Format flips/brandings

On this page, you will find station information: frequency changes, new stations, silent stations and the like. Newest information is at the top. It is kept here, then moved to the format archives page, after the last monthly posting. Preference is given to midAMerica and/or where reporters/contributors are. What is reported is the principal format of said station. ALL ENTRIES are double sourced.
* denotes outside of midAMerica listings, but might be of interest, or reported by a DX-midAMerica reporter.
@ denotes usage on AZ,NV and NM GY listing.
+ denotes usage on NorthEast GY listing.
x denotes usage on Sun Coast/Gulf GY listing.
VER notes VERified from older information, and is done as a courtesy, usually by checking website, stream and is NOT NEW information, whereas [vd] verified by stn via e-mail [vd:e], phone [vd:p], steaming/broadcast[vd:s] [vd:b] is newer, and [gr] is/was a gradual change, not an instant flip.
Now On/Silent list is updated monthly.
20+ sources, and contributors contribute to what is seen below. "Unreliable sources" (some message boards, misleading websites) are not even bothered with! There are people whom it is beneath their dignity to answer a simple question, and there are very decent people contacted: webmasters, station personnel, owners!
Stations on occasion, are contacted, and do not answer repeated requests or phone calls on operation. Sad!
If there is a format change in your part of midAMerica, feel free to contribute! Format information may be added by e-mailing to the above link. Rumors, gossip or "possible flips" are just that and not posted. Stunting and/or All Christmas flips are not reported. 5th harmonics don't matter. To a few they do.
There is information held on other stations, with possible flips, but is not listed herein as information is not verifiable, thus not listed.
NOTED means station (usually "-LP") NOTED in travels. Probably not new info, per se, just verifying what was noted.
Input is acknowledged, greatly appreciated and a thank you is sent. Please check the filtered/spam/junk folder(s). E-mails are NEVER, EVER forwarded.
A Full Power simulcast is shown as // (IE:1400 WPOW or //101 WIOI.) Information on translators is added at will, though not a priority, and might have happened earlier than posted. Translators added show a plus (+) sign, translators moved or deleted show a minus (-) sign. EXAMPLES: +96.7 K222BL Laramie. -92.3 K222BL Laramie. Call changes are from FCC. If the call change is not used, go to a safe zone!
If there is a mistak, er, mistake, it happens! Never good to toss the first stone, though there are those who might say "I felt this thrill going up my leg" at an error. Apologies. There's more to life! Way more!
SILENT: If a federal commission, or their sub-contractors don't care about stations being off, LID's (never given, wrong COL's, improper LID's,) operations, why document them from this end? Weekly, reports are received of stations being silent. In weekly band scans, stations are off for hours, days and even months! Old/dated equipment, lack of parts, finding an engineer/help, running on the cheap, getting to a tower, station for sale, you name it. Open carriers running for hours/days/months! Months! Enforcement today vs 2/3/4/5 decades ago is noticeable to anyone with a pulse. There are field inspectors, so it has been reported.
SALES are included as one might see a format change are a new owner want to do "new" things, or "re-steer the ship" their way, get in their management, mission, etc.
More detailed information is available for locals-graveyards, markets, and the Cayman Islands pages.
DX-midAMerica has been tracking flips and changes since 1981. So there! There are fewer flips tho, since 2020. Aside my old pirate, 1977 Fun to enjoy the hobby for a well lived life!
Information shown is public information. Stations are monitored through websites, broadcasts, streaming or road trips! Errors are possible. Accuracy/timeliness not guaranteed. Too, it all depends on what the meaning of "is" is!
Concerning slogans, it might say "107.1" on the logo, for non radio types, but "107-1" on station's audio. THAT is what is listed. That's that!
It has been brought to the author's attention several times, that this site/effort has been misquoted. On being misquoted, maybe the person was careless, in a hurry or has an agenda. Mistakes can and do happen, yet when they happen over and over, gotta wonder. It's best to look at this page vs. what is quoted elsewhere. That is a fact!
Others with information: MN/Ellis WI/Noonan not included here. Other sites? info@DX-midAMerica You'll be credited, or remain anonymous.
