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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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June 17
* MI Cassopolis (South Bend market) WGTO 910, still classic hits, now uses "Kool 96.7 FM and 910 AM" (anonymous)
* MI Hancock WKMJ-FM 93.5 is now AC, dropping hot AC (

June 16
* MI Houghton WCCY 1400's new format is CHR, as "99-3 The Life" as anticipated (RadioInsight)

June 15
* IL Watseka WGFA 1360 becomes WIBK (anonymous)
* OH Bellaire WOMP 1290 becomes WLEJ, having dropped sports in favor of 80s-90s classic country "Lejends 100.1 and 1290" (anonymous, RadioInsight)

June 13
* MI Houghton WCCY 1400 will drop standards in favor of "99-3 The Lift," an AC or hits format (
* OH Columbus WMNI 920 is now AC-oldies "Easy 95.1 FM and AM 920," ex-standards (RadioInsight)

June 12
* IA Sheldon KIWA 1550 is now talk, dropping country (

June 11
* MN Two Harbors KZIO 104.3 returns to the air, carrying the adult alternative "Current" service of Minnesota Public Radio (Upper Midwest broadcasting)

June 7
* OH North Ridgeville (Cleveland market) WJTB 1040 is deleted (FCC)

June 5
* IL Arlington Heights (Chicago market) WCLR 88.3 becomes WHCD (anonymous)
* MN St. Charles (Rochester market) KDZZ 107.7 becomes KDCZ (anonymous)
* OH Cortland WKTX 830 is now religious, ex-ethnic (

June 2
* MN Eyota (Rochester market) KDCZ 103.9 becomes KDOC-FM (FCC)

May 27
* IA Indianola (Des Moines market) KXLQ 1490 flips to Spanish "La Patrona 1490 AM," ex-sports (
* WI Greenfield (Milwaukee market) WZTI 1290 with a new translator, first noticed today: licensed to Franklin on 107.3, formerly W270CT, now W297BY

May 26
* IA Council Bluffs KQKQ 98.5, still hot AC, drops "Q98-5" in favor of "Sweet 98.5" (RadioInsight)
* MI Detroit WDTW-FM 106.7 flips to adult hits, ex-classic rock, still using "106-7 The D" (RadioInsight)

May 24
* WI Merrill (Wausau market) WXVM 104.1 returns to the air, carrying the religious format of WRVM 102.7 Suring (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

May 22
* WI Merrill (Wausau market) WMZK 104.1 becomes WXVM (anonymous)

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