Update 8/27: Clear Channel launched “Fox Sports FM 98.7” W254AZ Belmont/99.7 WRFX-HD2 Charlotte this morning.
Launching with the national Fox Sports Radio in its entirety, rumors are spreading that the translator could be in the running to become the new flagship for Charlotte Hornets basketball play-by-play for the upcoming season.
Update 8/12: Clear Channel has announced that “Fox Sports 98.7” will launch on W254AZ and 99.7 WRFX-HD2 by the end of the month. The station will debut with the complete national Fox Sports Radio lineup including Dan Patrick, Jay Mohr, and Steve Gorman.
Original Report 7/30: Sports Talk appears to be on its way to the FM band in Charlotte thanks to a soon to launch Clear Channel translator.
Clear Channel has registered FoxSports987.com, FoxSportsFM987.com, 987FoxSports.com, and 987Sports.com for 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC. The translator was acquired last August from Positive Alternative Radio. The translator is currently building out its Construction Permit to relocate just south of Charlotte with 180 watts at 140 meters from the tower that serves as the auxiliary antenna for Clear Channel’s five Charlotte FMs (Coverage Map).