Previous Format: Sports “102.5 The Fan” New Format: Country “102.5 Nash Icon” Date & Time Of Change: August 15, 2014 at 3:07pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Rob Zerwehk
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
Previous Format: 90’s Hits “Gen X Radio” New Format: AC “99.7 The Point” Date & Time Of Change: March 23, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: KUDL Becomes News/Talk KMBZ-FM
Previous Format: AC (Stunting With Christmas Music) New Format: Adult Alternative Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight Thanks to Rob Zerwehk for contributing this aircheck.
Previous Format: None New Format: Active Rock Date & Time Of Change: 3/18/2010 10:37am More Info: RadioInsight, Broadcast KC
Previous Format: Smooth Jazz “106.5 The City” KCIY New Format: Country “Country 106.5″ WDAF Date & Time Of Change: August 10, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Broadcast KC, Wikipedia
In order to make room for 105.1 KGAR, a new station coming to Kansas City, KKJO was moved to 105.5. This allowed better coverage within the four state region (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma). KKJO, which was originally on AM 1550, has been a well known CHR/Hot AC station in northwest Missouri for decades.
As the country field in the market became larger, WHB (which, after 77 years on the 710 frequency, moved to 810 in 1997) had a tough time competing (see the earlier WHB flip, above, for details.) Also, a void existed for a full-market sports station. On October 2, 1999, WHB ended its longtime country format […]
The first week of January 1999 was not a good time for the state of Modern Rock-oriented radio in Kansas City. Just as 102.1 was changing from Modern AC to AC , 107.3 decided to drop Modern Rock in favor of Rhythmic Oldies. The station had enough problems generating ratings due to its limited signal, […]
It seems like Modern AC on 102.1 was doomed from the very beginning. When legendary KYYS “KY-102″ was blown up in favor of “102.1 the Zone” in 1997, listeners did not welcome the new station. This backlash, along with the station’s similarity to CHR sister KMXV, resulted in a change to AC as “Star 102″ […]
WHB, the only full-market locally owned AM in the Kansas City market, has had a large history of being a successful station. After 71 years as one of the Midwest’s best known AM stations, WHB was sold to the owners of KMZU/Carrolton, MO and flipped from Oldies to Country/Farm Talk. Jim Rice hosted the last […]
CHR KXXR 106.5 was set to change formats to country, but decided to stay around, via LMA with KCFM 107.3. The station moved to 107.3, where it lasted two years, first as “107.3 KXXR”, then “107.3 Kiss-FM”. In 1996, KISF changed to modern rock as KNRX, and then KNRX became Rhythmic Oldies in 1999