It is just one of the thirteen total radio stations that are scheduled at the moment to take on the new NASH Icon brand, including Nashville’s WSM 95.5 FM.
Of the thirteen radio stations looking to change over to the new format, only two of them are country stations—95.5 WSM in Nashville, and KJJY 92.5 FM in Des Moines. Three are classic or oldies stations mostly catering to older rock & roll, three are sports stations, three are contemporary hit radio stations, and one is news/talk.
The current flip list includes:
- DesMoines 92.5 KJJY (Country)
- Bloomington, IL WJBC Pontiac (News/Talk)
- Albuquerque KBZU (Classic Rock)
- Atlanta 98.9 W255CJ (Classic Hits) and WWWQ 98.7 FM-HD2
- Oxnard, CA 106.3 KRRF (Classic Hits)
- Lake Charles KQLK (CHR)
- Birmingham, AL 99.5 WZRR (CHR)
- Albany, GA WNUQ (CHR)
- Fort Smith, AR 100.7 KLSZ
- Savannah, GA 102.1 WZAT (Sports)
- Kansas City 102.5 K273BZ (Sports)
- Detroit 93.1 HD2 WDRQ
During a earnings conference call with financial analysts last week, Cumulus chairman Lew Dickey said about NASH Icon, “We expect to announce a slate of signed artists before the holidays, and we’ll be working with our artists to monetize their work through recorded music, touring, merchandise and other related ventures. Following a start-up period in 2014, NASH ICON is expected to be profitable beginning next year.”