Smooth Jazz Returns To Cincy On WCIN-A
May 18, 2007 at 1:19 PM (PT)
WCIN-A/CINCINNATI has flipped from Urban AC to Smooth Jazz. CINCINNATI hasn't had a fulltime Smooth Jazz station in eight years, since WVAE (94.9 THE WAVE) flipped to Rhythmic Oldies WMOJ in 1999.
WCIN-A went into stunt mode on TUESDAY using the sound of a beating heart. The switch was flipped on the new syndicated format at 1a on THURSDAY (5/17). The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER reports that one fulltime and nine parttime employees were let go.
WCIN-A was formerly owned by J4 BROADCASTING but went into receivership in JANUARY 2006. The court-appointed receiver is BOB COX of media brokerage firm COX & COX LLC, who told the ENQUIRER, "The station has had troubles in the past, but we're going to make it profitable. We're going to put on a quality product. I think people will be pleased with it."