Share This Post Cleveland 107.3 The Wave WNWV Becomes AAA Boom 107.3 Previous Format: Smooth Jazz New Format: AAA Date & Time Of Change: December 28, 2009 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Note: Soon after launch, the station was renamed V107.3 due to a copyright claim on the Boom name. http://formatchange.com/audio/393.mp3 107.3 The Wave AAA Boom 107.3 Cleveland Smooth Jazz V107.3 WNWV Share This Post 3 Comments Joe King November 15, 2010, 4:09 pm WHAT COPYRIGHT NAME??? CANADA HAS BOOM 97.3 IN TORONTO! IS THIS A NORTH AMERICAN COPYRIGHT? OR JUST AN AMERICAN ONE??? WHO HAS THE RIGHTS???? Reply Lance November 16, 2010, 11:48 pm CBS has a US Trademark for the “Boom” moniker via its use on the HD2 of 96.5 KJAQ Seattle. Reply Myron Falwell July 23, 2012, 9:53 pm Ironically, they could have taken “The Lake” name, as Elyria-Lorain owned – and still owns – WLKR-FM in Norwalk, which sports its’ own AAA format, largely programmed by Dial-Global but voice-tracked locally. “Boom” was supposedly a second choice, to honor legendary WMMS announcer Len “Boom” Goldberg, but after CBS threw the cease-and-desist (allegedly, no one at Elyria-Lorain checked to see if there was a copyright) it went to “107.3 Cleveland”, then to “V-107.3”, and finally, “107-3 CLE” was sparingly used. The AAA format never had any consistent branding for the entire time it was on the air. The launch date was intended to have been a week later, right into the new year, but was hastened after news of the switch leaked early into WNWV’s corporate sister, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Thus, the 12 hours of a ticking clock, the inaccurate “WNWV HD-2” ID and the (VERY) subdued intro. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.