107.7 WJCD flips from AC to Smooth Jazz

As a rimshot in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market, the 107.7 frequency has had a hard time competing in the market. In the past few years, it slid from Urban AC to Smooth Jazz to AC and back to Smooth Jazz. The AC format had been simulcast on 92.1 WCDG to give it a better shot […]

CHR 106.1 WZNR becomes Rhythmic AC “Energy 106.1″ WNRJ

In its short history on the air, the 106.1 frequency in the Tidewater has seen constant shuffling of formats as it looked to fill a niche in the market. Following its move into the Tidewater proper in March of 2004, the station has seen the following formats: 03/07/04 to 09/23/04 – Variety Hits “106.1 Bob-FM” […]

Oldies 92.9 WFOG becomes The Wave WVBW

In Early 2005, Barnstable Broadcasting sold its Norfolk cluster to Max Media, who years prior had operated AC powerhouse 101.3 WWDE “2WD” in the market. Dick Lamb, one of the principles in Max Media and founder of 2WD had stayed on as morning host at 2WD until the acquisition of Barnstable’s cluster ended his 26 […]

Country “Kick 106″ WKCK Becomes CHR “The Zone” WZNR

In less than a year on the air, the newest radio signal in the Hampton Roads has already been the home to three formats. The station, which came to life on 3/7/04 as Classic Hits “106.1 Bob-FM” WPYA arose from the rubble of a market shakeup the previous Fall when longtime Country outlet WCMS became […]

106.1 Bob-FM Debuts

The Classic Hits format known in most places as Jack or Bob had made great inroads in Canada after being developed as a Webcaster on Long Island, NY. It was only a matter of time until someone took a chance on the format in the United States. One of the first was WPYA in the […]

93.7 Kick-FM Debuts

Previous Format: AAA “93.7 The Coast” WKOC New Format: Country “93.7 Kick-FM” WKCK Date & Time Of Change: December 5, 2003 at 12:05pm More Info: Wikipedia A week after Barnstable Broadcasting blew up longtime Country powerhouse WCMS in favor of Rock “Max 100.5“, Sinclair Communications attempted to fill the position by replacing AAA “93-7 The […]

100.5 WCMS Flips From Country to Classic Country

After 40 years as THE Country station in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, 100.5 WCMS had slowly become the #2 country station in town behind sister “97.3 The Eagle” WGH. In order to take the two stations out of direct competition, WCMS flipped to Classic Country in April 2003. This move would be short lived, as […]