Cumulus Debuts New Top 40 'i106 Hits' Nashville
July 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM (PT)
As first tipped here YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 7/29), CUMULUS Sports WNFN (ESPN 106.7 THE FAN)/NASHVILLE dropped the Sports format at 1:06p (CT) for ... Top 40/Mainstream "i106 HITS," not Christian PRAISE 106 as was widely rumored. It becomes the market's third Top 40, challenging CLEAR CHANNEL's WRVW (107.5 THE RIVER) and CROMWELL Top 40/Rhythmic WPRT (PARTY 102.5).
"NASHVILLE has a great radio tradition and i106 is launching at the perfect time to lead the way to make NASHVILLE an exciting market again!" CUMULUS MEDIA SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES told ALL ACCESS. "In the same image of Q100/ATLANTA, KRBE/HOUSTON, i-94 INDIANAPOLIS and KCHZ/KANSAS CITY, CUMULUS' new i106 is front and center in MUSIC CITY! I am happy to announce
that TOMMY BODEAN will be PD!"
BODEAN most recently was PD at CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WNOK/COLUMBIA, SC. i106 HITS is rolling 1,006 songs in a row commercial-free.
The website is already up and running with a live stream. To check it out, just click here.
The First Hour Looked Like This
BLACK EYED PEAS - Boom Boom Pow
KATY PERRY - Waking Up In Vegas
SEAN KINGSTON - Fire Burning On The Dance Floor
KELLY CLARKSTON - My Life Would Suck Without You
KINGS OF LEON - Use Somebody
PINK - Please Don't Leave Me
3oh3 - Don't Trust Me
T.I. With JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Dead And Gone
JORDIN SPARKS - Battlefield
THE ALL AMERICAN REJECTS - Gives You Hell
LADY GAGA - LoveGame
DAUGHTRY - No Suprise
JESSE MCCARTNEY - How Do You Sleep?
TAYLOR SWIFT - You Belong With Me
DAVID COOK - The Time Of My Life