The next time you cruise out to the I.E., don’t expect to find any alternative rock on the radio.
X103.9 fm is changing formats on Tuesday morning (UPDATE: the new format has debuted). The station’s programming director, John DeSantis, made the announcement on Facebook on Monday, saying:
It is with extreme sadness that I make the following announcement. As of 7am tomorrow, December 22nd, after 20 years as The Inland Empire’s Alternative Rock, X1039 will no longer exist. The station is changing formats.
I know this sucks. Probably hard to believe. I fully understand. You should’ve seen my face when I was told. X1039 has been a huge part of my life for nearly 20 years, so this is like losing a best friend. I’m certain that many of you feel the same, as you’ve grown up with us.
It is with extreme sadness that I make the following announcement. As of 7am tomorrow, December 22nd, after 20 years as…
No word yet on what the new format of the station will be.