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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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March 19
* IN Evansville WEOA 1400 flips to urban, ex-urban AC, IDing as "98.5 WEOA" (RadioInsight)

March 17
* IN Clarksville (Louisville market) WTFX-FM 93.1, still urban, now uses "Real 93.1," dropping "93.1 The Beat" (RadioInsight)

March 16
* IL Chicago WLUP 97.9 noted still using this call yesterday morning (Peter Atkinson) the call was used beginning at noon today (Peter Atkinson)
* IL Wilmington (Chicago market) WYKT 105.5 flips to Fox sports, ex-CBS sports (
* IN Lafayette WASK 1450 now uses "101.7 The Hammer," dropping "ESPN 1450" (RadioInsight)
* IN South Bend WDND 1620 is silent (
* MN Babbitt KAOD 106.7 becomes KZJZ (anonymous)
* MN Grand Marais WXXZ 95.3 becomes WVVE (anonymous)
* SD Hot Springs KZMX 580 is now classic rock, in simulcast with KZMX-FM 96.7 Hot Springs, as "96 The Mix" (

March 13
* MN East Grand Forks KGFK 1590 flips to classic rock "The Fork," ex-adult hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

March 12
* SD Aberdeen KKAA 1560 returns to the air with farm, in simulcast with KQLX 890 Lisbon (
* SD Redfield KQKD 1380 returns to the air with classic hits (

March 10
* IL Chicago WLUP 97.9 made its anticipated switch to contemporary Christian/K-Love at midnight this morning, still using the WLUP call for now (Peter Atkinson)
* MI Cheboygan (Traverse City market) WCHY 97.7 ceases to simulcast with WGFN 98.1 Glen Arbor and will become WWSS ( perhaps with country
* MI Glen Arbor (Traverse City market) WGFN 98.1, still classic rock "The Bear," is now in simulcast with WWSS 95.3 Tuscarora Township, no longer //WCHY 97.7 Cheboygan (
* MI Tuscarora Township (Traverse City market) WWSS 95.3 flips to classic rock "The Bear," simulcasting with WGFN 98.1 Glen Arbor, ex-country, and will adopt the new call WCHY (
* OH Rossford (Toledo market) WPAY 1520 flips to Spanish religion "Radio Nueva Vida," ex-urban talk (

March 8
* IL Chicago WLUP 97.9 will become WCKL as its format changes on Saturday (Peter Atkinson)

March 7
* IL Chicago WLUP 97.9 will adopt K-Love on Saturday, March 10 (Peter Atkinson)
* WI Greenfield (Milwaukee market) WZTI 1290 is now local late 50s-70s oldies, dropping the True Oldies Channel, as "Fonz FM" (RadioInsight) The on-air ID is "100.3 and 107.3 The New Fonz FM"

March 6
* IL Chicago WLUP 97.9 will drop its classic rock format in favor of contemporary Christian/K-Love (Peter Atkinson)
* SD Rapid City KKLS 920 flips to talk "KKLS News Corp," ex-80s-90s hits (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

March 3
* MO St. Louis KNOU 96.3 flips to CHR, ex-hot AC (RadioInsight)
* WI Columbus (Madison market) WTTN 1580 flips to talk, ex-Spanish sports, in simulcast with WRRD 1510 Waukesha (Jeremy Andrews)

March 1
* MN Stillwater (Minneapolis market) KLBB 1220 will cease operations at the end of March (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

February 27
* MI Alma WQAC 90.9 is deleted (FCC)

February 23
* OH Niles (Youngstown market) WYCL 1540 is deleted (FCC)
* OH Warren (Youngstown market) WHTX 1570 is deleted (FCC)
* WI Milwaukee WTMJ 620 is announcing the debut of its translator, W277CV 103.3 (having moved from Waukegan IL), this morning, and I found it on the air. I first noted W241CI 96.1 Milwaukee, relaying WGLB 1560 Elm Grove, earlier this week

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