Completed Changes Sarasota – iHeartMedia’s former “Sarasota News Radio” 1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota flipped to CHR “103.9 Kiss-FM“. (1/1) Oklahoma City – Cumulus Classic Hits “Fun 96.9” KQOB flips to Variety Hits “Alice 96.9“. (12/31) Buffalo – Hawk Communications Classic Hits 1330 WSPQ Springville signed-off. (12/31) Long Island – With 94.7 WLIX-LP signing off, 93.3 W227CL Coram began rebroadcasting “101.5 The Breeze” W268AN Plainview/93.5 WVIP-HD4 New Rochelle. (12/31) Pittsburgh – Calvary Inc. News 1410 KQV went dark. (12/31) Roanoke – Mel Wheeler Inc. launched Classic Rock “97.3 The Rock Channel” W247AD Roanoke VA. (12/31) Webster MA – Just Because Inc. Country ...[Read More]
Midwest Communications has flipped Country “Q102.7” WDWQ Terre Haute IN to Classic Hits and its former WBOW call letters. 102.7 WBOW debuted at midnight with Orleans “Still The One”, Rod Stewart “Young Turks”, and Journey “Don’t Stop Believing”. Jay Cruz will remain in mornings following the format change. Former WBOW middayer Julie Henricks, who also serves as meteorologist at WTWO-TV, will return to the station for middays. Dan Stone, Brand Manager of sister Country WNCY Green Bay WI, will host afternoons at WBOW. WDWQ was one of two Country stations in Midwest’s Terre Haute cluster following its acquisition of “Hi 99” 99.9 WTHI-FM in 2016. This will mark the second revitalization of the WBOW brand by Midwest in rece...[Read More]
Update 6/30: When WBOW-FM is transferred to Midwest Communications tomorrow, the new “Q102.7” branding will be accompanied by a Country format and WDWQ call letters. Original Report 6/28: While awaiting the closing of its purchase of 1300 WBOW and 102.7 WBOW-FM Terre Haute, IN, Midwest Communications will begin LMA’ing the stations on Sunday, July 1 at 12:00am. While 1300 will shift from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports Radio, it is unclear exactly what format will replace AC on the FM although we do know it will be branded as “Q102.7” as Q1027.com was moved to Midwest’s servers this week. WBOW-FM Morning Host Kyle West has blogged that the existing 102.7 staff will be departing after Friday.
Update 6/13: 95.9 WWSY made the long awaited change to Modern Rock this morning as it rebranded not as “The Edge” but as “X 95.9“. New WXXR call letters are already in place. Bill Cain will host “The Morning X” followed by Mojo’s “Rock & Roll Sideshow” in middays and Amber Lee at night. Afternoons will be filled in the near future. Original Report 5/10: Last month Midwest Communications agreed to purchase “ESPN Sports Radio” 1300 WBOW and AC 102.7 WBOW-FM Terre Haute from Crossroads Communications for $1.3 Million. The acquisition will lead to a pair of format changes in the cluster. 1300 has been simulcasting 92.7 WSDM and will be unable to continue to do so. The registrations of Fox1300.com and FoxSports1300.com by Mi...[Read More]