West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 19, 2008




Kalamazoo Gazette:

Country music radio has a new home in Kalamazoo. WFAT-FM (96.5) switched to a country music format at 5 p.m. Friday. The final song for WFAT was Van Halen's ``Happy Trails.'' It was followed by Alan Jackson's country anthem ``It's Five O'clock Somewhere,'' ushering in the start of WYZO-FM (96.5), Kalamazoo's new country station. Peter Tanz, market manager for Wisconsin-based Midwest Communication, which owns nine stations in Southwest Michigan, including WYZO and the Battle Creek country music station WNWN-FM (98.5), said there was a ``three-way rock battle'' between WFAT-FM, WZUU-FM (92.5) and WRKR-FM (107.7), but there wasn't a local country station. Tanz said the station, which has been classic rock since 2001, had talked about moving to country music for 10 years... Classic-rock radio station goes country (Tue, 2/19)







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