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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.

December 17
* IN Tell City WTCJ 1230 flips to adult hits "Sam," ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Lake Geneva WZRK 1550 is back on the air with an open carrier, presumably to maintain its license (anonymous and Peter Atkinson)

December 11
* SD Lead (Rapid City market) 96.7 CP for a new station (FCC)

December 10
* ND Bismarck KBFR 91.7 becomes KXRP (DX-midAMerica.com)
* ND Crary KKWZ 95.3 is silent (DX-midAMerica.com)
* ND Tioga KZTW 104.1 signs on with Catholic/EWTN "Real Presence Radio" (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI Racine (Milwaukee market) WEZY 92.1 becomes WMKQ (DX-midAMerica.com)

December 9
* IN Upland (Muncie market) WTUR 89.7 becomes WBCW (FCC)

December 8
* WI Two Rivers WEMP 98.9 signs on with easy listening/standards; the station will simulcast on WLWB 1530 New Holstein beginning next week (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

December 4
* WI Racine WRJN 1400 is now full service AC-oldies, mixing music and talk programming, currently carrying Christmas music 7 p.m.-5:30 a.m.(anonymous)

December 3
* IA Spencer KLLT 104.9, still AC, now uses "More 104.9," dropping "Lite 104.9" (RadioInsight)

December 2
* WI Racine (Milwaukee market) WEZY 92.1 flips to country "Q92.1," ex-AC, requesting the new call WMKQ (RadioInsight) the on-air ID is "Q92" (John Rieger)

December 1
* IN Muncie WERK 104.9 will flip to a new format on December 26, dropping classic hits (RadioInsight)
* IA Dunkerton (Waterloo market) KCOO 103.9 is deleted (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* ND Arthur (Fargo market) KVMI 103.9 becomes KZTK (RadioInsight)
* OH Hilliard (Columbus market) WBWR 105.7 flips to alternative "105.7 The X," dropping rock (RadioInsight)
* WI Sturgeon Bay WPVM 88.5 returns to the air, simulcasting the religious format of WRVM 102.7 Suring (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

November 24
* WI Clintonville WOTE 1380 flips to sports/ESPN "ESPN 1380," dropping standards (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

November 21
* IL Quincy WLIQ 1530 flips to classic country "Kick AM 1530," dropping AC (DX-midAMerica.com)
* MI Clyde Township WPRR-FM 90.1 returns to the air with Public Reality Radio programming (anonymous)

November 20
* ND Grafton KAUJ 100.9 flips to classic rock "The Rock Farm," ex-oldies (DX-midAMerica.com)
* WI New Richmond WIXK 1590 is now Hmong, ex-country (Todd Skaine via IRCA List)

November 19
* MI Farmington Hills (Detroit market) WFDF 910 will switch to urban gospel/The Word Network, dropping Radio Disney (RadioInsight)
* MO Bridgeton (St. Louis market) KMJM 100.3 flips to classic hip-hop "100.3 The Beat," ex-urban AC (RadioInsight)


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