Radio One comes to the rescue for Indy’s Top 40 fans

Faced with becoming another San Francisco (or Chicago before KISS-FM signed on in 2001), Indianapolis’ Top 40 fans were spared the loss of the format completely when Radio One (yes, the URBAN radio experts) bought the intellectual property, the name RadioNow, and format of WNOU and is putting it on its 100.9 frequency, kicking the smooth jazz format to the curb.

On Monday, Emmis’ WNOU flipped from Top 40 to Christmas music in preparation for the company to move its talk format(currently on WIBC-AM) to FM in January.