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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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April 6 1:08 p.m.
* Station totals as of March 31: AM 4580 (down 13 from the previous quarter), FM 10,898 (down 9) (FCC)

April 5
* IN Fort Wayne WGL 1250 returns to the air with adult hits, in simulcast with WWFW 103.9 Fort Wayne (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IA Ankeny (Des Moines market) KDXA 106.3 becomes KXNO-FM (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN St. James KRRW 101.5 becomes KEMJ (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN Winthrop KHRS 105.9 becomes KRRW (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 4
* IL South Beloit WBEL 1380 returns to the air, though apparently at reduced power (Dave Zantow)
* MI St. Johns (Lansing market) WQTX 92.1 flips to rhythmic AC as "Stacks 92.1," dropping adult hits (Chris Bubb)

March 27
* IN Cicero WJCY 91.5 returns to the air with religious/Calvary Radio as before (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Fort Wayne WGL 1250 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN Brooklyn Park (Minneapolis market) KMNQ 1470 has been off the air since March 16 (Northpine.com)

March 25
* MI Pentwater WMOM 102.7 returns to the air, carrying Christmas music for now (RadioInsight)
* The FCC reports these deletions in the St. Louis market:
IL Fairview Heights KQQZ 1190
IL East St. Louis KFTK 1490
IL Highland WQQW 1510
MO St. Louis KZQZ 1430

March 23
* MI Grand Rapids WNWZ 1410 is now R&B and hip-hop, formerly adult R&B, still as "Magic 104.9" (RadioInsight)

March 22
* IN Clinton (Terre Haute market) WPFR-FM 93.7 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Terre Haute WPFR 1480 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

March 16
* IN Princeton WRAY 1250 now IDs with the FM frequency: "Newstalk FM 94.3" (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Grand Rapids WFUR-FM 102.9 requests WYHA (FCC)
* OH Granville WDUB 91.1 becomes WOSX (FCC)
* WI Ephraim WSBW 105.1 flips to adult hits "105.1 The Goat," dropping classic country (RadioInsight)

March 8
* MN Waseca KOWZ 1170 becomes KFOW (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MO Cabool KOZX 98.1 returns to the air with southern gospel (DX-midAMerica.com)


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