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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.

July 24
* IL Carlinville WTSG 90.1 becomes WLLM-FM (
* IL Rockford WNTA 1330 will flip to sports/Fox as "Sports Fan 1330" on August 1, dropping Spanish hits (RadioInsight)
* IN Jasper WJPR 91.7 is now classic hits, ex-oldies (
* IN Mount Vernon WYFX 106.7 is now classic hits, simulcasting WJPS 107.1 Boonville, dropping news, talk, sports (
* IA Fort Dodge KWOP 88.7 is deleted (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Grand Portage new 96.9 is WKSY (
* WI Eau Claire WBIZ 1400 flips to classic rock, in simulcast with W254CN 98.7 Eau Claire as "98.7 The Brew" (anonymous)

July 10
* MI Jackson WIBM 1450 flips to country "95.9 The Power Cow" (W243BA 95.9 Jackson), ex-sports ( the translator is W240DG (anonymous)

July 9
* Station totals as of June 30: 4676 AM (down 4 from the last quarter), 10,813 FM (up 2) (FCC)

July 6
* IN Battle Ground WFRW 88.9 requests WLXJ (FCC)
* MI Big Rapids new 103.9 is WBZX (FCC)
* MI Grand Rapids WCXG 89.7 becomes WNHG (FCC)
* WI New Holstein (Appleton market) WLAK 1530 is testing (

July 5
* WI Altoona (Eau Claire market) WISM-FM 98.1 is now classic hits "Classic Hits 98.1," ex-AC (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* WI Cornell (Eau Claire market) WDRK 99.9 is now an UW-Eau Claire student-run station and a Wisconsin Public Radio classical affiliate as "Bluegold Radio," ex-classic hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

July 2
* MI Cassopolis WGTO 910, still carrying oldies/WW1 Good Time Oldies, is now "G96.3" as translator W266BS Cassopolis moves from 101.1 to 96.3 (Jeremy Andrews)
* WI Wisconsin Rapids WRAO 91.7 is now religious/Three Angels, ex-Radio 74 Internationale (anonymous)

July 1
* MI Detroit WMGC-FM 105.1's new format is classic hip-hop "105.1 The Bounce" (Radio Insight)

June 30
* IN North Manchester WBKE-FM 89.5 is deleted (FCC)

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