Clear Channel Rocking Out Again In Tampa
Two translators are helping Clear Channel bring the Thunder back to Tampa on 105.9 and 94.5. According to Tampa VP of Programming Doug Hammond, Clear Channel was simulcasting WFLA-AM on 105.9, and 94.5 is new. Both will now switch to the Classic Rock brand to compliment Active Rock "98 Rock" WXTB. Thunder 103.5 was dumped about eight years ago to make way for Country US-103.5. The Rocker was being played on HD2.
Hammond said, “We’re excited to bring Thunder to Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg to offer our listeners Classic Rock programming all throughout the area. Thunder is another avenue for great Rock programming and we’re excited to have it as a complement to Active Rock station, 98ROCK WXTB.”
Thunder 105.9 and 94.5 debuts commercial-free, playing the best Classic Rock from the Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Boston, Van Halen, and more. Thunder returns to the market after the station previously flipped to Country programming in 2005.
Thunder 105.9 and 94.5 programming lineup:
Jim Kerr – Weekdays from 6-10 a.m.
Maria Milito – Weekdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ken Dashow – Weekdays from 3-7 p.m.
The Big Rig – Weekdays from 7 p.m.-Midnight, Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Doc Reno – Weekdays from Midnight-6 a.m., Saturday s 3-7 p.m.