Alternative Returns To Toledo As The Zone Replaces The Vibe On 100.7 FM
Free Beer & Hot Wings Moves To The Zone, Mark Benson Returns To Mornings On WXKR
March 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM (PT)
Due to popular demand, CUMULUS/TOLEDO has announced it will bring back THE ZONE -- TOLEDO’S NEW MUSIC ALTERNATIVE on 100.7 FM. On MONDAY MARCH 19th, the WXKR-HD-2 FM translator signal will flip from Top 40 "100.7 THE VIBE" to Alternative "100.7 THE ZONE" under Sr. Rock Programmer DAN MCCLINTOCK.
The "FREE BEER AND HOT WINGS MORNING SHOW" will shift from sister Classic Rock WXKR to 100.7 THE ZONE.
The on-air lineup at 100.7 THE ZONE:
Mornings, 5-10a/FREE BEER & HOT WINGS
Middays, 10-2p/DAN McCLINTOCK
Afternoons, 2-7p/JASON KNACKSTEDT
Nights, 7-mid/RYAN YOUNG
The station first flipped from Alternative as WRWK 106.5 THE ZONE in JUNE '09 to an FM Sports simulcast with WLQR-A (THE TICKET). THE ZONE then re-launched in APRIL '10 on WXKR-HD2 Translator at 100.9 FM, but was bumped by "100.7 THE VIBE in JULY '11
"We are also fortunate that our ZONE listeners are very passionate and have followed us through our various frequency locations," McCLINTOCK told ALL ACCESS.
You can listen at www.toledoszone.com.
Mark Benson Moves From WMIM Back To WKXR
After moving from WXKR to mornings on sister AC WMIM (MY 98.3) in SEPTEMBER '11 to make room for FREE BEER & HOT WINGS, MARK BENSON, a 30-year radio fixture, returns to mornings on 94.5 XKR on MARCH 19th. MY 98.3 WMIM mornings will be taken over by RYAN NUTTER who moves up from the midday shift.
94.5 XKR and 100.7 THE ZONE PD DAN McCLINTOCK said,"MARK BENSON is a great personality and friend to our WXKR frequent rockers. At the same time we also have a special opportunity to re- launch THE ZONE By moving FREE BEER AND HOT WINGS and their unique show to 100.7 FM. It’s a great combination with both shows complementing each other."