The weekend of stunting with nothing but Drake on 92.7 WQNC Harrisburg/Charlotte, NC gave way at 5:00pm today to Urban “92.7 The Block“. Taking direct aim at Beasley Media’s “Power 98” WPEG, the new format is promoting itself as “Non-Stop Hip-Hop and R&B” and being commercial-free. First song was Lil Wayne’s “The Block Is Hot”. Original Report 8/14: Radio-One has broken its simulcast of Gospel “Praise 92.7/100.9” in Charlotte. 92.7 WPZS Harrisburg, NC has dropped the Gospel format and is now stunting will all-Drake as “Drake 92.7“. The move brings a call letter swap as WPZS moves over to 100.9 Indian Trail, NC that retains the “Praise” Gospel format. 92.7 is once again WQNC, which were on t...[Read More]
Following the launch of Radio-One’s “Old School 105.3” WNOW-FM, we’ve been waiting for the next show to drop in the company’s makeover of its Charlotte cluster. At 12am this morning, Urban AC “My 92.7” WQNC gave way to a simulcast of sister Gospel “Praise 100.9” WPZS. While we expect that eventually 100.9 will slide to a new format as both stations have considerable overlap in their reach, this does appear to be a simulcast that will be around for the near term.