Update 3/7: KWNW rebranded to “101.9 Kiss-FM” at 5pm today. After signing off Radio Now with Boys II Men’s “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”, the station faked a flip to Country for a minute leading into its relaunch as “Kiss-FM“. The only change to the station’s on-air lineup which features The Kane Show in mornings is the addition of Carson from 2-4pm. Ryan Seacrest will remain from 10am to 2pm, PD Kobe shifts to 4-7pm and Brodee in nights. Original Report 3/6: Clear Channel has registered KissMemphis.com in preparation of bringing the brand name back to the market. In recent months Clear Channel has rebranded their “Radio Now” stations in Greensboro and Jacksonville as “Kiss-FM” so it likely will be C...[Read More]
Clear Channel has been granted a Construction Permit to move CHR “101.9 Kiss-FM” KIYS Jonesboro, AR to Crawfordsville, AR with full coverage of the Memphis market. To make the move possible, KIYS will downgrade from a Class C with 100kw at 1030 feet to a C1 with 11.5kw at 489 feet. KIYS has been operated by Bobby Caldwell’s East Arkansas Broadcasters, Inc under and LMA since January 2007, when Caldwell purchased the remainder of Clear Channel’s Jonesboro cluster. KIYS will join 6 other stations in Clear Channel’s Memphis cluster when the move is complete: News/Talk 600 WREC, Urban AC 1070 WDIA, Gospel “Hallelujah 95.7” WHAL, Urban “K97.1” WHRK-FM, Urban AC “V101.1” KJMS-FM, and Classic Rock “Rock 103” 102.7 WEGR.