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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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October 17
* WI Berlin (Appleton market) WBJZ 104.7 becomes WZOS (anonymous)

October 16
* OH Xenia (Dayton market) WZLR 95.3 flips to classic hits, ex-classic rock, still using "95.3 and 101.1 The Eagle" (RadioInsight)

October 9
* IL Macomb WYEC 1510 becomes WCAZ (FCC)

October 7
* IL Highland (St. Louis market) WQQW 1510 becomes WCAZ (DX-midAMerica.com) this is wrong; correction posted on October 9
* IN Chandler (Evansville market) WLFW 93.5 becomes WLYD (DX-midAMerica.com)

October 4
* Station totals as of September 30: AM 4626, FM 10,867 (FCC)

October 2
* IL Zion (Chicago market) WPJX 1500 is now hard rock "Rebel Radio," ex-R&B (Jeremy Andrews) not active rock as initially posted; thanks to Greg
* IN Chandler (Evansville market) WLFW 93.5 goes country as "93.5 The Lloyd," ex-classic country (RadioInsight)
* MI Grayling WQON 100.3 still carries its rock format, now in simulcast with WQAN 99.3 Beulah, correcting yesterday's entry (anonymous, Chris Bubb)

October 1
* IL Highland (St. Louis market) WQQW 1510 flips to news and talk as "Newsradio 1510," ex-classic hits (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IL Jerseyville (St. Louis market) WJBM 1480 switches to classic country "Real Country 104.7 and 1480," dropping talk (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Anderson WGNR 1470 is now religious/Moody, dropping Spanish religion (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Beulah WOUF 99.3 becomes WQAN (RadioInsight)
* MI Frankfort WBNZ 92.3 is now sports "Up North Sports Radio," in simulcast with WGRY-FM 101.1 Roscommon (RadioInsight)
* MI Grayling WQON 100.3 is now news and talk, //WQAN 99.3 Beulah (RadioInsight) incorrect; see October 2 entry
* MI Marine City WHLX 1590 goes CHR in simulcast with WBTI 96.9 Lexington, ex-rock (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Traverse City WLDR-FM 101.9 drops its "101.9 The Bay" slogan, now IDing with calls (RadioInsight)

September 29
* IL Zion (Chicago market) WPJX 1500 is now R&B, ex-Spanish (Jeremy Andrews)

September 28
* IL Zion (Chicago market) WPJX 1500 noted with English music (classic rock?) and no announcements while I listened, not the usual Spanish

September 26
* MN Princeton WQPM 1300 returns to its former oldies format as "The Big Q," dropping classic hits, as WLKX 95.9 Forest Lake continues with classic hits as "The Killer Bee" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 22
* OH Rossford (Toledo market) WPAY 1520 flips to contemporary Christian/K-Love Classics, ex-Spanish religion (DX-midAMerica.com)


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