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i101 Playlist packed with stuff from the 90s, stuff from the 2000s and some stuff that doesn’t make sense at all! Read More...
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Breaking News: Format Changes for FM News in New York and Chicago

The final stories covered by FM News 101.9 (WEMP-FM, New York) and FM News 101.1 (WIQI-FM, Chicago) announced format changes for the respective stations. “Effective immediately, Alternative is back on the air in New York as New Rock 101.9 and Adult Hits are on the air in Chicago as i101. It was a difficult decision to make, but after a year of minimal audience engagement, coupled with the format’s inherent expense, I felt it was time to make a change.” stated Randy Michaels, CEO of…

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WKQX Announces Promotion of WTF

Walter Tiberius Flakus (WTF??) is the latest to join the sandbox full of misfit toys at WKQX-FM (Q87.7 87.7 MHz, Chicago) as Assistant Program Director/Music Director. He adds these duties to his current ones at sister WLUP (97.9 The Loop, 97.9 MHz, Chicago), where he has served as Music Director. If his face looks familiar, it could be from his days as a founding member of the band Stabbing Westward (1993-2002), when they earned gold records for both “Wither Blister Burn + Peel” and…

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WKQX Fills On-Air O’pening With O’Neil

Lauren O’Neil has been hired to fill one of the remaining on-air positions at Alternative WKQX-FM (Q87.7 87.7 MHz, Chicago). She travels north from Tampa, FL where she was most recently part of the Kage Kult Show on WXTB (98Rock 97.9 MHz, Tampa). “I am so excited to start this new chapter at Q87.7 with such a great group of dudes! I just hope they won't cry too hard when I drink them all under the table!” exclaimed O’Neil. “She’s got a great vibe on and off the air and is very…

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Rush Limbaugh the latest addition to the lineup at the New IQ 106.9 FM

The line-up at the New IQ 106.9 further solidifies with the addition of Rush Limbaugh weekdays from noon to 3 PM. Limbaugh’s show is sandwiched between Glenn Beck from 9 AM to noon and Sean Hannity from 3 PM to 6 PM. For now, Limbaugh fans who work late can catch up on the show during replays in the evening. Since the station’s launch in May, Delaware Valley residents have been able to hear Philly’s Morning News featuring Al Gardner and Larry Mendte, weekdays from 5 AM to 9 AM. Mendte…

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The Loop Brings Back Zakk

Air talent Zakk Tyler has made a triumphant return to WLUP-FM (The Loop 97.9 MHz, Chicago). His previous stint was as syndicated morning host for Fox Sports Radio from 2010 to 2012. "When I heard he was 'on the beach', I thought, 'how weird...Indy doesn't have beaches', said WLUP's OM Jim Richards. He added, "I've known Zakk for many years, but still don't know why he has two "k"s in his name. Now that he's working for me, I'll get to find out. Zakk, who's working on-air on The Loop and…

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