Clear Channel Shuffles Formats In Chillicothe

Comedy 1350 WCHI 92.7 WCHI-FM 1490 WBEX Chillicothe Clear ChannelClear Channel has dismantled the Classic Hits simulcast at 1350 WCHI/92.7 W224BR Chillicothe OH.

The AM side has become “Comedy 1350“, a move that was telegraphed in August by the station’s inclusion on a list of pending affiliates of the 24/7 Comedy Network.

The 92.7 translator will now simulcast sister News/Talk 1490 WBEX, bringing its programming to FM for the first time.

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  1. The former format was duplicated on AM on a Clear Channel station in an adjacent community and on FM from Columbus, so the market is not losing oldies radio.

    • The inherent irony is that the current oldies outlet in Columbus – WODC/93.3 Ashville – was originally the FM sister station to WCHI as WFCB/94.3. They swapped dial positions with WKKJ-FM one year before the 93.3 FM signal was moved to the Columbus market.

      Incidentally, WODC is already in all-Christmas mode, a programming distinction they’ve held onto for years. And the other nearby classic hits AM – WCHO/1250 Washington Court House, long a sister/duplicator of WCHI – will flip to all-Christmas on Thanksgiving weekend.

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