radio’s KQLZ “True Oldies 99.1” Boise flipped to Country “99.1 The Bronco” at 12pm local time today. Or so we thought. After three hours of Country, complete with local jocks and promotions, the station reached its final destination: Modern Rock “99.1 The Virus”. Instant Insight: Love the station’s sound and imaging made to sound like the entire format is being hacked in from elsewhere. We do wonder at first glance whether Sirius/XM owns the right to “The Virus” name though. Makes us think back to when XM forced Citadel to rename KDRF Albuquerque from “Fred” to “Ed“.
A little over two years after flipping then CHR WKXJ “98.1 Kiss-FM” to Classic Country “The Legend“, Clear Channel has returned the format and Kiss moniker to the market. At 6:00pm today, AC “103.7 The River” WURV flipped to a Rhythmic leaning CHR as “103.7 Kiss-FM”. In Kiss’ absence, Bahakel Communications’ “96.5 The Mountain” WDOD has taken the CHR mantle in the market after segueing from AAA.
At 12pm today, Clear Channel flipped Country “106.7 The Fox” WDTW-FM Detroit to Rhythmic AC “106.7 The Beat“. The first hour consisted of: Madonna – Into The Groove Rihanna – Pon De Replay Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Mary J. Blige – Family Affair Expose’ – Point Of No Return Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow Sister Sledge – We Are Family The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems Prince & The Revolution – Kiss Lady Gaga – Poker Face TLC – No Scrubs Earth, Wind & Fire – September Sean Kingston – Fire Burning On The Dance Floor Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love Rick James – Super Freak Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of ...Read More
After a day of stunting with TV Themes, Sports “ESPN 105.5 The Fan” WIFN Macon, GA has flipped to AAA WROK-FM “Rock 105.5 – Macon’s Quality Rock“. The format is similar in vein to those run by Cumulus sister stations in Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston. Artists heard in the first hour include Coldplay, Green Day, Journey, and The Rolling Stones. The ESPN Radio programming moves to sister 1500 WAYS.
Update 9/4/09 1:00pm: As expected, KDBN ended its stunting at 12:00pm local time to become “I93 Hits” under the KLIF-FM calls and 93 hours of Commercial Free Music. First Song is Black Eyed Peas “I Got A Feeling”.
Exactly one month to the day that Forever Broadcasting flipped “QWK Rock” 103.1 WQWK to a simulcast of News/Talk 1390 WRSC, the format returns to State College, PA. Magnum Broadcasting’s Country/Classic Rock hybrid 105.9 WJOW/106.9 WZYY “Joe-FM” flipped at 5:00pm to “Qwik Rock 105.9”.
Cumulus has flipped Rock “Pirate 95.9” WSJZ Melbourne, FL to Sports today as “95.9 ESPN” using the ESPN Radio feed 24/7 along with University of Florida Football PBP.
Update 9/3/09: WLUE became “Gen X Radio 100.5” at 5:00pm under new WLGX Calls. Format is descibed by Clear Channel as “Music from the 80s and 90s with hits from Grunge, Hip Hop, Hair Bands, Boy Bands and more”. The first hour of “Gen X Radio” consisted of: 2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It No Doubt – Just A Girl EMF – Unbelievable Omc – How Bizarre Blink-182 – All The Small Things Cathy Dennis – C’mon And Get My Love Sublime – Santeria Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching Culture Beat – Mr. Vain Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong Jennifer L...Read More
Update 8/31/09: We guessed this one wrong. EMF Broadcasting has an LMA-to-buy in place for 98.3 and will flip the station to Contemporary Christian as part of the national “K-Love” network tomorrow. Original Post 8/26/09: 98.3 WOGI Duquesne, PA, one of four suburban Pittsburgh stations surrounding the city with “Froggy” Country will drop the format on Tuesday, September 1. 98.3 is directing its listeners to 104.3 WOGF in Moon Township, PA which covers the Western half of the Pittsburgh market and will become the originating station for the remaining trimulcast as well as the WOGI calls. 94.9 WOGG Oliver covers the Southern portions of the market, while 103.5 WOGH Burgettstown targets the Wheeling, WV market. Instant Insight: While 98.3 is a Class A with 3.5KW at 440...Read More
Update 8/31/09: Clear Channel flipped 106.9 WPHR back to its Urban AC “Power 106.9” format this morning. Instant Insight: What in the world was Clear Channel thinking? “Let’s blow off our core listeners on 106.9 just to get back at the group who wants to compete with our powerhouse?” So now in addition to WBBS being vulnerable to competition, Clear Channel has potentially lost some P1’s to 106.9. Just don’t understand that one. Original Entry 8/28/09: Following the flip of crosstown WVOA to Country “105-1 The Wolf” earlier today, Clear Channel has responded by flipping Urban AC WPHR “Power 106.9” to “Young Country 106.9“. Sister WBBS “B104.7” the longtime Country powerhouse in Syracuse had been withou...Read More
Update 8/28 4:30pm: As predicted, 105.1 WVOA flipped to Country as “105.1 The Wolf” at 4:00pm today. Original Entry: CNYRadio.com is reporting that Foxfur Communications 105.1 WVOA DeRuyter/Syracuse, NY is stunting in preparation of a format change. Since Foxfur acquired the station from Clear Channel the station has simulcasted the Religious programming of sister 103.9 WVOU and the Radio Disney of 1490 WOLF. Those WOLF calls look to be coming in handy as our Net Gnomes have uncovered a trio of domains registered last week: 1051FMTheWolf.com, TheWolf1051FM.com, and Country1051FM.com. The WOLF-FM calls currently belong to corporate cousin “Movin 100.3” in Syracuse.