Smooth Jazz

RadioNow Returns At 100.9

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz WYJZ New Format: CHR “Radio Now 100.9” WNOU Date & Time Of Change: October 10, 2007 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

107.7 WJCD flips from AC to Smooth Jazz

As a rimshot in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market, the 107.7 frequency has had a hard time competing in the market. In the past few years, it slid from Urban AC to Smooth Jazz to AC and back to Smooth Jazz. The AC format had been simulcast on 92.1 WCDG to give it a better shot at competing, but it had since been flipped to fill the Oldies niche following WFOG changing to WVBW. However, the battle between WVBW and WWDE also had prevented WJCD from gaining any momentum. Thus following its all-Christmas programming, WJCD moved back to Smooth Jazz on December 26, 2006. Aircheck Contributed By Bob Corbin of

97.5 The Hawk Becomes WJJZ Philadelphia

Previous Format: Classic Rock New Format: Smooth Jazz Date & Time Of Change: November 17, 2006 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

WJJZ Becomes Philly’s 106.1

August 10, 2006 will go down as one of the most historical days in Philadelphia radio history. At Noon, Clear Channel blew up the formats of two of their five FM stations simultaneously. While Sunny 104.5 was ditching its Gold based AC format, Smooth Jazz was disappearing from 106.1 after a successful 13 year run. The demise of WJJZ, which was made to create a format to support Whoopie Goldberg’s syndicated morning show. Following a euology of the station by Program Director Michael Tozzi, and Daryl Hall’s “She’s Gone” the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” kicked off “Philly’s 106.1” and its shadowcast at 104.5.

CD 101.9 WQCD Becomes New York Chill

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz New Format: Chill Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

106.5 The City Becomes Country 106.5 WDAF

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz “106.5 The City” KCIY New Format: Country “Country 106.5” WDAF Date & Time Of Change: August 10, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Broadcast KC, Wikipedia

100.3 WLOL Becomes Smooth Jazz KJZI

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

97.9 WFSJ becomes CHR “97-9 Kiss-FM”

Top 40 radio in Jacksonville, Florida has long been synonimized with WAPE. The Big Ape has been a part of the landscape in Jacksonville since the 60’s, first at 690 AM and then at 95.1 FM. However in recent years the station has had developed a strong adult lean. At the beginning of March rumors began spreading about the future of “Smooth Jazz 97.9”. Speculation concentrated on a Talk format consisting of programming from sister station WTKS in Orlando including Howard Stern. At Noon on March 10, 2000 WFSJ began simulcasting WTKS, but this would be a short-lived stunt. As the next week progressed the station would revert to a more traditional stunt of a beating heart with liners interspersed. Clear Channel, which has seemed intent on launching a CHR in almost every market...

“The City 97.9″ flips from Jazz/AC to Rhythmic CHR”Wild 97.9”

This station had been KTNT and at 97.7 since 1988. It moved to 97.9 to boost its power to 6,000 watts. One year before the flip, then-owner Caribou Broadcasting, relaunched it as KCYI “The City 97.9” making it a Urban AC/Jazz hybrid. Caribou was bought by Citadel Broadcasting (along with four other stations in Oklahoma City) in January of 2000. On Monday, January 24 at noon, the station began stunting with a computerized voice counting down. Along with the countdown were jokes and jabs at the competition. Examples: “Linda Cavanaugh is a fox.” (She is a longtime news anchor at KFOR-TV 4 in Oklahoma City) “Tell someone about this. In fact, someone tell Mike McCoy” (McCoy is the long time program director of CHR KJYO “KJ-103”) “Jeff Couch ...