Spanish Tropical

Playa 98.1 Launches in Fort Myers

Previous Format: AAA “98.1 The Link” (Stunting As Spanglish Sex Hits “La Dura“) New Format: Spanish Tropical “Playa 98.1” Date & Time Of Change: September 15, 2016 at 5:30pm More Info: RadioInsight

“Outlaw Country 92.5” WYUU becomes Spanish “La Nueva 92.5”

Infinity Broadcasting’s Outlaw Country 92.5 (WYUU, licensed to Safety Harbor, FL) found itself as the third country station in a two country station market when Clear Channel’s Thunder 103.5 (WTBT) flipped to Country as U.S. 103.5 (WFUS) on April 14, 2005. With Infinity co-owned WQYK also playing country in the market, it became obvious to many observers that something had to give, particularly with country stations out of Polk County and Sarasota edging into the fringes of the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater market. On August 7, 2005, WYUU flipped formats following its broadcast of the Indianapolis Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. After three commercials, this announcement told listeners that a new format had come to the signal: La Nueva 92.5, The Latin Sound of Tampa Bay. Aircheck ...

96.7 The Buzz Moves To 105.3

Previous Format: Spanish Tropical “Viva 105.3” WWVA New Format: Modern Rock “105.3 The Buzz” WBZY Date & Time Of Change: May 5, 2005 More Info: Wikipedia

99.1 WHFS becomes “El Zol” WLZL

At noon on January 12, 2005, 99.1 WHFS was switched to a Tropical Latin music format. Its call letters were soon changed to WZLL for a few days, and then again to WLZL, and the station was rebranded as “El Zol 99.1 FM”. Although a format change had been rumored to some extent for years–due to slipping ratings (22nd) in its primary market of Washington (although its ratings in Baltimore remained high)–the switch was not publicized beforehand and took many long-time fans, and even most of the station’s staff, by surprise. Most of the station’s staff were not told of the change until less than an hour before it happened, and new management presided in the air studio as the former format was playing its last few songs. Aircheck Courtesy of Summ...