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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.

September 2 1:42 p.m.
* IN Boonville (Evansville market) WEJK 107.1 flips to classic hits "Classic Hits 107.1," dropping adult hits (RadioInsight)

August 22
* IA Marshalltown KRFH 88.7 is silent (All Access)

August 21
* IL Irondale new 88.9 is WWHN-FM (anonymous)
* IN Terre Haute WISU 89.7 will flip to news and talk, in simulcast with WFTI 90.1 Indianapolis, as of September 15, dropping student-run programming (RadioInsight)
* IN Terre Haute WZIS-FM 90.7 will switch to student-run music (RadioInsight) modern rock "Real Good Rock" (anonymous)

August 20
* IN Ligonier WLEG 102.7 becomes WAOR (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI St. Joseph WSJM 1400 will flip to sports/Fox "Sportsradio 1400" as of August 25, ex-talk, while former simulcast WSJM-FM 94.9 Benton Harbor remains talk (Michiguide.com)
* MO Bolivar KYOO 1200 is now classic country in simulcast with KYOO-FM 99.1 Half Way, ex-country (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MO Kansas City KPHN 1190 becomes KDMR (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 19
* IN Nappanee (South Bend market) WAOR 95.7 becomes WRDI (anonymous)

August 18
* IA Anamosa (Cedar Rapids market) KOSY-FM 95.7 flips to CHR "Y95.7," dropping talk (RadioInsight)

August 17
* WI Prairie du Chien WPRE 980 switches to classic hits, ex-oldies, and uses calls rather than "Cruisin' 980" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 16
* RadioInsight reports these stations adopting the "Nash Icon" slogan:
IL Pontiac WJBC-FM 93.7, which flips to country, ex-talk
IA Des Moines KJJY 92.5
MI Newaygo (Muskegon market) WLAW 92.5

August 15
* IL Farmer City WWHP 98.5 flips to classic hits, ex-Americana (anonymous)
* IN Terre Haute WMHD 90.7 becomes WZIS-FM (anonymous)
* MI Speaker Township WKKM 89.7 returns to the air with contemporary Christian/Smile FM (anonymous)
* MO Cairo new 92.5 is KWIX-FM (anonymous)
* MO Hayti WGCQ 98.7 returns to the air with standards/WW1 (anonymous)
* ND Williston KXWI 98.5 signs on with country (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 8
* MI Inkster (Detroit market) WDRJ 1440 requests WMKM (FCC)
* MN Mankato KYSM 1230 becomes KFSP, now with Fox sports, ex-Fan (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MO Washington KWMO 1350 becomes KRAP (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 6
* WI Augusta WWJC 101.5 signs on with religious/Prayz Network (anonymous)
* WI Wisconsin Rapids WRAO 91.7 signs on with religious/Radio 74 Internationale (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 5
* IL Taylorville WSVZ 97.3 becomes WRAN (anonymous)
* IL Tower Hill WRAN 98.3 becomes WSVZ (anonymous)
* MI Gladwin WGDN-FM 103.1 now uses "Country 103.1" (anonymous)
* MN Pine City WCMP 1350 will drop oldies in favor of sports/NBC "Red Zone Sports Radio" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)


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