WCLV 1420 AM
Salem Communications has entered into an agreement with
WCLV-FM, Cleveland's commercial classical music station,
to preserve WRMR's long-running nostalgia format of
American popular standards.
The launch of the format on
WCLV 1420 AM will happen on July 3rd.
Salem has been working hard to find a home for the format since
Salem decided to move its sports-talk programming to WRMR's
850 AM frequency.
"I'm thrilled this format is staying in Cleveland,"
said Errol Dengler, WRMR's General Manager. "Listeners can now
enjoy this wonderful music and these fine on-air personalities for
years to come on WCLV 1420 AM."
WCLV President Robert Conrad plans to expand the format when it
moves to 1420. "We won't
simply preserve this existing format.
will add the early classic standards of Cole Porter, George
and Irving Berlin, along with some Broadway show tunes and music
from film scores."
WCLV-FM's 38-year-old classical music format will continue to be
on 95.5 FM until the station's frequency changes to 104.9FM, also
on July 3rd.
Last November, Conrad announced the gifting of WCLV'S FM station
new not-for-profit WCLV Foundation, assuring the preservation of
music on the radio in Northeast Ohio far into the new