WABQ Gospel Format Move Confirmed

OK, so you really don’t know what we had to do to pick up the scratchy signal of WABQ/1540 Cleveland at the OMW World Headquarters. We may have even paid someone off.

But we did indeed hear an on-air announcement – hinted earlier in one of our comments here – that WABQ is moving its gospel format to WBKC/1460 Painesville.

While it wouldn’t seem that would be a “smart move” – WBKC’s signal, even in the daytime, does not reach a large part of even the east side of Cleveland covered by WABQ’s signal – the Painesville outlet is owned by D&E Communications…which sold WABQ to Good Karma Broadcasting a while back.

OMW also hears that the WABQ format move will apparently displace the WBKC simulcast of classical WCLV/104.9 Lorain.

When all this happens is another question.

The announcements we heard this afternoon on WABQ say the change is happening “in the coming weeks”, but we don’t know when those spots started airing.

ESPN Radio is going away on WKNR/850 as of late Saturday night, and we don’t know right now if Good Karma is ready to even flip on a satellite feed at their new acquisition in Cleveland.

We’ll be checking…if we can get the signal…

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