Mid-West Family flips two in Rockford, IL

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Mid-WestMid-West Family Broadcasting purchased the assets of Maverick Media in 2013. They include WRTB-FM and W263BJ. In Rockford, Midwest owns WRTB, Rock WXRX-FM, AC WGFB-FM and News-Talk WNTA-AM. On 2/21 it debuted Country 95.3 The Bull and Classic Hits 100.5 The River-FM.


95.3 was previously Adult Hits WRTB Bob-FM. 100.5 previously simulcast WNTA via the W263BJ translator.

“The Bull is a country music station that will feature 20 songs in a row throughout the day. Featured artists will include Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, and The Band Perry,” says WREX-TV. “100.5 River-FM will play “Rockford’s Greatest Hits” from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Artists like Cheap Trick, Journey, Elvis, the Commodores, and the Beatles will be featured. The station’s voice will be former WLS DJ Fred Winston.”

See the WREX-TV story here


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