Format flips/brandings
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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.com You'll be credited, or remain anonymous.

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:
1320 WDMJ MI Marquette News-Talk POWER"NOW:1000w. Full power by summer." X-mitter fire:5/'20. vd:e [Rieger-MI] 5/29
1550 KRZD MO Springfield 5000/28 +97.3 K247AT Chanute, KS -250w Adult HITS:BobFM was ROCK "Z107.5" 5/29
1360 KNGN NE McCook, 1000/- REL +98.3 K252FV McCook 250w SOLD to My Bridge Radio. 5/29 kngn.org/
920 KLMR CO Lamar 5000/500 Cl C&W was TALK/SILent 5/22 myklmr.com/
1230 KDZA CO Pueblo 1000/1000 Cl HITS:101.9 theLake ex:KKPC, was AAA +101.9 K270CM Pueblo 250w 5/22 MyLakeRadio.com
1300 WMVO OH Mount Vernon 1000/51 SILent 5/22
1490 WLCX WI LaCrosse 1000/1000 OLD Eagle 1490 ex:WLXR 5/22 recent sale
1190 WOWO IN Ft. Wayne 50000/9800, News-Talk //92.3 WFWI IN Fort Wayne 5/8
1170 KFOW MN Waseca 2500/3 SPO:the Fan +106.3 W292GU Waseca 250w Had been NewsTALK 5/8
1490 KRSN@NM Los Alamos 1000/1000 ND +107.1 K296GI Los Alamos 58w LIC Surrendered. Was SILent 5/8
1560 WCNW OH Fairfield 5000/1000CH SILent Was REL/So.GOS NOTE:One might remember a time when calls stood for Country 'N Western! 5/8
1640 KZLS*OK Enid 10000/1000 SPO:FOX,CTB 1640&1390 the new CTB. Sports//1390 KCRC Enid, enidlive.com/1390-kcrc CTB:Chisholm Trail Sports. Had been TALK:Freedom 96-9//96.9 KQOB Enid. 96.9 KQOB Enid remains TALK: freedom969.com/ 5/8
1290 WFBG*PA Altona 5000/1000 Top40:Pop Radio +104.5 W283DI Altoona 250w PROMOTED mypopradio.com/ parked, yet this works: 7mmaltoona.com/. 5/8T
1490 WNTJ*PA Johnstown 1000/1000 Top40:Pop Radio +104.5 W283CX Johnstown 150w PROMOTED mypopradio.com/ parked, yet this works: 7mmjohnstown.com/ 5/8T
910 CKDQ AB Drumheller 50000/50000 C&W:Real Country 910 PROPOSED:FM, tho technical details of flip unavailable [Sys-BC] 5/8 NOTE: CRTC has not issued any press releases or updated their website for several weeks.
1340 KXQZ ID Wendell 1000/1000 SS:La Lider 100.3 +100.3 K262DD Twin Falls 250w. Was REL:Salt&Light 5/1
1450 WELY MN Ely 770/770 AAA:End of the Road radio //94.5 WELYFM Ely wely.com/ SILENT as of 12/1 SALE HAS CLOSED:Zoe Communications. On air soon? 5/1
1340 KVOT@NM Taos 1000/1000 ND CCM:the Voice of Truth +98.1 K251CJ Taos 250w lmnocbroadcasting.com/ 5/1
1280 KZNS*UT Salt Lake City SPO:FOX, KSL Sports kslsports.com/ 5/1 (usage of KSL branding.)
910 WBZH WI Hayward 5000/75 -96.9 W245CT Hayward 250w. TALK:910AM, Buzz of the North. buzzofthenorth.com/ Cl HITS:96-9theCabin remains on W245CT 969thecabin.com/ VER:b [Rieger-MI] 5/1
950 WCLB WI Sheboygan NOTED OFF -107.3 W297CK remains on. z107online.com/ VER:b [Rieger-MI] 5/1
✅ TV briefs:
✅ FM briefs:
105.5 KDLSFM IA Perry, SS SOLD to IA Catholic Radio 5/29
97.1 KBOB KS Haven-Wichita Adult HITS ex:KIBB 5/29
103.5 KWXD MO Asbury Adult HITS:BobFM was ROCK 5/29
105.5 WXTQ OH Athens Cl ROCK:Pure Rock 105-XTQ, tossing Top40 5/29
93.5 KLMRFM CO Lamar Cl HITS:Kool 93.5, was Hot AC and SILent 5/22 myklmr.com/
102.5 WBZV MI Hudson Cl ROCK:Buzz 102-5FM, sold to EMF 5/22
105.7 WCFW WI Chippewa Falls ex:WEZY. Reverts to WCFW calls 5/22 recent sale
92.7 WEZY WI Kewaunee SS:La Mas Grande ex:WCFW 5/22
96.1 WLXR WI Tomah-LaCrosse Top40: Mix 96-1 ex:WXYM 5/22
92.3 WFWI IN Fort Wayne News-Talk//1190 WOWO Ft. Wayne Was Cl HITS 5/8
104.5 WCCX WI Waukesha LICense surrendered 5/8
99.5 CHOO AB Drumheller Cl HITS. "Boom 99.5" 1700 to 4000w. Raise antenna height. Change radiation pattern from non-directional to directional. [Sys-BC] 5/8 105.5 CHUB AB Red Deer power from 100000 to 93000w. Raise antenna height. [Sys-BC] 5/8 106.7 CFDV AB Red Deer power from 100000 to 93000w Raise antenna height. [Sys-BC] 5/8
92.1 CHOD ON Cornwall 1000w FF:Go FM, was FM 92.1 [Sys-BC] 5/8
99.7 WSHW IN Frankfort CCM:Shine FM, was Hot AC:Shine FM 5/1
94.5 WELYFM MN Ely AAA:End of the Road radio //1450 WELY Ely TWINS VIKINGS [92.1] SILENT as of 12/1 SALE HAS CLOSED:Zoe Communications. On air soon? 5/1
99.5 KRKI SD Keystone-Rapid City C&W:True Country 99-5 & 107-9 and
107.9 KXZT SD Newell C&W:True Country 99-5 & 107-9 truecountry995.com/ VER:s 5/1 Stns are //
107.5 WHBQFM*TN Germantown-Memphis Adult Top40:Q107-5 VER:s 5/1T
97.5 KZNSFM*UT Coalville-Salt Lake City SPO:FOX, KSL Sports kslsports.com/ 5/1 (usage of KSL branding)
103.5 W278BQ WI Manitowoc //98.1 WLKN Cleveland-Manitowoc AC:Lake 98.1 [Rieger-MI] 5/1 VER:b
107.1 KWHO WY Lovell-Cody Cl HITS, was ADult HITS 5/1

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.
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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