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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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January 14
* MN Nashwauk KMFG 102.9 becomes KRFG (

January 11
* OH Newark WCLT 1430 flips to AC "Kate 98.7" at noon eastern today, dropping sports (RadioInsight)

January 8
* IA Oskaloosa KMZN 740 flips to classic hits, ex-sports (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MI Okemos KTGG 1540, still religious, is now a Strong Tower Radio affiliate (

January 6
* IL Wheaton WETN 88.1 requests WAIW (FCC)
* MO Elsberry KXQX 101.7 becomes KWUL (FCC)
* MO St. Louis KXFN 1380 is now health talk "1380 The Pulse" (RadioInsight)

January 5
* Station totals as of December 31: AM 4669 (down 2 from last quarter), FM 10,847 (up 10) (FCC)
* OH Cincinnati WDBZ 1230 switches to urban oldies "Soul 101.5," dropping urban gospel (RadioInsight)
* OH Norwood (Cincinnati market) WOSL 100.3 flips to urban AC "100.3 R&B," ex-urban oldies (RadioInsight)

January 4
* MN Edina (Minneapolis market) KTWN-FM 96.3 becomes KQGO (anonymous)

January 2
* MN Coleraine KGPZ 96.1 is now classic country "96-1 Duke FM," adopting the new slogan and switching from mainstream country (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Crosby KFGI 101.5 flips to classic hits "Skeeter 101-5," ex-adult hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Hibbing WMFG-FM 106.3 drops classic hits in favor of classic rock, in simulcast with KQDS-FM 94.9 Duluth (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MO Branson KCAX 1220 flips to classic country "Branson's Classic Country," ex-southern gospel, with intervening Christmas music (RadioInsight)

December 31
* MN Nashwauk KMFG 102.9 flips to Christian hits/Refuge Radio, dropping classic rock (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MO Rolla KTTR 1490 drops talk in favor of hot AC "Power 104-9" (

December 30
* IL Rochelle WRHL 1060 flips to oldies "Good Time Oldies 1060," dropping talk (RadioInsight)

December 28
* MN Fergus Falls KJJK 1020 flips to CHR "Channel 97-7," ex-sports (
* OH Salem (Youngstown market) WSOM 600 flips to classic country/WW1 "AM 600," ex-standards (RadioInsight)

December 27
* MO Columbia KDVC 98.3, a new station that debuted with Christmas music, is now soft AC "98.3 The Dove" (RadioInsight)

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