Rewind Launches In Champaign

The hacking of 92.5 WREE has come to an end as the station expectedly relaunched as 80s centric Classic Hits “Rewind 92.5“. Debuting with Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”, WREE is positioning itself as “Amazing Variety”. Original Report 2/23: Saga has begun stunting on Variety Hits “92.5 The Chief” WREE Urbana/Champaign, IL. Occasional songs are being interrupted by faux hackers claiming they are coming, they can control your radio, etc. An updated website states a list of demands giving the station until Thursday, February 26 at 9:00am to meet them. As we mentioned below Saga recently changed the station’s call letters from WCFF to WREE and a relaunch under “Rewind” branding appears imminent. Original Report 2/4: A cha...[Read More]

Hits 99.7 Champaign-Urbana Debuts

Saga Communications has launched CHR “Hits 99.7” W259BG/100.3 WIXY-HD3 Champaign, IL. The station is launching jockless and commercial-free going up against SJ Broadcasting’s “Q96” WQQB for the CHR audience in the home of the University of Illinois. The translator has previously been Rock “Extra 92.1/99.7” which continues to broadcast on 92.1 W221CK/WIXY-HD2. Saga also owns Variety Hits “92.5 The Chief” WCFF, Adult CHR “Mix 94.5” WLRW, “True Oldies 97.9” W250BL/WLRW-HD2 Classic Country 99.1 WYXY, and Country 100.3 WIXY in the Champaign-Urbana market.