Month: February 2005

Y100 100.3 WPLY Signs-Off

Previous Format: Alternative “Y100” WPLY New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” WPHI Date & Time Of Change: February 24, 2005 at 11:50pm For years WPLY stuck out like a sore thumb in Radio One’s portfolio. One of the few non African-American targetted station in the company, radio insiders were constantly speculating on when the Alternative Rock of Y100 would be no more. In early 2005, Preston Elliott and Steve Morrison, the morning hosts on Y100 announced they were moving to crosstown Rock 93.3 WMMR following the expiration of their contracts. Faced with either retooling the station or moving in another direction, the decision was made to go the cheaper route. Following Preston & Steve’s final show, where they announced that they were moving, the ...

Y100 Announces Format Change

Previous Format: Alternative “Y100” WPLY New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” WPHI Date & Time Of Change: February 24, 2005 at 11:50pm For years WPLY stuck out like a sore thumb in Radio One’s portfolio. One of the few non African-American targetted station in the company, radio insiders were constantly speculating on when the Alternative Rock of Y100 would be no more. In early 2005, Preston Elliott and Steve Morrison, the morning hosts on Y100 announced they were moving to crosstown Rock 93.3 WMMR following the expiration of their contracts. Faced with either retooling the station or moving in another direction, the decision was made to go the cheaper route. Following Preston & Steve’s final show, where they announced that they were moving, the ...

G106.3 WHTG Relaunches AS “G Rock Radio”

Previous Format: Modern Rock “G106.3” New Format: Modern Rock “G Rock Radio” Date & Time Of Change: 2/18/2005 6:30pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Format Changes: WHTG Becomes G106.3, B98.5 WBBO Becomes “G Rock” http://formatchange.com/audio/125.mp3

B98.5 WBBO Relaunches As “G Rock Radio”

Previous Format: CHR/Modern Rock “B98.5” New Format: Modern Rock “G Rock Radio” Date & Time Of Change: 2/18/2005 6:30pm More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/126.mp3

Frequency Swap 97.5 WPST Moves To 94.5

In the Fall of 2004, Nassau Broadcasting applied for a city of license change for their flagship station 97.5 WPST from Trenton to Burlington, NJ (less than 20 miles to the south). In doing so they would make 97.5 able to move into the more lucrative Philadelphia market. While that move will not take place until the Fall of 2005 at the earliest, Nassau took the next step in January by announcing it would swap the programming of its two Trenton FM’s. 97.5 WPST’s CHR format would move on Valentine’s Day to the 94.5 home of Classic Rocker “The Hawk”. In doing so, the CHR format of WPST stays in the suburban Trenton market, in the event that 97.5 should be sold following its move to Philadelphia. http://formatchange.com/audio/112.mp3

Frequency Swap 94.5 The Hawk Moves To 97.5

In the Fall of 2004, Nassau Broadcasting applied for a city of license change for their flagship station 97.5 WPST from Trenton to Burlington, NJ (less than 20 miles to the south). In doing so they would make 97.5 able to move into the more lucrative Philadelphia market. While that move will not take place until the Fall of 2005 at the earliest, Nassau took the next step in January by announcing it would swap the programming of its two Trenton FM’s. 97.5 WPST’s CHR format would move on Valentine’s Day to the 94.5 home of Classic Rocker “The Hawk”. In doing so, the CHR format of WPST stays in the suburban Trenton market, in the event that 97.5 should be sold following its move to Philadelphia. http://formatchange.com/audio/111.mp3

94.9 Zeta becomes Mega 94.9

Previous Format: Modern Rock “94.9 Zeta” WZTA New Format: Hispanic Urban “Mega 94.9” WMGE Date & Time Of Change: February 11, 2005 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Tony Simon http://formatchange.com/audio/116.mp3

Country “Kick 106” WKCK Becomes CHR “The Zone” WZNR

In less than a year on the air, the newest radio signal in the Hampton Roads has already been the home to three formats. The station, which came to life on 3/7/04 as Classic Hits “106.1 Bob-FM” WPYA arose from the rubble of a market shakeup the previous Fall when longtime Country outlet WCMS became Rock “Max 100.5” and in retaliation AAA 93.7 WKOC became Country “Kick-FM”. The new “106.1 Bob-FM” would become more successful than anticipated, while sister station 93.7 Kick-FM was less. In response the frequencies of both stations were swapped on September 23, 2004 resulting in “93.7 Bob-FM” on the more powerful frequency and “Kick 106.1″on the weaker. Still not satisfied with the results, Kick 106.1 was blown up on Febr...

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