New Post Radio Station?

Part of the Radio Shakeup that happened at noon today, killing off Z104 and replacing it with WGMS, moves WTOP to 103.5, WGMS’ old radio dial home, and frees up 107.7 on the FM dial for the Washington Post?!

Okay. Slowly.

Z104 (104.1) is gone. Replaced by WGMS at 104.1.
WGMS (103.5) is now WTOP.
WTOP (107.7) will become Washington Post Radio.

While negotiations are ongoing for the broadcast rights for next season of the Nationals games, it’s looking like Bonneville Broadcasting (the parent company of all of these stations) will get the rights and spread the games between the new Washington Post Radio and WFED 1050AM.

6 Comments so far

  1. Ian (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 8:21 am

    You have GOT to be kidding me. First HFS gets canned to make room for a spanish station, and now Z104 bites it for the Post?

    Gah, the radio in this town just keeps getting worse and worse. Thank god for my iPod.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    Radio died here when HFS went off the air.


  3. Kami (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    I cannot believe it. I loved Z104, and what is there now? Classical.

    This seriously sucks.

    My entire morning was better due to that morning show. And everyday after classes and work I could listen to them on the drive home.

    Hail the CD player!


  4. Tom Mills (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:39 am

    Ha, some of us feel the other way. Tuned into 103.5, expecting my “at work station, classical 103.5” and got WTOP news instead (boo). 104.1 is a weaker signal than 103.5 – in the area between Tysons and the Springfield Interchange on the beltway, the signal was worse than what I had experienced with 103.5. Glad to see that WGMS wasn’t dropped from the line-up, though.


  5. WFY (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    I miss the XTRA 104 Chuck Berry commercials!

    HFS was dead long before it went off the air. The Junkies were probably the final straw, but by 2000 it was really far from its roots or ever the early 90s.


  6. mump (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    I loved listining to z104 both when i lived there in high school and after joining the military listening to it on the computer. this is not cool. just because some people NEED to listen to wtop dosn’t mean they can take away everyone else’s listining pleasure.

    LONG LIVE THE “Z”



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