99.5 Birmingham

South Stunt To Lead To Talk 99.5 Birmingham

The broad Southern Rock based “99.5 The South” format at WZRR Birmingham was too good to be true as the station will flip to Talk “Talk 99.5” on Tuesday morning. The format will be a repackaged version of what currently airs on 1070 WAPI with a revamped lineup. Matt Murphy, who had been hosting 9am-1pm on WAPI as well as being syndicated to sisters 740 WVNN/92.5 WVNN-FM Huntsville and 1440 WLWI Montgomery will move to 6-10am while ending his show in the other markets. Andrea Lindenberg, who had been hosting 9-11am on Crawford’s “Superstation 101.1” WYDE-FM will join WZRR/WAPI for a 10-11am show after co-hosting Murphy’s morning show. Richard Dixon moves from 1-5pm on WAPI to 11am-2pm. Former WYDE-FM PD/Afternoon host Leland Whaley also jumps ...[Read More]

Nash Icon Launches Across The Country

Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the “Nash Icon” Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The stations making the move to Nash Icon are: Country 92.5 KJJY Des Moines Classic Country “92.5 The Outlaw” Newaygo/Muskegon MI News/Talk 93.7 WJBC-FM Pontiac/Bloomington IL AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville/Fayetteville AR Country 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque CHR “Hot 97.9” KQLK De Ridder/Lake Charles Classic Hits “Good Time Oldies 98.9” W255CJ Atlanta CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR B...[Read More]

99.5 Stunting In Birmingham

Update 4:20pm: As expected, WZRR became one of the launch stations for Cumulus’ new “Nash Icon” Country brand at 3pm. Original Report 8/15 11:40am: Cumulus CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR Birmingham is no more. The station is currently stunting with a loop of Lynyrd Skynrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Kid Rock’s derivative “All Summer Long”. The station is running promos promoting a new format launch at 3:00pm, which is the time that Cumulus will be debuting the “Nash Icon” Country brand on stations across the country. WZRR flipped to CHR in January 2012, but was never able to make inroads against Clear Channel’s “103.7 The Q” WQEN. In the Spring 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings, WZRR’s 2.4 share trailed...[Read More]

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]

WZRR Birmingham Gets Vibed

Update 1/1: WZRR made the flip to CHR as “99.5 The Vibe” at midnight local time with the usual array of 10,000 songs commercial free. Listen to the debut of 99.5 The Vibe at FormatChange.com. The first hour of 99.5 The Vibe featured: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem Katy Perry – The One Who Got Away T-Pain – Five O’Clock In The Morning Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger David Guetta – Without You Ke$ha – We R Who We R Gavin Degraw – Not Over You Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All Taio Cruz – Dynamite Flo Rida – Good Feeling Hot Chelle Rae – I Like It Like That Pink – Raise Your Glass Bruno Mars – It Will Rain Lady Gaga – Marry the Night Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Hearts Britney Spears – I Wann...[Read More]