After 12 years of classic rock, “Q94” WBXQ-FM (94.3) has flipped to country music as “True Country 94.3.” The change was to take place at 10 a.m. today.
Owner Dave Barger told co-owned WRTA (1240) that morning host Adam Erikson will remain with the company and move to a sister station, “Mix” WBRX-FM (94.7), which once simulcast Q94 but switched to adult contemporary in 2007.
On his final show before the switch, Erikson, who had spent 17 years on WBXQ, noted that Q94 was joining the likes of “Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Lennon … you get the idea.”
Erikson was the only live, local personality on the station; the rest of the music on the station (licensed to Patton Borough, north of Johnstown and Altoona) came from Dial Global’s Classic Rock service.
No job cuts are expected as a result of the format switch, WRTA reported.