Our friends over at Ohio Media Watch have reported that the Ashtabula, Ohio cluster of WREO 97.1 (AC), WYBL 98.3 (Country), WFXJ 107.5 (Classic Rock), WZOO 102.5 (CHR) & WFUN 970 (News Talk) have recently been sold from Clear Channel to “Sweet Home Ashtabula” broadcasting. However, their various updated websites show that “Media One Group” will actually control the stations. Currently 4 of the 5 stations are on the air. However, WREO “Star 97.1” has been off the air or at reduced power for a few days. The 50,000 watt station usually covers a large area going into parts of Cleveland & Youngstown. The website still shows the station with it’s current format but there are rumors that one of the stations could go through some changes according to OMW. Update – “Star 97.1” has returned to the airwaves a few hours after I wrote the article on 10/3/07.
Oct 03 2007