KHHT Becomes Real 92.3

Real 92.3 Los Angeles Hip-Hop Big Boy

Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Hot 92.3” KHHT New Format: Urban “Real 92.3” Date & Time Of Change: February 6, 2015 at 9:23am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

WZTI Becomes The Party

The Party 100.3 1290 W262CJ WZTI Milwaukee

Previous Format: Standards “1290 Martini Radio” (Stunting As “100.3 The Elf“) New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “The Party 1290/100.3” Date & Time Of Change: December 25, 2014 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

WVVE Launches Groove 100.1

Groove 100.1 100 WVVE Old School Panama City

Previous Format: Hot AC “V100” New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Groove 100.1” Date & Time Of Change: April 17, 2014 at 10:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Andrew Hodges

Rock 103.5 Goes Jammin Oldies

103.5 The Beat WUBT Chicago Larry Lujack Jammin Oldies

Previous Format: Active Rock “Rock 103.5” WRCX New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “The New 103.5” (eventually “103.5 The Beat” WUBT) Date & Time Of Change: November 3, 1998 at 5:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: “103.5 The Beat” flips from Rhythmic Oldies to CHR “Kiss-FM”

95.7 Kiss-FM San Diego Launches

Previous Format: News/Talk 95.7 KOGO-FM (Stunting as “Holiday 95.7“) New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Kiss-FM” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2012 at 9:57am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

KYOT Becomes Eva 95.5

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz “95.5 The Coyote” New Format: Rhythmic AC “Eva 95.5″ Date & Time Of Change: August 31, 2011 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

The Groove Magically Changes

Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “105.1 The Groove” WGRV New Format: AC “Magic 105.1” WMGC Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2001 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Brandon Knoll

“Arizona Jamz” KAJM relaunches as “Mega 104.3 & 99.3″

For as long as many people can remember, 104.3 FM-Payson, AZ and its translators across northern and central Arizona (including 99.3 FM in the metro Phoenix area) had consistently been the home of poorly programmed and executed radio. Some of the attempts in the 90’s included Country (despite the presence of the powerful KNIX and […]

Rhythmic Oldies “Z93.7″ WZMX becomes Urban “Hot 93.7″

The 93.7 frequency in Hartford has bounced around many formats. In the mid to late 90s, it was Classic Rock 93.7. In 1999, when everyone was changing to rhythmic oldies, 93.7 kept it’s WZMX calls and became “Dancin’ Oldies 93.7.” The format, like in most markets played out for a few years, never achieving much […]

“103.5 The Beat” flips from Rhythmic Oldies to CHR “Kiss-FM”

Upon completion of the Clear Channel/AMFM merger, many expected Clear Channel to launch a CHR/Pop outlet right away. After all, Chicago was one of the few markets remaining that lacked a full-signaled Top 40 outlet. Plus, in the early 90’s, Clear Channel C.E.O. Randy Michaels was involved with WYTZ 94.7 FM (“Z-95″, later “Hell 94-7″, […]

94.5 The Edge Becomes Magic 94.5

Previous Format: Alternative “94.5 The Edge” KDGE (Format moved to 102.1) New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Magic 94.5” KTXQ (Format moved from 102.1) Date & Time Of Change: November 9, 2000 More Info: Wikipedia, KNUS99

Rhythmic Oldies “Power 105.9″ WOCL becomes “O-Rock 105-9″

Power 105.9 was one of the many Rhythmic Oldies stations that AMFM debuted across the U.S in the late 90’s. And, like most of those outlets, Power 105.9 was unable to maintain any sort of ratings success it achieved initially. As part of the AMFM/Clear Channel merger, Power 105.9 was sold to CBS/Infinity. CBS/Infinity saw […]

92.3 The Beat Becomes Mega 92.3

Previous Format: Urban “92.3 The Beat” KKBT New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 92.3” KCMG Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2000 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia In the fall of 1999, the two largest radio station operators in the country, Clear Channel Communications and AMFM Inc., shocked the world by announcing they would merge. […]

Mega 100.3 Becomes 100.3 The Beat

Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 100.3” KCMG New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” KKBT Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2000 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia In the fall of 1999, the two largest radio station operators in the country, Clear Channel Communications and AMFM Inc., shocked the world by announcing they would merge. […]

103.1 WXXY/WYXX becomes “The 80’s Channel”

Summary contributed by Jeffrey T. Mason. I think I am qualified to give a summary of the 80’s Channel/Chicago sign-on, seeing that I was one of the folks who orchestrated it! Contrary to popular belief, Big City Radio – not Chancellor Media – was the first company to debut a “Jammin’ Oldies” type format. It […]

105.9 KHOT flips from Rhythmic Oldies to Mexican “La Nueva 105.9″

Hot 105.9″ (first KBUQ, later KHOT) debuted on October 10, 1997 with a mix of mostly R&B Oldies plus some R&B and AC currents. Eventually, the currents were dropped and the station sounded similar to the “Jammin Oldies” format that was popping up all over the country. However, unlike most Jammin’ Oldies stations (which become […]

107.3 KNRX flips from Modern Rock to Rhythmic Oldies

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, […]

105.1 WBIX flips from AC to Rhythmic Oldies

Sensing the failure of Big 105, it soon became obvious it would be the 2nd format on the frequency to fail to last 12 months. AMFM had been developing the Jammin Oldies format across the country, and it was just a matter of time before the format found its way into New York. In early […]