100-3-rbRadio One Cincinnati made branding and format changes inside two of its three radio stations — Urban AC WOSL (Old School 100.3) has rebranded as 100.3 R&B, and Urban Gospel WDBZ-AM (Praise 1230) flips to Soul 101.5 & 1230AM. Urban mainstay WIZF (101.1 The Wiz) remains unchanged.

soul-101-5As the release states, “100.3 R&B is a natural evolution from Old School 100.3, playing ‘R&B and Old School’ from artists like R. Kelly, Jill Scott, Usher, Notorious B.I.G., Prince and Mary J. Blige.” The new Soul 101.5 & 1230AM will become “Southern Ohio’s home for ‘Motown and Classic Soul,’ showcasing artists like The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The O’Jays, The Jacksons and The Supremes.”

Other changes include the addition of The Russ Parr Morning Show to 100.3 R&B as The Tom Joyner Morning Show transitions over to Soul 101.5 & 1230AM. The Lincoln Ware Show, midday personality Emmanuel Livingston and WOSL alum Fredd E. Redd have also moved over from WOSL to the new Soul 101.5 & 1230AM, while OM Kenard “K2” Karter will remain on afternoons on the new 100.3 R&B. Karter said, “We couldn’t be more excited about these changes. Not only will they allow us to focus on the music we love, but we get to bring some exciting changes to our everyday programming and give some of our talent new ways to shine.”