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After sports talk, hip-hop and Christmas music, 'Love 105' returns to its roots

The station has undergone multiple makeovers since 2013.

It's been an interesting handful of years for Twin Cities radio station 105.7 FM, and its latest format change is a blast from the past with the return of Adult Contemporary hits, which it was known for between 2007-13 as "Love 105." 

In 2013 the Cumulus Media-owned frequency switched to a sports talk format "105 The Ticket" in an attempt to take a piece of the market pie from mainstays KFAN and 1500 ESPN, but the sports fizzled and was replaced with classic hip-hop as "Vibe 105" in 2015. 

But Tupac, Nelly, Snoop Dogg and the rest of the artists routinely heard on the station over the last three years suddenly stopped before Thanksgiving and was replaced with Christmas music. 

It prompted some listeners to start a chat on Reddit asking: "What happened to 105.7 FM? It's Christmas music." 

The Christmas tunes were part of Love 105's rebirth, with station management announcing Nov. 8 that the oldies were making a comeback but not until after nearly two months of holiday music. 

Since Dec. 28 the station has gone back to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, The Doobie Brothers, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys and Barbara Streisand, among many other artists and bands. 

And, if you really want to feel old, "oldies" can be describes as pretty much anything from the 70s, 80s or 90s, which is what Love 105 is airing. 

Hip-hop fans in the metro can still get their music on the radio through iHeartMedia-owned "Hot 102.5" or a more modern mix from Go Media's "Go 95.3." 

Love 105 is now in direct competition with Hubbard's "KS 95" and iHeartMedia's "Kool 108." Love 105.7 can also be heard on 105.1 FM and 105.3 FM. 

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