This page contains news concerning radio and television 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 friends in the hobby 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, as well as changes of power and antenna height, are normally omitted from this page. The date (which changes at midnight central) 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.
May 18 * MI Munising WSHN 89.7 moves to 89.3, carrying a contemporary Christian format (DX-midAMerica.com) * WI Wausau WXCO 1230 flips to adult standards "Sunny 1230," while retaining some talk programs (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
May 17 * WI Reedsburg WRDB 1400 flips to oldies, ex-standards (DX-midAMerica.com)
May 16 * MI Portage: the correct call on 96.5 is WZOX (Scott Gilbert)
May 15 * IL Lee WAED 88.5 is silent (All Access)
May 14 * MI Portage (Kalamazoo market) WZOX 96.5 will use "Z95.5 FM" (Michiguide.com) the new format debuted yesterday afternoon (RadioInsight) and RadioInsight gives the new call as WZXO: which is correct? The All Access report on the change does not mention the call. See May 16 entry * An anonymous contributor sends these items: MI Cheboygan WOEZ 97.7 flips to classic rock "The Bear," ex-soft AC MI Mackinaw City WJZJ 94.5 is now talk "Your Patriot Voice," dropping classic rock, with the new call WYPV MI Mio WAVC 93.9 returns to the air with talk "Your Patriot Voice," presumably in simulcast with WJZJ Mackinaw City MI Onaway WYPV 106.3 switches to soft AC "Easy 106.3," dropping talk, with the new call WJZJ ND Walhalla KYTZ 106.7 now uses Big 106"
May 13 * MI Portage (Kalamazoo market) WKZO-FM 96.5 requests the new call WZOX in anticipation of a flip to alternative rock, dropping talk in simulcast with WKZO 590 Kalamazoo (Michiguide.com)
May 10 * IN Morristown new 91.3 is WWQI (FCC) * MI Mackinaw City WOEZ 94.5 becomes WJZJ (FCC) * MI Fife Lake new 95.9 is WLJW-FM (FCC) * MO Deerfield new 100.7 is KSHQ (FCC) * ND Beulah KLTQ 97.9 becomes KQLZ (FCC) listed incorrectly yesterday and now removed * ND New England KQLZ 97.9 becomes KLTQ (FCC)
May 9 * MI Cheboygan (Traverse City market) WJZJ 97.7 becomes WOEZ (DX-midAMerica.com) * OH Niles (Youngstown market) WYCL 1540 flips to classic country "1540 The Farm," dropping Spanish tropical (DX-midAMerica.com)
May 6 * MI Hancock WGLI 98.7, as well as WCUP 105.7 L'Anse, noted off the air May 5 and still today (John Rieger) both were back on by evening (John Rieger)
May 3 * MI Bridgeport (Saginaw market) WNEM 1250 returns to the air with Catholic/EWTN as "Ave Maria Radio" (DX-midAMerica.com)
April 30 * IL Wood River (St. Louis market) KFNS 590 debuts its anticipated talk and sports format as "590 The Man" on May 1 (RadioInsight) * MI Fife Lake 95.9 CP for a new station (FCC) * MO St. Louis KXFN 1380's new talk format aimed at women, "1380 The Woman," debuts May 1 (RadioInsight)
April 26 * IL Harrisburg WIHM-FM 88.1 signs on with Catholic/EWTN (DX-midAMerica.com) * MI Bridgeport (Saginaw market) WNEM 1250 is silent as it changes hands and will change format (DX-midAMerica.com) to religious/Ave Maria * SD Frankfort KTUT 89.5, recently reactivated, is silent again (DX-midAMerica.com)