Classical

WBQW Becomes Hot 104.7

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

1660 KUDL Becomes KMBZ Business

Previous Format: Classical “Radio Bach” KUDL New Format: Business Talk “KMBZ Business Channel” Date & Time Of Change: March 1, 2012 at 11:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Rob Zerwehk http://formatchange.com/audio/563.mp3

Classical 91.1 WFCL Debuts

Previous Format: College Alternative New Format: Classical Date & Time Of Change: June 7, 2011 at 11:59pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 91.1 WRVU Nashville Signs-Off Aircheck contributed by Lou Pickney http://formatchange.com/audio/465.mp3

102.1 KDFC Becomes Classic Rock KFOX

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

99.1 Joy-FM St. Louis Debuts

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

Classic 99 KFUO St. Louis Signs-Off

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

WQXR Becomes X96.3 WXNY

Previous Format: Classical WQXR New Format: Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY Date & Time Of Change: October 8, 2009 at 8:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WQXR Moves From 96.3 To 105.9 http://formatchange.com/audio/394.mp3

105.9 WCAA Becomes WQXR

Previous Format: Spanish CHR “La Kalle 105.9” WCAA New Format: Classical WQXR Date & Time Of Change: October 8, 2009 at 8:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 105.9 WCAA Moves To 96.3 http://formatchange.com/audio/472.mp3

WETA Goes Classical

Previous Format: NPR News/Talk New Format: Classical Date & Time Of Change: January 22, 2007 at 8:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Classical WGMS Becomes Variety Hits “George 104″ http://formatchange.com/audio/269.mp3

Classical WGMS Becomes Variety Hits “George 104”

Previous Format: Classical New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: January 22, 2007 at 3:00pm More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/270.mp3

99.5 WKLB Becomes Classical WCRB

Previous Format: Country “Country 99.5” New Format: Classical “99.5 WCRB” Date & Time Of Change: December 1, 2006 at 12pm More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 102.5 WCRB Becomes Country WKLB http://formatchange.com/audio/266.mp3

102.5 WCRB Becomes Country WKLB

Previous Format: Classical “102.5 WCRB” New Format: Country “Country 102.5” Date & Time Of Change: More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 99.5 WKLB Becomes Classical WCRB http://formatchange.com/audio/267.mp3

“Z104” WWZZ Signs-Off

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...

WTMI Becomes Party 93.1

Previous Format: Classical WTMI New Format: Dance “Party 93.1” WPYM Date & Time Of Change: December 31, 2001 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/340.mp3

95.5 WCLV moves to 104.9

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...

96.9 WNIZ Begins Simulcasting 101.9 WTMX

Previous Format: Classical Simulcasting 97.1 WNIB New Format: Hot AC Simulcasting 101.9 WTMX Date & Time Of Change: February 11, 2001 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/478.mp3

105.1 WQRS flips from Classical to Modern Rock “The Edge”

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

WFLN becomes Modern AC “Max 95.7”

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

Z92.5 KZDG Becomes Classical KVOD

Previous Format: Country “Z92.5” KZDG New Format: Classical KVOD Date & Time Of Change: March 13, 1996 More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: 99.5 KVOD Becomes Classic Rock The Hawk http://formatchange.com/audio/200.mp3

99.5 KVOD Becomes Classic Rock The Hawk

Previous Format: Classical KVOD New Format: Classic Rock “99.5 The Hawk” KKHK Date & Time Of Change: March 13, 1996 More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Z92.5 KZDG Becomes Classical KVOD http://formatchange.com/audio/490.mp3

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