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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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May 27
* IA Indianola (Des Moines market) KXLQ 1490 flips to Spanish "La Patrona 1490 AM," ex-sports (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Greenfield (Milwaukee market) WZTI 1290 with a new translator, first noticed today: licensed to Franklin on 107.3, formerly W270CT

May 26
* IA Council Bluffs KQKQ 98.5, still hot AC, drops "Q98-5" in favor of "Sweet 98.5" (RadioInsight)
* MI Detroit WDTW-FM 106.7 flips to adult hits, ex-classic rock, still using "106-7 The D" (RadioInsight)

May 24
* WI Merrill (Wausau market) WXVM 104.1 returns to the air, carrying the religious format of WRVM 102.7 Suring (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

May 22
* WI Merrill (Wausau market) WMZK 104.1 becomes WXVM (anonymous)

May 19
* IA Keokuk KRNQ 96.3 will drop Spanish religion in favor of religious/Bott (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

May 18
* MI Republic WUPG 96.7 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

May 17
* MN Two Harbors KZIO 104.3 goes silent, and is expected to return as an affiliate of the adult alternative "Current" service of Minnesota Public Radio (Upper Midwest broadcasting)
* SD Custer (Rapid City market) KAWK 105.1 is deleted (FCC)

May 16
* IL Du Quoin WDQN 1580 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

May 12
* IN Brazil (Terre Haute market) WFNB 92.7 flips to soft AC "Lite 92.7," dropping its oldies simulcast of WAXI 104.9 Rockville (RadioInsight)
* IN Rensselaer WPUM 93.7 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com) the FCC lists this on 93.3
* IA Newell KWIA 100.9 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* SD Custer (Rapid City market) KAWK 105.1 is deleted (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

May 9
* WI Hayward WHSM 910 becomes WCBN (anonymous)

May 6
* ND Hettinger KNDH 102.3 becomes KZRN (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 28
* IL Carthage WCAZ 990: despite its recent deletion by the FCC, the station remains on the air (Doug Beard)


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