Rockford and Champaign, IL will both be gaining new Urban stations in the near future.
In Rockford, Crawford Broadcasting will flip “Soul 106.3” WYRB from a simulcast of sister WSRB Chicago to a locally originated Urban format as “Power 106.3” at noon on Wednesday. WYRB will continue to air Tom Joyner in the mornings.
Down in Champaign-Urbana, SJ Broadcasting will soon be flipping Classic Alternative “93.5 The Source” WEBX. SJ Broadcasting recently announced the purchase of WEBX and its sister stations from RadioStar, Inc. SJ has registered 935Beat.com.