Month: June 2005

100.5 KMZQ becomes Jack-FM

Throughout the spring and early summer of 2005, Infinity spread the highly publicized “Jack FM” brand to many of the company’s less successful FM outlets, citing early success at KJKK “100.3 Jack FM” in Dallas. Las Vegas was just one of many markets targetted by Infinity for “Jack FM”. One of Infinity’s stations in Las Vegas was KMZQ, which began as soft AC “Klassy 100” in 1989 before evolving into “Lite 100” a few years later. However, despite additions such as the John Tesh Radio Show and consulting by industry expert Gary Berkowitz, KMZQ was unable to beat Clear Channel’s market leader, KSNE “Sunny 106.5”. These factors and others led KMZQ to become Infinity’s weakest Las Vegas outlet, making...

99.3 KAYO Becomes La Gran D

Previous Format: Country KAYO New Format: Regional Mexican “La Gran D” Date & Time Of Change: June 8, 2005 at 11:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mike Workman

101.1 WCBS-FM Becomes Jack-FM

It was the day many never thought would happen. And when it happened, two of the top three radio markets would simultaneously wonder what had happened. At around 3:50pm WCBS-FM midday jock Bill Brown hinted at something about to go down in his final break. At 4:00 the station played a half-hour of songs with nothing but jingles in between. However, each song hinted ominously at what was to come. Songs like “Hit The Road Jack” and “Movin’ Out” led into Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind”. At 4:30 a 5 minute stunt loop led into the introduction of of “101.1 Jack-FM” at 5:00pm while simultaneously Chicago’s 104.3 WJMK would drop Oldies for Jack. It was one of many blunders made by CBS Radio management that would eventually be rectifi...

Radio Free Ohio Debuts

Previous Format: Sports “Fox Sports 1350” WTOU New Format: Liberal Talk “Radio Free Ohio” WARF Date & Time Of Change: June 2, 2005 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Ohio Media Watch