Previous Format: Sports // 940 WINZ Miami New Format: Classic Hip-Hop “Throwback 105.5” WMIB-HD3 Date & Time Of Change: May 25, 2017 at 4:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
Previous Format: CHR “96.7 The Planet” WXZO New Format: Rhythmic CHR “Hot 96.7” Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 2017 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
Previous Format: Rock “No Rules Rock” (Stunting As “Santa 98.7” and “98.7 Donald-FM“) New Format: AC “B98.7” Date & Time Of Change: January 5, 2017 at 5:45pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
Previous Format: Spanish Tropical “La Ola Radio” New Format: Spanish Tropical “Mega 99.5” Date & Time Of Change: January 1, 2016 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
With 2011 in the books, let’s look back at some of the best format changes of the year. To preface, these selections are based on the productions that led up to and/or came out of each change and not the actual formats. Let’s look back in chronological order at our choices. Birth of 106.5 The Lake Cleveland On January 3, 106.5 WMVX Cleveland debuted its new Variety Hits format as “The Lake” following a long stunt period of Christmas music and then teasing the new format with a broad stunt that played into the new format’s “We Play Anything” tagline. Frankie Yankovic wasn’t heard after the stunt ended, but the station kicked off with a song that tied into the market and never looked back. 96.5 The Mountain Chattanooga Rebrands as Hits 96 WDOD-...