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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 15 8:45 a.m.
* 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)

March 20
* IL Des Plaines (Chicago market) WPPN 106.7 now uses "Amor 106.7," dropping "Pasión 106.7" (RadioInsight)
* WI Port Washington (Milwaukee market) WPJP 100.1 becomes WSJP-FM (DX-midAMerica.com)

March 19
* Some notes from travels in northeast Illinois on Tuesday:
Antioch WSFI 88.5 on with Catholic/EWTN from a tower in far northwest Lake county; signed on in late 2013
Harvard WCNM 88.9 is not yet on
Loves Park WLUV 1520 noted using "Classic Country Love Radio," with sports and talk in addition to the country
Loves Park W263BJ 100.5 is adult hits "100.5" and "100.5 Rockford's Greatest Hits" from the studio of WNTA 1330 et al.
Rockford translators: W220BL 91.9 and W233AD 94.5 both on with religion; recent CP W280EN 103.9 not on; W289AB 105.7 on with classical from WNIU 90.5
Round Lake Beach WOKL 89.1 is on with contemporary Christian/K-Love; signed on late last year
Wonder Lake WTZY 91.3 is on, which was news to me, carrying religious/Calvary from a tower at Hebron
Woodstock WZKL 91.7 remains active with K-Love; signed on in 2010
* IN Fort Wayne WAJI 95.1 will be "95.1 Best FM" as of Thursday, dropping "Majic 95.1" (Radio Insight)
* MI Manistique WCRR 88.9 is silent (All Access)
* ND Arthur (Fargo market) KVMI 103.9 becomes KZTK (DX-midAMerica.com)


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