WETA Goes Classical

Previous Format: NPR News/Talk New Format: Classical Date & Time Of Change: January 22, 2007 at 8:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Classical WGMS Becomes Variety Hits “George 104″

Classical WGMS Becomes Variety Hits “George 104”

Previous Format: Classical New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: January 22, 2007 at 3:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

99.5 WKLB Becomes Classical WCRB

Previous Format: Country “Country 99.5” New Format: Classical “99.5 WCRB” Date & Time Of Change: December 1, 2006 at 12pm More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 102.5 WCRB Becomes Country WKLB

102.5 WCRB Becomes Country WKLB

Previous Format: Classical “102.5 WCRB” New Format: Country “Country 102.5” Date & Time Of Change: More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 99.5 WKLB Becomes Classical WCRB

“Z104” WWZZ Signs-Off

On 12:00pm on January 4, 2006 Bonneville Radio announced a shuffling of its Washington, D.C stations. News WTOP moved from its 1500/104.3/107.7 simulcast to 103.5. Classical WGMS moved from 103.5 to the 104.1/103.9 simulcast that had been the home of Adult CHR Z104. This was to pave way for the March debut of Washington Post Radio on the 1500/104.3/107.7 simulcast that had been home to WTOP. Z104 had been through a number of iterations in its 9+ year history. First was the pure CHR format in the mid to late 90’s. It’s evolution to a more adult sound lead to the station dropping the Z from its name for a few years in favor of “More Music 104” before returning to the Z104 name. Listen here as Z104 plays its final song, gives its last ID, and GM Joel Oxley announces wh...

WTMI Becomes Party 93.1

Previous Format: Classical WTMI New Format: Dance “Party 93.1” WPYM Date & Time Of Change: December 31, 2001 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

95.5 WCLV moves to 104.9

What may go down in history as the most complex programming swap took place in Cleveland at the stroke of midnight on July 3, 2001. Triggered by a three way ownership swap involving Radio Seaway, Salem Communications, and Clear Channel the changes went down as follows: 1420 WHK Cleveland and 98.1 WHK-FM Canton’s programming moved to 50kw 1220 in Cleveland. 1220 WKNR Cleveland’s sports programming moved to 850 in Cleveland. 850 WRMR’s Cleveland’s Standards programming moved to 1420 Cleveland as WCLV. 96.5 WKDD Akron moved to 98.1 in Canton. 104.9 WAKS “Kiss-FM” moved to 96.5 in Akron with a new tower covering the entire Cleveland metro. 95.5 WCLV Cleveland’s Classical programming moved to 104.9 Lorain as WCLV-FM 95.5 debuted a new Contemporary Chris...

96.9 WNIZ Begins Simulcasting 101.9 WTMX

Previous Format: Classical Simulcasting 97.1 WNIB New Format: Hot AC Simulcasting 101.9 WTMX Date & Time Of Change: February 11, 2001 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews

105.1 WQRS flips from Classical to Modern Rock “The Edge”

A longtime Classical Music outlet, WQRS felt the impact of radio deregulation in the mid-1990’s. Eventually coming under the control of Greater Media Broadcasting, the station did not bill as much as ownership would have liked. Following the trend of sister station WFLN in Philadelphia, which dropped Classical two months earlier, WQRS made one of the most drastic musical segues to launch “The Edge @ 105.1”. Midway through a classical piece, Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” took over. In an over rocked market, The Edge had difficulty finding a niche in the market leading to a flip to Rhythmic Oldies in 1999.