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Radio News and Notes

This page contains news concerning radio stations, mainly (but not exclusively) within the ten states on which this site focuses (IL IN IA MI MN MO ND OH SD WI). We do not claim any degree of comprehensiveness here; I read various outside sources and also include news passed to me by hobbyists as well as items from my own listening. I cite my sources and always appreciate news tips from readers, but cannot guarantee that the information I receive is always correct and typo-free. News concerning station ownership and personnel, television, FM translators and low-power FMs, as well as changes of power and antenna height, are normally omitted from this page. The date (which changes at midnight central time) indicates when I typed the item, not necessarily when the change took or will take place, and a day's entry may be updated a few times during the course of that day. All times are central, unless otherwise specified. The newest items appear at the top, and old items are removed after one month.

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September 29 8:37 p.m.
* MI Cadillac (Traverse City market) WCKC 107.1 is now classic rock "107.1 The Drive," no longer in simulcast with WCHY 97.7 Cheboygan and WGFN 98.1 Glen Arbor (RadioInsight)

September 26
* OH Delta (Toledo market) WLQR-FM 106.5 will become WTOD (RadioInsight)
* OH Toledo WTOD 1470 goes silent (RadioInsight)

September 24
* MO Springfield KLFJ 1550 becomes KRZD (DX-midAMerica.com)

September 21
* WI Hayward WHSM 910 flips to 60s-80s classic hits, dropping sports (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 18
* IN Battle Ground (Lafayette market) WFRW 88.9 is now contemporary Christian/K-Love, no longer simulcasting WFRN 104.7 Elkhart (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Valparaiso (Chicago market) new 91.1 is WWFT (DX-midAMerica.com)

September 17
* IL Morton (Peoria market) WNGY 102.3 drops CHR in favor of classic hip-hop "G102.3" (Radio Insight)

September 15
* IL East St. Louis (St. Louis market) WQQX 1490 is now talk, in simulcast with KFTK-FM 97.1 Florissant MO, dropping sports, and will adopt the call KFTK (RadioInsight)

September 12
* IL Granite City (St. Louis market) WGNU 920 flips to business, ex-sports (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IA Bloomfield KOJY 106.9 becomes KUDV (DX-midAMerica.com) the new call is not KUDY as initially posted (anonymous)
* IA DeWitt (Davenport market) KQCS 104.9 becomes KIIK (DX-midAMerica.com)

September 11
* MN Breckenridge KBMW-FM 92.7, formerly licensed to Kindred, is on with AC "B92.7" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 9
* IL Macomb WLRB 1510 becomes WYEC (FCC)
* MN Breckenridge KZDR 92.7 becomes KBMW-FM (FCC)
* MN Grand Marais new is WKSY-FM (FCC) not found in FCC database; 96.9, formerly licensed to Grand Portage

September 5
* ND Bismarck KXRP 91.3 now carries Spanish religion (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Salem (Youngstown market) WSOM 600 is now standards "America's Music" (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 31
* IA DeWitt (Davenport market) KQCS 104.9 flips to classic hits as "Kiik 103.9" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 30
* IL Cambridge (Davenport market) WYEC 93.9 will flip to adult hits "93.9 Jack FM" on September 1, dropping classic hits, with the new call KQCJ (RadioInsight)
* IA DeWitt (Davenport market) KQCS 104.9 moves to a new format, perhaps talk, tomorrow at noon, dropping country (RadioInsight) not 103.9 as initially posted
* IA Indianola (Des Moines market) KXLQ 1490 goes silent (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MI Big Rapids WBZX 103.9's "beautiful music" was a stunt; its format is classic hits "B103.9" (RadioInsight)


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