2007 in radio
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The year 2007 in radio involved some significant events.
- January 8: Nanci "The Fabulous Sports Babe" Donnellan returns to radio after a six-year absence, filling in for local hosts in Florida.
- March 3: A number of format changes are announced at Cumulus Media-owned radio stations in the Quad Cities. WXLP (96.9 FM) begins using its former moniker, 97X, and is reborn as a classic hits-leaning towards classic rock format. The active rock format that had been at WXLP since 2004 (as "97 Rock") is moved to KBOB-FM (104.9 FM), which is rebranded "Rock 104.9." The 104.9 FM frequency's country music format, which had been there since 2000 and associated with the call letters KBOB since 1994, is abandoned, leaving Cumulus without a country music station in the Quad-Cities market. 
- March 6: Air America Radio restructures, with politician Mark J. Green and his brother Stephen Green at the helm. Among the changes (see also "Closures"):
- March 22: CHUM Radio-O&O CKCE-FM/Calgary signs on with "What Goes Around...Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake after a 10-day test loop of "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls.
- April 4: On Imus in the Morning: talk show host Don Imus refers on-air to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" and starts a national controversy about racism and free speech during comedy.
- April 12: The Imus in the Morning talk show is canceled by MSNBC, and host Don Imus is fired for remarks made about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. The controversy evolved into firing as a violation of the civil rights of free speech.
- June 12: Citadel Broadcasting's purchase of most ABC Radio assets closes, and restructuring takes place.
- June 22: WKBF (1270 AM) of Rock Island, Illinois flips from Christian talk (as "Truth 1270") to "La Pantera," a Spanish and Mexican music format, following the frequency's sale from Quad Cities Media to La Jefa Latino Broadcasting. The station's new format allows WKBF to become the first full-time Spanish-language radio station in the Quad Cities and stabilizes the station's format, which had changed several times since 1995.
- June 29: Tom Kent resigns as host of his programs on the TKO Radio Network, the network he launched as a 24-hour network in the same year; he maintains ownership of the network and is replaced behind the microphone by John Landecker and Marty Thompson.
- July 1: Art Bell retires (again) from his weekend hosting gig at Coast to Coast AM.
- July 12: WCBS-FM 101.1 New York drops its Jack format after two years and returns to Oldies.
- July 16: Mike and the Mad Dog become "nationally syndicated" with its first affiliate outside New York State, WQYK in Tampa, Florida. According to host Mike Francesa, more affiliates are in the works.
- July 30: Pardon the Interruption returns to ESPN Radio.
- August 10: ABC Radio discontinues syndication of Larry Elder; his show continues on KABC in Los Angeles and reverts to a local show. All other affiliates are switched over to Mark Levin's show, also syndicated by ABC in the same time slot.
- August 17: Dan Patrick leaves his position at ESPN Radio.
- October 1: Patrick returns on KLAC in Los Angeles and syndicated through the Content Factory.
- October 5: Long-time Pittsburgh CHR station "B94", returns to the air after flipping to rock (and later "male" talk) in 2004.
- October 8: WEXM (formerly WNOU) in Indianapolis, Indiana changes to Christmas music, the first station in the country to do so, as a "stunt format" for the next three months. The first non-stunting stations to change over were KCKC in Kansas City and KOSY-FM in Salt Lake City, for the second year in a row, on the evening of October 31, among several other stations.
- October 8: WZOO has flipped from CHR to Classic Hits with a new branding, "Magic 102.5."
- October 26: It was announced that on November 3, WFUN would flip to ESPN Sports.
- October 29: Astral Media takes over almost all of the former broadcasting assets of Standard Broadcasting in Canada.
- October 29: San Diego's KLSD flips from Talk to Sports talk.
- October 31: The Greaseman resigns as host of WMET's morning show to focus on Internet ventures.
- October 31: WWFT flips from talk to Christmas music stunting until the end of the year.
- November 3: WFUN flipped from talk to ESPN Sports.
- November 3: Roger Hedgecock assumes a position as the host of a national weekly talk show.
- November 7: Atlanta's WQXI opened their own 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) sports bar in downtown Atlanta.
- November 19:WIAU transforms from Classic Hits to Talk introducing syndicated hosts such as Dr. Laura.
- November 27: Colorado West Broadcasting, Inc. sold KGLN to MBC Broadcasting for $250,000.
