Previous Format: Smooth Jazz “V98.7” WVMV New Format: CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Date & Time Of Change: October 2, 2009 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
Previous Format: FM Talk “Live 97.1 Free-FM” WKRK New Format: Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Date & Time Of Change: October 1, 2007 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Aircheck Contributed by
Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “105.1 The Groove” WGRV New Format: AC “Magic 105.1” WMGC Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2001 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Brandon Knoll
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.
Previous Format: Beautiful Music WJR-FM New Format: CHR “Hot Hits 96.3” WHYT Date & Time Of Change: September 15, 1982 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia