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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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March 23
* IL Jacksonville WJIL 1550 is now talk "1550 AM Talk Radio," ex-AC (anonymous)

March 22
* IL Lawrenceville WAKO 910 will cease to simulcast AC with WAKO-FM 103.1, turning to classic country "The Legend" (RadioInsight)
* IN Vincennes WFML 96.7 will drop adult hits as of April 1, when it will become affiliated with Vincennes University (RadioInsight)

March 20
* WI Chippewa Falls (Eau Claire market) WEAQ 1150 flips to rhythmic CHR "95.9 Jamz," ex-oldies, with the debut of its translator W240DC 95.9 Chippewa Falls (RadioInsight)

March 19
* OH Rossford (Toledo market) WNWT 1520 becomes WPAY (

March 18
* MI Glen Arbor (Traverse City market) WQEZ 95.5 flips to active rock in simulcast with WGFM 105.1 Cheboygan, ex-soft AC, using "Rock 105 and 95-5." The new call for 95.5 will be WGFE (Christian Parkes)

March 17
* IL Danville WITY 980 flips to adult hits, ex-standards (anonymous)
* MN Waseca KOWZ 1170 is now classic hits "1170 and 106.3 The Train," ex-classic hits (anonymous)

March 13
* IL Wheaton WETN 88.1 becomes WAIW (

March 6
* IL Hillsboro (Springfield market) WXAJ 99.7 flips to hot AC "99.7 The Mix," dropping CHR (RadioInsight)

February 28
* MI Alma WFYC 1280 flips to sports/Fox, dropping country (

February 27
* MN Two Harbors KZIO 104.3, now rock, will become a Minnesota Public Radio affiliate (Upper Midwest Broadcasting) not Two Rivers as initially posted

February 26
* MI Powers WUPF 107.3 is now classic rock, ex-classic hits, still using "Eagle 107-3" (

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