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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.

September 16 8:22 a.m.
* MI Speaker Township WKKM 89.7 is silent (All Access)
* MN St. James KSJM 89.1 is silent (All Access)
* MO Cabool KOZX 98.1 flips to rock "The Rock of the Ozarks," IDing with calls, ex-classic country (RadioInsight)
* MO St. Louis KXFM 1380 noted off the air (John Clemmer) and it has been off for three weeks (All Access)

September 10
* WI New London (Appleton market) WRQE 93.5 will in fact flip to classic country "93.5 Duke FM" as of September 12, with the new call WGEE-FM (RadioInsight)

September 8
* IA Davenport KBOB 1170 flips to classic country/WW1 Real Country, ex-sports (RadioInsight)
* IA Iowa City (Cedar Rapids market) KRNA 94.1 flips to alternative "Iowa's Alternative," ex-active rock (RadioInsight)
* WI New London (Appleton market) WRQE 93.5 will drop its active rock format September 11, possibly switching to classic country "Duke" (RadioInsight)

September 5
* IL Lincoln WLNX 88.9 now uses "89X Rocks" (anonymous)
* IN Columbia City (Fort Wayne market) WHPP 106.3 becomes WRDF (RadioInsight)
* IN Nappanee (South Bend market) WRDI 95.7 flips to religious "Redeemer Radio," ex-sports (anonymous)
* IA Independence KQMG 1220 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Niles (South Bend market) WNIL 1290 flips to talk, in simulcast with WTRC-FM 95.3 Niles, dropping sports (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN Hawley (Fargo market) KNNZ 89.1 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

September 2
* IN Boonville (Evansville market) WEJK 107.1 flips to classic hits "Classic Hits 107.1," dropping adult hits (RadioInsight)

August 22
* IA Marshalltown KRFH 88.7 is silent (All Access)

August 21
* IL Irondale new 88.9 is WWHN-FM (anonymous)
* IN Terre Haute WISU 89.7 will flip to news and talk, in simulcast with WFTI 90.1 Indianapolis, as of September 15, dropping student-run programming (RadioInsight)
* IN Terre Haute WZIS-FM 90.7 will switch to student-run music (RadioInsight) modern rock "Real Good Rock" (anonymous)

August 20
* IN Ligonier WLEG 102.7 becomes WAOR (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI St. Joseph WSJM 1400 will flip to sports/Fox "Sportsradio 1400" as of August 25, ex-talk, while former simulcast WSJM-FM 94.9 Benton Harbor remains talk (Michiguide.com)
* MO Bolivar KYOO 1200 is now classic country in simulcast with KYOO-FM 99.1 Half Way, ex-country (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MO Kansas City KPHN 1190 becomes KDMR (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 19
* IN Nappanee (South Bend market) WAOR 95.7 becomes WRDI (anonymous)

August 18
* IA Anamosa (Cedar Rapids market) KOSY-FM 95.7 flips to CHR "Y95.7," dropping talk (RadioInsight)

August 17
* WI Prairie du Chien WPRE 980 switches to classic hits, ex-oldies, and uses calls rather than "Cruisin' 980" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

August 16
* RadioInsight reports these stations adopting the "Nash Icon" slogan:
IL Pontiac WJBC-FM 93.7, which flips to country, ex-talk
IA Des Moines KJJY 92.5
MI Newaygo (Muskegon market) WLAW 92.5


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