Previous Format: Alternative Rock WFNX New Format: Variety Hits “101.7 The Harbor” WHBA Date & Time Of Change: July 20, 2012 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 101.7 The Harbor Debuts Note: This aircheck features the final segment of hosted programming at WFNX. The station would run automated until The Harbor debuted four days later. http://formatchange.com/audio/600.mp3
Previous Format: Modern Rock “V99.1” KQLZ New Format: News/Talk “Newsradio 99.1 & AM730” KINF-FM Date & Time Of Change: August 8, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: KBSU Becomes NewsRadio 730 KINF Aircheck contributed by: David Leavitt http://formatchange.com/audio/492.mp3
Previous Format: Modern Rock “Q101” New Format: To Be Determined Date & Time Of Change: July 15, 2011 at 1:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia This aircheck features the final goodbye of the station staff during the special edition of “Local 101” hosted by Chris Payne from 11pm to 1am. For more audio from the final day of Q101 visit AircheckDownloads.com. Aircheck contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/474.mp3
Previous Format: News/Talk New Format: Modern Rock Date & Time Of Change: 6/25/2010 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight.com Related Format Changes: 96.5 KFTE Becomes “NewsRadio” KPEL Thanks to Chris Stelly for this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/422.mp3
Previous Format: Modern Rock New Format: News/Talk Date & Time Of Change: 6/25/2010 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight.com Related Format Changes: 105.1 KPEL Becomes “Planet Radio” KFTE Thanks to Chris Stelly for this aircheck. http://formatchange.com/audio/421.mp3
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
The 104.3 frequency in Baltimore has been in a continuous loop of format changes since the demise of CHR “B104” WBSB in the early 90’s. There was Hot AC “Variety 104.3” WVRT, Soft AC “Soft 104.3” WSSF, All 70’s and later Classic Hits “The Colt” WOCT, Classic Rock “Baltimore 104.3” which later brought back the “B104” name under the call letters WXFB. Since 2003, the station had found some stability with Smooth Jazz WSMJ. With the format dying off in many markets, it was expected that WSMJ would eventually change formats. That change eventually happened on May 23, 2008 as WSMJ became Modern Rock “Channel 104.3”. The launch sequence includes a nice montage of airchecks taken from BostonRadio.org as...
Following the departure of Howard Stern to Sirius in December 2005, WOCL’s Modern Rock format fell on hard times. Drew Garabo and Savannah were brought in following their departures from crosstown FM Talker WTKS to host mornings, but the format floundered behind 101.1 WJRR for the young male audience it desired. Finally on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:00am the station dropped Modern Rock and began stunting with Bill Drake’s “History of Rock and Roll” until the following Thursday, January 10. That day at 12:40pm, the station began a year-by-year montage similar to the one used by sister WCBS-FM New York the previous summer, which led up to the launch at 1:05pm and 9 seconds of “Sunny 105.9 – Orlando’s Greatest Hits”. http://formatchange.com/a...