Update 5/13: Midwest did indeed break-up its WKZO simulcast this afternoon to launch Alternative “Z96.5 WZXO”. The station is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. The station will remain as the radio flagship for Western Michigan University sports. The Press Release announcing “Z96.5” follows: Z96.5 Kalamazoo’s Alternative launched Monday May 13th playing 10,000 songs in a row. The brand new station will feature alternative artists such as AWOLNATION, Fun., and Imagine Dragons. Upon reviewing key research that showed a demand for alternative music in Kalamazoo, Midwest Communications made the decision to change its 96.5 WKZO news talk station to the alternative music format. The sound of Z96.5 will be similar to that of Midwest’s alternative radio station...[Read More]
Michiguide.com reports that Classic Rocker 96.5 WFAT Kalamazoo has flipped to Country as Y96.5 WYZO.