92.1 Lite FM now “Nu 92”?

It looks like local radio stations aren’t done changing formats yet. I turned my car radio on this morning and saw that 92.1 Lite FM is now “Nu 92” and appears to be another top 40 station. Can anyone else confirm? Did this happen a while ago and I just never noticed? More importantly, why on earth do we need three top 40 stations?!

15 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

From Upper Midwest Broadcasting Station News:

"There's a second format change this week in the Twin Ports: Red Rock Radio's WWAX/92.1 (Hermantown-Duluth) flipped to Hot Adult Contemporary as "New 92" on Thursday. It replaces the "92-1 Lite FM" Adult Contemporary format that launched in early 2008. The change comes three days after Midwest Communications flipped KHQG/102.5 (Superior-Duluth) to Contemporary Hits as KDWZ. The changes mean all three Duluth radio groups now have stations in the Hot AC/CHR genre; Townsquare Media's eight-year-old "Mix 108" (KBMX/107.7 Proctor-Duluth) has a format falling between its two competitors musically. All three stations have some heritage in the genre, though KDWZ's 100kW signal is the most powerful in a city where intermodulation and topography cause reception problems. 92.1's flip leaves the market without a mainstream AC format."

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

With so many stations playing the same crap, it'd be nice to have a decent alternative. I'm just sayin...

Mojowoikin13

about 10 years ago

A decent alternative? Just tune in KUMD 103.3 fm.  Chris Harwood's "Soul Village" (Fridays, 5pm) is a great listen every week. At 11 pm, the syndicated Kellar's Cellar serves up just about everything I want to hear. Lots of great music programming, all day, just about every day.

Keith

about 10 years ago

Personally, I cannot stand any of the radio stations we have here in Minnesota, in terms of musical content.  That is why I usually listen too WWOZ out of New Orleans.  You can listen to them on streaming internet audio from their site.  I know, not the best solution, but better than no good music at all.

http://www.wwoz.org/

zra

about 10 years ago

WELY! End of the road radio.

Purple

about 10 years ago

I always have & always will love KUMD's integration of community and college radio. Plus, they have the best syndicated programs like World Cafe. I love that I get The Current in Rochester, but it is no KUMD; NO WORLD CAFE! And no "local" (as in where I'm living) format.

Sherman

about 10 years ago

I think there should actually be 40 top 40 stations.  That way they can all pick one song and play it constantly.  If I want to hear what is currently #26 on the charts, I know which station to pick.  It brings me back to the time that, just before a format change, one of the radio stations played nothing but "Rainbow Connection" for a week straight.

zra

about 10 years ago

@ Sherm: wasn't that REV105 in the Cities?

Danny

about 10 years ago

Playing a single song constantly on a weekend before a format change is an old, stale radio gimmick.  It's meant to get people talking and tuning in to see what will happen when the change goes through.  I remember in the mid-nineties being in the twin cities and listening to (and enjoying at the time one of the X rock stations and all of a sudden hearing REM's "...End of the World...".  Turned out it was a format change to what I think ended up being The Rev.

Erin

about 10 years ago

@Sherman I believe that was 107.7 just before they made the format change to Mix108 as it has been for years now... I remember those few days very well. I can't recall what format they were before the change, though...

Three Top 40 stations in Duluth is quite enough. One of these could easily be used to bring The Current to the city. I know plenty of people (including the college students coming back to town who might appreciate the format changes) who would support a Current station.

Only in Duluth

about 10 years ago

I want a few decent rock stations.  One that plays the classic blues, one that plays all early 1950s rock&roll, one that plays 1960s rock, one that plays 1970s porn music, and one that plays 1990s alternative.  Lastly I want a station that plays the best rock of the last 10 years....White Stripes, Vines, Strokes, Jet, Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Raconteurs, Queens, Muse, and all that stuff.  Danny, that was the end of the Alternative station The Edge that played REM for days straight.  The best format change I remember was when a station switched and they played days of comedy shorts.  I wish there was a station like that!  Lots of "Shaving Cream" and other funny songs.

Ellie Andrew

about 10 years ago

What happened to Bob and Sheri in the AM? I don't like the changes to this station.

Ginger Byrd

about 10 years ago

Are there any new songs?  I've been listening to NU 92 today from 7:30am to 2 pm and have heard the same song from Pink 3 times.  Can't you find some new artists?

Ginger Byrd

about 9 years ago

Listening to "Fireworks" by Katy Perry again for at least the 3rd time today and it's only 2:45!!!! Heard Pinks song twice!! How about some Brandi Carlile or for that matter anyone else, there are so many great artists out there we shouldn't have to hear the same one over and over, it does get old.

zra

about 9 years ago

So it goes with corporate radio.

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