CBS Radio yesterday moved its "Free FM" format from FM to AM yesterday, and brought back legendary oldies station KFRC, which will now be heard at 106.9 (Free FM's old frequency). Seven months ago, CBS shut down KFRC (then at 99.7) and replaced it with the Movin' 97, a rhythmic adult contemporary format featuring artists such as OutKast, Beyonce, Black-Eyed Peas and Mariah Carey. Dropping KFRC created an uproar among radio listeners.
CBS Radio is moving the "Free FM" format (Adam Carolla, Danny Bonaduce, Opie and Anthony and Tom Leykis) to KYCY-AM 1550. That station had been playing podcasts submitted by listeners. Next week MOViN 99.7 will change its calls to KMVQ-FM. The new KFRC 106.9 will continue to carry A's games. No word yet on whether CBS will re-hire any of the KFRC talent who were fired in September such as Cammy Blackstone, Dean Goss or Sue Hall. So far, no live announcers have been heard on the station.