101.1 Springfield IL

Outlaw Ousts Abe In Springfield

As expected Saga flipped 101.1 W266BZ/103.7 WDBR-HD2 Springfield IL from Variety Hits “Abe-FM” to Classic Country “101.1 The Outlaw” at noon today. Focusing on core artists Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire, “The Outlaw” creates a flanker for sister “101.9 The Wolf” WLFZ against Midwest Family Broadcasting’s “US 92.7” WUSW and Neuhoff Media’s 104.5 WFMB. Original Report 1/25: Saga Communications Variety Hits “101.1 Abe-FM” W266BZ/103.7 WDBR-HD2 Springfield IL is promoting “A Big Change” for Friday, January 29. While no domains have been registered yet, word in the market is that Saga is preparing to flip the station to the “Outlaw” Classic ...[Read More]

Saga Shuffles Three In Springfield

Saga Communication’s Capitol Radio Group has moved two of its Springfield, IL stations to new frequencies while launching a new format on a third. Variety Hits “93.9 Abe-FM” WABZ Sherman slides to 250 watt 101.1 W266BZ Springfield/103.7 WDBR-HD2, which had been rebroadcasting CHR 103.7 WDBR. Classic Hits “Cool 101.9” Springfield downgrades from the 50kW 101.9 signal to WABZ’s 15kW 93.9 frequency. Those moves open up the 50kW Class B signal at 101.9 for the debut of Country “101.9 The Wolf” WLFZ. Robb Rose, most recently at Hubbard’s “Rewind 100.3” WILV Chicago has been named Brand Manager/Morning Host. The station will also be commercial free from 9am to 12pm daily. The new format gives Neuhoff Media’s 104.5 WFMB-FM a ...[Read More]