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101.1 WCBS-FM Becomes Jack-FM

Previous Format: Oldies “101.1 CBS-FM” New Format: Variety Hits “101.1 Jack-FM” Date & Time Of Change: June 3, 2005 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Change: 101.1 WCBS-FM Returns 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 introdu...

The Final Two Hours Of 95.5 WPLJ

Previous Format: Hot AC “95.5 PLJ” New Format: Christian AC “K-Love” Date & Time Of Change: May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck features afternoon host Race Taylor, APD/night host Mike Allan, musician Gavin Degraw, former President/General Manager Steve Borneman, Director of Engineering Dan Hirschl, hosts Joey Kramer and Melony Torres along with messages from many other current and former employees.

Amp 92.3 New York Becomes Alt 92.3

Previous Format: CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” New Format: Alternative “Alt 92.3” Date & Time Of Change: November 17, 2017 at 10:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

77 WABC Changes Format From Top 40 To Talk

There’s not much to really say about this one. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s WABC was New York Radio and nationally known to the point in the early 70’s it was consistently ranked in Pittsburgh’s ratings. The 50kw Top 40 machine in America’s biggest market. In the late 70’s the radio landscape began to change nationwide as FM became a bigger player. In New York “Disco 92” WKTU and 107.5 WBLS reached the point where they battled WABC for the #1 slot in the ratings. Corporate Ownership saw the success they were having with an all talk format at KABC in Los Angeles and in what has become known as “The Day The Music Died”, May 10, 1982, WABC changed from Top 40 to Talk. The WABC legacy lived on at 101.1 WCBS-FM, whose Oldies form...

WAWZ Becomes Star 99.1

Previous Format: Christian Preaching New Format: Christian AC “Star 99.1” Date & Time Of Change: February 3, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia

WFAS Becomes Radio 103.9

Previous Format: AC “103.9 WFAS-FM” New Format: Urban AC “Radio 103.9” WNBM Date & Time Of Change: July 4, 2014 at 1:03pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

92.3 Now Becomes Amp Radio

Previous Format: CHR “92.3 Now” New Format: CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” Date & Time Of Change: May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 92.3 K-Rock Becomes Now-FM

92.3 K-Rock WXRK becomes Free-FM WFNY-FM

Previous Format: Rock “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New Format: Hot Talk “92.3 Free-FM” WFNY-FM Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2006 at 6:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia When Howard Stern announced his departure from terrestrial radio in late 2004, then-Infinity Broadcasting was left with a year to put together plans for replacements. In October, they announced a new initiative called Free-FM, branding all of its FM Talk stations under that name and included 4 different shows replacing Stern in various markets. Infinity also announced they would be flipping additional stations to the format including K-Rock in New York. K-Rock, which was New York’s only source for current Rock music, had only earlier in the year refocused from Alternative to Mainstream Rock in a...

WNWS-FM Becomes Y97 WYNY

Previous Format: News “NewsCenter 97” WNWS-FM New Format: AC “Y97” WYNY Date & Time Of Change: January 1, 1977 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Big Apple Airchecks

94.7 NashFM Launches

Previous Format: Christian “Family Radio” WFME New Format: Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Date & Time Of Change: January 21, 2013 at 9:47am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WFME Signs-Off, 94.7 Spins The Wheel of Formats

WFME Signs-Off

Previous Format: Christian “Family Radio” WFME New Format: Currently Simulcasting 95.5 WPLJ Date & Time Of Change: January 11, 2013 at 3:39pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 94.7 Spins The Wheel of Formats, 94.7 NashFM Launches

New Rock 101.9 Becomes WFAN-FM

Previous Format: Alternative “New Rock 101.9” WRXP New Format: Sports WFAN-FM Date & Time Of Change: November 2, 2012 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Alan N.

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