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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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February 24
* IL Peoria WZPW 92.3, still rhythmic CHR, now uses "Z92.3," dropping "Peoria's 92-3" (RadioInsight)
* MI Boyne City (Traverse City market) WBCM 93.5 flips to rock, in simulcast with WKLT 97.5 Kalkaska, ex-country (RadioInsight)

February 18
* MI Detroit WDRQ 93.1, still country, now uses "New Country 93.1," dropping "Nash" (RadioInsight)

February 17
* IL South Beloit (Rockford market) WBEL 1380 noted off the air since at least Saturday the 15th (Dave Zantow, Jeff Schimetz)
* MN Franklin KFNK 89.5 is silent (Northpine.com)

February 16
* IN Muncie WJCF 990 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Frankfort (Traverse City market) WBNZ 92.3 is silent (anonymous)
* MI Honor (Traverse City market) WSRJ 105.5 returns to the air with classical (DX-midAMerica.com) in the Interlochen Public Radio network (anonymous)
* MI Interlochen (Traverse City market) WIAA 88.7 returns to the air, still classical, albeit at reduced power (anonymous)
* MI West Branch WBMI 105.5 is now silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

February 13
* MI Leland (Traverse City market) WFCX 94.3 requests WCMV-FM (FCC)
* OH Racine WNTO 93.1 becomes WJEH-FM (FCC)
* OH Wooster (Canton market) WCWS-FM 90.9 requests WKWO (FCC)

February 5
* IA Sioux Center (Sioux City market) KSOU 1090 flips to Spanish adult hits as "Sioux Ritmo," dropping classic hits (RadioInsight)

February 3
* IL Elmwood (Peoria market) WFYR 97.3, still country, now uses "97.3 River Country," dropping "97.3 Nash FM" (RadioInsight)

February 1
* OH Gallipolis WJEH 990 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

January 31
* IA Waterloo KPTY 1330 flips to classic country "107.3 Hank FM," dropping CHR (RadioInsight)

January 30
* MN Duluth WEBC 560 will go sports/Fox and Fan as "Fan 106.5" on February 17, dropping classic rock (RadioInsight)
* MN Hermantown (Duluth market) WWAX 92.1 will drop sports, flipping to classic rock "Sasquatch 92.1," on February 1 (RadioInsight)
* WI Madison WTSO 1070 will retain its sports format while dropping its "The Big 1070" identity in favor of "1070 The Game" as of February 3, as its 100.9 translator flips to 60s-70s oldies "U100.9," debuting February 1 (RadioInsight)


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