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“103.5 The Beat” Miami Becomes Spanish “Super X”

Previous Format: Urban New Format: Spanish AC Date & Time Of Change: 5/14/2010 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight.com Story Thanks to Tony Simon for contributing this aircheck.

100.3 The Beat St. Louis Becomes The Sound

Previous Format: Urban (Stunting from 10/31 to 12/25) New Format: Modern AC Date & Time Of Change: 12/26/2009 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

FM Talk 106.7 Debuts

Previous Format: Urban “Power 106.7” (Stunting With Christmas Music) New Format: Talk “FM Talk 106.7” Date & Time Of Change: May 28, 2009 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: Power 106.7 Signs Off

Power 106.7 Signs Off

Previous Format: Urban “Power 106.7” New Format: Talk “FM Talk 106.7” (Stunting With Christmas Music) Date & Time Of Change: May 28, 2009 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: FM Talk 106.7 Debuts

Power 102.9 Debuts

Previous Format: Urban AC “Old School 102.9” KMEZ New Format: Urban “Power 102.9” KKND Date & Time Of Change: July 3, 2008 at 10:29am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Chris Stelly

WRDA Becomes Hot 104.1

Previous Format: Standards “Red 104.1” WRDA New Format: Urban “Hot 104.1” WHHL Date & Time Of Change: October 1, 2005 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: “104.1 The Mall” WMLL flips from 80?s to Standards “Red 104.1? WRDA

92.1: KIZS “Kiss-FM” becomes KTBT “The Beat”

Clear Channel Communications signed-on KIZS as CHR/Pop Kiss 92.1 in 1999 to compete head-to-head with longtime heritage CHR KHTT (106.9 K-Hits). In early 2001, amid mediocre ratings, Clear Channel’s new Post-Merger programming directive forced the station into a heavily voicetracked entity. The ratings never really made any headway and then several format tweaks occured, first toward a Hot/Modern AC approach (where it actually saw it’s HIGHEST 12+ numbers in the stations history) and then back towards a CHR/Adult CHR approach. Additionally in 2002, CC blew up its low rated and low signaled Christian CHR KMRX (Live 101.5) and rolled it into a heavily voicetracked Mainstream Urban KTBT (101-5 The Beat). As it’s first incarnation of the format, The Beat never saw ratings suc...

Y100 100.3 WPLY Signs-Off

Previous Format: Alternative “Y100” WPLY New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” WPHI Date & Time Of Change: February 24, 2005 at 11:50pm For years WPLY stuck out like a sore thumb in Radio One’s portfolio. One of the few non African-American targetted station in the company, radio insiders were constantly speculating on when the Alternative Rock of Y100 would be no more. In early 2005, Preston Elliott and Steve Morrison, the morning hosts on Y100 announced they were moving to crosstown Rock 93.3 WMMR following the expiration of their contracts. Faced with either retooling the station or moving in another direction, the decision was made to go the cheaper route. Following Preston & Steve’s final show, where they announced that they were moving, the ...

Y100 Announces Format Change

Previous Format: Alternative “Y100” WPLY New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” WPHI Date & Time Of Change: February 24, 2005 at 11:50pm For years WPLY stuck out like a sore thumb in Radio One’s portfolio. One of the few non African-American targetted station in the company, radio insiders were constantly speculating on when the Alternative Rock of Y100 would be no more. In early 2005, Preston Elliott and Steve Morrison, the morning hosts on Y100 announced they were moving to crosstown Rock 93.3 WMMR following the expiration of their contracts. Faced with either retooling the station or moving in another direction, the decision was made to go the cheaper route. Following Preston & Steve’s final show, where they announced that they were moving, the ...

Smooth Jazz 98.9 WJZN Memphis becomes Urban Power 99 WMPW

A little background on this. Back in 2001, Barnstable’s Memphis Radio Group purchased then KTMO 98.9 Kennett, MO, and moved it to Munford Tennessee to serve the Memphis Market. The format chosen was Smooth Jazz. In Kennett, the KTMO call letters and Classic Country format moved to 106.5, as it exists today. Friday, October 15 started with the normal “Smooth Ride” Morning show with Norm Miller, then into the mid-day (vt) show with Rob Moore. The flip was supposed to happen at 12 noon but some problems tweaking the audio were encountered and the new station didn’t sign on until approximately 12:50pm – with no stunt and no fanfare. The new format is going after Clear Channel’s WHRK K-97 and Flinn’s Hot 107.1 This one will shake the market to its core....

KRWP Becomes Rock 97.5 KIOL

Previous Format: Urban “Power 97.5” KRWP New Format: Rock “Rock 97.5” KIOL Date & Time Of Change: January 27, 2004 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Power 97.5 KRWP Launches Aircheck Contributed by John Fernandez

Mega 93.3 Austin Becomes Hot 93.3

Previous Format: Dance CHR “Mega 93.3” KXMG New Format: Urban “Hot 93.3” KDHT Date & Time Of Change: August 15, 2003 at 8:00am More Info: Wikipedia

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