Variety Hits

101.1 WCBS-FM Becomes Jack-FM

It was the day many never thought would happen. And when it happened, two of the top three radio markets would simultaneously wonder what had happened. At around 3:50pm WCBS-FM midday jock Bill Brown hinted at something about to go down in his final break. At 4:00 the station played a half-hour of songs with nothing but jingles in between. However, each song hinted ominously at what was to come. Songs like “Hit The Road Jack” and “Movin’ Out” led into Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind”. At 4:30 a 5 minute stunt loop led into the introduction of of “101.1 Jack-FM” at 5:00pm while simultaneously Chicago’s 104.3 WJMK would drop Oldies for Jack. It was one of many blunders made by CBS Radio management that would eventually be rectifi...

92.7 WKIE & 92.5 WDEK begins simulcasting “Nine-FM” WRZA

Previous Format: Spanish CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: November 22, 2004 at 9:00am More Info: Wikipedia

Wild 100 KRBV becomes Jack-FM KJKK

Previous Format: Rhythmic CHR New Format: Variety Hits Date & Time Of Change: July 1, 2004 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Thanks to Bob Perry for submitting this aircheck. >

WRZA Becomes Nine-FM

Previous Format: Regional Mexican “La Raza 99.9” New Format: Variety Hits “99.9 Nine-FM” Date & Time Of Change: June 15, 2004 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews

106.1 Bob-FM Debuts

The Classic Hits format known in most places as Jack or Bob had made great inroads in Canada after being developed as a Webcaster on Long Island, NY. It was only a matter of time until someone took a chance on the format in the United States. One of the first was WPYA in the Hampton Roads. Bob was such a success that just 6 months after its debut, it was moved to the stronger 93.7 signal in the market. Aircheck Contributed By Bob Corbin of VARTV.com

CKNG Becomes Joe-FM

Previous Format: Hot AC “Power 92.5” New Format: Variety Hits “92.5 Joe-FM” Date & Time Of Change: January 13, 2004 at 5:00pm More Info: Canadian Communications Foundation, Wikipedia

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