WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

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WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Ace Purple » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:06 pm

All Access is reporting that CBS Radio is going to flip classic rock WTGB in Washington, DC to Hot AC as "94.7 Fresh FM" on Monday, April 6.

{Edited to fix call letter error}
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Re: WTGC/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Dave Loudin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:13 pm

That's WTGB - "The Globe." What started as an AAA with a bit of an eco-vibe slowly morphed into straight-ahead classic rock. Too bad.

The ghost of alt rock WHFS will continue on the HD2.

Their website - clasicrock947.com - has already changed.
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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Ace Purple » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:17 pm

Yes, WTGB are the calls, not WTGC. Thanks for the correction. It will be interesting to see how quickly the change impacts DC with the PPMs (if at all).
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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Dave Loudin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:19 pm

Ace Purple wrote:It will be interesting to see how quickly the change impacts DC with the PPMs (if at all).
Couldn't be worse? PPMs have not been to kind to CBS here.
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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by AmpedNow » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:48 pm

Looks like Hot dodged a bullet.

Fresh could still flank a decent share of the 25-34 F demo from them, though.

It also seems like WJFK is fairly safe after all.

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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by AmpedNow » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:45 pm

They flipped on Monday morning, leaving DC without a classic rocker.

http://www.947freshfm.com/

Rumor is the WHFS calls might be moved here, since they go with "Fresh".

That would be sacrilegious to me, considering their heritage.

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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Mike » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:28 pm

Sad that classic rock seems to be a dying format.

Despite the fact that the classics dominate most rock stations...
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Re: WTGB/Washington DC flipping to Hot AC

Post by Hoosier Daddy » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:45 am

Mike wrote:Sad that classic rock seems to be a dying format.

Despite the fact that the classics dominate most rock stations...
They've worn it out just like every other programming "formula" in radio ...

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