Month: December 2011

Solid Gold FM Becomes The Sound

Previous Format: Oldies “Solid Gold FM” New Format: Classic Rock “The Sound” Date & Time Of Change: January 1, 2012 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/543.mp3

The Escape Becomes The New 88.1

Previous Format: Alternative “88.1 The Escape” New Format: CHR “The New 88.1” Date & Time Of Change: December 31, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: Michiguide, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/542.mp3

Eleven Memorable Format Changes Of 2011

With 2011 in the books, let’s look back at some of the best format changes of the year. To preface, these selections are based on the productions that led up to and/or came out of each change and not the actual formats. Let’s look back in chronological order at our choices. Birth of 106.5 The Lake Cleveland On January 3, 106.5 WMVX Cleveland debuted its new Variety Hits format as “The Lake” following a long stunt period of Christmas music and then teasing the new format with a broad stunt that played into the new format’s “We Play Anything” tagline. Frankie Yankovic wasn’t heard after the stunt ended, but the station kicked off with a song that tied into the market and never looked back. 96.5 The Mountain Chattanooga Rebrands as Hits 96 WDOD-...

WMGC Rebrands As Soft Rock 105.1

Previous Format: AC “Magic 105.1″ New Format: AC “Soft Rock 105.1” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2011 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/540.mp3

92.1 WLTQ Becomes The Coast

Previous Format: Hot AC “92.1 My-FM” New Format: AC “92.1 The Coast” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2011 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/541.mp3

97.3 WGEX Becomes Hit Music Now

Previous Format: 90s Hits “Gen X Radio 97.3” New Format: CHR “97.3 Hit Music Now” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2011 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/538.mp3

WNWV Brings Back The Wave

Previous Format: AAA “V107.3” New Format: Stunting (Will Become Smooth AC “107.3 The Wave” on 1/4/12) Date & Time Of Change: December 19, 20111 More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 107.3 The Wave WNWV Becomes AAA Boom 107.3 Aircheck Contributed by Rob MacKenzie http://formatchange.com/audio/534.mp3

Buzz 106.5 Becomes Star 106.5

Previous Format: Rhythmic AC “The Buzz 106.5” New Format: Hot AC “Star 106.5” Date & Time Of Change: December 9, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 106.5 The Buzz Relaunches http://formatchange.com/audio/531.mp3

My 92.5 Becomes KFBK-FM

Previous Format: Hot AC “My 92.5” KGBY New Format: News/Talk KFBK-FM Date & Time Of Change: December 1, 2011 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/532.mp3

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