Rhythmic AC

104.3 KBIG Los Angeles Becomes “My-FM”

Previous Format: Rhythmic AC New Format: Hot AC Date & Time Of Change: September 8, 2007 at 10:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

95.3: CKZZ “Z95.3” becomes Rhythmic AC “95 Crave”

The powerhouse that lost its way. From its birth in 1991, Z95.3 (pronounced Zed 95.3) quickly established itself as Vancouver’s top hit music station with its Dance leaning Top-40 format which mainstreamed as the 90’s progressed. In 2002, when crosstown CFBT launched its Rhythmic format as “94.5 The Beat”, CKZZ evolved towards Hot AC. As the 2000’s progressed, Z95.3’s Hot AC format lost more ground to a more mainstream Beat. Finally on June 5, 2007 the plug was pulled and then station was relaunched as Rhythmic AC “95 Crave” bringing back a lot of the music that Z95.3 had originally played in the early 90’s.

Mix 102.7 WNEW Becomes Fresh 102.7

Previous Format: Rhythmic AC New Format: AC Date & Time Of Change: January 2, 2007 at 5:00am More Info: Wikipedia

Movin 97.5 Debuts

Previous Format: Standards “Star 97.5” KRZS New Format: Rhythmic AC “Movin 97.5” KMVA Date & Time Of Change: October 27, 2006 More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: Movin 97.5 KMVA Becomes Hot 97.5

94.1 The Buzz WMBZ Memphis flips to Rhythmic AC Snap! 94.1

This one is very much an example of the cause-and-effect of corporate mergers. Consider the previous format change at 94.1 FM. Entercom had just closed on the purchase of WOGY-FM from Sinclair Broadcasting in January, 2000. The ink was barely dry on this purchase when it became obvious to most observers that the writing was on the wall for the country station known as “Froggy 94”. Rumors had abounded for months about a flip to something – top candidate was a format known as “The Buzz” – the slogan for the station 94.1 would become in January ’01. The difference was, in the Fall of ’00, “The Buzz” was the monikker for Entercom’s then hot 80s format, not Modern AC. When the Buzz format launched, there were high company hopes t...

CHR 106.1 WZNR becomes Rhythmic AC “Energy 106.1” WNRJ

In its short history on the air, the 106.1 frequency in the Tidewater has seen constant shuffling of formats as it looked to fill a niche in the market. Following its move into the Tidewater proper in March of 2004, the station has seen the following formats: 03/07/04 to 09/23/04 – Variety Hits “106.1 Bob-FM” WPYA 09/23/04 to 02/02/05 – Country “Kick 106” WKCK 02/02/05 to 09/21/06 – CHR “106.1 The Zone” WZNR The Zone had attempted to fill the Mainstream CHR void that had existed in the Tidewater since the Early 1990’s. Entercom’s pair of Adult CHR 94.9 The Point and Rhythmic CHR Z104 made the hole tough to fill. As the Rhythmic AC format took off in 2006, WZNR management felt they had found a niche that could be more success...

WJJZ Becomes Philly’s 106.1

August 10, 2006 will go down as one of the most historical days in Philadelphia radio history. At Noon, Clear Channel blew up the formats of two of their five FM stations simultaneously. While Sunny 104.5 was ditching its Gold based AC format, Smooth Jazz was disappearing from 106.1 after a successful 13 year run. The demise of WJJZ, which was made to create a format to support Whoopie Goldberg’s syndicated morning show. Following a euology of the station by Program Director Michael Tozzi, and Daryl Hall’s “She’s Gone” the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” kicked off “Philly’s 106.1” and its shadowcast at 104.5.

KLSY Becomes Movin 92.5

Previous Format: Hot AC “Mix 92.5” New Format: Rhythmic AC “Movin 92.5” Date & Time Of Change: May 1, 2006 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Blink 102.7 Relaunches As Mix 102.7

Previous Format: AC “Blink 102.7” New Format: Rhythmic AC “Mix 102.7” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2003 at 10:27am More Info: Wikipedia

102.7 WNEW becomes “102.7 Blink”

It was a long time coming. What was once one of the most revered rock stations in the country, 102.7 WNEW lost its way in the mid-1990’s. Constant musical shifts: AAA, Alternative, Classic Rock, Mainstream Rock, back to Classic Rock took their toll on the audience. Finally an answer was found as the station hired so called “shock jocks” Opie and Anthony for afternoons. Ratings rose in their daypart and eventually WNEW flipped to all talk, but could never fill in all the dayparts to the same level of success due to Howard Stern being heard on sister station 92.3 WXRK. Opie and Anthony were eventually syndicated, but it all came crashing down in August of 2002 when the duo were fired for a highly publicized promotion that went awfully wrong. The station’s ratings, whi...

B100.3 KIBB becomes Mega 100 KCMG

Following the first-place-in-its-first book debut of New York’s Dance CHR WKTU (February 1996), it didn’t come as a surprise that a few stations across the country tried to clone the format in their own markets. KIBB (B-100) was one such station, and just like every other clone during that period, it failed miserably. KIBB began as a Rhythmic AC in the Fall of 1996, emphasizing 70’s and 80’s Dance/R&B selections and positioning itself with the slogan “LA’s Hot FM.” Several months later, Viacom sold the station to Chancellor (which became AMFM). During the Spring of 1997, Chancellor tried to improve the station by making it more current-intensive and modifying the station’s slogan to “The Rhythm of L.A.”, among other changes, ...

KBGG Becomes 98.1 Kiss-FM

Previous Format: Classic Hits “Big 98.1” KBGG New Format: Rhythmic AC “98.1 Kiss-FM” KISQ Date & Time Of Change: July 22, 1997 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Steve Worth Note: This aircheck features the sign-off of KBGG and beginning of stunting followed by a later repeat of the station’s launch package which is identical to sister WKTU New York

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