Month: May 2007

92.3 Free-FM WFNY Reverts To K-Rock

” Nappy Headed **** ” Three words that shook the number one radio market and the industry as a whole. We all know about Don Imus’ misguided comments and the uproar it caused. The trickle down effect would directly lead to this and other format changes across the country including WSBG Stroudsburg and KIFR San Francisco as stations dealt with how to handle so-called “shock jocks” or others who were caught for saying supposedly offensive comments. CBS Radio was most directly caught in the crosshairs of the Imus/Shock Jock issue. They were still looking to replace Imus on WFAN while having to deal with multiple issues at WFNY. Midday hosts JV and Elvis were let go for a bit taken offense to by Asian groups. Morning hosts Opie and Anthony were suspended for a mont...

Drive 105 becomes Love 105

The Twin Cities trimulcast 105.1 WGVX, 105.3 WGVY, and 105.7 WGVZ has never been a powerhouse in the market due to its rimshot status. Since being brought together with the same programming in 1996, the stations have flipped from Modern Rock to Active Rock back to Modern Rock to Rhythmic Oldies to Adult Alternative. ABC had usually used the stations as a flanker to sister rockers KXXR and KQRS. Drive 105’s intention was to siphon listeners away from Clear Channel’s KTCZ “Cities 97”, but as the ratings and revenue for the trimulcast never grew, ABC management targetted CBS’ WLTE “102.9 Lite-FM” and Clear Channel’s Oldies KQQL “Kool 108” with the new Soft Oldies “Love 105” The station launched at 5:30am on May 8, 2007 wi...

Lite 107 Becomes The Bone

Previous Format: AC “Lite 107” New Format: Classic Rock “107.1 The Bone” Date & Time Of Change: May 3, 2007 More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/530.mp3

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