CBS Radio returned Modern Rock and the venerable “WHFS” brand to Baltimore via 97.5 W248AO and 106.5 WWMX-HD2 at noon today.
The station is launching with a full airstaff. Tim Virgin, most recently in afternoons at Q101 Chicago, will host mornings. He along with afternoon host Gina Crash and night host Neci are veterans of the original 99.1 WHFS. The syndicated Loveline will air from 10pm to midnight. Other Baltimore radio veterans Jenn Marino (who continues to co-host afternoons at Mix 106.5) and Chris Emry will also appear on the station.
Since being displaced from its longtime home on 99.1 in Annapolis, MD in February 2005, the format was used on HD2 and part time on then FM Talk “Live 105.7” in Baltimore and up until now on 94.7 WIAD-HD2 Bethesda/Washington, DC. The actual WHFS call letters are held by “1580 The Big Talker” in Morningside, MD.
Here’s a sample hour of HFS at 3:00pm today:
Blur – Song 2
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Stone Temple Pilots – Unglued
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Rise Against – Audience of One
Veruca Salt – Seether
Foo Fighters – Walk (Live)
Live – Lightning Crashes
The Ataris – The Boys of Summer
Soul Coughing – Super Bon Bon
The Cult – Love Removal Machine