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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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October 21 11:26 a.m.
* Station totals as of September 30: 4671 AM (down 5 from the last quarter), 10,837 FM (up 24) (FCC) October 18
* IL Columbia (St. Louis market) KBWX 104.9 is now alternative "Alt 104.9," ex-rhythmic CHR (RadioInsight)
* IN New Carlisle (South Bend market) WSMM 102.3 flips to 80s hits "All 80s 102.3," dropping classic hits, with the new call WYET (RadioInsight)

October 13
* MI Benton Harbor (South Bend market) WHFB-FM 99.9 is now WQLQ (anonymous)

October 11
* WI Amery WXCE 1260 flips to 60s oldies, ex-sports (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* WI Siren WXCX 105.7 goes 90s-00s classic country, dropping sports, and will be "Northwoods Country" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

October 10
* IN Goshen (South Bend market) WSSM 97.7 flips to classic rock "Rock 97.7," no longer simulcasting with WSMM 102.3 New Carlisle, which remains classic hits; 97.7 will adopt the new call WYXX (RadioInsight)
* OH Toledo WTOD 1470 becomes WLQR (

October 7
* MI Benton Harbor (South Bend market) WHFB-FM 99.9, now stunting prior to its format change, will become WQLQ (RadioInsight)

October 5
* IN Plainfield (Indianapolis market) WUBG 98.3 becomes WZRL (anonymous)
* MI Benton Harbor (South Bend market) WHFB-FM 99.9 will drop country in favor of CHR "Live 99.9" as of next Tuesday, October 11 (RadioInsight)

October 3
* IN Battle Ground (Lafayette market) WFRW 88.9 becomes WLXJ (anonymous)
* IN Plainfield (Indianapolis market) WUBG 98.3 is stunting, ex-country, and will switch at local noon today, perhaps to urban as WZRL (RadioInsight) the new format is indeed urban as "Real 98.3" (RadioInsight)
* OH Mount Vernon WMVO 1300 is now classic hits, ex-oldies (

September 30
* MO Bridgeton (St. Louis market) KMJM-FM 100.3 flips to urban, still as "100.3 The Beat," ex-urban oldies (All Access)

September 29
* MI Cadillac (Traverse City market) WCKC 107.1 is now classic rock "107.1 The Drive," no longer in simulcast with WCHY 97.7 Cheboygan and WGFN 98.1 Glen Arbor (RadioInsight)

September 26
* OH Delta (Toledo market) WLQR-FM 106.5 will become WTOD (RadioInsight)
* OH Toledo WTOD 1470 goes silent (RadioInsight)

September 24
* MO Springfield KLFJ 1550 becomes KRZD (

September 21
* WI Hayward WHSM 910 flips to 60s-80s classic hits, dropping sports (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

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