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Bubba 98.7 Debuts

Previous Format: Stunting (Was Sports “98.7 The Fan” until December 4, 2014) WHFS-FM New Format: Variety Rock “Bubba 98.7” WBRN-FM Date & Time Of Change: February 2, 2015 at 10:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 98.7 The Fan Signs-Off http://formatchange.com/audio/802.mp3

98.7 The Fan Signs-Off

Previous Format: Sports “98.7 The Fan” WHFS-FM New Format: Stunting with Christmas Music Date & Time Of Change: December 4, 2014 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/791.mp3

Q105 Goes Country

Previous Format: CHR “Q105” New Format: Country “Q105” Date & Time Of Change: April 2, 1993 at 1:05pm More Info: Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/88.mp3

97X Tampa Relaunches

Previous Format: Alternative “97X” WSUN-FM New Format: Alternative “97X” WSUN-FM Date & Time Of Change: January 18, 2013 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/651.mp3

98.7 The Fan Debuts

Previous Format: Hot AC “Play 98.7” WSJT New Format: Sports “98.7 The Fan” WHFS Date & Time Of Change: August 2, 2012 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia This aircheck features the end of “Play 98.7” at 11am, a brief snippet of the stunting and the history of sports in Tampa Bay that led into the 12pm launch of “The Fan” http://formatchange.com/audio/605.mp3

Hot 101.5 Debuts

Previous Format: 80s Hits “101.5 The Point” New Format: CHR “Hot 101.5” Date & Time Of Change: July 1, 2011 at 11:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/468.mp3

860 WGUL changes from Standards to Talk

At 5 PM on August 12, 2005, 860 WGUL in the Tampa Bay market flipped from its longtime “Music of Your Life” format to a temporary Presidential Speech format under new owners Salem Communication. Aircheck and Summary courtesy of Lou Pickney. http://formatchange.com/audio/155.mp3

“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 ...

97.1: WSUN flips from Oldies to Alternative “97X”

Mired with a subpar signal and being one of two Oldies stations in the market did not allow WSUN to take off in the Tampa Bay area. While rumors of Cox flipping the station to All-80’s ran rampant, the station began stunting with music from 2001: A Space Oddysey. At 5:00pm on November 3, 2000, the Tampa Bay area got its first taste at an Alternative station in many years with the debut of 97X. The first song, Hemhorrage by Fuel was dedicated to Modern AC WSSR and Active Rocker WXTB, both of whom are owned by competitor Clear Channel Communications. http://formatchange.com/audio/96.mp3

WFLZ Becomes The Power Pig

Previous Format: Oldies “Z93” WFLZ New Format: CHR “93.3 The Power Pig” Date & Time Of Change: September 25, 1989 at 8:15am Aircheck And Summary Contributed By Brian Holmes’ ThePowerPig.com: Fifteen years ago, in September 1989, Jacor Broadcasting and a very talented group of individuals took a huge chance. The chance was taking a 100,000 watt flame throwing FM into a direct format competition against the powerhouse ratings winner, the then legendary Q105 (WRBQ FM & AM), owned then by Edens Broadcasting. It would give Tampa Bay a REAL Top 40 station playing all the hits, fun to listen to, always leaving you wanting more or wondering what they would say or do next. This compared to Q105’s more adult top 40 lean, known by most as having D.J.’...

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