Last night the Nashville Predators NHL team saw their season come to an end in the sixth game of their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series against the Vancouver Canucks, ending the most successful season in Predators franchise history. But it was a fun ride for Preds fans, and it’s remarkable to see how hockey has caught on as a spectator sport in Nashville. I remember as a kid when there was no pro hockey at all in Nashville, and even when I left for college in 1995, the city only had an ECHL (lower-level minor league) hockey team. It’s great to see how Nashville has embraced hockey, something that some cynics thought would never happen.
With that in mind, today’s update features a clever legal ID from 102.9 the Buzz (the Predators’ flagship station) where Nashville is replaced by Smashville, a promotional term used by the Predators (and don’t worry, the WBUZ/La Vergne part is in there correctly). Also new from Nashville are 760 WENO and 880 WMDB, which traded formats (gospel to 760 and talk to 880) a few months ago. You don’t normally hear a station boast about having 2,500 watts of power, but when it’s an upgrade from an old home with just 1,000 watts, I suppose it’s worth mentioning.
In addition, check out the Cincinnati page for a pair of IDs from May 2010. This includes an ID from WIZF, which moved from 100.9 to 101.1 in July 2006.