It needs a full-market signal. 94.1 did decently, though, given its limited signal with classic hits.
I don't know how a variety/personality classic hits station like CBS-FM would affect a rock classic hits station like The Ride, but I'd think it would have some impact.
Keep in mind - Lite has been around for 20 years, and was AC even before that. That's kinda hard to throw the towel in on. But if the numbers don't improve, they'll have to.
Bases off of here in ATL and now CLT, I really don't think CC cares. Its sad!