Clear Channel launches 99X in Cleveland

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Once CBS Radio’s WKRK-FM Cleveland flipped from Alternative to Sports Talk, Clevelanders were without a true Modern Rock station, aside from the bevy of high school and college stations in that market.


That’s changed as Clear Channel launched 99X just after Noon on 5/23. Alternative “99X” has launched on the 99.1 translator: 250-watt W256BT, licensed to Cleveland. It is also found on WMMS-FM’s HD2 signal in that market.

The translator is reportedly mounted on the tower of Classic Hits WMJI-FM in the Parma, OH antenna farm, and calls the station “Cleveland’s New Rock Alternative”.


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