Still, thanx for visiting. There are many places you could check and yet you stopped here. Thank you!

Streaming stations are shown giving website information.
Station SLOGAN is in "QUOTES" and other information, of interest added at will after date. Duh!
freq call location NEW format/OLD format [Contributor] Monday entry date, linkage. If nothing is posted, there is nothing. Archived info is removed after one week

Additions before Monday are a mock-up and not FINAL.
✅ AM briefs:
810 WJJQ WI Tomahawk Sports-Talk SPO:Infinity +97.7 W249EJ Tomahawk 250w "reset your radio tonight at 6PM. This will not affect 810AM" vd:b Rieger,MI [WILT WELF] 7/22
1390 WWTMxAL Decatur -Huntsville SPO:ESPN 1400 the Team ex: 1400 - Feeds 94.3 W232DL Decatur 250w 7/15
1490 WIRBxAL Level Plains LICense canceled...silent several years 7/15
1530 KQNK KS Norton +102.5 KS73DE Norton Superstar Country -was SILent 7/15
1060 KFIL MN Preston SALE Withdrawn 7/15
1490 WBSS+NJ Atlantic City SS:Regional Mexican tossing 1490 Sports Betting Radio Rieger,MI 7/15
1490 WCHMxGA Clarkesville 880/880 +94.3 W232DU Clarkesville 250w NewsTALK SALE 7/8
810 WJJQ WI Tomahawk Sports-Talk SPO:Infinity +100.7 W264CH Tomahawk 250w [WILT WELF] Infinity Sports Tomahawk 100/7 2b: 97.7//810 WJJQ Tomahawk 7/8 https://www.wjjq.com/ still reflects 100.7
630 CFCO ON Chatham 1000/6000 C&W REQUESTS 91.3 1250w 7/8 https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2024/2024-148.htm#bm7
1340 WTIFxGA Tifton SALE to be non-commercial status 7/1
1320 WDMJ MI Marquette Cl HITS:Marquette’s Greatest Hits 1320 WDMJ, Fox:00 Tosses News-Talk Rieger-MI 7/1 vd:b
1450 WMIQ MI Iron Mountain Cl HITS:Iron Mountain's Greatest Hits 1450n WMIQ Fox:00. tosses News-Talkd/SPO:Fox/n Rieger-MI 7/1 vd:b
Radioresultsnetwork.com shows JOCKS, etc. BOTH only had music, sweepers. VERY RECENT CHANGE. Nothing on FB (last Tues 25, BOTH were talk) NOTE:Jocks noted on 7/2. WMIQ music jocks run 1 hour behind WDMJ. WDMJ is in ELT and WMIQ is CLT. ALL MI counties along WI border use CENTRAL. ALL others are EASTERN.
1080 WOAP MI Owasso SILent. 810 WMJH shows only 810. 1080 was removed. https://mipoderosa.com/ or see:FAQ 7/1 Rieger,MI NOTE: 810-1080 were // for some time.
