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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.

February 12
* WI Chilton (Appleton market) WKZY 92.9 will flip to CHR, in simulcast with WKSZ 95.9 De Pere, dropping classic hits, as of February 15 (RadioInsight)

February 11
* MI Mount Pleasant WMHW-FM 91.5 will become AAA, ex-rock, as of February 15 (RadioInsight)

February 3
* MI Manistee WMLQ 97.7 is now talk, in simulcast with WLDN 98.7 Ludington, ex-AC (RadioInsight)
* MI Manistee WMTE-FM 101.5 flips to soft AC "101-5 Coast FM," ex-oldies (RadioInsight) reactivated, not most recently oldies (Chris Bubb)

February 1
* IN Battle Ground (Lafayette market) WASK-FM 98.7 is now classic hits, ex-oldies (
* MN Rushford KWNO-FM 99.3 now uses "Wild Country 99" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

January 30
* MI Marshall (Battle Creek market) WBXX 104.9 flips to alternative "104.9 The Edge," dropping hot AC (RadioInsight) ex-AC, not hot AC (Chris Bubb)

January 28
* MI Grayling WGRY 1230 will go Catholic on March 1, dropping sports, with the new call WMQU (

January 19
* WI Ripon (Appleton market) WTCX 96.1, still classic rock, now uses "95-1 and 96-1 The Rock," referring to its new simulcast on W236AG 95.1 Fond du Lac (RadioInsight) it's "95 and 96-1 The Rock" (

January 18
* IL Dallas City WQKQ 92.1 flips to classic rock, ex-active rock, still as "KQ92" (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)
* IL Erie WQUD 105.5 now carries oldies and classic country and has begun local service (Upper Midwest Broadcasting)

January 17
* MI Rogers City WHAK 960 flips to talk "Patriot," ex-oldies, in simulcast with WYPV 94.5 Mackinaw City (

January 15
* MI Bay City (Saginaw market) WHNN 96.1 flips to AC, dropping classic hits, as "My 96.1" (RadioInsight)
* MO Doniphan KDFN 1500 goes silent (anonymous)

January 13
* IA Fort Dodge KLFG 89.5 returns to the air with contemporary Christian/K-Love, ex-Family Radio (
* MI Onekama CP on 93.3 has expired (FCC)
* MO Cuba KNLQ 91.9 becomes KCKF (FCC)

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