Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Official Press Release on Format Change

January 15, 2007

Journal Broadcast Group Announces Classic Country 92.3

WICHITA, KS - - The format of KMXW, a Journal Broadcast Group radio station, will change tomorrow, Tuesday January 16th. “Classic Country 92.3” will play classic country music on the FM radio dial. The large number of classic country music fans in Wichita is the reason for the change, which was announced today by Operations Manager Beverlee Brannigan.

Classic Country 92.3 joins two other country formatted stations within the Journal Broadcast Group/Wichita: Today’s KFDI-FM 101.3 and AM 1070 The Ranch (KFTI).

Brannigan explained, “Wichita loves its country music, and this move lets us serve a wider variety of country music tastes. KFDI is the big, heritage station playing country from the 80’s up to today, along with the News, Weather, and traffic. KFTI-The Ranch is our personality driven station that plays Classic Country, cowboy music, Western swing, and bluegrass at AM 1070. And now, Classic Country 92.3 will bring the legends of country music to the FM band.”

Vice President and General Manager Rob Burton added, “Journal Broadcast Group has a country music heritage with the KFDI call letters that’s unequalled in Wichita. We’re very proud to carry on that tradition with both AM 1070 The Ranch, and now Classic Country 92.3.”

The Classic Country 92.3 play list features artists like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dolly Parton, and Conway Twitty.
Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 36 radio stations and nine television stations in 12 states and operates two television stations under local marketing agreements. The broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc., Journal Broadcast Group is headquartered in Milwaukee. Journal Communications is a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services.

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