Following the breakup of its Newsradio simulcast last week, NABCO has flipped 103.9 WMNI-FM Worthington/Columbus, OH to Variety Hits “103.9 Jack-FM“. The flip returns the Jack brand and format to the Columbus market for the first time since Radio-One sold 98.9 WJKR to Salem last fall. The 103.9 frequency previously ran a Variety Hits format as “Ted-FM” from 2004 to 2007.
Nabco Inc. will break apart its simulcast of “NewsRadio” 920 WMNI Columbus and 103.9 WMNI-FM Worthington, OH on Thursday, July 18. 920 WMNI will return to the Adult Standards format it had before it and 103.9 flipped to News in June 2012. 103.9 WMNI-FM will retain the current News format, which consists of CBS and America’s Radio News Network content with local inserts from 6am to 10pm and syndicated Talk in overnights and weekends. The combined 920/103.9 registered a mere 0.2 share in the May PPM monthly. In addition to WMNI and WMNI-FM, Nabco owns Rock “99.7 The Blitz” WRKZ in Columbus.
Update 6/13: NABCO confirms that WTDA and WMNI will flip to News on Thursday, June 14 at 6am. The station will feature a local morning block anchored by Mark Nuce and Kelly Quinn with the remainder of the day featuring CBS News, America’s Radio News Network and local inserts. Late nights will feature syndicated talkers Jim Bohannon and Red Eye Radio. Weekend programming will consist of specialty talk shows. Original Report 6/12: NABCO, Inc. is preparing to flip a pair of its stations in Columbus, OH to News. “Classic Hits 103.9” WTDA Westerville and Standards 920 WMNI Columbus will soon be paired as NABCO has registered a number of domains for an upcoming format change. ColumbusNewsradio.com, Newsradio1039.com, Newsradio1039FM.com, Newsradio920AM.com, NewsradioWMNI.com, a...[Read More]