Amp Radio 98.7 Detroit Launches

Amp Radio 98.7 Takeover WVMV NowFM AmpRadio Smooth Jazz V98.7 HD2 Dom Theodore Q95.5 WKQI

After speculation dating back to March, CBS Radio flipped Smooth Jazz “V98.7” WVMV to CHR on Friday, October 2 under VP/CHR Programming Dom Theodore. Over the weekend, “98.7 Takeover” launched with an aggressive street promotional campaign hyping the the new format. At 8:00am today, the station unveiled its “Amp Radio 98.7” branding.

The Smooth Jazz format continues online at and on 98.7’s HD2 format. Dom Theodore, the CBS VP/Programming who will be overseeing the new station is the former PD at crosstown Clear Channel CHR WKQI “Channel 95.5” and a number of former WKQI personalities work at sister WXRK “92.3 Now-FM” New York.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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