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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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January 27
* MI Marquette WDMJ 1320 returns to the air with news, talk, and sports/Fox, in simulcast with WIAN 1240 Ishpeming (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Akron WARF 1350 now carries sports/Fox and gambling information as "Fox Sports 1350 The Gambler" (RadioInsight)

January 24
* MO Charleston KCHR 1350 is deleted (FCC)
* OH Akron WAKR 1590 drops talk in favor of soft AC "Soft Hits 93.5" (RadioInsight)

January 22
* IL Peoria WOAM 1350 goes silent (John Clemmer)

January 21
* OH Granville WDUB 91.1 requests WOSX (FCC)
* SD Rapid City KKLS 920 flips to classic country "The Cowboy," dropping talk (Northpine.com)

January 16
* IA Denison KDSN-FM moved to 104.9, formerly operating on 107.1, on January 14 (Northpine.com)

January 13
* SD Rapid City KKLS 920 drops talk, now stunting in advance of the debut of its new format on January 21 (Northpine.com)

January 8
* WI Denmark (Green Bay market) WPCK 104.9 now carries contemporary Christian/K-Love (Northpine.com)

January 7
* SD Aberdeen KKAA 1560 returns to the air with classic country as "Pure Country 107-1 99-9," in simulcast with KQKD 1380 Redfield, which drops classic hits (Northpine.com)

January 6
* WI Tomahawk WJJQ 810 is now sports/CBS as "CBS Sports Tomahawk," dropping ESPN (DX-midAMerica.com)

January 5
* WI Tomah WBOG 1460 flips to classic country, ex-classic hits (DX-midAMerica.com) as "Bog Country 101.3" (Northpine.com)

January 4
* MN Jackson KKOJ 1190 flips to country "True Country," dropping classic hits (Northpine.com)

January 3
* Station totals as of December 31: AM 4593 (down 8 from the previous quarter), FM 10,907 (up 57) (FCC)
* MN Jackson KKOJ 1190 flips to country "True Country," ex-classic hits (Northpine.com)
* OH Elyria (Cleveland market) WNWV 107.3, recently stunting, is now modern AC "107.3 JenY" (RadioInsight)
* WI Peshtigo WSFQ 96.3 flips to rock as "The Rock," ex-AC (Northpine.com)

January 1
* MN Forest Lake WLKX 95.9 and simulcast WQPM 1300 Princeton are now oldies "The Big Q" (Northpine.com)
* WI Denmark (Green Bay market) WPCK 104.9 is silent for now, as it moves to a Christian format as either Air 1 or K-Love (Northpine.com)

December 31
* MI Marquette WDMJ 1320 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

December 30
* OH Elyria (Cleveland market) WNWV 107.3, after carrying Christmas music, is now country in simulcast with WQMX 94.9 Medina, ex-smooth jazz, perhaps temporarily (RadioInsight)

December 29
* MN Aitkin KKIN 930 flips to classic hits as "The Gobbler AM 930 FM 103-1, Kickin' Classics," ex-standards (DX-midAMerica.com)


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