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Mike and Mike are out and Waylon and Willie are in at KBOB (AM 1170).

The station, which formerly had the call letters KJOC, flipped the switch Monday morning and changed from ESPN Radio to a classic country format.

"It's pretty much a late-'70s, '80s-based format, with occasional songs from a few years ago that kind of fits that genre," said Bruce Law, general manager of Townsquare Media, which operates five Davenport-based stations.

The station calls itself "Real Country," and its music format is from the Westwood One syndicate.

Law said the station complements the change made to the 104.9 FM signal two months ago, replacing its active rock format with a country station called "The Hawk."

"We really felt like it filled in well with The Hawk, which is young country," Law said. "It's a void in the market. Nobody else is playing that music from that era."

The 1170 signal changed to ESPN on May 1, after the "True Oldies Channel" that it carried went out of business.

In June, Townsquare changed the format of 93.5 FM from adult contemporary to ESPN Radio, and the AM and FM stations carried similar sports-talk shows, including the "Mike & Mike" morning show.

Chicago Cubs games, a longtime fixture of the AM station, will finish out the season on 1170 AM and move to 93.5 FM next year, Law said. ESPN 93.5 has begun carrying Chicago Bears games. Iowa State football and men's basketball will continue to be carried on the AM station. Some high school sports will also air on 1170, as well as 93.5, Law said.

KBOB will also begin carrying reports from the Iowa Illinois Ag Network in the mornings beginning next week, Law said.

Law said that, aside from sports, there won't be any local voices on KBOB but "we're looking at some show ideas."

The Hawk has begun adding local hosts to its lineup, including Olivia Cronin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Kevin Walker from 2-7 p.m.

For the near future, Law said, mornings on the FM country station will go without a local host.

"We are in the process of searching for the right solution," Law said. "We don't have that buttoned up yet."

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