San Francisco

102.1 KDFC Becomes Classic Rock KFOX

Previous Format: Classical New Format: Classic Rock Date & Time Of Change: January 24, 2011 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight Related Changes: 98.5 KUFX San Jose Adds A Simulcast in San Francisco Thank You to Nathan Fuentes for contributing this aircheck.

106.9 KFRC Simulcast News 740 KCBS

Previous Format: Classic Hits New Format: News Date & Time Of Change: 10/27/2008 7:40am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

95.7 KMAX-FM goes from Variety Hits to Country “The Wolf”

The 95.7 frequency in San Francisco saw its fair share of formats during its decade under Bonneville ownership. There was CHR “Z95.7”, Classic Rock “The Drive”, Country “The Bear”, and Variety Hits “95.7 Max-FM”. None of the formats ever saw great success, leaving the station as a perennial underperformer to sister AC KOIT and Classical KDFC. In early 2007, Bonneville agreed to swap its San Francisco cluster to Entercom in exchange for stations in Cincinnati and Seattle. With Entercom taking over, on February 28th at 12:30pm 95.7 Max-FM came out of a stopset into a countdown to 7:50 the next morning. “The Wolf” country brand has exploded across the country, however Entercom has seen the most success with the brand with recent laun...

KFRC Becomes Family Radio KEAR

Previous Format: Oldies KFRC (Simulcasting 99.7 KFRC-FM) New Format: Christian Preaching “Family Radio” KEAR Date & Time Of Change: April 29, 2005 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia

93.3 The Wave Becomes KBAY

Previous Format: Rhythmic AC/World Music “93.3 The Wave” KKWV New Format: AC “93.3 KBAY” Simulcasting 94.5 KBAY San Jose Date & Time Of Change: September 2, 2003 at 6:00am More Info: Rec.Radio.Broadcasting, Wikipedia

“Channel 104.9” KCNL changes from Alternative Classics to Alternative

A weak rimshot located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, the 104.9 frequency has always struggled to find its niche in the marketplace. A longtime Spanish language station, as KBRG, the frequency was part of a complex swap that saw four frequencies swap programming in 1997 and 1998. KBRG moved from 104.9 to 100.3; KBAY moved from 100.3 to 94.5; KUFX moved from 94.5 to 104.9 and then to 98.5 after Jacor acquired the former KOME from Infinity. KOME’s programming was merged into Infinity sister Live 105 leaving a hole for an adult targetting Alternative station. With a strong 80’s lean, Channel 104.9 filled that hole. In late 2000, KCNL’s sister 101.3 KIOI changed formats to All 80’s. In order to prevent overlap between the two stations, Channel 104.9 retarge...

107.7 KSAN Becomes The Bone

Previous Format: Classic Rock “107.7 KSAN” New Format: Hard Classic Rock “107.7 The Bone” Date & Time Of Change: March 13, 2000 More Info: Wikipedia

1310 KDIA Becomes Radio Disney

Previous Format: Urban AC KDIA New Format: Childrens “Radio Disney” KMKY Date & Time Of Change: December 15, 1997 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia

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

94.9 KSAN Becomes Wild 94.9

Previous Format: Country “94.9 KSAN” New Format: Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD Date & Time Of Change: July 2, 1997 at 12am More Info: Wikipedia

KPIX-FM Stunts With Chicago Simulcast

Previous Format: Hot Talk KPIX-FM New Format: Simulcasting 101.9 WTMX Chicago Date & Time Of Change: May 30, 1997 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia, FMAirchecks Notes: 95.7 (Under new KOYT call letters) would simulcast WTMX Chicago until July 11, 1997 when it would flip to CHR “Z95.7” KZQZ. Aircheck Contributed by Steve Worth

92.7 KJAZ Signs Off

Previous Format: Jazz KJAZ New Format: Regional Mexican “La Z” KZSF Date & Time Of Change: July 31, 1994 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Steve Worth