94.1 WNNF Cincinnati Begins A New Journey

Journey 94.1 Frequency 94 94-1 WNNF Cincinnati Tim Jeff George Cumulus Q102 WKRQ Rewind 94.9 WREW Warm 98 WRRM

Update 5/20: The new format at 94.1 is AC “Journey 94-1” playing “90’s, 80’s, and Now”.

The new format places the station in between Hubbard Radio’s Adult CHR “Q102” WKRQ and 80’s focused Classic Hits “Rewind 94.9” WREW. Chris Lynn, PD of Cumulus sister Soft AC “Warm 98” WRRM will program Journey in addition to Warm.

Listen to the debut of Journey 94.1 at FormatChange.com.

The first hour consisted of:
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over
Katy Perry – E.T.
John Mayer – No Such Thing
Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do
Rick Springfield – Don’t Talk To Strangers
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
Cee-Lo Green – Forget You
Coldplay – Clocks
Madonna – Into The Groove
Santana & Rob Thomas – Smooth
Katy Perry – Hot N Cold
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Beyonce – Irreplaceable
Del Amitri – Roll To Me

Original Report 5/18: Cumulus Adult Alternative “Frequency 94.1” WNNF Cincinnati dropped its format today at 12:00pm and has begun stunting with samples of different formats including Classic Country, CHR, Smooth Jazz, Urban Oldies, and All Michael Jackson. Sweepers indicate the new format will debut Friday, May 20 at 9:41am.

No word yet on what that format will be, but we wouldn’t be shocked to find that Tim & Jeff, who recently departed Clear Channel CHR “Kiss 107” WKFS where they were known as Tim & My Mom Calls Me George for Cumulus’ “Star 105.5” WWWM Toledo as part of the equation at the new 94.1.

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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.

18 Comments


  1. Is it me or U Think it format of wheels more likely to Flip To CHR

    I’ll put $20 Is going to CHR


    • I’m expecting some variation of current pop, whether it be CHR or a more pop-oriented Hot AC.

      BTW, the expression is “wheel of formats” not “format of wheels”.


  2. Hoping for CHR.


  3. I’m guessing either CHR “i94” or “Kruz @ 94-1” which is a modern AAA format that Cumulus has been rolling out like a virus


    • Frequency was musically identical to KRUZ. No reason to blow it up just to rebrand.


  4. On the website, it shows the “Under Construction” sign, but it looks like all signs lead to CHR for 94.1….

    We’ll see what happens Friday (although I won’t be able to tune in when it happens).


  5. My bet isn’t with a true CHR, but I’m sure it’ll be something with lots of Energy.
    Either a Hot AC or a Dance leaning CHR.


    • I was thinking something like a dance-leaning CHR… Cumulus has never done anything like that though?


  6. It might be like fm 103.7 in Houston Texas


  7. That would be cool if it was Jack Fm


  8. You know what? That tease with hit music and Kassey Kassem (SP?) makes me think it’ll be classic hits.

    In that mix you get hits mixed with a classic voice. Are they intending to play music from a time when the CD was new perhaps?


    • Cumulus already owns 103.5 WGRR, why would they compete with themselves?


      • That’s a very good point.
        …and Journey it is!
        90’s 80’s and now?
        I guess WGRR is going more classic?
        More 70’s perhaps?


  9. Someone please explain, if we already have stations that currently play everything on this new format, why eliminate the only alternative format. For such a large city, there are very few listening options. Looks like they’re abandoning a large group of listeners. If I wanted to listen to oldies, top 40, etc, I would tune into those stations. Of course this is Cincy, so whenever something good comes along, they change it into something completely stupid.


  10. Well, personally, I liked the “wheel of formats” stunt they did before the change to AC “Journey 94-1”. Alas, in Dayton Ohio, we get this similar format (Mix 107.7, WMMX, uses this format, but it’s Clear Channel). I’m not impressed…


  11. I am absolutely stunned. One more popular hits station. Like Michelle said, a huge portion of the listening audience has been abandoned in this city. How on earth can Cincinnati be THIS conservative?

    Please tell me who to write to to try to sway the decision makers? In the meantime, no radio for me! Thank heavens for Pandora and Rhapsody…

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