CBS RADIO Minneapolis announced this morning that 102.9 WLTE will become BUZ’N@102.9 on Monday, December 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM and play the latest in country music. The station, which will be heard on-air, online at www.buzn1029.com and through the Radio.com app on mobile devices will feature popular country music and artists including the newest releases and hits from Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Lady Antebellum. In addition, the station will offer wall to wall country news and information online and through social networks, as well as coverage of all major country music events and happenings, and local concerts from the biggest names in the country community.
“BUZ’N will offer Minneapolis area residents the best in new country music, culture, and community both on-air and through online outlets. Launching a brand in the digital age offers us a whole new array of multi-platform communication and connection with our audience,” said Mick Anselmo, CBS RADIO Minneapolis Senior Vice President/Market Manager. “Country music is continuing to rise in popularity and its core artists have become recognizable to a broad audience of music fans. This immense interest in the format from a variety of different listening audiences and backgrounds makes it the perfect time to introduce Twins Cities listeners to this fresh new station and voice that is sure to keep them BUZ’N.”
Said Jeff Kapugi, Vice President, Country Programming, CBS RADIO of the new station, “CBS RADIO is a leader and visionary in the country music space and home to some of the top rated country stations in the nation. Country music is rapidly becoming a national pastime and now Minneapolis residents will have a great choice for the latest country music in BUZ’N. We cannot wait to hire and bring top-notch radio talent to the Twin Cities and connect with the community at local shows and events.”
In a related announcement, 102.9 Lite FM listeners can still hear their favorite AC songs streaming online, at KZJK HD-2 through HD Radio receivers in the Minneapolis area and through the Radio.com mobile application.
BUZ’N@102.9 is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 129 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KZJK-FM and WCCO-AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BUZ’N@102.9 will be heard on-air, streaming online (www.BUZN1029.com) and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices.