Modern Rock

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

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 ...

G106.3 WHTG Relaunches AS “G Rock Radio”

Previous Format: Modern Rock “G106.3” New Format: Modern Rock “G Rock Radio” Date & Time Of Change: 2/18/2005 6:30pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Format Changes: WHTG Becomes G106.3, B98.5 WBBO Becomes “G Rock”

94.9 Zeta becomes Mega 94.9

Previous Format: Modern Rock “94.9 Zeta” WZTA New Format: Hispanic Urban “Mega 94.9” WMGE Date & Time Of Change: February 11, 2005 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Tony Simon

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 HFStival.com. Summ...

WOXY Signs Off

Previous Format: Alternative “97X” New Format: Modern Rock “X 97.7” Date & Time Of Change: May 13, 2004 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Matt Sledge

103.7 WWRX Becomes WEEI-FM

Previous Format: Alternative “103.7 FNX” New Format: Sports “103.7 WEEI-FM” Date & Time Of Change: April 16, 2004 More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia

Mad Radio 96.3 Debuts

Previous Format: “Smooth Jazz 96.3” WCJZ New Format: Modern Rock “Mad Radio 96.3” WMAD Date & Time Of Change: December 31, 2003 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

103.1 KDL Los Angeles Becomes Indie 103

Previous Format: Dance CHR “103.1 KDL” New Format: Alternative “Indie 103” Date & Time Of Change: December 21, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia

105.3 KLGH Becomes The Spy

Previous Format: Sports New Format: Modern Rock Date & Time Of Change: August 23, 2002 at 7:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: 105.3 The Spy Returns

KEDJ Becomes Amor 106.3

Previous Format: Modern Rock “Edge 106.3” KEDJ New Format: Spanish AC “Amor 106.3” KOMR Date & Time Of Change: October 30, 2001 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia, Phoenix New Times Related Changes: KEDJ Moves To 103.9

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