The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times of the year for format changes. Between December 21, 2012 and January 8, 2013 we logged 58 format changes and this year is already shaping up to be busy. Changes That Have Taken Place 1/6: Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPKX Phoenix flips to Sports simulcasting “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR 1/6: “Rock 92.3” WRKN New Orleans flips to Country “Nash-FM 92.3” 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ Miami relaunches as Spanish Hot AC “I95” following move of previous format to 106.7. 1/6: Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL New York flips to Regional Mexican “La Invasora” 1/6: 1290 WPCF/93.9 W227CE Panama City flip to Dance “93.9 Play-FM“. 1/3: Soft AC/Oldies “1320/1450 The Dove” WD...[Read More]
Update 12/27: CKEA came out of Christmas Music and flipped to Variety Hits “95.7 Cruz-FM” a little before 9:00am today. The new format is centered around Rock hits of the 80s and 90s and is promoting itself around its deep library. The station is launching with a promotion promising $10,000 if it plays the same song twice in one day. The first hour of 95.7 Cruz-FM consisted of: Queen – We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions U2 – Mysterious Ways Van Halen – Panama Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days John Cougar – Hurts So Good Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name Police – Roxanne Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Learning To Fly Vapors – Turning Japane...[Read More]
Harvard Broadcasting has flipped Adult Alternative “95.7 The Sound” CKEA Edmonton to AC “Lite 95.7“. The station is debuting with a weekend of Christmas Music to promote the station as Edmonton’s new home for Christmas music come November. The flip returns the format to the market following the flip of “EZ Rock 104.9” to CHR “Virgin Radio” in early February. In the recently released November-February ratings period, The Sound registered a mere 0.8 although it has been on the air a mere six months. The hole to fill a mass appeal format was too much for Harvard to ignore.