New Top 40 in Chattanooga

Kevin Ross | Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2009 - Category: URBAN


CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – A new radio station format with a familiar name took over the airwaves of Chattanooga on Friday evening. The name will sound familiar to a lot of listeners. The River radio station on 103.7 has become KISS-FM 103.7 as a comptemporary hits station.

To help launch the new music, KISS-FM will play 20,000 songs in a row commercial free over the Labor Day weekend. KISS-FM is owned by iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel), based in San Antonio, Texas. According to CC Chattanooga Vice President and Market Manager Mark Bass, “This is just what Chattanooga needs. We’re looking forward to once again making KISS-FM part of the community.”

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Chattanooga Operations Manager Jay Cruze says, “We are very excited about bringing Chattanooga’s heritage contemporary hits radio back on the air where it’s supposed to be. It’s been a long time coming!” KISS-FM used to be on 98.1 in Chattanooga before switching to a classic country (98.1 The Legend) in 2007. Other stations in the iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Chattanooga radio family include US-101 and Rock 105. The radio station’s new Web site is www.kisschattanooga.com. [source]