2005 in radio

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The year 2005 in radio involved some significant events.

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  • April 29 – KFRC 610 AM in San Francisco, switches formats as a result of ownership change. KFRC becomes KEAR, the "Sound of the New Life" (Family Radio), a listener-supported, gospel/religious only station. It had been previously KFRC from September 1924 to this date. KFRC continued to broadcast on its sister station 99.7 FM.
  • November 3- Cumulus-owned KCHZ/Kansas City flips formats from Mainstream Top 40 ("Z 95.7") to Rhythmic Top 40, branded as "95-7 The Vibe."
  • November 9 – Mediaweek announces that radio personality Bob Kingsley was stepping down as host of American Country Countdown, after being associated with the program for 31 years (27 of them as host). His last countdown program airs December 24. Kix Brooks (one half of the country music superstar duo Brooks & Dunn) was slated to take over in January 2006.[1]
Kingsley's new radio program, "Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40," debuts December 31 (featuring the 2005 year-end countdown).
  • December 1 – XM Radio Canada launches.
  • December 3 – Sirius Canada launches.
  • Digital Radio Mondiale conducted an extensive test of using the 11 meter (26 MHz) shortwave band for local digital shortwave radio broadcasts in Mexico City during July. [2]
  • Triple J has the first J Award in 2005, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the station's establishment.

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