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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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July 10
* WI Superior (Duluth market) WDUL 970 flips to talk, ex-sports, in simulcast with WDSM 710 Superior (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

July 9
* IL South Beloit (Rockford market) WBEL 1380, recently silent, is back on the air, apparently at reduced power (Peter Atkinson, Dave Zantow)
* MN Fairmont KFMC 106.5 drops its classic rock format, making a flip at noon today (RadioInsight) the new format is 70s-80s classic hits "106.5 Lakes FM" (RadioInsight)
* SD Sioux Falls KBAD 94.5 becomes KGWD (DX-midAMerica.com)

July 8
* IA Asbury (Dubuque market) new 98.7 is KLLQ (DX-midAMerica.com)

July 6
* MN St. Louis Park KDXL 106.5 shuts down, and its share-time partner, KUOM-FM St. Louis Park, seeks full time on the frequency (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

July 3
* MO Fredericktown KYLS 1450 flips to classic hits "K-Hits 94.3," ex-oldies (RadioInsight)
* WI Cornell (Eau Claire market) WDRK 99.9 now uses "Converge Radio," dropping "Blugold Radio" (RadioInsight)

July 2
* WI Greenfield (Milwaukee market) WZTI 1290, noted off Sunday evening, presumably due to storms, is still off this/Monday morning. The station returned to the air between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. checks

June 30
* IL Greenup new 93.9 is WLSQ (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IL South Beloit (Rockford market) WBEL 1380 noted off the air the past two days (Peter Atkinson)
* IN South Bend WHLY 1580, recently silent, returns to the air (DX-midAMerica.com)

June 29
* IL Glendale Heights (Chicago market) WJKL 94.3 now carries Christian rock/Air 1, ex-contemporary Christian/K-Love (Peter Atkinson)

June 27
* IL Erie (Quad Cities market) WQUD 105.5 is now on 107.7 (Rick Dau)
* IL Farmington (Peoria market) WZPN 96.5 becomes WHPI (FCC)
* IL Glasford (Peoria market) WHPI 101.1 becomes WZPN (FCC)
* IL Polo WLLT 107.7 moves to 94.3 (Rick Dau)
* IL Sterling WSSQ 94.3 has moved to 105.5 (Rick Dau)

June 24
* OH Toledo WWYC 1560, recently silent, returns to the air (DX-midAMerica.com)

June 15
* IL Park Forest (Chicago market) WYHI 99.9 noted this morning with its new religious format as "BBN Radio" (Peter Atkinson)

June 12
* MN Cambridge (Minneapolis market) WRXP 105.3 becomes WLUP (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)


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