It was still oldies when I listened last night
Its gone - why bother? I've already re-set my presets and moved on to stations that care to commit to formats I find interesting. KVNS get chewed up by that garbage in Dallas, so its not much of a loss. I severely doubt the new format will generate 1/10 the excitement that the oldies did. I am reminded of the old WYLL 1690 era when people all over the country were re-living the glory days of WLS with the music and some of the DJ's from the 60's. Once it dropped oldies, nobody cared about 1690 any more. So it will be with KVNS - the glowing reports from all over the world will abruptly cease because nobody will care about the new sports format. It might sell commercials in the RGV, but it dead as far as anything creative or entertaining goes. Yet another classic station destroyed by unrestrained pursuit of profit.
The office two doors down from me is a for two stations in Houston, KXYZ and KCHN. Both programmed out of New York, both near the bottom in the ratings. If a radio station has no listeners, does it even matter if it is on the air or not? I remember KXYZ when it used to be a fairly decent CCM station in the early 80's. People were enthusiastic about that format. I doubt anybody cares about the present format. Multiply these three examples by 3000 or so, and you have an explanation as to why radio is dying, AM in particular. Just because somebody is willing to pay for a format does not mean anybody will listen. So electricity is wasted, valuable frequencies are wasted, checks flow, and people listen to iPods. A lot of stations alive but on total life support - no brain waves. Only money to keep the electricity on.
Here is an idea to save radio - program formats that people are actually interested in hearing!