Previous Format: Dance CHR “Hot 106.3” New Format: Talk/Oldies “New Jersey 101.5” (simulcasting 101.5 WKXW Trenton) Date & Time Of Change: 2/1/2003 More Info: Wikipedia
Previous Format: Classic Hits “Fun 106.3” WFNE New Format: Alternative WJSE Date & Time Of Change: August 31, 2012 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WJSE Becomes Wild 102.7
Previous Format: Modern Rock New Format: Dance CHR Date & Time Of Change: 7/2/2010 9:58pm More Info: RadioInsight.com
Previous Format: Country “Country 104.9” WEMG-FM (Temporary Stunt Format) New Format: Smooth Jazz “Smooth Jazz 104.9” WOJZ Date & Time Of Change: August 29, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Pirate Jim, Wikipedia
In Late March 2003, Mega Communications, which had attempted to target the growing Hispanic audience in Philadelphia with a pair of AM stations and a rimshot FM sold the FM to Nassau Broadcasting for $16 Million. The former WRDR’s sale, which has a large coverage area of Southern New Jersey, was legally contested by Millennium Radio Group which had previously purchased Nassau’s Monmouth/Ocean group. As a result, a loop redirecting 104.9’s listeners to sister 1310 AM continued on in virtual perpetuity.
In the Spring of 1998, 107.3 WZZP teased South Jersey with a Rhythmic CHR format. With no promotion or publicity, the brand new signal garnered a 2 share in its first ratings book. Seeing the hole for something between Urban AC WTTH and Adult leaning CHR WAYV, Margate Communications took a chance on something different. Pulling the plug on recently acquired satellite Modern Rocker WDOX, Margate moved the southern half of the Urban AC “Touch” simulcast from 105.5 to WDOX’s 93.1 slot. Rimshotting greater Atlantic City area from Cape May Court House, WZBZ debuted with a Dance CHR format designed to target WAYV, while still protecting WTTH. Within a year, WZBZ moved to 99.3 in Pleasantville, while retaining the 105.5 simulcast as WGBZ, giving the station full signal coverage ...