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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.

October 6 7:02 a.m.
* IA Boone (Des Moines market) KWQW 98.3 switches to classic hip-hop "The Vibe," dropping talk (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Winona KHME 101.1 flips to classic hits "101.1 The River," ex-soft AC, with the new call KRIV-FM (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

October 1
* IL Erie (Quad Cities market) WQUD 105.5 signs on with classic hits (
* IA Montezuma KRNF 89.7, now southern gospel, will flip to religious/VCY America (
* MN Duluth WEBC 560 drops sports, stunting with Christmas music and adding translator W293CT 106.5 Duluth (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* SD Murdo KSJW 100.9, a CP, will be Catholic/EWTN (

September 28
* WI Madison WUSW 1670 becomes WOZN (anonymous)

September 25
* OH Fostoria WFOB 1430 is now sports/ESPN, having dropped Yahoo (

September 24
* IL Peoria WPEO 1020 now uses "The Word," dropping "Christian Talk AM 1020 and FM 97.7" (anonymous)
* IN Decatur (Fort Wayne market) WJZI 1540 returns to the air with smooth jazz (anonymous)

September 22
* IL Augusta new 98.5 is WLSB, and signs on with religious/Lifetalk Radio (anonymous)
* IL La Grange (Chicago market) WRDZ 1300 returns to the air, still carrying Radio Disney (Jeremy Andrews)
* MI Ludington new 97.7 is WNOM (anonymous)
* MN Duluth KDAL-FM 95.7 now uses "My 95-7," dropping "FM 95.7" (Jeremy Andrews)
* WI Fond du Lac WFON 107.1 goes country as "107-1 The Bull," ex-AC (Jeremy Andrews)

September 19
* IL Augusta new 98.5 is WLSB (anonymous)
* IL La Grange (Chicago market) WRDZ 1300 drops Radio Disney and goes silent (Tom Jaskinski via NRC-AM list)
* MI Ludington new 97.7 is WNOM (anonymous)

September 18
* IL Petersburg (Springfield market) WLCE 97.7 becomes WQLZ (

September 17
* MI Cassopolis (South Bend market) WGTO 910 flips to oldies/WW1 Good Time Oldies, ex-classic hits, simulcasting with translator W266BS 101.1 Cassopolis (
* WI Superior (Duluth market) KDWZ 102.5 will drop CHR in favor of country "Duke" as of Monday, September 21 (RadioInsight)

September 16
* IA Fort Dodge KIFR 89.5 requests KLFG (FCC)

September 14
* SD Sioux Falls KCFS 94.5 goes silent, but aims to return to the air on Thanksgiving Day with a rock format as KBAD-FM (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

September 12
* IN Columbus WGPI 93.5 goes silent (anonymous)
* OH North Canton WHOF 101.7 flips to adult hits "My 101.7," ex-AC (anonymous)
* OH Niles (Youngstown market) WYCL 1540 returns to the air with Spanish tropical "La Nueva Mia Tropical 1540" (anonymous)

September 11
* MI Iron River WFER 1230 flips to 70s classic hits, ex-talk (

September 10
* IA Des Moines KRNT 1350 flips to sports/ESPN, ex-standards (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MI Owosso (Flint market) WOAP 1080 flips to adults hits "The O," ex-classic hits, and simulcasting on W276CZ 103.1 Saginaw (
* WI Milwaukee WRIT 95.7 now uses "95.7 Big FM," dropping "Oldies 95-7" (RadioInsight) the on-air ID is "95-7 Big FM"

September 8
* IL Taylorville WQLZ 92.7 is now country "US92.7" with the new call WUSW (RadioInsight)
* IN Austin WXKU 92.7 now uses "92 Nash Icon" rather than "Kix 92.7" in its country format (RadioInsight)
* IN Farmersburg WNLF 95.9 drops modern rock in favor of country "Backroad Country 95.9" (
* IN Muncie WRFM 990 is now talk, ex-contemporary Christian (
* IN Tell City WTCJ 1230 goes hot AC/WW1, ex-adult hits (
* MO Rolla KDAA 103.1 now uses "103.1 Jack FM," dropping "Sam" (RadioInsight)
* OH Logan WKNA 98.3 flips to hot AC/WW1, ex-oldies, still as "Sam" (RadioInsight)

September 6
* OH North Canton WHOF 101.7 will apparently change from its AC format on Tuesday (RadioInsight)

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