Clear Channel is shaking up its Rochester, NY cluster.
Classic Rock “95.1 The Brew” WQBW Honeoye Falls has rebranded as “Radio 95.1” as the station adds former “98.9 The Buzz” WBZA morning hosts Kimberly & Beck for afternoons. The duo was fired by Entercom in May following hateful comments directed towards the transgender community. The duo will air from 2-7pm on WQBW, while Brother Weeze remains in mornings.
Concurrently Classic Hits “Oldies 107.3” WODX South Bristol Township will flip to Country “107.3 The Bull” at 12pm. New WNBL call letters have been applied for. Brandings itself as “Rochester’s New Hit Country”, The Bull will bring a rimshot competitor to Entercom Country “92.5 The Bee” WBEE.
Both of these moves come as Entercom prepares to rearrange its morning shows in the market on Friday as it moves Spezzano and Sandy from CHR 97.9 WPXY to WBZA to fill Kimberly & Beck’s former slot.
—Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Rochester announced today the debut of Radio 95.1 and 107.3 The Bull, effective immediately. Radio 95.1 is an innovative Rock and personality-based station that features “Brother Wease in the Morning” from 5 a.m.-12 p.m and “Kimberly and Beck in the Afternoon” weekdays from 2-7p.m. “Kimberly and Beck” will also join the NewsRadio WHAM 1180 programming lineup weeknights from 8-9 p.m.
Also debuting today is 107.3 The Bull, Rochester’s New Hit Country, offering listeners a new choice for Country music. Launching commercial free with 10,000 songs in a row, the station is designed for the new generation of Country music fans and gives listeners a front-row seat to Country’s biggest artists and concerts, featuring core artists like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. 107.3 The Bull features award-winning Country morning program The Bobby Bones Show, beginning later this fall from 6-11 a.m. EST. The morning show entertains listeners with a unique mix of pop culture, news and music, and features on-air personalities Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy, with special guest appearances from the biggest names in Country music straight from Nashville.
In addition, Raphael “Raph,” joins KISS 106.7 to host weekday afternoons from 4-7 p.m. He brings his energy and passion to Rochester’s fastest growing radio station KISS 106.7. Raph spent the past seven years on WPXY.