There's a change in the air. As of Monday morning at 6, Boom 94.5 (KSOC-FM) has added old-school R&B.
Old-school hip-hop heads rejoiced when Boom 94.5 changed its format in November 2014 to play classic hip-hop joints, going from "K-Soul" to "Boom." Now Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and hopefully Kashif and Chante Moore will be folded to the rotation with some throwback R&B.
The changes don't stop with the music. On-air talent is going through a transition, too.
Morning drive time is going bonkers: The Mark McCrazy Experience, with Mark McCray, Indy B and DJ Menace will reunite and take over from 6 to 9 a.m. on weekdays. (DJ Menace has some of the best morning drive mixes this side of your personal music player.)
Host Mark McCray had been hosting midday; DJ Menace was doing afternoon drive time; and Indy could be heard during morning drive time.
The morning spot, once helmed by the syndicated Ed Lover Show, is now decidedly local.
"It's all about delivering live and local programming for our listeners," said Radio One Dallas Vice President and General Manager Tami Honesty.
To that end, the rest of the lineup also has that emphasis.
Fort Worth native Cindi B will move from covering weekends to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. G-Spook, born in Los Angeles and brought up in Fort Worth, will move from 97.9 The Beat (KBFB-FM) to 2 to 7 on weekday afternoons on Boom.
DJ Mo Dave will do the "Traffic Jam" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Radio One Dallas properties include Boom 94.5 and 97.9 The Beat.