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WGVX/WGVY/WGVZ
City of license WGVX: Lakeville, Minnesota
WGVY: Cambridge, Minnesota
WGVZ: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Love 105
Slogan Greatest Songs of All Time
Frequency WGVX: 105.1 FM (MHz)
WGVY: 105.3 FM (MHz)
WGVZ: 105.7 FM (MHz)
Format Commercial; Soft AC/Oldies
Power WGVX: 2,600 watts
WGVY: 25,000 watts
WGVZ: 5,800 watts
Class A (WGVX, WGVZ)
C3 (WGVY)
Callsign meaning V105: "GrooVe of the Twin cities" (used with previous format)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations KQRS, KXXR
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.love105.fm
Love 105 transmitters
Call sign/Frequency Location Power Class
WGVX 105.1 MHz Lakeville 2,600 watts A
WGVY 105.3 MHz Cambridge 25,000 watts C3
WGVZ 105.7 MHz Eden Prairie 6,000 watts A

WGVX, WGVY and WGVZ is a trimulcast serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, and an area of central Minnesota to the north. The three stations are now owned by Citadel Broadcasting, along with sister stations KQRS and KXXR. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Lakeville is a city located along Interstate 35 in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Cambridge is a city in Isanti County, Minnesota, United States. ... Location in Hennepin County Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin County founded 1858 incorporated 1960s Government  - Mayor Phil Young Area  - City  35. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... 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On May 8, 2007, the three stations flipped to an oldies/soft adult contemporary hybrid format as Love 105, featuring mellow cuts by artists including Chicago, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Sade, Bread, and many others. The playlist also includes occasional adult standards, from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, along with some more traditional oldies. Prior to this, they were Drive 105, playing adult-leaning alternative rock. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Chicago is a pop-rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) She is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Sade (pronounced Sha-day) is a world-famous English group, achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Bread was a 1970s rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz-oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) (born Walden Robert Cassotto) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ...


In their most notable incarnation, the 105 signals broadcast under the moniker REV105, which was a critically acclaimed alternative rock station with a widely diverse playlist. After being purchased by ABC Radio in 1997, the station went through a few transformations. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

History

Three Signals

Prior to their unification as REV105, the three transmitters were known by other names.


Today's WGVX was first licensed as KZPZ on November 15, 1990. They officially signed on the air in late 1992 as WTCX, airing a Hot AC format targeting the south metro area of the Twin Cities. This was the initial FM station purchased by Cargill Communications in 1993 to form the future REV105, and the call letters were changed to KREV in 1994. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


WGVY began as KABG during the 1970s on 105.5. Call letters were changed to KXLV in 1983, and in 1991 the station increased its power, which necessitated a move to 105.3, and on December 13, 1991 became the latest of the many frequencies to use the WLOL call letters, after WLOL-FM was purchased by Minnesota Public Radio and the KSJN call letters were moved from 91.1 to 99.5. This longtime adult contemporary station became the northern signal of REV105, with the call letters changed to WREV in 1994. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the station at 99. ... KSJN (99. ... Minnesota Public Radio logo Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


WGVZ was first licensed as KOUO on March 26, 1992 to Jack Moore (creator/owner of the former Twin Cities stations WAYL 93.7 FM and KTWN 107.9 FM), and signed on as KCFE (Cafe 105.7) on March 11, 1993, airing a light jazz/adult album alternative format (which resembled the original format of Cities 97 from the 1980s, which was modeled largely on Moore's KTWN circa late '70s-early '80s). The station carried Don Imus's syndicated morning show for a short time. In October 1996, KCFE was sold to Cargill and briefly become REV105's third transmitter, prior to all three stations being sold to ABC Radio the following March. March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... Cities 97 (KTCZ 97. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Donald Don Imus, Jr. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


REV105

REV105, "Revolution Radio," was owned by Cargill Communications (headed by Jim and Susan Cargill, heirs to the massive Cargill company fortune) and broadcast under the call signs KREV, WREV, and later KCFE on three different frequencies (105.1, 105.3 and 105.7). REV105 played a fairly wide variety of music, mostly alternative rock, and put a lot of time into promoting music from local performers. Minnesota has a very active music community, and a number of very diverse artists have received national attention (see music in Minnesota). Area highschoolers also contributed to some of the programming put on the air. Cargill, Incorporated is a privately held, multinational corporation, and is based in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Minnesota, and its largest city Minneapolis, are known for the multi-platinum soul singer Prince, as well as cult favorites The Replacements and Hüsker Dü and a large, vibrant polka community, fueled by immigration. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

A list of REV105 specialty shows, from a station promotional card (courtesy [1].

