Woodward Communications CHR “95.9 Kiss-FM” WKSZ De Pere/Green Bay WI is adding a simulcast on 92.9 WKZY Chilton/Appleton on Monday, Februrary 15. WKZY currently simulcasts Woodward’s 80s/90s Hits “KZ 104.3” WKZG Seymour. Along with the simulcast changing, WKSZ will also bring morning hosts Doug Erickson & Mary Love back over from WKZG. Doug & Mary joined WKZG when the station debuted its current format in December 2012. With their move to WKSZ, the current morning show of Precious and Nikki is no more. Precious will move to nights replacing the current voicetracking in the timeslot while Nikki moves to sales for the company.
Woodward Communications has flipped “92.9 Country” WXMM Chilton/Appleton, WI to a simulcast of 80s/90s Hits “KZ 104.3” WKZG Seymour/Green Bay. The move gives WKZG full coverage of the Appleton market as WKZG rimshots the market from the north. Its current format, which focuses on pop hits from 1980-1995, debuted in December 2012. It also simulcasts on 103.5 W278AU to better cover Green Bay. The 92.9 WXMM signal signed-on with the now former Country format in September 2011. It had been the local affiliate for the syndicated Bobby Bones morning show.
Update 12/26: “KZ 104.3” made its debut at 12am today with its 80s/90s Hits format. The first three songs on the station were Madonna – Vouge, J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame, and Real McCoy – Another Night. In addition to the previously announced Doug & Mary morning show, the rest of the station lineup will include Ty Collins in middays, Dayton Kane in afternoons, and Clear Channel’s syndicated Mario Lopez at night. Update 12/17: KZ1043.com has gone live redirecting to the new format’s Facebook page. The new format will be all 80s and 90s pop with core artists included on the page as Jon Bon Jovi, George Michael, Madonna, New Kids On The Block, and Vanilla Ice. The new format will debut on December 26. Mornings on the station will be held by Dou...[Read More]
It’s that time of the year again as stations across the country shift to Christmas music for the season. Quite a few of these stations will use the temporary ratings boost to launch a new format after the holidays. This year could bring more flips than usual as many stations will be affiliating with the new CBS Sports Radio set to debut on January 2, 2013. This list will compile all the stations we at RadioInsight are monitoring for pending format changes and will be updated continuously. Confirmed Flips Multiple Markets: CBS will flip “ESPN 1300” WJZ Baltimore, “America’s Talk 1660” WBCN Charlotte, “Talkradio 1270” WXYT Detroit, “Talk 650” KIKK Houston, “KYDZ Radio 1140” KYDZ Las Vegas, 610 WIP Philadelphia, “ES...[Read More]