Kansas City

102.5 Nash Icon Debuts

Previous Format: Sports “102.5 The Fan” New Format: Country “102.5 Nash Icon” Date & Time Of Change: August 15, 2014 at 3:07pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Rob Zerwehk

KCKC Becomes KC 102.1

Previous Format: AAA “Alice 102” New Format: AC “KC 102.1” Date & Time Of Change: February 5, 2014 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

1660 KUDL Becomes KMBZ Business

Previous Format: Classical “Radio Bach” KUDL New Format: Business Talk “KMBZ Business Channel” Date & Time Of Change: March 1, 2012 at 11:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Rob Zerwehk

Gen X 99.7 Becomes The Point

Previous Format: 90’s Hits “Gen X Radio” New Format: AC “99.7 The Point” Date & Time Of Change: March 23, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: KUDL Becomes News/Talk KMBZ-FM

Star 102.1 Becomes Alice 102

Previous Format: AC (Stunting With Christmas Music) New Format: Adult Alternative Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight Thanks to Rob Zerwehk for contributing this aircheck.

103.7 The Dam Debuts

Previous Format: None New Format: Active Rock Date & Time Of Change: 3/18/2010 10:37am More Info: RadioInsight, Broadcast KC

106.5 The City Becomes Country 106.5 WDAF

Previous Format: Smooth Jazz “106.5 The City” KCIY New Format: Country “Country 106.5” WDAF Date & Time Of Change: August 10, 2003 at 12:00pm More Info: Broadcast KC, Wikipedia

KKJO moves from 105.1 to 105.5

In order to make room for 105.1 KGAR, a new station coming to Kansas City, KKJO was moved to 105.5. This allowed better coverage within the four state region (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma). KKJO, which was originally on AM 1550, has been a well known CHR/Hot AC station in northwest Missouri for decades.

810 WHB flips to All-Sports, assuming the programming of 1510 KCTE

As the country field in the market became larger, WHB (which, after 77 years on the 710 frequency, moved to 810 in 1997) had a tough time competing (see the earlier WHB flip, above, for details.) Also, a void existed for a full-market sports station. On October 2, 1999, WHB ended its longtime country format for Sports.

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, and the ratings fell further after a dispute that led to the station dropping the syndicated Mancow morning show.

102.1 The Zone KOZN flips to AC Star 102 KSRC

It seems like Modern AC on 102.1 was doomed from the very beginning. When legendary KYYS “KY-102” was blown up in favor of “102.1 the Zone” in 1997, listeners did not welcome the new station. This backlash, along with the station’s similarity to CHR sister KMXV, resulted in a change to AC as “Star 102” in early 1999.

710 WHB flips from Oldies to Country/Farm

WHB, the only full-market locally owned AM in the Kansas City market, has had a large history of being a successful station. After 71 years as one of the Midwest’s best known AM stations, WHB was sold to the owners of KMZU/Carrolton, MO and flipped from Oldies to Country/Farm Talk. Jim Rice hosted the last hours of the old WHB, which included an ad for KCMO “Oldies 95”.

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