The station's genesis came out of another station. From 1990 to 1992, KJJO (KJ104) was an adventurous modern rock station, and gained a devoted (if small) listening audience. The station switched to country music in 1992, and many held out hope that KJ104's format would resurface soon. Two former KJ104 staffers, Brian Turner and Kevin Cole, actively sought out stations to pick up the format (on several occasions, they were turned down by the owners of both WTCX and KCFE). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 223 × 597 pixelsFull resolution (237 × 635 pixel, file size: 19 KB, MIME type: image/gif) [1] This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 223 × 597 pixelsFull resolution (237 × 635 pixel, file size: 19 KB, MIME type: image/gif) [1] This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... KZJK (104. ... Modern rock or Nu-breed is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Finally, with financial backing from the Cargills, they found that the owner of WTCX was ready to sell. In November 1993, they purchased WTCX for $2.6 million, along with big band music-formatted KLBB for $1 million and small suburban country music outlet KBCW for $400,000.[2] The plan was to turn the one FM and two AMs into a modern rock radio network, eventually simulcasting programming around the country. Plans changed eventually and they decided to go with a more local approach (though REV105 did syndicate a show, Spin Radio for a short time). Soon, they were able to purchase WLOL (WTCX's immediate neighbor on the dial). Turner, Cole, and the Cargills were reluctant to change the big band music on KLBB, since it did have a small, if dedicated following, and decided not only to keep the format, but to simulcast it on their other AM signal, 1470 (105.3's legendary call letters, WLOL, were shifted to 1470). The only other changes made to KLBB was to give it a "hipper" sound, incorporating more lounge music and fresher advertising and imaging. Hence, the foundation of Rev 105 was set, with KREV and WREV soon to come. A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially Swing. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota that simulcast a big band, swing, and jazz music format. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... KRJJ (1470 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota that airs a gospel music format. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially Swing. ... Lounge music refers to music played in the lounges and bars of hotels and casinos, or at standalone piano bars. ...


The group's intended programming plans were public knowledge at the time and highly publicized. ABC Radio themselves felt the time was right to lay their own claim to the rapidly rising alternative rock format. On February 6, 1994, ABC agreed to purchase KQRS' main rival, KRXX (the first "93X") from Entercom, and KQRS management immediately took control of the station. Within two days, the former 93X became the Twin Cities' newest modern rock station, "93.7 The Edge". In effect, ABC killed two birds with one stone by striking down a bitter rival, and warding off a potential new one. This did not change Turner's and Cole's plans at all, as they felt their station would be unique enough to compete in the market. Pending FCC approval of Cargill's own station deals, WTCX officially went off the air February 7, 1994 (coincidentally, the first full day of The Edge's new format). WLOL followed on April 24. On May 1, REV105's eclectic new alternative rock format took to the air, with the first official song being "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... KXXR (93X, 93. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Patsy Cline (b. ...


REV105 was a unique station. They would not be an ordinary, consultant-programmed modern rock station like The Edge. Rather, they took many elements from typical modern rock stations, added a heavy amount of new, obscure and local artists, and mixed in other musical styles such as industrial, punk, classic rock, hip hop, world music, dance music and techno. According to Cole, when REV started, it would play the newly popular Green Day next to old Who songs, comparing and contrasting two different instances of similar music.[3] In addition, there were a large number of specialty shows, featuring other musical styles like "old school" funk, imports, club mixes and ambient music. REV105 was instrumental in introducing newer artists to the airwaves, such as Ani DiFranco and Soul Coughing. As music critic Jim DeRogatis said, "The brilliance of REV105 was that I would hear a set that would go Bob Marley to Nine Inch Nails to Black Sabbath. And that's how real people listen to music." Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Old school, variously spelled old skool, oldschool or oldskool, is a slang term referring to an older school of thinking or acting and to old objects in general, within the context of newer, more modern times. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ani DiFranco (IPA: ) (born Angela Maria Difranco on September 23, 1970) is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... Soul Coughing (1992–2000) was a New York-based alternative rock band comprised of Mike Doughty (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Mark De Gli Antoni (samples, keyboards), Sebastian Steinberg (string bass) and Yuval Gabay (drums). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music journalism. ... Jim DeRogatis (born 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a U.S. music critic. ... Robert Bob Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. ... “NIN” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


The new "Revolution Radio" was a mild success, even with the high-powered competition from The Edge. In the first full ratings book, they obtained a 1.5 overall Arbitron rating, and did even better in the 18-34 age breakdown. Ratings were hampered throughout the station's history by signal reception issues, the eclectic nature of their format, and their limited budget. Signal issues were perhaps their biggest issue, as Rev's ratings were similar or higher than any of its successor stations. The limited transmitter reach of 105.1 and 105.3 were helped when Cargill purchased another neighboring signal, KCFE (Cafe 105.7) in October 1996, which improved their reach in the southwest suburbs and particularly in Minneapolis, where a large number of their listening audience resided. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


REV105 becomes X105

REV105 enjoyed an almost three year run. But the end came at noon on March 11, 1997. That was when the station was purchased by competitor Disney/Capitol Cities/ABC, which already owned two powerful 100 kilowatt stations in the Twin Cities, KQRS and KEGE (93.7 FM "The Edge"). By 1:15, most of the airstaff was fired, and the station was reborn with a hard rock format as "X105", with the three stations receiving the call letters KXXR, KXXU and KXXP. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... 93X (KXXR 93. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ...


