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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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November 16
* IL Belleville (St. Louis market) WSDZ 1260 flips to Catholic/Relevant Radio, ex-business news (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IN Portland WPGW 1440 switches to classic hits, dropping AC (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MO St. Louis KXFN 1380 is now Spanish religion, ex-talk (DX-midAMerica.com)

November 13
* WI Ashland WATW 1400 flips to classic country "Bay Country," dropping talk (Northpine.com)
* WI Waukesha (Milwaukee market) WRRD 1510 noted adding the slogan "Talk 101-7 FM" as translator W269DL 101.7 signs on; I first noted it on today

November 11
* MI Cheboygan (Traverse City market) WCHY 97.7 carries talk 6 a.m. to noon and oldies noon to 6 a.m. (DX-midAMerica.com)

November 8
* IL Lynnville WEAI 107.1 flips to classic hits, dropping hot AC (DX-midAMerica.com)

November 6
* MI Mackinaw City (Traverse City market) WYPV 94.5 and simulcast WWMN 106.3 Thompsonville will flip to AC "North FM 94.5 and 106.3" tomorrow, ex-talk (RadioInsight)

November 4
* IL Colchester WMQZ 104.1 switches to active rock/WW1 Rock 2.0 as "Woof Rock 104," dropping oldies (RadioInsight.com)
* IN Seelyville WVWG 88.9 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN Willmar KDJS 1590 flips to talk "Fox News Radio," ex-classic country (Northpine.com)
* MO St. Louis WGNU 920 flips to urban gospel and talk, dropping business news (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Lancaster (Columbus market) WFCO 90.9 is now religious in simulcast with WZNP 89.3 Newark and WZCP 90.9 Chillicothe as "The River" (RadioInsight)
* OH Miamitown (Cincinnati market) and simulcast WYNS 89.1 Waynesville are now classic rock "ClassX Radio," dropping Christian classic hits (RadioInsight)
* WI Denmark (Green Bay market) WPCK 104.9 drops country, carrying Christmas music for now, and on return will flip to an Educational Media Foundation religious music format (RadioInsight)
* WI Rothschild (Wausau market) WDTX 100.5 becomes WAVL (VUD)

October 30
* WI Plymouth (Sheboygan market) WGXI 1420 drops its standards format as "The Breeze," adopting oldies-based AC as "Love 98-5 dot FM"; the translator is W253CW 98.5 Plymouth. Their phone message indicates that the format debuted today. The station did not carry CBS news on the hour as before the one hour I checked

October 29
* IN Beech Grove (Indianapolis market) WNTS 1590 is now Spanish oldies as "La Pantera," ex-Spanish AC (RadioInsight)
* IN Indianapolis WSYW 810 trades with 1590, going Spanish AC as "Exitos 94.3," dropping Spanish oldies (RadioInsight)

October 28
* IN North Vernon WJCP 1460 flips to country as "Korn Country 97-7 and 1460 AM," ex-classic hits (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Loudonville WXXF 107.7 will drop its rock format simulcasting with WFXN-FM 102.3 Galion, adopting a new format in November, as "102.3 The Fox" continues (RadioInsight)


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