So it appears someone at Clear Channel wants the world to know that SoftRock971.com is in existence and pointing to KEGL Dallas’ website. Now why is it that a company will go out of its way to mask the true nature of 99% of its domain registrations but not this one? Well lets start with the fact that SoftRock971.com was NOT registered by Clear Channel corporate using their usual registrar. Looks like someone in the Dallas cluster saw the registrations for a possible CBS AmpRadio in the market and wants to throw a curveball in their plans. Back in September when 971TheBull.com leaked, the expectation was Clear Channel would flip 97.1 to Country if Cumulus shifted “I93” KLIF-FM to one of the two Country stations it now owned in the market. The same thinking is in play here....[Read More]
The Dallas/Fort Worth Country war will soon see another entrant as Clear Channel looks ready to flip Rock “97.1 The Eagle” KEGL to Country. 971TheBull.com was registered by Clear Channel on September 1 and is already redirecting to KEGL’s website. A shift to Country for the struggling Rocker could be a preemptive strike against Cumulus. Once the merger with Citadel closes, Cumulus will own both Country outlets in the market: “99.5 The Wolf” KPLX and “New Country 96.3” KSCS. With The Bull in place, Cumulus may reconsider replacing one of the Country stations with a format that could compete with one of Clear Channel’s other stations in the market. In addition to 97.1 KEGL, Clear Channel also owns CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KHKS, Hot AC ...[Read More]
Active Rock returned to Dallas/Fort Worth this morning as 97.1 KEGL dropped its all-Christmas stunting and brought back its former “97.1 The Eagle” moniker. Vince Richards, Director of Rock Programming for Clear Channel in Houston, has been named OM of Clear Channel’s Dallas cluster and PD of KEGL and sister Alternative KDGE “102.1 The Edge“. The first five songs on the relaunched Eagle: Ozzy Osbourne – Flying High Again Linkin Park – Bleed It Out Metallica – Enter Sandman AC/DC – For Those About To Rock Three Days Grace – Never Too Late
97.1 KEGL Fort Worth/Dallas has dropped its “La Preciosa” Spanish Oldies format and has gone commercial-free Christmas Music until the end of the holiday season. Clear Channel has announced that the station will return to an English language format after Christmas.