1990 in radio

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The year 1990 in radio involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • KJJO in Minneapolis, Minnesota transitions from active rock to alternative rock.
  • KBLN in Dallas, Texas becomes KXEB.
  • Daytimer KKDA in Dallas, Texas begins nighttime broadcasting.
  • Emmis Communications sells several of their most noteworthy stations to offset losses from the purchase of the Seattle Mariners, including KXXX in San Francisco, WAVA-FM in Washington, DC and WLOL in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • March 13 - WLVK/Charlotte flips to "high octane country" as "Thunder 96.9"; this direction last only a few months, with the station shifting back to a more traditional country format.
  • July 13 - Nationwide Communications sells off WGAR 1220-AM in Cleveland, which was a direct simulcast of country WGAR 99.5-FM, to Douglas Broadcasting. WGAR-AM signs off at midnight on July 13th after airing a brief retrospective on the station, highlighted with tributes from station alumni Jack Paar and Don Imus. The station relaunches as WKNR a few minutes later, carrying a satellite-delivered oldies format, but would gradually assume an all-sports lineup in less than a year.
  • June – KNRJ/Houston flipped from Rhythmic CHR to Alternative Rock. The Alternative format would last only 5 weeks, and was promoted as a temporary format while the station's owners, Nationwide Communications, began researching the market for a new format.
  • July 20 – Nationwide's KNRJ flips to Hot AC as KHMX, "Mix 96.5."

Debuts[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deaths" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 23, 1990. p. 102.
  2. ^ "Karl Weber; Longtime Radio Actor". Los Angeles Times. August 6, 1990. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  3. ^ Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.