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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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September 17
* MN East Grand Forks (Grand Forks market) KGFK 1590, still classic rock, now uses "Rock 95," dropping "95.7 The Forks" (RadioInsight)

September 14
* SD Dell Rapids (Sioux Falls market) KQSF 95.7, recently stunting, is now CHR "Q95.7," ex-classic hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 13
* MN Forest Lake (Minneapolis market) WLKX 95.9 and simulcast WQPM 1300 Princeton drop oldies in favor of classic hits as "The Killer Bee" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 12
* SD Dell Rapids (Sioux Falls market) KQSF 95.7 is stunting, having dropped classic hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 11
* IN Centerville WHON 930 switches to classic hits, dropping adult hits, as "101.7 The Point" (Indiana Radio Watch)
* MI Port Huron WSGR 91.3 flips to talk/Michigan Radio, ex-college variety, with the new call WRSX (RadioInsight)

September 5
* MI St. Johns (Lansing market) WQTZ 92.1 flips to 90s hits "92.1 Fuel FM" today, dropping sports (RadioInsight)

September 3
* MO Joplin WMDH 1560 is now Fox sports, dropping ESPN (

August 31
* IN Shepherdsville (Louisville market) WGHL 105.1 flips to alternative "Alt 105.1," ex-classic hip-hop (RadioInsight) my mistake; this is a Kentucky station, not Indiana

August 29
* OH Columbus WVKO 1580 switches to urban "The Drum," dropping urban gospel (

August 25
* IN Roann WARU-FM 101.9 is now classic hits, ex-AC (
* IN Wabash WJOT 1510 and simulcast WJOT-FM 105.9 are now classic hits, ex-oldies (
* SD Eagle Butte KIPI 93.5 signs on with Native American programming and music variety (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 24
* WI La Crosse WKTY 580 is still sports, now from CBS (anonymous)

August 22
* MI Port Huron WSGR-FM 91.3 becomes WRSX (anonymous)

August 20
* MN Minneapolis KTCZ 97.1 flips to an AAA/hot AC hybrid, ex-hot AC (RadioInsight)

August 19
* MI Traverse City WCCW 1310 flips to oldies "AM 13 Traverse City's Oldies," ex-sports (

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