Update 1/27: “97.9 ESPN” launched at 6am today. Currently running the national ESPN Radio lineup in full, 97.9 will soon add a local afternoon show. The station gives ESPN an FM signal audible at its Bristol, CT headquarters. Update 1/25: 97.9 and 100.9 have both applied for licenses for their new tower locations and have begun testing at half power. The new 97.9, licensed to Windsor Locks CT transmits from downtown Hartford and will operate with 3.4kW from 443 feet. 100.9, formerly AAA WRNX, has been simulcasting with 97.9 since Halloween. It will now operate with 870 watts from 860 feet, approximately 13 miles north of Springfield. Original Report 12/6: As 97.9 WPKX prepares to make its move from Springfield, MA to Hartford, Clear Channel has registered a number of domains gi...[Read More]
Clear Channel Country “Kix 97.9” WPKX Springfield, MA has begun simulcasting on 100.9 WRNX displacing the former AAA format. The long awaited move is the first step in the process of WPKX leaving the Springfield market for Hartford, CT where it will gain a new format and identity. With this move, the stations are beginning to emphasize the ne “Kix 100.9” identity. WRNX, licensed to Amherst, MA has a construction permit to improve its signal in Springfield proper. No word yet on how long the simulcast will last before 97.9 completely hands the format to 100.9.