104.9 Quad Cities

104.9 KQCS Quad Cities Kicks Off New Classic Hits Identity

At 12pm today, Townsquare Media flipped Country “104.9 The Hawk” KQCS Dewitt/Quad Cities IA to Classic Hits “Kick 104.9“. Jeff Lynn, Operations Manager of the Townsquare Quad Cities cluster is serving as Program Director. The format change comes one day before Regional Media Classic Hits “Rewind 93.9” WYEC will flip to Variety Hits “Jack-FM“. INSTANT INSIGHT: For a company like Townsquare that describes itself as a “Media, Entertainment and Digital Marketing Solutions Company” you would think they would understand the importance of having some form of web and social media presence ready for the new station at launch. You know, for digital marketing purposes. Yet as I write this only the now-defunct Hawk website exits to promote th...[Read More]

Hawk Debuts In Quad Cities

Update 7/9: “104.9 The Hawk” made its debut at 12pm today following six hours of stunting with Christmas music. The new format is launching its “Commercial Free Summer” with the normal 10,000 songs in a row. Listen to the launch of The Hawk at FormatChange.com. Update 7/8: KBOB-FM will make the flip to Country “104.9 The Hawk” on Wednesday, July 9. GM Bruce Law told the Quad Cities Business Journal that the station will begin stunting with Christmas Music at 6am on Wednesday before launching the new format in the midday. KBOB-FM Morning hosts Dave Levora and Darren Pitra are exiting with the flip. Original Report 7/6: A flip to Country is imminent at Townsquare Media Active Rock “Rock 104.9” KBOB-FM De Witt, IA. Townsquare has registered 1049...[Read More]