January 5 – KOZN ends stunting and flips to adult contemporary, branded as "Star 102", and adopted the new call letters "KSRC."
April 5 – KHOT/Phoenix flips to Spanish Mexican music from Rhythmic Olides
May 13 - WXXM/Philadelphia flips from Modern AC "Max" to Rhythmic Oldies as WEJM, "Jammin' Gold"
August 6 – WWXY and WWYX (now WVIV-FM)/Chicago flip to an 80's hits format, branded as "The 80s Channel."
October - Clear Channel announces a nearly $16 billion merger with AMFM, creating America's largest radio group. The deal would close the following year after selling off surplus in multiple markets. This would be the largest broadcast deal in American history, a record that would stand until Clear Channel itself was bought out by private equity in 2007.
April 17 – The Mutual Broadcasting System name was retired by owner Westwood One, with remaining affiliates switching to CNN Radio in a deal with Turner Broadcasting. On that same day, "NBC Radio"-branded newscasts (by this point, "Mutual" and "NBC" newscasts were produced and anchored by CBS Radio personnel) were also limited only to 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. on weekday mornings, with CNN Radio newscasts airing at all other times.