Previous Format: Active Rock “Rock 93.7” KOOJ New Format: Variety Hits “Red @ 93.7” KRDJ Date & Time Of Change: April 25, 2005 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Chris Stelly
Previous Format: Classic Rock “107.1 The Fox” WWSK New Format: Classic Hits “107.1 The Sound” WQSD Date & Time Of Change: September 18, 2003 at 8:00am More Info: Wikipedia
Following the sale of the station from Marantha Broadcasting to secular Convergant Communications, 104.9 WFMZ switched from Contemporary Christian “Praise 105” to Classic Hits. Aircheck Contributed By Bob Corbin of VARTV.com
Previous Format: Stunting “TV 93” WHIT New Format: Classic Hits “93.1 The Lake” Date & Time Of Change: July 25, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia
Previous Format: Classic Hits “Classic Hits 100” WLOL New Format: Smooth Jazz “Smooth Jazz 100.3” KZJI Date & Time Of Change: June 19, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia
Previous Format: Classic Hits “101.9 The Fox” KZFX New Format: AC “101.9 Lite-FM” KLTQ Date & Time Of Change: February 4, 2002 at 9:00am More Info: NebraskaRadio.com, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by NebraskaRadio.com
With a rimshotting signal coming from southwest of town, KUMX had a slight competitive disadvantage compared to most of the other stations in New Orleans. Going head to head with WEZB “B97” for the CHR audience in the market, “Mix 104.1” was never fully able to establish its niche. B97 had a more Rhythmic lean and its sister Modern AC “105.3 The Zone” had begun cutting into Mix’s numbers from the other side. Signing off at 9:00am on June 29. 2001, the final song on Mix 104.1 was aptly “When Its Over” by Sugar Ray. Following a daylong stunt, “104.1 The Fox” debuted with an all Beatles weekend.
The debut of “Mix 96-9” (KMXP) marked the end of the numerous permutations of the Classic Hits format on 96.9 (the last being “Eagle 96.9”) that previous owner Nationwide had attempted over the years. “Mix 96-9” was one of the first “Mix” Rock Hot AC outlets which Jacor (now Clear Channel) brought to numerous markets across the country. KMXP debuted with a slogan of “The Best Mix of the 80’s, 90’s and 70’s” (yes, in that order). After the turn of the century, in order to continue positioning itself as a station offering some currents, the slogan changed to “The Best Mix of the 80’s, 90’s, and Today”, which is much more common.
Through the mid-90’s, Nationwide Communications seemed determined to make the Classic Hits format (which sounded a lot like a “lite” version of a Classic Rock format) work on 96.9 FM. It began with “96.9 K-Hits FM, Superstars of the 70’s and More”. Next in line was “The New 96.9 Classic Hits”. The start of the third and final attempt — “Eagle 96.9” — is featured here. One week after this name change, Eagle 96.9’s new morning show — featuring market legend Charlie Van Dyke plus the well-known and respected Michael Hagerty (also of KTVK-TV Channel 3, at the time) — made its debut. The announcement of this morning show change is heard on the audio. Just about one year after the debut of Eagle 96.9, Natio...