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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.

November 27 12:24 p.m.
* IL Chicago WSSD 88.1 is deleted (FCC)
* MO Lebanon KLWT 1230 returns to the air with contemporary Christian "1230 The Light" as before (

November 26
* SD Sioux Falls KBAD-FM 94.5 debuts its rock "K-Bad" format (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

November 22
* MO Columbia 98.3 CP for a new station (FCC)

November 21
* IL Chicago Heights (Chicago market) WCFJ 1470 is deleted (Jeremy Andrews)
* IL Farmer City WWHP 98.3 will flip to talk "98.3 WHP," ex-classic hits, on Monday the 23rd (RadioInsight)
* IN Fort Wayne WOWO-FM 92.3 becomes WFWI (
* IA Independence KQMG 1220 returns to the air, simulcasting classic hits with KQMG-FM 95.3 Independence (anonymous)
* MI Manistique WTIQ 1490 goes classic country "1490 The Maverick," dropping oldies (
* MN Forest Lake WLKX 95.9 goes oldies, in simulcast with WQPM 1300 Princeton "The Big Q," dropping Spanish ( not Forest City, and not WLXK, as initially posted
* MO Springfield KADI 1340 becomes KICK (
* OH Circleville (Columbus market) WHOK 107.1 is now gospel "Joy 107.1," ex-classic country (RadioInsight)
* OH Lancaster (Columbus market) WZOH 95.5 flips to urban AC "Magic 95.5," ex-sports (RadioInsight)
* OH London (Columbus market) WXMG 106.3 switches to classic hip-hop "Boom 106.3," ex-urban AC (RadioInsight)
* WI New Richmond WIXK 1590 is now classic country, ex-Hmong (

November 9
* IL Chicago Heights (Chicago market) WCFJ 1470 has been silent since November 6 (Jeremy Andrews)
* IL La Grange (Chicago market) WRDZ 1300 went silent October 31 and will return with a new format (Jeremy Andrews)

November 6
* IL Wood River (St. Louis market) KFNS 590 will return to the air with talk, simulcasting with KXFN 1380 St. Louis (RadioInsight)
* MI Three Rivers WRCI 1520 is now country/WW1 Nash Icon (anonymous)

November 4
* MO Buffalo (Springfield market) KBFL-FM 99.9 now carries standards, in simulcast with KBFL 1060 Springfield (RadioInsight)

November 2
* MN Bemidji KBUN 1450 now carries sports/ESPN, ex-Fan, fulltime, formerly in drive times (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* MN Blackduck WQXJ 104.5 flips to sports/Fan, ex-classic hits, with the new call KBUN-FM (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

October 30
* WI Manitowoc WLTU 92.1 will flip to country "Hot Country 92.1" on November 1, dropping oldies (RadioInsight)

October 29
* IA Malvern KIMI 107.7 is silent (
* MO Springfield KLFJ 1550 is silent (

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