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News Archive: December 2005

December 1, 2005
Thanks to JJ Duling from 100.5 Louie FM in Louisville for sending me the info about that station's new on-air lineup (see, there are Variety Hits stations out there that have on-air jocks!) Here's how it looks:

5-10a Jackson In The Morning (JJ Jackson from WLCL/Atlanta)
10a-3p Traci Taylor (from Clear Channel/Cincinnati)
3-7p JJ Duling (from Big 100/Orlando)
7p-12a Rebecca Lake (from Total Traffic/Louisville)

December 5, 2005
At midnight this morning, 97.9 WSPT-FM in the Wausau/Stevens Point, WI market flipped from Hot AC to Variety Hits as 97.9 Jack FM.

December 6, 2005
Thanks to Colin Kelly, who tipped me off that in the UK Patent Database, SparkNet Communications (based out of Vancouver) applied for a trademark for the phrase "JACK FM" in the United Kingdom. The application was filed on 8/30/2005. It's listed under "Class 38: Broadcasting and telecommunications services; radio broadcasting services; audio streaming over the Internet; video streaming over the Internet." Here's the direct link to the listing.

December 8, 2005
Cleveland has a Variety Hits station now... but it's not the Cleveland you'd probably expect. reports that 95 Rock (WRKG) in Cleveland, MS flipped from Classic Rock to Variety Hits on November 1, 2005, picking up the satellite fed Westwood One "SAM" format and rebranded as SAM 95.3.

December 22, 2005
It's not that I've been ignoring the website as of late -- there's just been nothing going on in the format lately. Wait until those Fall Phase 3 results start to come in, and perhaps we'll see some moves/changes with stations entering (or perhaps exiting) the format.

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