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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 16
* IL Wheaton (Chicago market) WAIW 88.1 flips to 80s-00s Christian hits/K-Love Classics, dropping Christian rock/Air 1 (RadioInsight)

August 13
* WI Dodgeville WDMP 810 flips to rock "96.9 Z-Rock," ex-country, with the new call WZRK, as WDMP-FM 99.3 Dodgeville's country format is unchanged (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 11
* MI Mount Clemens (Detroit market) WPZR 102.7 makes its anticipated flip to contemporary Christian/K-Love, ex-urban gospel, with the new call WDKL (RadioInsight)

August 9
* MO Wheatland KIXK 102.3 is deleted (FCC)

August 5
* IL Peoria WOAM 1350 goes silent (DX-midAMerica.com)

August 1
* IL Herrin (Marion market) WVZA 92.7 flips to AC at noon today, ex-rock, as WTAO 105.1 Murphysboro goes rock, ex-AC (RadioInsight)

July 28
* IL Herrin (Marion market) WTAO 92.7 becomes WVZA (FCC)
* IL Murphysboro (Marion market) WVZA 105.1 becomes WTAO (FCC)

July 21
* MN Austin KQAQ 970 flips to Catholic/EWTN and Real Presence Radio, dropping classic country (DX-midAMerica.com)
* OH Steubenville WDIG 950 returns to the air, with urban AC as before (DX-midAMerica.com)

July 20
* IN Lafayette WSHY 1410 flips to talk "104.3 The Patriot," dropping sports (All Access) The change takes place on Monday the 23rd (RadioInsight)

July 19
* IL Peoria WAZU 90.7 flips to urban "90.7 FM Strictly Hip-Hop," ex-variety (DX-midAMerica.com)
* IA Creston KSIB 1520 is now sports/Fox, formerly NBC (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Superior (Duluth market) WDUL 970 returns to sports/CBS, ex-talk (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)


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