Previous Format: Classical “W-Bach” WBQW New Format: CHR “Hot 104.7” (Station stunted with Christmas Music for 1 day) Date & Time Of Change: September 14, 2012 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Note: This aircheck features the switch from Classical to Christmas on Thursday 9/13, followed by the launch of Hot 104.7 on 9/14. http://formatchange.com/audio/623.mp3
Previous Format: Classical New Format: Classic Rock Date & Time Of Change: January 24, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight Related Changes: 98.5 KUFX San Jose Adds A Simulcast in San Francisco Thank You to Nathan Fuentes for contributing this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/442.mp3
Previous Format: Classical New Format: Contemporary Christian Date & Time Of Change: 7/7/2010 7:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Format Changes: Classic 99 KFUO St. Louis Signs-Off Thanks to John Moody for contibuting this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/425.mp3
Previous Format: Classical New Format: Contemporary Christian Date & Time Of Change: 7/6/2010 10:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Format Changes: 99.1 Joy-FM St. Louis Debuts Note: This Aircheck consists of the farewell announcement by KFUO GM Dennis Stortz around 9:00pm, followed by the final minute of music at 10:00 as the station then went silent until the following morning. Thanks to John Moody for contibuting this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/424.mp3
On 12:00pm on January 4, 2006 Bonneville Radio announced a shuffling of its Washington, D.C stations. News WTOP moved from its 1500/104.3/107.7 simulcast to 103.5. Classical WGMS moved from 103.5 to the 104.1/103.9 simulcast that had been the home of Adult CHR Z104. This was to pave way for the March debut of Washington Post Radio on the 1500/104.3/107.7 simulcast that had been home to WTOP. Z104 had been through a number of iterations in its 9+ year history. First was the pure CHR format in the mid to late 90’s. It’s evolution to a more adult sound lead to the station dropping the Z from its name for a few years in favor of “More Music 104” before returning to the Z104 name. Listen here as Z104 plays its final song, gives its last ID, and GM Joel Oxley announces wh...
What may go down in history as the most complex programming swap took place in Cleveland at the stroke of midnight on July 3, 2001. Triggered by a three way ownership swap involving Radio Seaway, Salem Communications, and Clear Channel the changes went down as follows: 1420 WHK Cleveland and 98.1 WHK-FM Canton’s programming moved to 50kw 1220 in Cleveland. 1220 WKNR Cleveland’s sports programming moved to 850 in Cleveland. 850 WRMR’s Cleveland’s Standards programming moved to 1420 Cleveland as WCLV. 96.5 WKDD Akron moved to 98.1 in Canton. 104.9 WAKS “Kiss-FM” moved to 96.5 in Akron with a new tower covering the entire Cleveland metro. 95.5 WCLV Cleveland’s Classical programming moved to 104.9 Lorain as WCLV-FM 95.5 debuted a new Contemporary Chris...
A longtime Classical Music outlet, WQRS felt the impact of radio deregulation in the mid-1990’s. Eventually coming under the control of Greater Media Broadcasting, the station did not bill as much as ownership would have liked. Following the trend of sister station WFLN in Philadelphia, which dropped Classical two months earlier, WQRS made one of the most drastic musical segues to launch “The Edge @ 105.1”. Midway through a classical piece, Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” took over. In an over rocked market, The Edge had difficulty finding a niche in the market leading to a flip to Rhythmic Oldies in 1999. http://formatchange.com/audio/25.mp3
After 40 years of service as Philadelphia’s Classical Music station, frequent ownership changes in the mid-1990’s and developing business trends led to the demise of 95.7 WFLN. Greater Media Broadcasting donated the WFLN music library to Temple University’s 90.1 WRTI. With Q102 leaning Rhythmic, the Modern AC format of Max was thought to fill a niche between Alternative Y100 and WIOQ. However, it took almost 6 months for Max to put together an airstaff and ratings were never able to get much higher than a 2.3 share. In May of 1999, as ratings were beginning to turn the corner after the addition of the Barsky Show in mornings, Greater Media pulled the plug on Max in order to beat AMFM to the punch with Rhythmic Oldies. http://formatchange.com/audio/70.mp3