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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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August 10
* MI Lake Isabella WRAX 98.9 is deleted (FCC)

August 7
* SD Brandon (Sioux Falls market) KDEZ 100.1 is now classic country in parallel with KXRB 1140 Sioux Falls, ex-AC, with the new call KXRB-FM (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* SD Sioux Falls KXRB 1000 switches to talk, ex-classic country, with the new call KSOO (Upper Midwest Brodcasting)
* SD Sioux Falls KSOO 1140 flips to classic country, ex-talk, with the new call KXRB, in simulcast with KXRB-FM 100.1 Brandon (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 4
* IL South Beloit (Rockford market) WBEL 1380 is now oldies, dropping the talk portions of the format (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Taylor (Detroit market) WCHB 1200 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* SD Redfield KQKD 1380 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Marathon (Wausau market) WKQH 104.9 becomes WCWB (anonymous)
* WI Rhinelander KSPP 89.1 is on with religion (anonymous)

August 2
* MN Aitkin KKIN 930 flips to standards "Adult Standards 930," ex-sports (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

July 22
* IL Arlington Heights (Chicago market) WHCD 88.3 is deleted (FCC)

July 21
* IL Du Quoin WDQN 1580 returns to the air, still with country (DX-midAMerica.com)


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