Mid-West Family Broadcasting is changing the lineup of some of its Southwest Michigan radio stations starting today. The adjustments affect three of the group's FM stations in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area:
The 'Cosy FM' name and WCSY-FM call sign will be moving from 98.3 to FM 103.7 which will retain its current oldies format but drop the WHIT-FM call sign. That station will continue to be simulcast on AM 940 and is now known as 103.7 Cosy-FM, 60's and 70's SuperHits.
Paul Layendecker, who had been program director for both WCSY-FM and sister station country WYTZ-FM 97.5, exits mornings and the PD role for Cosy-FM but will continue to be heard during afternoon drive on WYTZ and remains as that station's programmer. Joe Jason will be the morning host on the relaunched Cosy FM at 103.7.
Back at 98.3, that frequency will become the new home of hot adult contemporary WCNF 'The Coast' which changes frequency from its previous home at 94.9 FM by the end of this week. That station will feature Mark Durocher in the morning, and other familiar names like Robin Van Dyke and Phil McDonald. The smooth jazz programming that has been part of FM 98.3 for years will remain in place on 'The Coast at 98.3'.
Finally, FM 94.9 is set to become WSJM-FM and take on a news-talk format, simulcasting sister station WSJM AM 1400.