It appears 101.7 will become WHBA

Bob Nelson
Wed Jul 18 13:11:42 EDT 2012

Mark S was hearing it goes to automated FNX music at 7 till the actual
takeover (Mon.?) Not sure if there will be a stunt.

Talent usually isn't informed on what's happening in a situation like
this (close-lipped on format change)--so he may be playing us for
fun--but WXKS (AM)'s Jeff Katz said on facebook "it occurred to me
that there may be too much music on the FM band".
Uh huh. Yup, he may just playing that rumor around a bit... Similarly
talent may not find out about a format change--that involves them
being laid off--until they get that call into the office moments or
hours before the flip. (In WFNX's case though there was more than
enough advance notice as well as the opportunity to do "final shows")

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Kevin Vahey <> wrote:
> The request was filed last Friday.
> Call signs mean little these days but one would think if they were going
> talk on FM there would be an indication of matching the calls of 1200 and
> 101.7 but I can't find any indication they are doing this.
> Give Clear Channel credit as they have kept a lid on their plans with less
> than 5 days to go.
> WFNX has announced they will sign off for good at 7 PM on Friday.

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