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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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August 6
* IL Loves Park WLUV 1520 now carries 60s-80s oldies, ex-classic country (Peter Atkinson)
* IN Marengo WBRO 89.9 is deleted (FCC)

August 5
* MN Albert Lea KQPR 96.1 flips to classic rock, ex-classic hits, still as "Power 96" (
* WI West Salem (La Crosse market) WKBH-FM 100.1 returns to the air, carrying contemporary Christian/K-Love with new call WLCW (

August 4
* MI Ishpeming WIAN 1240 is deleted (FCC)

August 3
* IL Columbia (St. Louis market) KLLT 104.9 becomes KMJM-FM (
* IA Decorah KLNI 88.7 goes silent (
* OH Columbus WVKO 1580 becomes WMYC (

August 2
* WI La Crosse WLFN (to be WLXR) 1490 flips to oldies "Eagle 1490," ex-talk (
* WI West Salem (La Crosse market) WKBH-FM 100.1 is silent for the time being (

August 1
* MN La Crescent (La Crosse market) KQEG 102.7 drops AC-oldies/Me-TV FM and flips to classic rock (RadioInsight)
* WI La Crosse WLFN 1490 will change its call to WLXR (RadioInsight)
* WI La Crosse WLXR 104.9 makes its anticipated flip to religious/Prayz Network, to become WGSL (RadioInsight)
* WI West Salem (La Crosse market) WKBH-FM 100.1 switches to contemporary Christian/K-Love, ex-classic rock (RadioInsight)

July 31
* MI Grand Ledge (Lansing market) WLMI 92.9 is dropping its CHR "i92.9" format as of noon today, in favor of a format to be announced (RadioInsight) The new format is classic rock and classic hits as "Cruisin' 92.9" (RadioInsight) According to All Access, the format is oldies
* MO Springfield KWTO-FM 98.7, still sports, is now simulcasting with KBFL 1060 Springfield and KBFL-FM 99.9 Buffalo as "Jock 96.9/1060" (RadioInsight)

July 27
* WI La Crosse WLXR 104.9 will flip to religious/Prayz Network with the new call WGSL, ex-AC, as of August 1 (

July 26
* MO Springfield KBFL 1060 will flip to sports "Jock 96.9," ex-standards, in early August, in simulcast with KBFL-FM 99.9 Buffalo; KWTO-FM 98.7 Springfield, now sports, will move to an unannounced music format (RadioInsight)

July 24
* MI Fenton (Detroit market) WCXI 1160 now uses "Freedom 1160" for its talk format (RadioInsight)
* WI Eau Claire WBIZ 1400 flips to sports "98-7 The Fan," ex-classic hits (RadioInsight)

July 23
* MI Ada (Grand Rapids market) WPRR 1680, formerly "Public Reality Radio" and recently off the air, flips to adult R&B as "102.5 the Ride" (RadioInsight)

July 20
* IL Crystal Lake (Chicago market) WAIT 850 is deleted (
* MI Hartford WCXT 98.3 flips to soft AC, still using "98.3 The Coast," ex-hot AC (All Access)
* MN Baudette KPMI-FM 94.5 is now classic rock and classic hits as "The River," dropping classic country and no longer in simulcast with KPMI 1300 Bemidji (

July 18
* IL Columbia (St. Louis market) KLLT 104.9 switches to adult R&B as "Majic 103.7 104.9," ex-alternative (RadioInsight)
* MI Benton Harbor WSJM-FM 94.9, now news and talk, will add sports/Fox and ESPN as of July 20 (
* MI St. Joseph WSJM 1400 will flip to alternative "106.1 The New QYQ," dropping sports, with the new call WQYQ, as of July 20 (

July 16
* WI La Crosse WLXR 104.9 requests WGSL (FCC)
* WI West Salem (La Crosse market) WKBH-FM 100.1 requests WLCW (FCC)

July 15
* OH Columbus WVKO 1580 drops gospel in favor of classic hits, in simulcast with WDLR 1550 Delaware (RadioInsight)

July 14
* WI Reedsburg WRDB 1400, still oldies, now IDs as "97-3 RDB" (

July 13
* WI Waupaca WPCA 800 returns to the air with rock as "FM 100.7 The Foundry" (Mark Erdman)

July 11
* MI Ada (Grand Rapids market) WPRR 1680 has been off the air since July 8 (
* MI Iron Mountain WIMK 93.1 flips to rock, ex-classic rock, as "93-1 K-Rock" (
* MI Norway WZNL 94.3 switches to soft AC as "94-3 The Breeze," dropping adult CHR (
* MN Pine City WCMP 1350, still classic hits, now uses "Highway 106-5," replacing "Pine Hits 106-5" (

July 10
* ND Jamestown KQDJ 1400 flips to soft AC "Jamestown 107.1," dropping sports (
* WI Wausau WXCO 1230 now uses "Sports Fan 98-9" ( replacing "Sports Fan 1230"

July 8
* MI Marquette WUPK 94.1 flips to soft AC "94-1 The Breeze," dropping rock (
* MI Negaunee WNGE 99.5 is now rock "99-5 K-Rock," ex-oldies (

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