Month: September 2000

106.9 KKHT becomes 80’s “The Point” KHPT

Previous Format: Christian “106.9 The Word” KHHT New Format: 80s Hits “106.9 The Point” KHPT (Stunted for week as KZJZ) Date & Time Of Change: September 28, 2000 More Info: Wikipedia fter weeks of redirecting listeners to 1070 AM, Alan Lee signed 106.9 The Word off the air at 12 midnight with a couple verses from the Bible. Serving as Houston’s commercial FM religious talk outlet, the station usually finished at the bottom of the ratings despite it’s decent signal. Cox acquired the station through a trade with Salem who acquired Atlanta properties in exchange for the 106.9 station. After a week of stunting as “MP3 Radio” and “Radio Free Houston” under the KZJZ call letters, an electronic voice countdown reached 1 and the new ...

550 KGME Becomes NewsRadio 550 KFYI

Previous Format: Sports “SportsRadio 550” KGME New Format: News/Talk “NewsRadio 550” KFYI Date & Time Of Change: September 25, 2000 More Info: Wikipedia As part of the historic merger between Clear Channel and AMFM, Clear Channel elected to keep both KGME 550 (Sports) and KFYI 910 (News/Talk) as part of its AM portfolio in Phoenix. On September 25, 2000, KFYI moved from its longtime home at 910 to Arizona’s best AM signal, 550. KGME, which had moved from 1360 to 550 only about 16 months earlier, found itself at 910. KFYI changed its moniker from “Talk Radio 910, KFYI” to “News Radio 550, KFYI” — a name that sounded very much like its longtime competitor and now neighbor: Emmis-owned News/Talk/Sports-formatted “News Radi...

WMKJ becomes Wild 96.7

On August 11, 2000, Clear Channel flipped AC-formatted WMKJ “Magic 96” to “The New 96-7, Atlanta’s Party Station”, giving the Atlanta area an R&B and hip-hop-oriented Rhythmic CHR on a limited signal. The station announced that a new moniker would be coming soon. Eventually, a “Survivor”-type contest surfaced on the station’s Web site, in which one possible moniker for the station was “voted” off each day. This led up to the birth of “Wild 96-7” on September 8, 2000.

106.7 WYAY relaunches as “Eagle 106.7”

After 16 years in the country format, 106.7 WYAY had found itself as the forgotten sibling of sister “Kicks 101.5” WKHX. However, ABC/Disney did not want to open a door for a competitor to its dominance of the country audience in the Atlanta area. With WKHX leaning current based, a hole was opening for a gold based station to target the older demographics. At 3:00pm on September 1, 2000, Eagle 106.7 was born. >