CINCINNATI -- Has Cincinnati's radio station that touted throwback hip-hop and R&B changed its tune?
Many 102.3 The Beat listeners questioned the change on the station's Facebook page Monday, after noticing newer music was playing on the airwaves that used to be reserved for hits from the 80s, 90s and early-2000s.
In a tweet Monday, 102.3 The Beat wrote, "As of today we are contemporary urban. Thanks for listening!"
@WCPOLibby As of today we are contemporary urban. Thanks for listening!
— 1023TheBeat (@1023TheBeat) March 7, 2016
102.3 The Beat is an iHeartMedia station that's been in the Queen City's market since Dec. 19, 2014, according to the station's Facebook page. Previously without a morning show, New York City-based 'The Breakfast Club' premiered on March 7.
As of 6:45 p.m. March 7, 102.3 The Beat's Twitter bio listed the station as "Throwback Hip-Hop and R&B."
Some Facebook fans aren't happy:
WCPO has reached out to The Beat for comment on the reasons for the format change.