January 8: Nanci "
The Fabulous Sports Babe" Donnellan returns to radio after a six-year absence, filling in for local hosts in Florida.
March 3: A number of format changes are announced at
Cumulus Media-owned radio stations in the
WXLP (96.9 FM) begins using its former moniker, 97X, and is reborn as a
classic hits-leaning towards
classic rock format. The
active rock format that had been at WXLP since 2004 (as "97 Rock") is moved to
KBOB-FM (104.9 FM), which is rebranded "Rock 104.9." The 104.9 FM frequency's country music format, which had been there since 2000 and associated with the call letters KBOB since 1994, is abandoned, leaving Cumulus without a country music station in the Quad-Cities market.
Air America Radio restructures, with politician
Mark J. Green and his brother Stephen Green at the helm. Among the changes (see also "Closures"):
WKBF (1270 AM) of
Rock Island, Illinois flips from
Christian talk (as "Truth 1270") to "La Pantera," a Spanish and Mexican music format, following the frequency's sale from Quad Cities Media to La Jefa Latino Broadcasting. The station's new format allows WKBF to become the first full-time Spanish-language radio station in the Quad Cities and stabilizes the station's format, which had changed several times since 1995.
Tom Kent resigns as host of his programs on the
TKO Radio Network, the network he launched as a 24-hour network in the same year; he maintains ownership of the network and is replaced behind the microphone by
John Landecker and Marty Thompson.
ABC Radio discontinues syndication of
Larry Elder; his show continues on
KABC in Los Angeles and reverts to a local show. All other affiliates are switched over to
Mark Levin's show, also syndicated by ABC in the same time slot.
October 1: Patrick returns on
KLAC in Los Angeles and syndicated through the Content Factory.
October 5: Long-time
"B94", returns to the air after flipping to rock (and later "male" talk) in 2004.
WEXM (formerly WNOU) in
Indianapolis, Indiana changes to
Christmas music, the first station in the country to do so, as a "stunt format" for the next three months. The first non-stunting stations to change over were
KCKC in Kansas City and
KOSY-FM in Salt Lake City, for the second year in a row, on the evening of October 31, among several other stations.
WZOO has flipped from CHR to Classic Hits with a new branding, "Magic 102.5."
October 26: It was announced that on November 3,
WFUN would flip to ESPN Sports.