- November 30: WMRN changed dial position from 106.9 to 106.7 at 12PM.
- November 30: Entravision Communications bought WNUE from Mega Communications for $24 million.
- December 3: Imus in the Morning is revived on WABC and the ABC Radio network.
- December 5: J. R. Gach is knocked off the Internet airwaves after a lawsuit involving comments he made in February 2006 is settled for nearly a million dollars.
- December 21: Gary Burbank, WLW radio personality and voice of Earl Pitts, retires.
- December 13: WFTK drops the talk format, stunting the entire day with construction sounds. The next day, they debuted an alternative rock format branded as 96 Rock.
- December 13: WMRN changed formats from theme song stunting (before stunting, WMRN's format was country music) to alternative rock as "Radio 106.7" at 12PM.
- December 26: WIBC in Indianapolis, Indiana moves its news/talk format to 93.1 FM. The station's AM frequency flipped to sports as WFNI.
- Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 70s (January 1) and The 80s (April 8). Terrestrial syndication debut after several months exclusively on XM Satellite Radio.
- February 20 - The Tony Kornheiser Show. This is the day that Kornheiser returned to radio on WTWP (now WWWT) and XM 144 after his first stint on Monday Night Football. The show will go on hiatus June 30 as Kornheiser returns for one more season on MNF.
- March 26 - The Dennis Miller Show, syndicated by Westwood One.
- April 12 - The Keith Sweat Hotel, syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.
- April - Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik begins hosting a talk radio program, Lighting the Fires of Liberty on the We the People radio network.
- Steve Malzberg. May 7. Returned to the airwaves in national syndication thanks to the WOR Radio Network.
- May 17 - San Francisco classic hits station KFRC is revived on 106.9 FM. The format had previously been on 99.7 FM until it switched to the Movin' format in September 2006.
- The Phil Hendrie Show. June 25. Initially intended to be a more political and issues oriented program, the show quickly reverted to a format similar to its previous format.
- Bob Grant. August 23. Grant's sudden return to the network came one day after the official announcement of his rehiring.
- Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton in the Morning. September 4. Permanent replacement for Imus at WFAN.
- The Mike Tirico Show. September 20. Replacement for Dan Patrick on ESPN Radio.
- John Batchelor. October 7. Replaces Brian Whitman on WABC and returns to radio after his daily show, also on WABC (and later syndicated by ABC Radio), was cancelled in September 2006. Batchelor also debuts another three-hour show on KFI, dealing with the same topics, immediately after the WABC show.
- Live on Sunday Night with Bill Cunningham. October 7. Replaces Matt Drudge on Premiere Radio Networks.
- Michael Jackson. October 29. Debuts on KGIL in Los Angeles in his former time slot.
- WWVA Jamboree/Jamboree USA'. January 6. The long-running country music show, which had aired since 1933 on WWVA/Wheeling, West Virginia, is canceled as the station streamlines its focus on its talk radio format. It will be revived in 2009 by crosstown talk station WKKX as WWVA's then-sister property Live Nation spins off the program - now renamed the Wheeling Jamboree - to a non-profit organization.
- The Al Franken Show. February 14. Franken left his show on Air America Radio to run for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota.
- Free FM. In a series of moves beginning in May 2007, CBS Radio phased out the hot talk network by changing several stations' formats and rebranding most others.
- CHUM Limited absorbed into CTVglobemedia June 22
- Classical music station WFMR in Milwaukee ends 51 years on the air when the station flips to a smooth jazz format as WJZX June 26
- Adventures in Good Music: Producer and distributor WCLV announced "with great regret" that it would broadcast and syndicate its last encore episode of Adventures in Good Music with Karl Haas on June 29, 2007.
- July 1 - Art Bell announced his retirement from weekend hosting, effective immediately, but will host occasional shows in the future.
- Greenstone Media. August 17. Women's talk network folds after slightly over a year on the air. The network only gained 8 affiliates in its short life.
- Washington Post Radio. September 19. The short-lived attempt at a long-form commercial all-news radio station in the style of NPR, run by the Washington Post, ended as Bonneville switches its network of stations to 3WT Talk Radio.
- Matt Drudge's Sunday night show. September 30. Drudge left the timeslot; Premiere Radio Networks replaced him with Bill Cunningham.
