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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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October 17
* IL Belleville (St. Louis market) WSDZ 1260 will flip to gospel "Praise 95.1 FM and 1260 AM" on Monday, dropping talk (RadioInsight)
* MN Marshall KARZ 107.5 adds sports to its rock format with the new call KNSG, moving to all sports early in the new year (RadioInsight)
* MN Springfield KNSG 94.7 becomes KARZ, still with classic hits (RadioInsight)
* MO St. Louis KXFN 1380 becomes talk "The Answer," ex-health talk (RadioInsight)

October 13
* IL Watseka WIBK 1360 and simulcast WGFA 94.1 Watseka flip to country "The Buckle," dropping talk ( the AM changed, but the FM remains AC (Scott Gilbert, Jeremy Andrews, anonymous)
* MO Vandalia KKAC 104.3 returns to the air with AAA "V104.3" using the new call KVMO (RadioInsight)

October 11
* IA Cedar Rapids KMJM 1360 flips to standards "Leo 1360," ex-classic country (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

October 7
* IN Rushville WRLN 91.9 goes silent (anonymous)
* IN Tell City WTCJ 1230 flips to urban "93.3 The Vibe," ex-hot AC (anonymous)
* MI Royal Oak (Detroit market) WEXL 1340 becomes WCHB (
* MI Taylor (Detroit market) WCHB 1200 becomes WMUZ (anonymous)

October 6
* IL South Beloit (Rockford market) WBEL 1380 flips to 90s hits "The Beat 92.3 and 98.9," ex-oldies, as of Monday, October 9 (Dave Zantow, Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

October 3
* IL Virden (Springfield market) WCVS 96.7 flips to adult hits "96.7 Bob FM," ex-classic rock (RadioInsight)

October 2
* IA Anamosa (Cedar Rapids market) KOSY-FM 95.7 is now "Hot 95.7," dropping "Y95-7 FM" (RadioInsight)
* ND Lincoln (Bismarck market) KLBF 89.1 returns to the air with religious/Faith Radio Network (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* OH Middletown WNKN 105.9 is now classic country "Classic Country 105.9 and 106.7," in simulcast with WNKR 106.7 Williamstown KY (RadioInsight)

September 29
* OH Middletown WNKN 105.9 drops its simulcast of AAA WNKU 89.7 Highland Heights KY, debuting a new format on Monday, October 2 (RadioInsight)

September 25
* SD Sioux Falls KBAD-FM 94.5 is silent (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* WI New Holstein (Appleton market) WLAK 1590 returns to the air with oldies/True Oldies, in simulcast with WGBW 1590 Denmark (

September 22
* MN Staples KNSP 1430 flips to sports/Fan and ESPN, dropping country (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Worthington KWOA 730 is now sports/Fan and NBC, ex-standards (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

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