FM 105.1

FM 105.1 Becomes Q105.1

Previous Format: Hot AC “FM 105.1” KLTA New Format: Rock “Q105.1” KQWB Date & Time Of Change: August 16, 2013 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: KLTA Becomes FM 105.1

KLTA Becomes FM 105.1

Previous Format: AC “Lite Rock 105” KLTA New Format: Hot AC “FM 105.1” Date & Time Of Change: January 19, 2004 at 7:20am More Info: Wikipedia Fargo’s KLTA “Lite Rock 105” was a heritage brand in the market, with nearly 20 years as an AC. However, as musical tastes and competition changed in the early 2000s, the station evolved from Elton John, Faith Hill and Celine Dion into Matchbox Twenty, Sheryl Crow and Train. To modernize the brand, the decision was made to change the station’s name to “FM 105.1” as a true Hot AC. Although the name “FM” may seem boring and generic for most radio stations, it held a double meaning, as it was the abbreviation for the community (Fargo-Moorhead) it served. To prepare for a change...

105.1 WNSR becomes “Big 105”

In August of 1997, ten months into the life of WDBZ, Bonneville was planning on pulling the plug and returning the WNSR calls and “Soft Rock 105” format to battle head to head with WLTW. However, the change was put on hold as Bonneville finalized a deal to sell the station to Chancellor, the owner of WLTW. The WDBZ calls were replaced by WNSR, but the Modern AC format stayed until October when the station gradually adjusted back to Hot AC under the “FM 105.1” name. Once Chancellor took over, market speculation led to anything from Soft AC, to Country, to Urban. All they got was “Big 105” a Hot AC that for some reason sounded very close to WLTW. Big 105 failed to make a splash in the market after trying various forms of Hot AC and for the second time in t...