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Hot 106.5 Jacksonville Debuts

Previous Format: News/Talk WOKV-FM New Format: Urban Oldies “Hot 106.5” WHJX Date & Time Of Change: May 23, 2013 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/677.mp3

106.9 Planet Radio Debuts

Previous Format: Sports W295AZ (Rebroadcasting “Sportsradio 930” WFXJ) New Format: Active Rock “106.9 Planet Radio” (rebroadcasting 97.9 WNWW-HD2) Date & Time Of Change: July 2, 2013 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight http://formatchange.com/audio/674.mp3

Rock 104.5 Retires

Previous Format: Rock “Rock 104.5” New Format: Stunting Date & Time Of Change: April 28, 2013 at 10:05pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/665.mp3

Magic 107.3 Gives Way To Jack

Previous Format: Classic Hits “Magic 107.3” WJGH New Format: Variety Hits “107.3 Jack-FM” Date & Time Of Change: April 18, 2012 at 9:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/569.mp3

97.9 WFKS Becomes Radio Now

Previous Format: CHR “97.9 Kiss-FM” New Format: Adult CHR “97.9 RadioNOW” Date & Time Of Change: July 5, 2011 at 9:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Change: 97.9 WFSJ Becomes CHR “97-9 Kiss-FM” http://formatchange.com/audio/471.mp3

102.9 The Point Becomes X102.9

As one of the last All-80’s stations in the country 102.9 The Point became a victim of cluster programming. Sister station WJGL’s “96.9 The Eagle” 70’s and 80’s based Classic Hits format was stepping on its toes and not giving The Point much room to thrive. By flipping to Modern Rock, X102.9 is able to flank sister WFYV “Rock 105” from Clear Channel’s Modern Rock WPLA “107.3 The Planet”. The Point went out with the same song that had launched it in nine years earlier: Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me”. System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” ushered in X102.9’s life. Thanks to Dan Rubin for submitting this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/355.mp3

99.9 Kiss-FM Makes Way For Froggy

Previous Format: Hot AC “99.9 Kiss-FM” WFKS New Format: Country “99.9 Froggy-FM” WGNE Date & Time Of Change: June 28, 2000 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/336.mp3

97.9 WFSJ becomes CHR “97-9 Kiss-FM”

Top 40 radio in Jacksonville, Florida has long been synonimized with WAPE. The Big Ape has been a part of the landscape in Jacksonville since the 60’s, first at 690 AM and then at 95.1 FM. However in recent years the station has had developed a strong adult lean. At the beginning of March rumors began spreading about the future of “Smooth Jazz 97.9”. Speculation concentrated on a Talk format consisting of programming from sister station WTKS in Orlando including Howard Stern. At Noon on March 10, 2000 WFSJ began simulcasting WTKS, but this would be a short-lived stunt. As the next week progressed the station would revert to a more traditional stunt of a beating heart with liners interspersed. Clear Channel, which has seemed intent on launching a CHR in almost every market...

102.9 WMXQ becomes All-80’s “102-9 the Point”

What better way to represent a new year/decade/century/millennium than to live in the past? During the second half of the year 2000, that was the attitude adopted by a growing number of radio companies as the “All-80’s” format (focusing on Rock and Alternative selections of that decade) began appearing rapidly across the country. Cox Broadcasting had already debuted this format under the name “106-9 the Point” in Houston. With WMXQ struggling as Hot AC “Mix 103”, Cox decided to bring All-80’s to Jacksonville…following an automated countdown, on November 1, 2000, at 5:00 pm, “102-9 the Point, The Best of the 80’s and More” was born. http://formatchange.com/audio/52.mp3

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