Changes rumored to be happening to Clear Channel's group of West Michigan radio stations starting becoming reality today with the announcement that country WMUS FM Muskegon will be simulcasting for the next few weeks on both it's original frequency of 106.9 and its future home at 107.9. Gone from the airwaves will be the soft rock format of WSHZ on 107.9, which had been playing all-Christmas music of late. Star 108 listeners will be encouraged to tune into Clear Channel's WSRW-FM (Star 105.7) out of Grand Rapids.
That move is in advance of adding an FM simulcast of news/talk Grand Rapids' WOOD AM on the 106.9 frequency after WMUS listeners have a chance to become familiar with the station's new home on 107.9.
Clear Channel exec Doug Montgomery told WOOD-TV Ch. 8 that the change to a news-talk format on FM 106.9 would happen sometime in January.