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WENN goes Neo-Soul

The radio carousel has apparently decided to visit more than one station here in Birmingham, AL this month, bringing a change to both AM and FM dials and a return of a respected set of call letters.

WENN-FM station logoWhile the effort to Save Live 100.5 has grown to more than 17,000 people on Facebook, the call letters WENN have apparently returned to the FM dial at a new address. The format change for the AM signal from news/talk to neo-soul and new FM simulcast of that new format takes place as people gathered downtown today for the first day of the annual A.G. Gaston Conference, named for the prominent African American businessman, Demopolis native and incidentally a former owner of the call letters.

Birmingham’s Neo-Soul Station 101.9 FM is also currently streaming on the Internet and appears to be owned by Cox Radio. The station is currently running an automated playlist without on-air personalities, though one would assume that will change in the near future.

It’s still Hip to be Civic


Screenshot of Catalyst’s new website.

I couldn’t pass up a chance to plug Catalyst’s new website before we continue on this morning’s food kick. This evening they’ll officically launch their redesigned website with an event at Rojo featuring a performance by Matthew Mayfield and a remote by Live 100.5 FM. If you’ve got a moment, stop on by, especially since the first 75 that show up get free drink vouchers. If you get a chance, send us some photos from the event so we can share them with our readers… just saying…

From JOX to R.E.M.: 100.5 FM’s change

Whitney and her guest contributor pal Arik Sokol are here to clue you in on this morning’s transition on 100.5FM from a sports format to “alternative rock”.


So, as of 10:05am this morning, 100.5 is now Live100.5, Birmingham’s modern music complete with an opening setlist featuring REM’s Radio Free Europe (because that’s modern, in a classical sense) and Death Cab for Cutie’s I Will Possess Your Heart.

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A look back: July 2


Singer Paul Williams was born in Birmingham.


WYDE-FM dropped its talk radio format and played Christmas music.

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A look back: March 31


Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company was sold to the Birmingham Electric Company.


WRAX-FM moved from FM 107.7 to FM 100.5.

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