Days after Cox Media Group flipped Christian AC “Spirit 105.7” K289CC/KWEN-HD2 Tulsa to Active Rock “105.7 The Bone“, iHeartMedia has countered by flipping Oldies “93.5 Chrome-FM” K228BR/KTGX-HD2 to Classic Rock “93.5 The Jet” today. “Tulsa’s Real Classic Rock” gives a direct format competitor to Cox’ “103.3 The Eagle” KJSR. The move counters K289CC’s launch to compete against iHeartMedia’s Rock 97.5 KMOD. In the Fall 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, KMOD was second in the Tulsa market with a 6.8 share. KJSR was fourth with a 5.6 share.
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]
Another station has blown up its existing brand with its move to Christmas Music leading to a potential format change after the holidays. In past years iHeartMedia Oldies “93.5 Chrome-FM” K228BR Tulsa/106.1 KTGX-HD would go all-Christmas but keep its existing branding. This year the station has changed branding to “Christmas 93.5” on-air and renaming their social media properties. K228BR has aired a 50s/60s based Oldies format with Christmas Music in the holiday season since its launch in early 2009.
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