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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 3 12:07 p.m.
* 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)

July 29
* ND West Fargo KQWB 1660 flips to sports/Fox as "Fox Sports 1660," dropping classic country (RadioInsight)

July 22
* IL Watseka WIQI 95.9 returns to the air with classic hits "Classic Hits 95.9" (
* IA Waterloo KWLO 1330 becomes KPTY (Rick Dau)
* MN Ely WELY 94.5 flips to classic hits, ex-adult alternative (
* ND Fargo KRWK 101.9 flips to AC "Mix 101.9," dropping active rock (RadioInsight)
* ND Hope (Fargo market) KMJO 104.7 is now classic country as "104.7 Duke FM," ex-AC (RadioInsight)

July 18
* IL West Salem WOWA 93.7 signs on with classic hits (
* IA Tabor KHLW 89.3 returns to the air with religion ( not Taylor as initially posted

July 14
* MN Waseca KRUE 1170 becomes KOWZ (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Waseca KKOR-FM 92.1 now uses "Krue Country," with the new call KRUE (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

July 13
* IN Plainfield (Indianapolis market) WRDZ-FM 98.3 becomes WUBG and will flip to country "Big 98.3" shortly (RadioInsight)
* MN Ely WELY-FM 95.3 flips to classic rock, dropping adult alternative and folk (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Wilton WBKK 820 will drop talk and oldies in favor of Catholic/Real Presence Radio (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* ND Jamestown KLUU 89.1 becomes WLJN (
* WI Madison WOZN 1670 becomes WUSW; as the WOZN calls remain on 106.7 in Mount Horeb, perhaps an AM format switch is in the offing (Bill Dvorak)

July 7
* MN Frazee KDLB 94.5 is now country "Bob 95 FM," simulcasting with KBVB 95.1 Barnesville ( not KSKK as initially posted

July 6
* IN Indianapolis WNDE 1260 now uses "Fox Sports 97.5," simulcasting with W248AW 97.5 Indianapolis (RadioInsight)

July 3
* MI Tawas City WIOS 1480 is now talk, dropping standards (

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