Month: August 2003

Smooth Jazz 104.9 Debuts

Previous Format: Country “Country 104.9” WEMG-FM (Temporary Stunt Format) New Format: Smooth Jazz “Smooth Jazz 104.9” WOJZ Date & Time Of Change: August 29, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Pirate Jim, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/209.mp3

Mega 93.3 Austin Becomes Hot 93.3

Previous Format: Dance CHR “Mega 93.3” KXMG New Format: Urban “Hot 93.3” KDHT Date & Time Of Change: August 15, 2003 at 8:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/129.mp3

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 http://formatchange.com/audio/410.mp3

AAA 100.3 The River WOKI becomes AAA 100.3 The River

It’s not often that a station changes format to the exact thing it was before, but that is exactly what happened at midnight of August 1, 2003 in Knoxville, TN. In July, Citadel Communications announced it would LMA WOKI from its owner Dick Broadcasting and change its format when it took over. But two things happened which would prevent that from happening. The day after the announcement competitor Journal Broadcasting flipped 93.1 WMYU from Classic Hits to Hot AC, which they feared WOKI would have flipped to and compete against their CHR WWST “Star 102”. In addition a petition campaign to “Save The River” began and was highly successful. On July 31, Citadel announced it would keep The River format to the press, however farewell programming from the stations p...

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