- ABC News & Talk. September 24. Closed by ABC Radio in restructuring.
- October 18: WPEP at Taunton, Massachusetts has its license canceled so WNSH-Beverly, Massachusetts can increase to 30 kW. They were on the same frequency: 1570 kHz.
- Satellite Sisters. November 9. Cancelled by ABC Radio in restructuring.
- Wake Up With Whoopi. November 30. The show, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, was cancelled by WKTU in New York City after low ratings.
- Doug Hoerth. December 3. Renda Broadcasting, owners of WPTT in Pittsburgh, announce they are not renewing Hoerth's contract after a ten-year run as the station's morning and later afternoon host.
- December 20 - After three years as "Diva 92.3" WDVW/New Orleans flips from Rhythmic/Dance to Adult Top 40 as "Mix 92.3."
- John London's Inferno. December 25. The show failed in syndication due to a lack of affiliates.
- Vida Jane Butler, 84, radio announcer, voice-over artist, also known as "Janie Joplin"
- Geoff Cannell, 65, Manx Member of the House of Keys and sports broadcaster, stroke
- Herb Carneal, 83, American sportscaster, radio broadcaster for Minnesota Twins MLB team, congestive heart failure
- Ann Colone, 77, Fort Wayne, Indiana broadcaster
- David Hatch, BBC Radio producer and comedian
- Benedict Kiely, 87, Irish writer and broadcaster
- Chris Mainwaring, 41, Australian footballer for the West Coast Eagles, television and radio sports journalist
- Tawn Mastrey, 53, American radio disc jockey (KNAC), hepatitis C. 
- Joe Nuxhall, 79, American baseball player and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), pneumonia and multiple cancers.
- Phil Rizzuto, 89, American baseball player, Hall of Fame inductee and sports broadcaster, pneumonia
- Ned Sherrin, 76, British broadcaster and theatre producer, throat cancer. 
- Bob Sievers, 90, American radio broadcaster on WOWO (1932–1987)
- Paul Sullivan, 50. Overnight host at WBZ
- Mike Webb, 41. American radio host at KIRO, known for his extreme liberal viewpoints. Killed by an axe murderer.
- Pete Wilson, 62, Long time talk show host at KGO.
- Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster
- "WZOO Goes Oldies". AllAccess.com. 2007-10-08.
- "A Thousand Kisses Deep overview". Allmusic.com.
- "WFUN/Ashtabula To Flip To Sports". AllAccess.com. 2007-10-26.
- "Making Moves: Morning Edition". Radio-Info.com. 2007-10-29.
- "Report: KLSD/San Diego Flip Set For 10/29". AllAccess.com. 2007-10-26.
- "CC's launch date for "XTRA Sports 1360" in San Diego – October 28". Radio-Info.com. 2007-10-17.
- "Christmas Music Coming To WWFT". AllAccess.com. 2007-10-31.
- "WZOO goes oldies, WFUN to switch to all sports". starbeacon.com.
- "Atlanta's Zone Opens Sports Bar". AllAccess.com. 2007-11-07.
- "Oldies Out, Talk In At WIAU". AllAccess.com. 2007-11-19.
- "Indy's newest talk station is "Freedom FM" WIAU at 95.9". Radio-Info.com. 2007-11-19.
- "Report: Colorado AM Sold". AllAccess.com. 2007-11-27.
- "Landmark Glenwood radio station changing hands". Post Independent (Glenwood, Colorado). 2007-11-26.
- "Changes In Marion, OH". AllAccess.com. 2007-11-30.
- "Entravision Buys WNUE/Orlando For $24 Million". AllAccess.com. 2007-11-30.
- "Entravision pays $24 million for Orlando's "Mega 98.1" WNUE". Radio-Info.com. 2007-11-30.
- "Format Wheel Spinning At Super Talk FM 96.5/Cincinnati". AllAccess.com. 2007-12-13.
- "Construction sounds at 96.5 in Cincy - new format coming to "Supertalk FM"". Radio-Info.com. 2007-12-13.
- "Never Can Say Goodbye:Tribute to Michael Jackson". Allmusic.com.
- "Columbus Move-In Launches As 'Radio 106.7'". AllAccess.com. 2007-12-13.
- "Radio 106.7 launches in Columbus; format flips in San Antonio & Seattle". Radio-Info.com. 2007-12-13.