El Dorado Broadcasters will shortly launch Urban “HD 96.3” K242CS Victorville/KATJ-HD2 George CA. The translator has been testing/stunting for about a week with a loop of Tupac’s “California Love”. No launch date for the permanent format has been announced. HD 96.3 will give the High Desert area a locally targeted competitor to iHeartMedia’s 99.1 KGGI Riverside.
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]
Update 12/8: KVFG will flip to Classic Hits “The Route 103.1” at 6am on December 26. The station’s name comes from Victorville’s location along old Route 66. Local vet Steve Elliott will host mornings. Original Report 11/14: CBS Sports “103.1 ESPN” KVFG Victorville, CA will drop its format on Tuesday, November 15 and begin stunting with Christmas music as “Christmas 103“. The Sports format will move en masse to 910 KRAK Hesperia, CA displacing Standards “Stardust 910“. 910ESPN.com was registered by CBS this past Friday.
Over the next few weeks as the holiday season approaches, many radio stations will prepare for the the onslaught of changes that will take place between December 26 and January 2. This list will compile all the stations we at RadioInsight are monitoring for pending format changes. This is NOT a list of all stations currently airing Christmas music. For a list of all stations that have flipped to Christmas music for the season visit 100000watts.com. December 23 – Clear Channel Classic Hits “My 100.1 & 98.3” WSWR-FM and WXXR Mansfield, OH will begin simulcasting sister News/Talk 1400 WMAN as WMAN-FM and WWMM. December 21 – 90s Hits “Gen X Radio 97.3” WGEX Bainbridge/Albany, GA will become CHR “97.3 Hit Music Now“. December 20 – Clear...[Read More]