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Radio News and Notes

This page contains news concerning radio and television 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 friends in the hobby 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, as well as changes of power and antenna height, are normally omitted from this page. The date (which changes at midnight central) 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.

April 23 8:24 a.m.
* ND West Fargo KQWB 1660 flips to classic country "Willie at 1660 AM," dropping oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 22
* IA Boone (Des Moines market) KWQW 98.3 now uses "The Torch," dropping "Wow FM," for its talk format (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 20
* WI Lake Geneva WZRK 1550 noted on the air again on Saturday; Jeremy Andrews notes the same

April 19
* WI Lake Geneva WZRK 1550 left the air by 3 p.m. Friday (Pete Atkinson)

April 18
* WI Lake Geneva WZRK 1550 noted back on the air Thursday afternoon, still carrying the Timeless Cool format and still licensed to Lake Geneva (Jeremy Andrews) still on Friday morning
* WI Merrill (Wausau market) WMZK 104.1 flips to hot AC "Magic 104.1," ex-classic rock (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 17
* IN Brazil (Terre Haute market) WFNB 92.7 debuts its hot AC "B92.7" format, dropping adult hits (RadioInsight) not WPOW as initially posted--thanks to Chris

April 16
* ND Minot KRZZ 1390 flips to classic hits, ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 15
* MI Battle Creek WBCK 930 is now sports/CBS, ex-Yahoo (DX-midAMerica.com)
* ND Minot KZPR 105.3 switches to active rock, dropping classic rock (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Athens WATH 970 flips to classic hits "Classic Hits 970," ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Augusta new 101.5 is WWJC (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 12
* MN East Grand Forks KZLT 104.3 now uses "104.3 Cities FM," dropping "Lite Rock 104.3" (RadioInsight)

April 11
* IN Terre Haute new 1230 is WYGJ (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 10
* IL South Beloit WTJK 1380 will flip to talk "The Big AM 1380," ex-sports, as of Monday morning (All Access) with emphasis on local talk and sports (web site)

April 9
* IA Ankeny (Des Moines market) KPTL 106.3 becomes KDXA (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IA Ames (Des Moines market) KCCQ 105.1 becomes KCYZ (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Port Huron WHLS 1450 and simulcast WHLX 1590 Marine City switch to classic hits, ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 7
* IL Cairo WKRO 1490 flips to business news as "AM 1490" (anonymous contributor)
* IL Paris WPRS 1440 and simulcast WIBQ 1300 Terre Haute IN use "Newstalk 1300/1440" (anonymous contributor)
* MN Princeton WQPM 1300 flips to oldies "The Big Q," dropping classic country (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* WI Waupun WFDL 1170 adds standards/WW1 (anonymous contributor)

April 4
* IL Paris (Terre Haute market) WBOW 98.5 flips to AC, ex-talk, as talk remains on former simulcast WIBQ 1300 Terre Haute (RadioInsight)
* OH Waynesville WYNS 89.3 is silent (All Access)

April 2
* IN Charlestown (Louisville market) WAYG 104.3 now carries Christian AC/Way FM, simulcasting with WAYK 105.9 Valley Station KY; WAYI 93.9 Sellersburg IN, which drops the format, is redirecting listeners (RadioInsight)
* MN Mora KBEK 95.5 is now silent (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 1
* MN Duluth KTCO-FM 98.9 now uses "Kat Country 98.9," dropping "Your Country 98.9" (RadioInsight)

March 30
* OH Willoughby (Cleveland market) WELW 1330 is now talk "Integrity Radio," with the new call WINT (DX-midAMerica.com)

March 28
* IN Nappanee (South Bend market) WAOR 95.7 will begin carrying ESPN sports as "ESPN 95.7 South Bend" on April 1 (RadioInsight)
* MO Kansas City KPHN 1190, now silent and formerly a Radio Disney affiliate, will return to the air carrying the Catholic Radio network (RadioInsight)

March 26
* IL Paris (Terre Haute market) WIBQ 98.5 becomes WBOW (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Terre Haute WBOW 1300 becomes WIBQ (DX-midAMerica.com)
* ND Mayville KMSR 1520 now carries sports/NBC, ex-ESPN (DX-midAMerica.com)

March 24
* MN Duluth WWJC 850 is now religious/VCY America "Quality Radio for Minnesota," with the new call WQRM (DX-midAMerica.com)
* SD Sioux Falls KWSD 1230 now carries sports/NBC, dropping CBS (DX-midAMerica.com)


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