CRYSTAL LAKE – Radio station Y103.9 has changed its name to 103.9 The Fox.
The station, WWYW-FM, also has changed its format from "classic hits" to "classic rock."
The changes went into effect Monday afternoon.
“This modification will allow us to better serve our northwest suburban communities and provide increased opportunity for existing and future advertisers of both WWYW and our sister station, WZSR,” said General Manager Jack Taddeo.
103.9 The Fox will launch with a live and local morning show hosted by Midwest rock radio veteran Ben Herman who comes to the station from Clear Channel Radio in Des Moines and previously worked for Saga Communications. Herman also performs stand-up comedy in clubs across the country, including in Chicago.
Middays will be handled by Program Director Ryan Wild who moves over from WZSR.
Afternoon drive is hosted by Jonathan Peletis ("JP"), a life-long resident of the Chicago area. He hosts a variety of successful podcasts and was an air talent at WERV for several years.
Nights with Alice Cooper will be heard from 7 p.m. to midnight every week night.
Additional weekend talent will be added in the near future. A request for call letter change is pending at the FCC, Taddeo said.
The Mile High Trust operates WWYW and WZSR serving the northwest suburbs.