95.7 Cedar Rapids

KOSY Cedar Rapids Relaunches As Hot 95.7

iHeartMedia CHR “Y95.7” KOSY-FM Anamosa/Cedar Rapids IA relaunched this morning as “Hot 95.7“. With the new name KOSY-FM has tweaked its on-air lineup. The syndicated Elvis Duran Show remains in mornings, while On Air with Ryan Seacrest is added to the lineup for middays. Program Director Sean Strife moves to afternoons. Prior to joining KOSY-FM in February, Strife served as Seacrest’s producer at flagship 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles. “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC-FM Chicago afternoon host Brady takes nights.

Sean Strife Named PD at KOSY

iHeartMedia CHR “Y95.7” KOSY-FM Anamosa/Cedar Rapids IA has named Sean Strife their new Program Director/Midday host. Strife joins KOSY from iHeartMedia’s Los Angeles cluster where he worked on Ryan Seacrest’s morning show at 102.7 KIIS-FM and on-air at Sports “AM 570” KLAC. Strife has previously worked in Gainesville and West Palm Beach FL. Strife succeeds Josh Martinez, who was promoted to iHeartMedia’s Dayton OH cluster in late 2016. iHeartMedia Cedar Rapids announced today that Sean Strife has been named Program Director for Y957 FM, Cedar Rapids’ New Hit Music Station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Cedar Rapids has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — i...[Read More]

Clear Channel Launches Cedar Rapids CHR

Clear Channel has flipped 95.7 KOSY-FM Anamosa, IA from News/Talk to CHR “Y95.7“. The new format brings a third CHR to the market where it joins KZIA Inc.’s “Z102.9” KZIA and Townsquare Media’s “i107.1” KRQN. KOSY-FM’s previous format was a partial simulcast with sister News/Talk 600 WMT Cedar Rapids, with both stations running different programming in middays and early evenings.

2011 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

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]

WMT-FM Becomes Kiss Country, 95.7 Becomes WMT-FM

Update 1/2: The second part of the shift is now complete. 95.7 KKSY has flipped to News/Talk “95.7 WMT-FM“. Northpine.com reports that it isn’t a direct simulcast as 95.7 will air Glenn Beck from 9am to 12pm, while 600 WMT airs its existing local programming in that timeslot. Original Report 12/27: Clear Channel Hot AC “Mix 96.5” WMT-FM Cedar Rapids, IA has assumed the programming of sister “Kiss Country 95.7” KKSY. The new “Kiss Country 96.5” is currently simulcasting on both frequencies until a new format debuts on 95.7 in early 2012. That will probably coincide with the signal upgrade just applied for which will move KKSY five miles closer to Cedar Rapids. At that time we expect to see a simulcast of News/Talk 600 WMT on 95.7. Clear ...[Read More]