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The Groove 103.9 Chicago Debuts

Previous Format: Not On Air (Stunting With Christmas Music) New Format: Smooth Jazz “The Groove 103.9” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2014 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/797.mp3

WKQX Relaunches As 101WKQX

Previous Format: Alternative “Q87.7” (Simulcasting On 101.1 Since 1/10/14) New Format: Alternative “101WKQX” Date & Time Of Change: February 17, 2014 at 1:01pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Alternative Returns To 101.1 Chicago http://formatchange.com/audio/731.mp3

87.7 The Game Debuts

Previous Format: Alternative “Q87.7” WKQX-LP New Format: Sports “87.7 The Game” WGWG-LP Date & Time Of Change: February 17, 2014 at 1:01pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WKQX Relaunches As 101WKQX http://formatchange.com/audio/730.mp3

Alternative Returns To 101.1 Chicago

Previous Format: Rhythmic Hot AC “I101” WIQI New Format: Alternative WKQX Date & Time Of Change: January 10, 2014 More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Q101 Says Goodbye; Q87.7 Debuts Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/719.mp3

Rock 103.5 Goes Jammin Oldies

Previous Format: Active Rock “Rock 103.5” WRCX New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “The New 103.5” (eventually “103.5 The Beat” WUBT) Date & Time Of Change: November 3, 1998 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: “103.5 The Beat” flips from Rhythmic Oldies to CHR “Kiss-FM” http://formatchange.com/audio/146.mp3

WWYW Becomes The Fox

Previous Format: Classic Hits “Y103.9” WWYW New Format: Classic Rock “103.9 The Fox” WFXF Date & Time Of Change: Februrary 25, 2013 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/656.mp3

Mega 95.5 Becomes El Patrón

Previous Format: Spanish AC “Mega 95.5” New Format: Regional Mexican “95.5 El Patrón” Date & Time Of Change: June 19, 2012 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/584.mp3

Q87.7 Chicago Debuts

Previous Format: Smooth AC “Smooth 87.7” WLFM-LP (Stunted for week with simulcast of News 101.1 WIQI) New Format: Alternative “Q87.7” WKQX-LP Date & Time Of Change: May 6, 2012 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Smooth 87.7 Signs Off Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews Note: This is the launch package as heard replayed for the second time at 8:00pm http://formatchange.com/audio/574.mp3

Smooth 87.7 Signs Off

Previous Format: Smooth AC “Smooth 87.7” WLFM-LP New Format: Stunting with simulcast of “FM News 101.1” WIQI Date & Time Of Change: April 30, 2012 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Change: Q87.7 Chicago Debuts Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/572.mp3

WKRS Becomes ESPN Deportes 1220

Previous Format: News/Talk “NewsTalk 1220” New Format: Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1220” Date & Time Of Change: February 1, 2012 at 12:00am More Info: Time-Out Chicago, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/555.mp3

Fresh 105.9 Becomes NewsRadio 105.9 WBBM

Previous Format: AC “Fresh 105.9” New Format: News “Newsradio 780 & 105.9 WBBM” Date & Time Of Change: August 1, 2011 at 8:10am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Change: 105.9 WCKG Becomes Fresh 105.9 Aircheck contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/486.mp3

Q101 Says Goodbye

Previous Format: Modern Rock “Q101” New Format: To Be Determined Date & Time Of Change: July 15, 2011 at 1:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia This aircheck features the final goodbye of the station staff during the special edition of “Local 101” hosted by Chris Payne from 11pm to 1am. For more audio from the final day of Q101 visit AircheckDownloads.com. Aircheck contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/474.mp3

WJMK Relaunches As K-Hits 104.3

Previous Format: Variety Hits “104.3 Jack-FM” New Format: Classic Hits “K-Hits 104.3” Date & Time Of Change: March 14, 2011 at 1:04pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/450.mp3

Smooth Jazz WNUA Becomes Mega 95.5

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz New Format: Spanish Hot AC “Mega 95.5” Date & Time Of Change: May 22, 2009 at 9:55am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/365.mp3

NineFM Signs-Off

Previous Format: Variety Hits “Nine-FM” 92.5 WDEK/92.7 WKIE/99.9 WRZA New Format: Progressive Talk 820 WCPT/92.5 WCPY/92.7 WCPT-FM/99.9 WCPQ Date & Time Of Change: October 20, 2008 More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/411.mp3

WCKG Becomes Fresh 105.9

With the return of Dan Mason to the head of CBS’ Radio division it soon became apparent that the company’s FM Talkers were in danger. The “Free-FM” brand was dropped and the format was dropped in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, and Pittsburgh. In early October 2007, rumors began swirling that the Chicago outlet would soon change. Speculation ran from Rock to Spanish but kept coming back to the “Fresh” AC brand. On October 30 it was officially announced that the station would be changing formats. Afternoon host Steve Dahl was the only survivor as his show would be moved to morning drive on sister “104.3 Jack-FM” WJMK. Outside of Dahl’s show, the station went into stunt mode with Best-Of clips from Dahl’s 11 yea...

“Onda 92” WKIE/WDEK Signs-Off

Previous Format: Spanish CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/109.mp3

92.7 WKIE & 92.5 WDEK begins simulcasting “Nine-FM” WRZA

Previous Format: Spanish CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/110.mp3

106.7 The Fish Gives Way To Pasion

Previous Format: Christian AC “106.7 The Fish” WZFS New Format: Spanish AC “Pasion 106.7” WPPN Date & Time Of Change: November 1, 2001 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/466.mp3

WRZA Becomes Nine-FM

Previous Format: Regional Mexican “La Raza 99.9” New Format: Variety Hits “99.9 Nine-FM” Date & Time Of Change: June 15, 2004 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/171.mp3

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