Fans of recently shutdown Memphis hip-hop radio station Power 99 are stirring up talk all across the internet of a boycott and petition of new station, KIM 98.9.
“I honestly think this may have been a major cost-cutting move … It’s not a very well-thought out cluster at all… Heaven forbid anyone go after KIX…”, one poster stated in an online forum about Citadel Broadcasting changing Power 99 over to the adult variety radio station now KIM 98.9.
Another listener stated, “I am so pissed about this! I’ve called the station and left a message (you can do that too 901-680-9898) and I’ve sent emails, left messages online and told all of my other friends to do so as well. This is crap. Where is Wendy Williams??? Where is Freddy Hydro??? This station is owned by Citadel Broadcasting. They own 98.1 FM (rock), Kix 106 FM (country), 103.5 FM (oldies r&b) and Power 99 (98.9) used to be hip hop, now it’s some bull*ish in Memphis. Just when something gets good….”
Although the site Power 99 Memphis is now redirecting to http://www.989kimfm.com/, the Power 99 Memphis social networking page is still up displaying it’s slogan “NON STOP HIP HOP ALL DAY LONG 24/7! YOU WILL HEAR MUSIC FROM THE MTOWN TO HTOWN,” but obviously, that is no longer the case.