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” PlayStop
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 PlayStop
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 PlayStop
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 PlayStop
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 PlayStop
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...
Previous Format: Spanish CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia PlayStop