Variety Hits

93.7 Mike-FM Becomes WEEI-FM

Previous Format: Variety Hits “93.7 Mike-FM” WMKK New Format: Sports WEEI-FM Date & Time Of Change: September 12, 2011 at 6:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeff Lehmann

WJMK Relaunches As K-Hits 104.3

Previous Format: Variety Hits “104.3 Jack-FM” New Format: Classic Hits “K-Hits 104.3” Date & Time Of Change: March 14, 2011 at 1:04pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

96.5 The Drive WFLB Becomes Bob-FM

Previous Format: Classic Hits “96.5 The Drive” New Format: Variety Hits “96.5 Bob-FM” Date & Time Of Change: March 14, 2011 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

Mix 106.5 WMVX Becomes The Lake

Previous Format: Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WMVX New Format: Variety Hits “106.5 The Lake” WHLK Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2011 at 7:30am More Info: RadioInsight

104.3 The Breeze Becomes Chuck-FM

Previous Format: AC “104.3 The Breeze” WECB New Format: Variety Hits “104.3 Chuck-FM” WCHK Date & Time Of Change: December 31, 2009 at 3:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Brian Davis

Louie 100.5 WLUE Becomes GenX Radio

Previous Format: Variety Hits New Format: 90s Hits Date & Time Of Change: 9/3/2009 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight

Kicks 104.1 Mobile Becomes Jack-FM

After three years of middling ratings as a Country station, Cumulus Broadcasting pulled the plug on the “Kicks 104.1” format and began stunting with a loop of TV Themes at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The following afternoon at 1:04pm the station picked up the satellite-fed version of the “Jack-FM” format after a brief sign-on announcement.

NineFM Signs-Off

Previous Format: Variety Hits “Nine-FM” 92.5 WDEK/92.7 WKIE/99.9 WRZA New Format: Progressive Talk 820 WCPT/92.5 WCPY/92.7 WCPT-FM/99.9 WCPQ Date & Time Of Change: October 20, 2008 More Info: Wikipedia

106.3 WGVC becomes “Charlie-FM”

In late November 2006, a computerized “countdown” was broadcast on 106.3. The countdown lasted about a week. It’s purpose was to countdown until a new station would emerge. During the countdown, some various phrases/quotes from many sources (like movies, music) were played every 30 seconds for the duration. The new format was GreenStone Media’s female-oriented talk, known only as “106.3 WGVC.” On August 6th, 2007, it was confirmed that GreenStone media, the main provider for WGVC’s programming, would cease operations on August 17th, 2007. On August 18, the station started playing a satellite feed of various genres music, including rock from the 1970s and 1980s (“106.3 The Big Hair”), boy band music (“Backstreet 106.3”), a mi...

101.1 WCBS-FM Returns

When Dan Mason returned as President of CBS Radio in the Spring of 2007, the first thing he did was make it clear that many of the blunders of the past few years needed to be fixed. The “Free-FM” brand was slowly dissolved, leading to the return of K-Rock. San Francisco’s KFRC was relaunched on a new frequency just a few months after that station had dropped its heritage format. All that remained was dealing with that pesky Jack in New York. On July 12, 2007 at appropriately 1:01pm, Jack shifted over to 101.1’s HD-2 signal and made way for the return of a slightly modified WCBS-FM. Dan Taylor and Bob Shannon were brought back, but were joined by newcomers Broadway Bill Lee, Joe Causi and more 80’s music. Note: This is quite long, running at almost 27 minutes, ...

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...

Classical WGMS Becomes Variety Hits “George 104”

Previous Format: Classical New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: January 22, 2007 at 3:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

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