Townsquare Media Alternative 94.1 KRNA Iowa City/Cedar Rapids flipped to Classic Rock at 5pm Friday. The move was billed as returning the station to its roots playing the music it played during its heyday. It had launched as an AOR in the 70s before seguing to Active Rock in the early 2000s and Alternative in 2014. The airstaff outside of the syndicated Free Beer & Hot Wings remains in-tact. KRNA registered a 1.9 share in the Spring 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings. The move will position the station directly against iHeartMedia’s “100.7 The Fox” KKRQ Iowa City, which ranked third in the market with a 7.1 share. Welcome To The Jungle, baby. And welcome back to your long gone friends. The ones that gave us all the best classic rock songs. AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Led Ze...[Read More]
Townsquare Media Active Rock “Real Rock 94.1” KRNA Cedar Rapids, IA has rebranded as “Iowa’s Alternative” as the playlist begins to move towards Alternative. The airstaff remains the same with the syndicated Free Beer & Hot Wings in mornings, Valerie Hiatt in middays, and Program Director Gregg ‘Shark’ Scharnau in afternoons. The new music mix is a little harder/older leaning than most current based Alternative stations. On Twitter the station describes core artists as including Pearl Jam, Kongos, Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys, Dirty Heads, Soundgarden, Linkin Park, Arctic Monkeys, Incubus, U2, Chevelle, and Alice In Chains.