Month: April 2003

Rosey 105 Relaunches as 105.1 The Buzz

Previous Format: Hot AC New Format: Hot AC Date & Time Of Change: April 14, 2003 More Info: PDXRadio.com http://formatchange.com/audio/348.mp3

102.7 WNEW becomes “102.7 Blink”

It was a long time coming. What was once one of the most revered rock stations in the country, 102.7 WNEW lost its way in the mid-1990’s. Constant musical shifts: AAA, Alternative, Classic Rock, Mainstream Rock, back to Classic Rock took their toll on the audience. Finally an answer was found as the station hired so called “shock jocks” Opie and Anthony for afternoons. Ratings rose in their daypart and eventually WNEW flipped to all talk, but could never fill in all the dayparts to the same level of success due to Howard Stern being heard on sister station 92.3 WXRK. Opie and Anthony were eventually syndicated, but it all came crashing down in August of 2002 when the duo were fired for a highly publicized promotion that went awfully wrong. The station’s ratings, whi...

100.5 WCMS Flips From Country to Classic Country

After 40 years as THE Country station in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, 100.5 WCMS had slowly become the #2 country station in town behind sister “97.3 The Eagle” WGH. In order to take the two stations out of direct competition, WCMS flipped to Classic Country in April 2003. This move would be short lived, as the station would flip to Rock before the year was out. Aircheck Contributed By Bob Corbin of VARTV.com http://formatchange.com/audio/113.mp3

WWYY Becomes Lite 107

Previous Format: Spanish CHR “Rumba 107.1” WWYY New Format: AC “Lite 107” Date & Time Of Change: April 7, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/162.mp3

WYNY Becomes K107.1

Previous Format: Spanish CHR “Rumba 107.1” WYNY New Format: CHR “K107” WXPK (simulcasting 104.7 WSPK) Date & Time Of Change: April 3, 2003 at 4:00pm More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/331.mp3

WBBI Becomes 107.5 The Bear

Previous Format: Stunting as Rhythmic CHR “107.5 Kiss-FM” New Format: Classic Rock “107.5 The Bear” Date & Time Of Change: April 1, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Fybush.com Related Changes: 107.5 WBBI Stunts As Kiss-FM Aircheck & Logos Contributed by BinghamtonRadio.com http://formatchange.com/audio/169.mp3

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