It's the end of a Charleston radio era.
Charleston Live Journal:
I just heard from my friend, who said 96 Wave folded today. Weird. I know they've been going downhill for years, but it's just crazy to know that it will be gone.
Oh, and Chuck? The replacement? They have that here in Baltimore, and it's called Jack. And basically it's just a radio station with no djs, just a playlist and a bunch of commercials. It sucks.
Word came in today that Apex Broadcasting station 96 Wave (96.1 FM) planned to switch formats this evening from whatever kind of “heavy rock” hybrid they’ve been tinkering with this year to an “Adult Hits” (a.k.a. “Variety Hits” or “Classic Hits”) format. Rumor had it they’ll be named (or nicknamed) “Chuck,” similar to other Adult Hits station around the country.
I saw on another blog that 96 Wave is going away. Fine with me, they sucked in recent years anyways. When I first got here in 1997 they were a great station. It was that same year, IIRC that WALC 100.5 ‘Alice’ also started, and they were not that bad either - a little more ‘mellow’ than 96Wave.
The only Charleston radio station that mattered is no more. It has be replaced by "The New Upchuck FM".
96 Wave you will be missed.