Christian Talk

KOKE-FM Returns

Previous Format: Christian Preaching “The Word 99.3/98.5” KLGO New Format: Alternative Country “99.3 KOKE-FM” Date & Time Of Change: July 8, 2012 at 8:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Chris Stelly This audio is a composite of end of KLGO on 99.3 from July 1, the two stunt loops, and launch of KOKE-FM on July 8

“Power 105.5” KLNA Signs-off Dance format

In recent years, most attempts at making Dance music-oriented formats work in the U.S. have failed, often due to a combination of signal deficiencies, bad programming, a lack of a budget, and poor ownership. KLNA Dunnigan/Sacramento, CA, when it was known as “Power 105.5” and had a Dance-intensive format, was no exception. Its transmitter, located to the northwest of Sacramento, automatically put the station at a disadvantage. The format constantly shifted between traditional Rhythmic CHR, Dance-intensive Rhythmic CHR, and nearly all Dance (including different “leans” within this approach, i.e., a freestyle emphasis at some points). It was never officially confirmed anywhere, but there were rumors that the owners had difficulties paying their bills, including salari...

106.7 The Fish Debuts

Previous Format: Christian Talk WYLL New Format: Christian AC “106.7 The Fish” Date & Time Of Change: March 1, 2001 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck contributed by Jeremy Andrews

1540 WDCD changes from Religious to Standards “Legends 1540” WPTR

WPTR, one of the most known calls in Albany radio history. In 1960’s and 70’s, it was one of Albany’s two major Top 40 stations (along with 980 WTRY), when Top 40 became an FM format WPTR went to country and was dominant in that field. In 1995, Albany Broadcasting sold the station to Crawford Broadcasting, which flipped it to religious WDCD. By 1999, Crawford Broadcasting began dabbling in secular broadcasting with the “Legends” standards format on their AM stations, and with Albany lacking a Standards station (after 94.5 WABY-FM became Soft AC WKLI), the space there was to launch. Going on heritage, 1540 returned to its original calls and after a week off the air for maintenance and upgrades launched standards “Legends 1540” on January 10, 2000 (t...