This situation became a focal point for critics of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Fans of REV105 banded together to protest the loss of REV105, and out of this, the group Americans for Radio Diversity was formed. The purchase received fairly widespread news coverage, with articles appearing in Billboard magazine and Rolling Stone, where Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty stated, "Having officially walked through every radio station in North America, I can honestly say REV was the only one that had a cause that was righteous." Of course, Doughty had a somewhat personal stake in the station, as it is partially credited for making him very popular in the state (some have said that one in eight Soul Coughing albums were sold in Minnesota). The Telecommunications Act of 1996[1] was the first major overhaul of United States telecommunications law in nearly 62 years, amending the Communications Act of 1934, and leading to media consolidation. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Soul Coughing (1992–2000) was a New York-based alternative rock band comprised of Mike Doughty (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Mark De Gli Antoni (samples, keyboards), Sebastian Steinberg (string bass) and Yuval Gabay (drums). ... Mike Doughty is an American singer and songwriter. ...


Many feel that the motivation to purchase REV105 was to eliminate the competition (as ABC obtained the rights to all intellectual property of REV105, including their logos and website, and Cargill reportedly signed a non-compete agreement). The purchase was seen in some ways as a defensive maneuver against other growing radio conglomerates such as Chancellor Broadcasting which then owned seven radio stations in the Twin Cities (eventually purchased by radio giant Clear Channel Communications in 1999). Of course, the basic fact remains that Cargill could not compete as a stand-alone owner in this environment and saw this as a perfect opportunity to sell the station. According to Cargill, "As we saw all this consolidation in the market, we just didn't feel we were going to be able to survive." [4] For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... A non-compete agreement is an employment agreement that prohibits an employee from directly competing with their employer during the term of their employment and for some time afterwards. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


REV105 was in many ways a successor to the Twin Cities area's original "alternative" station, KJJO 104.1 FM (now KZJK), which changed their format in 1992. Kevin Cole, the former program director at REV105, and a veteran of the old KJ104, later resurfaced at KEXP in Seattle, Washington. General Manager Brian Turner eventually went back to KTCZ, where he worked in the 1980s and hosts their morning show. In 2005, a few former REV hosts reunited at Minnesota Public Radio, as they signed on a new station, KCMP. "89.3 The Current", as they're called, has some similarities to REV105's old format. Although not mentioned in the overall Arbitron ratings released to the public, The Current has had some ratings success. KZJK (104. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... KEXP (formerly KCMU) is a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in independent and alternative rock programmed by its disc jockeys. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Cities 97 (KTCZ 97. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnesota Public Radio logo Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... 89. ...

Formats of the 105's
Name (call signs) Format
REV 105 (KREV/WREV/KCFE) Alternative (1994-1997)
(KCFE added 10/96)
X105 (KXXP/KXXU/KXXR) Active Rock (1997)
Zone 105 (KZNR/KZNT/KZNZ) Adult Album Alternative (1997–1999)
Classic alternative (1999–2000)
Alternative (2000–2001)
V105 (WGVX/WGVY/WGVZ) Rhythmic Oldies (2001–2002)
Drive 105 (WGVX/WGVY/WGVZ) Adult Album Alternative (2002–2004)
Alternative (2004-2007)
Love 105 (WGVX/WGVY/WGVZ) Soft AC/Oldies (2007-present)

Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Rhythmic Oldies is a radio format which concentrates on the rhythmic, disco or dance genre of oldies music. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Zone 105

Soon after the birth of X105, a new hard rock station arrived in the Twin Cites when WBOB dropped country music and switched to a hard rock format with Howard Stern's morning show. ABC has long done everything in its power to fight off any potential competitors to its main highly rated station, KQRS. The two stations swapped formats on September 18 when KEGE, the station with the stronger signal, became 93X once again and X105 became Zone 105, with an adult alternative format a week later. After a few months, 93X took the KXXR callsign from the former X105, and the three Zone 105 stations became KZNR, KZNT and KZNZ. KTLK (100. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... KXXR (93X, 93. ...


