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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.

August 28
* IN Lafayette WASK 1450 is silent (anonymous)
* OH Beavercreek (Dayton market) WXEG 103.9 now uses "Alt 103.9," replacing "X103.9" in its alternative format (RadioInsight)
* WI Manitowoc WOMT 1240 goes oldies, ex-AC (anonymous)

August 26
* WI Greenfield WZTI 1290 flipped to oldies "Milwaukee's True Oldies Channel," ex-rhythmic oldies, at noon yesterday (RadioInsight)

August 25
* IL Bushnell WLMD 104.7 will switch to talk "Macomb News Now 104.7," ex-country (RadioInsight)
* IL Macomb WLRB 1510 will go Christian AC later this year, dropping talk (RadioInsight)
* IL Macomb WNLF 95.9 will flip to country "Backroad Country 95.9," dropping alternative, as of tomorrow (RadioInsight)

August 24
* IL Petersburg (Springfield market) WLCE 97.7 will flip to active rock, in simulcast with WQLZ 92.7 Taylorville, as of September 4, perhaps then turning to country "92-7 US Country" with the WUSW call now parked on 1670 in Madison WI (RadioInsight)

August 21
* IN South Whitley WMYQ 101.1 becomes WIOE (anonymous)

August 17
* IL Monee WGEN-FM 88.9 goes silent (anonymous)
* IA Keokuk KOKX-FM 95.3 is now oldies/WW1 Good Time Oldies, ex-classic hits (anonymous)
* MI Adrian WVAC-FM 107.9 returns to the air with adult alternative (anonymous)
* MN Waconia KJGT 88.3 flips to religious "Kinship Christian Radio," ex-music variety (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* SD Rapid City KQFR 89.9 is now religious/Real Presence Radio, ex-Family Radio, with the new call KJRC (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* WI New Holstein WLWB 1530 goes silent as a result of storm damage ( or silent due to lack of programming source (anonymous)

August 15
* MN Minneapolis market: simulcasters WGVX 105.1 Lakeville, WRXP 105.3 Cambridge, and WGVZ 105.7 Eden Prairie flip to classic hip-hop "105 The Vibe," dropping sports (RadioInsight)

August 6
* IA Oskaloosa KMZN 740 flips to sports/CBS "CBS Sportsradio 74," dropping country (anonymous)
* WI Siren WXCX 105.7 flips to sports/Fan and NBC "105.7 The Fan," dropping adult hits (RadioInsight)

August 4
* OH Sidney WMVR 105.5 flips to adult hits "105.5 TAM-FM," ex-hot AC (RadioInsight)

August 3
* IL Erie new 105.5 is WQUD (FCC)
* SD Sioux Falls KCFS 94.5 requests KBAD-FM (FCC)

July 31
* WI Tomahawk WGBT 91.3 returns to the air with religion/Radio 74 Internationale (anonymous)

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