Several Format Changes At Summit City Radio/Ft. Wayne
August 23, 2006 at 1:18 PM (PT)
SUMMIT CITY RADIO Alternative WXTW (X102.3)/FT. WAYNE, IN has been sold and will flip to Spanish on 8/31. The new start-up group -- ex-ARTISTIC MEDIA GROUP/FT. WAYNE GM JOHN HENRY and former local hockey legend GEORGE KOSTOPOULUS -- will operate the station under an LMA agreement until the sale closes.
Meanwhile, there are several other format changes forthcoming at SUMMIT CITY RADIO on 8/31:
First, Adult Hits WXKE (102.9 MIKE FM) will switch to a simulcast of Adult Standards WGL-A.
Top 40/Mainstream WYLT (MY 103.9) will flip to Rock as WXKE (ROCK 104), resurrecting the orginal call letters, frequency, and PD of the market's the Heritage Rock station from 1976-2002. DOC WEST, who programmed ROCK 104 for 23 years, returns for PD/mornings, transfers from the same slot at Classic Rock WCKZ (Z94.1). WCKZ will switch to a simulcast of ROCK 104. WXTW PD/morning man JJ FABINI moves to WXKE as MD/middays. FABINI will also retain PD duties of Adult Standards WGL-A. WXTW morning co-host/middays LAUREEN McCRADY moves to AE for ROCK 104.
The ROCK 104 line-up:
Mornings/STONE & DOC (former WCKZ morning show)
Middays/JJ FABINI (WXTW mornings)
Afternoons/BUSTER MEYER (transfers from WCKZ afternoons)
Nights/JASON LEE (moves from afternoons at WXTW)
Overnights/ALBRO (was nights on WXTW).