Classic Hits has returned to a full-powered signal in Chattanooga. With Classic Hits “Big 95.3” debuting on WPLZ Ooltewah, “Cat Country” shifted to 106.9 W295BI Chattanooga/WPLZ-HD2. The frequency swap restores Classic Hits to a full powered signal in Chattanooga for the first time since Cumulus flipped “107.9 Big-FM” WOGT to Nash Icon last October. W295BI had dropped its “Hippie Radio” branding in March. Sean McNally and Janice Colby’s “Mac & Cheez” morning show will remain on 95.3 WPLZ despite the format swap. Original Report 3/31: Brewer Media Classic Hits “Hippie Radio 106.9” W295BI Chattanooga/95.3 WPLZ-HD2 Oootewah, TN is undergoing an upheaval. The station is now identifying as “106.9 – Ch...[Read More]
As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list of changes we’re expecting to happen check our Watchlist. 1/4: Still coming across some smaller market changes that occurred during the holidays. MTS Broadcasting’s “ESPN 1240” WCEM Cambridge, MD shifts to Standards running Music of Your Life. In the Ozarks, “Real Country 104.3” KBCN Harrison, AR shifts to ESPN Radio. Oldies 93.7 WKAD Cadillac and Standards 1340 WMBN Petoskey, MI have flipped to Sports as “The Ticket” using Fox Sports Radio. 1/4: ...[Read More]
Brewer Media Group has flipped “95.3 Jack-FM” WHJK Chattanooga, TN to News/Talk as “Pulse News” as WPLZ, merging the station’s branding with the weekly newspaper it runs in the city. Additionally, sister CHR WALV “Alive 105” will flip to Sports as “ESPN Chattanooga” when it moves from 104.9 to 105.1 and moves its transmitter into Chattanooga proper in mid-June. Chattarati.com features an interview with Owner Jim Brewer about the new stations.