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 V987.com 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.