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WFME Signs-Off

Previous Format: Christian “Family Radio” WFME New Format: Currently Simulcasting 95.5 WPLJ Date & Time Of Change: January 11, 2013 at 3:39pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 94.7 Spins The Wheel of Formats, 94.7 NashFM Launches http://formatchange.com/audio/647.mp3

600 CKBD Signs-Off

Previous Format: Standards “600 AM” CKBD New Format: AAA “100.5 The Peak” CKPK Date & Time Of Change: November 13, 2008 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Note: Station Moved to FM as AAA “100.5 The Peak” CKPK Aircheck Contributed by Mike Workman http://formatchange.com/audio/320.mp3

WFNX Says Goodbye

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

WGPR Signs Off

Previous Format: Urban AC New Format: Urban “Hot 107.5” Date & Time Of Change: October 23, 2011 at 11:59pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WGPR Becomes Hot 107.5 http://formatchange.com/audio/520.mp3

Q101 Says Goodbye

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

WRXP Says Goodbye

Previous Format: Alternative “101-9 RXP” WRXP New Format: News “101.9 FM News” WEMP Date & Time Of Change: July 14, 2011 at 10:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WQCD Becomes WRXP, WRXP Begins Stunting http://formatchange.com/audio/473.mp3

91.1 WRVU Nashville Signs-Off

Previous Format: College Alternative New Format: Classical Date & Time Of Change: June 7, 2011 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Classical 91.1 WFCL Debuts Note: This aircheck features the end of the final song “Waiting For The Siren’s Call” by New Order as the station goes dark immediately afterwards. Aircheck contributed by Lou Pickney http://formatchange.com/audio/464.mp3

91.7 KTRU Signs Off

Previous Format: College Radio New Format: Classical KUHA Date & Time Of Change: April 28, 2011 at 6:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed By Mark David http://formatchange.com/audio/459.mp3

“Smooth Jazz 106.9” WJZX Milwaukee Signs-Off

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz New Format: Stunting Date & Time Of Change: 5/27/2010 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight http://formatchange.com/audio/360.mp3

690 CINF Signs Off

Previous Format: French News “Info 690” New Format: Silent Date & Time Of Change: January 29, 2010 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 940 CINW Signs Off Aircheck Contributed by Mark David http://formatchange.com/audio/480.mp3

940 CINW Signs Off

Previous Format: Oldies “AM 940” New Format: Silent Date & Time Of Change: January 29, 2010 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 690 CINF Signs Off Aircheck Contributed by Mark David http://formatchange.com/audio/481.mp3

Sunny 104.5 Signs-Off

August 10, 2006 will go down as one of the most historical days in Philadelphia radio history. At Noon, Clear Channel blew up the formats of two of their five FM stations simultaneously. While Smooth Jazz was disappearing from 106.1 WJJZ, 104.5 WSNI was saying goodbye to its Gold based AC format. In both of their places appeared Rhythmic AC “Philly’s 106.1”. It wasn’t a simlucast persay, as FCC regulations forbid two stations with identical coverage from duplicating so much programming, however the same songs played in the same order with different sweepers and commercials leading to the music not lining up completely. The purpose of the so-called “shadowcast” was to get Sunny 104.5’s audience to move over to the new 106.1 format before the debut o...

“Onda 92” WKIE/WDEK Signs-Off

Previous Format: Spanish CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/109.mp3

WMAQ Signs Off

Previous Format: News WMAQ New Format: Sports “670 The Score” WSCR Date & Time Of Change: August 1, 2000 at 6:00am More Info: Wikipedia, Rich Samuels Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/392.mp3

“Groove 103.1” Signs Off

After “Groove 103.1” flipped back to Dance, the station’s ratings began to improve, albeit slightly. It eventually peaked at a 0.9 share 12+, which (tied with one of the previous formats on the 103.1 duo) represents the highest ratings ever achieved by the two 103.1 FMs. Apparently, this success got the attention of Jacor (now Clear Channel), owner of CHR/Pop KIIS-FM. In September 1998, Jacor purchased KACD and KBCD from Ken Roberts. Shortly thereafter, on October 12, 1998, Jacor switched “Groove 103.1” to a simulcast of KIIS-FM, and eventually debuted a AAA format under the name “Channel 103.1”. One side note: in an article which appeared on laradio.com, KIIS-FM General Manager Roy Laughin admitted that Jacor bought Groove 103.1 and changed the fo...

The Final Hour of CHR on WAVA

In the early 1990’s, Emmis Broadcasting was one of the premier ownership groups in the country consisting of many stations of the former Doubleday and NBC Radio groups. However, one bad business decision (Ownership of the Seattle Mariners) caused the company to auction off many of its stations to the highest bidder. While WFAN in New York went to Infinity Broadcasting, some stations were unable to keep their current format by their new owners. Salem Broadcasting acquired WAVA and quickly stated its obvious intent to flip the station religious. WAVA had an illustrious history. One of the first FM all news stations in the 70’s, the station had been an AOR in the early 80’s when the decision to go Top 40 was made. Under such monikers as “All Hit 105”, “Powe...

WLOL Signs-Off

Previous Format: CHR WLOL New Format: Classical KSJN Date & Time Of Change: February 26, 1991 at 6:30pm More Info: Wikipedia Notes: This includes the final half hour of programming on WLOL followed by the brief return with music and promos for competitor 101.3 KDWB. http://formatchange.com/audio/189.mp3

WLIR Loses Its License

Previous Format: Modern Rock WLIR New Format: Modern Rock WDRE Date & Time Of Change: December 18, 1987 More Info: Wikipedia, WLIR.FM, New York Times http://formatchange.com/audio/367.mp3

96X Miami Loses Its License

Previous Format: Top 40 “96X” 96.3 WMJX New Format: Frequency Revived As WCJX in 1985 Date & Time Of Change: February 15, 1981 at 12:03am More Info: Wikipedia, Alydar http://formatchange.com/audio/403.mp3

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