May 7 - CHUM Radio's "The Team" syndicated sports service debuts in Canada at 3 PM. With this, it brought an end to the oldies format on 1050 CHUM/Toronto after 11 years, and 44 years as a music station.
May 26 - Essex-based pirate station 'Premier FM' begins broadcasting on 88.3FM from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK.
May 28 - KRBV (100.3) in Dallas, TX changes its branding from "Hot 100" to "Wild 100" while maintaining its Top 40 format.
June 18 - KFME 105.1 in Kansas City signs on with an 80's intensive hot AC format as "E-1051.fm." The license-to-cover was accepted for filing quickly, but not granted for several years because a competitor raised concerns that the station didn't cover its city of license, Garden City, MO.
July 3 - In Northeast Ohio, a complex exchange involving seven radio stations in Greater Cleveland and the Akron and the Canton metropolitan areas occurs between Clear Channel Communications, Salem Communications and WCLV (95.5FM) owner Radio Seaway. Although generally reported as a "frequency swap", in reality these seven radio stations mostly trade callsigns along with their respective formats and staffs, all to facilitate the transfers of ownership of four of the seven stations:
WHK-FM (98.1FM), licensed to Canton, Ohio, fully simulcast WHK's religious format. WHK-FM was sold by Salem to Clear Channel, the callsign changed to WKDD and the format changed to adult contemporary.
WKDD (96.5FM), licensed to Akron, Ohio, aired an adult contemporary format. WKDD was retained by Clear Channel, the callsign changed to WAKS and the format changed to contemporary hit radio.
WKNR (1220AM), licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, aired a sports format. WKNR was retained by Salem, the callsign changed to WHK and the format changed to religious.
WRMR (850AM), licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, aired an adult standards format. WRMR was retained by Salem, the callsign changed to WKNR and the format changed to sports.
July 27 - Energy FM starts broadcasting in the Isle of Man, it is only the second radio station ever to be legally broadcast on the Island. Other illegal stations known to have operated have been Radio Caroline and Toxic 103FM.
August 9 - Saying that "the rusty pipes are being renewed... I’m so eager to return," Paul Harvey returned to the air for one day after suffering a severe case of laryngitis; he had been sidelined since May while undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Gil Gross and Sam Donaldson were the chief fill-in hosts used during this time. Harvey returned to full-time duty on August 19.
September - Classic rock-formatted WZUU/Kalamazoo flips to active rock
December 31 - Cox Communications flips the format and call letters of Classical radio station WTMI/Miami, Florida to Dance Music as WPYM ("Party 93.1, South Florida's Pure Dance Channel"). The news would make headlines in the trades and in the Dance Music community. The station would last three years and three months.