96.7 Pride Radio Debuts

Previous Format: New To Air New Format: LGBT/Dance “96.7 Pride Radio” Date & Time Of Change: June 12, 2015 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight

101.7 The Bull Debuts

Previous Format: Dance “Evolution 101.7” WEDX New Format: Country “101.7 The Bull” Date & Time Of Change: June 13, 2014 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeff Lehmann

CKDX Becomes The Kat

Previous Format: Dance “Power 88.5” New Format: Country “88.5 The Kat” Date & Time Of Change: July 18, 1999 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed By

Capital XTRA Launches

Previous Format: Urban “Choice-FM” 96.9/107.1 London, All-70’s “Smooth 70’s” on DAB New Format: Dance “Capital XTRA” Date & Time Of Change: October 7, 2013 at 6:00am More Info: Radio Today, Wikipedia

Debut Of Evolution 93.5

Previous Format: Not On Air New Format: Dance “Evolution 93.5” Date & Time Of Change: March 13, 2013 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight

Hot 107.1 Becomes Jack-FM

Previous Format: Dance “Hot 107.1” (Stunting As “Pot 107“) New Format: Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM” Date & Time Of Change: December 3, 2012 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

“Loop 101” 101.1 KAZL becomes “Energy 92.7 and 101.1”

In 1999, the company now known as Sierra H Broadcasting signed on KESP 101.1 FM in Payson, AZ. The format was Classic Hits (a.k.a. a lighter version of Classic Rock) under the name “Loop 101” (which, probably not coincidentally, is also the name of a then-being-constructed freeway in the Phoenix area.) The call letters changed to KAZL in early 2000, and at some point, K224CJ 92.7 FM (a 10-watt translator broadcasting from South Mountain in Phoenix) and K292DF 106.3 FM (a 10-watt translator located in Flagstaff, AZ) began simulcasting KAZL. The idea was to provide an alternative to Sandusky’s Classic Rock KSLX 100.7 FM. However, Loop 101 rarely made an appearance in the Phoenix ratings. On June 18, 2002, at 5pm, “Loop 101” came to an end. It was replaced by a s...

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

“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...