After the station became Zone 105, a few of the old REV hosts were brought back. Brian Oake, who had gone over to The Edge, and Mary Lucia hosted the morning show, and Lucia hosted a weekly local music program named Popular Creeps from the local Bryant-Lake Bowl. Creeps won multiple awards for programming quality. Brian Oake is a radio broadcast personality in the the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio market. ... Mary Lucia (born in Newton, Massachusetts) is a disc jockey who currently works for the Minnesota Public Radio station KCMP 89. ... The Bryant-Lake Bowl, known locally as the BLB, is a nationally known restaurant, bar, bowling alley and theater located in South Minneapolis Uptown, Minnesota neighborhood. ...


Over time, Zone 105 went in more of a classic alternative direction but toward the end of its run leaned more towards alternative rock. None of the post-REV 105 incarnations of these frequencies were true alternative rock, as the frequency had to keep a safe distance between itself and sister station 93X. For this reason, any song with a rock "edge" was discarded by the 105s during this time.


V105

On March 8, 2001, after so-so ratings as an alternative rock station, the three Zone 105 stations became V105, an automated rhythmic oldies outlet.[5] Call letters were changed to the current WGVX, WGVY and WGVZ. V105 lasted less than a year before reverting back to a revised version of the old Zone 105's format as "Drive 105" on January 17, 2002. is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Rhythmic Oldies is a radio format which concentrates on the rhythmic, disco or dance genre of oldies music. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Drive 105

Drive 105's format was an adult-oriented version of a typical alternative rock station, and similar in many ways to the previous Zone 105. However the fact that they were forced to distance themselves from sister station 93X by avoiding harder-edged rock meant that they played a lot of music that has more in common with the adult album alternative format. For the better part of the last several years, the station frequently promoted "This station is not owned or operated by Clear Channel Communications," though the station is actually part of another huge media conglomerate—Disney. Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


Drive 105, along with sister stations KQRS and KXXR (93X), were often referred to as Disney's "Wall Of Rock". Both 93X and the 105's are programmed with formats designed to fight competition off of Disney's flagship in the market, top-rated KQRS. When WRQC became a KQRS-fighting rock station in 1997, the current KXXR switched to a similar format despite a profitable alternative format already on that frequency. It is widely known in the local market that Disney will go to great lengths to protect its "cash cow". KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... KXXR (93X, 93. ... KTLK (100. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... In business, a cash cow is a product or a business unit that generates unusually high profit margins: so high that it is responsible for a large amount of a companys operating profit. ...


In fact Drive 105 was in large part created to ward off competition from KTCZ, Cities 97. After the fall of Zone 105 and in the months before Drive 105 was created, Cities 97 made significant gains in the 25-54 age group. Disney saw this as a threat to KQRS and created Drive 105 originally to jab at Cities 97's ratings. To keep a distance from sister 93X, the station targeted an older age group than most alternative stations, hence the unique adult alternative format not heard in any other market in the United States. Like predecessor Zone 105, Drive would avoid any song that featured a signifcant amount of guitar distortion. When the station first aired in January 2002 they aired spots such as, "Remember when Cities 97 and KS95 sounded different? We do, that's why we're true to the music." This was a stab at Cities 97's old slogan, "true to the music" and a criticism of its recent tweak in the direction of pop sounding KS95. During its first two years on the air Drive 105 frequently made cracks at Cities 97. However, this came to end after criticism from the public and as the station began to take on an identity of its own. Cities 97 (KTCZ 97. ... KSTP-FM is a radio station with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ...


Ratings-wise, Drive 105, like all of the previous formats, were hampered by the limited signal reach in the Twin Cities area and experienced only moderate success, usually reaching a 1% or 2% overall ratings share. Just before 3:00 PM on Monday May 7, 2007, the plug was pulled on the three signals' longest-running incarnation. Drive 105 played its last song, "Say It Ain't So" by Weezer, prior to temporarily switching over to a simulcast of sister station KXXR, in anticipation of a format flip. The flip to the current Love 105 happened at 5:30 AM the next morning, with Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" as the new format's debut song. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Weezer are an American Grammy-nominated rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny & Cher. ...


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Talk:WGVX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (106 words)
Articles on radio stations are to be titled with their call sign, not their on-air brand name.
I've moved the article to WGVX and made the other two callsigns redirects to that, because according to TVRadioWorld WGVX is the primary callsign and the other two are the repeaters.
If that's wrong, the main article may be moved to either WGVY or WGVZ, but it must be at a call sign.
WGVX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (724 words)
Prior to becoming REV-105, the three transmitters were known by other names.
Today's WGVX originated as KZPZ in 1990, then changed to WTCX in 1993, before becoming KREV in 1994.
WGVY began as KXLV in 1983, became one of the many WLOL reincarnations in 1991, and then became WREV in 1994.
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