1490 KFCR SD Custer no longer SILent 7/1
1230 WPKB*WV Parkersburg ex:WVNT Top40:Pop 103-5. Was News-Talk https://popradio1035.com/ 7/1 NOTES: (noted in MKE on dx. unn)
1520 WZBU WI New Holstein-Appelton-Oshkosh 350/-- NOTED OFF over 30d 7/1 Rieger,WI vd:b
950 WCLB WI Sheboygan OLD C&W:Cow Country NOTED OFF over 30d 7/1 Rieger,WI vd:b
770 CHQR AB Calgary Renewed only until August 31, 2026 due to issues of non-compliance (unauthorized simulcast on CFGQ). Sys,BC 7/1
910 CKDQ AB Drumheller 50000/50000 C&W "Real Country 910" GRANTED: move to FM--92.5 36600w MOVES to FM BUT
CKDQ FB: "We have experienced a typical complication with the launch of New Country 92.5. We will remain on 910, while we work with our partners, before releasing a new launch date. https://newcountry925.ca/ 7/1
880 CHQT AB Edmonton //630 CHED Edmonton News-Talk. CHQT was All News: iNews 880 -simulcasting will end and turns off one transmitter, per Corus. 7/1
730 CKGO*BC Vancouver //980 CKNW Vancouver All News. Was All Traffic simulcasting will end and turns off one transmitter, per Corus. 7/1
580 CKWW ON Windsor SALE from Bell to Neeti P. Ray Sys,BC 7/1
820 CHAM ON Hamilton SALE from Bell Sys,BC 7/1
1150 CKOC ON Hamilton SALE from Bell Sys,BC 7/1
✅ TV briefs:
✅ FM briefs:
96.9 KYAP CO Nunn-Ft.Collins OLD C&W:K-96.9 SALE 7/15
106.7 KQNKFM KS Norton C&W, tossing Cl HITS 7/15
96.7 WMJT MI McMillan Rock:96-7 Flash FM, was HotAC 96-7 Flash FM Rieger,MI 7/15
106.3 WWMK MI Onaway SOFT OLDies "Smooth Sailing Mac-FM" Rieger,MI 7/15
107.9 WDWS-FM IL Arcola-Champaign C&W:107-9theRooster 7/8 https://www.news-gazette.com/rooster/
98.7 WFGR MI Grand Rapids Cl HITS:98-7theGrand 7/8 https://987thegrand.com/
104.1 KQLS MO Lutesville ex:KCGK Christian C&W 7/8
98.3 KZZS MT Story AC:98.3 The Peak, had been HotAC:98.3 The Peak 7/8
https://www.facebook.com/bighornmountainradio/posts/ July 4 9:15am shows: Why is 96.5 and 98.3 down? Vivian Davis that would be great to know!
96.5 KLGT WY Buffalo intermittent power loss https://bighornmountainradio.com/kix-96-5-todays-new-hit-country/
94.3 WLLT IL Polo SELLING Oldies 94.3 7/1
104.3 WVCN MI Baraga REL:VCY AMerica NOTED OFF over 30d 7/1 Rieger,MI vd:b
98.9 WNFH MI Vassar-Flint Hope FM:CCM. ex:WOWE, was URBan/Hip Hop:98-9theBeat SOLD myhopefm.net/ https://www.facebook.com/myhopefm/ shows 7/1 start date, 9AM EDT/ 7/1 Rieger,MI
92.7 WZBY MN Grand Portage 100w 2B:Total Country-BobFM www.mybobcountry.com/ 7/1 Rieger,MI NOTE: stream w/LID does NOT have this included w/others yet, IF on.
99.1 WXIL*WV Parkersburg Cl HITS:Wixel. was HotAC ex 95.1 Rieger,MI 7/1 NOTES: once a Top40 powerhouse!
107.3 CFGQ AB Calgary Renewed only until August 31, 2026 due to issues of non-compliance (unauthorized CHQR simulcast and failure to apply for specialty license) Sys,BC 7/1
99.7 CKDY NS Digby decrease power from 6530 to 5570w. Lower antenna height. Relocate transmitter. PROPOSED Sys,BC 7/1
102.1 CFTJ ON Cochrane SALE to: Harvest Ministries of Sudbury. Sys,BC 7/1
101.9 CKFX ON North Bay The Fox 101.9 was 101.9 Rock Sys,BC 7/1
92.7 CJRQ ON Sudbury Q92 was 92.7 Rock Sys,BC 7/1
92.1 CJQQ ON Timmins Q92 was 92.1 Rock Sys,BC 7/1
a=NOT reflected on website as of publication
b=CHANGED from original posting. Please recheck entry
c=MAY have happened before date. Per website.
D Station's own description in ad, station listing, etc.
E=added BEFORE DATE shown as deemed a BULLETIN, or important enough/newsworthy. DATE shown (9AM Central) is the OFFICIAL entry. Entries before may be changed.
T=added to listing of (Top40/OLDies) SELECTED streamers here: angelfire.com/wi/dxmidamerica/streamers.html
U=Updated from older info, where new format not known at time.
?=don't know if correct, as this conflicts with other info.
Format Flips going back one year can be found here:
format flips arranged by date
format flips arranged by frequency
format flips arranged by political unit
Some, of course, not all, Format Flips going back to 1981 can be found here, with other information:
format flips back to 1981, with other information