WZIM/Bloomington-Normal Flips To Sports
April 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM (PT)
ZIMMER/GREAT PLAINS MEDIA Classic Hits WZIM (CLASSIC HITS 99.5)/BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL has flipped to Sports as "FOX SPORTS RADIO 99.5 THE TICKET," using FSR and PREMIERE's JIM ROME plus play-by-play for the CHICAGO CUBS and WHITE SOX and the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS. PD STEVE USELTON moves to Promotions Director for the cluster while sister Talk WRPW (CITIES 92.9) PD ROBERT REES adds interim PD duties for the new format.
REES said, "I'm grateful and extremely excited to work with a Sports station again."
GM GREG COOK said, "We re-assessed the market, researched, received consultation and recognized that sports was a format that was badly needed in the area and what's more exciting that kicking off a sports station on the CUBS Opening Day of MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL and the first day of the MASTERS?!"