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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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April 24 10:53 a.m.
* IL Milford WJCZ 91.3 goes silent (anonymous)

April 23
* IL Elmhurst (Chicago market) WCKG 1530 flips to Fox sports, ex-talk and variety (Peter Atkinson)
* IA Coggon (Cedar Rapids market) KMMK 88.7 signs on with Catholic programming (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 22
* MN Babbitt KZJZ 106.7 and co-owned WVVE 95.3 Grand Marais are stunting (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 20
* MI Sault Ste. Marie WYSS 99.5 and WMKD 105.5 Pickford are back on the air (Scott Gilbert)

April 19
* MI Bridgeport (Saginaw market) WJMK 1250 returns to the air with its anticipated flip to MeTV FM (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Pickford WMKD 105.5 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Sault Ste. Marie WYSS 99.5 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MN Duluth KJOQ 1490 now uses "Twin Ports Sports," dropping "The Jock" (anonymous)
* MN Ely WELY-FM 94.5 flips to adult alternative, ex-classic hits (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Park Falls WPFP 980, still talk, drops its "Freedom Talk 980" slogan, now using calls (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 14
* SD Custer (Rapid City market) KFCR 1490 flips to classic rock, ex-AC (DX-midAMerica.com)

April 13
* IL Mattoon WLBH 1170 and WLBH-FM 96.9 are deleted (FCC)

April 10
* IL Park Forest (Chicago market) WCPQ 99.9 requests WYHI, to become religious (FCC)
* MI Bridgeport (Saginaw market) WHHQ 1250 goes silent before its anticipated flip to AC-oldies/MeTV FM, with the new call WJMK (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI East Jordan (Traverse City market) WICV 100.9 becomes WQHN as it becomes a Northern Christian Radio affiliate (FCC)

April 9
* MN Austin KQAQ 970 will flip to Catholic/Real Presence Radio, dropping classic country (RadioInsight)
* SD Rapid City KZLK 106.3 now uses "Star 106.3," dropping "She 106.3," still with hot AC (RadioInsight)
* WI Plymouth (Sheboygan market) WJUB becomes WGXI (anonymous)

April 8
* IA Oskaloosa KIGC 88.5 leaves the air (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

April 3
* MN Granite Falls KKRC 93.9 becomes KDMA-FM (anonymous)

April 2
* MI Thompsonville (Traverse City market) WWMN 106.3 is now talk, ex-AAA, in simulcast with WJML 1110 Petoskey and WJNL 1210 Kingsley (RadioInsight)

April 1
* IL Normal (Bloomington market) WWHX 100.7 flips to rhythmic CHR "Hot 100," ex-CHR (RadioInsight)
* MN Stillwater (Minneapolis market) KLBB 1220 goes silent as anticipated (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

March 31
* IN Princeton WSJD 100.5 is now classic hits, ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)

March 26
* IN Attica (Lafayette market) WYCM 95.7, still country, now uses "Y95," dropping "Your Country 95.7" (RadioInsight)


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