What's going on with country station Buz'n 102.9?

The station will be signing off for good at 7 a.m. Monday
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Another change is coming to the Twin Cities radio landscape – thing is, nobody has any clue what, exactly, it'll be.

All we know is that it involves Buz'n 102.9, a country station that announced last month  it would be "Buz'N Off" on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 a.m. and launching "something brand new" in its place.

Since then, the station has posted announcements on its Facebook page teasing the change, telling listeners "don't go away" because "we have something great for you."

For their last day, Buz'n says "we’re going to do whatever we want," promising to play nothing but Garth Brooks from 6-7 p.m. Sunday night in honor of his "historic first concert ever at Notre Dame Stadium."

Buz'n has been around for seven years and hasn't given much reason for its departure other than "times change."

So what's going to replace it?

No one knows for sure, but according to radioinsight.com, a broadcasting industry news website, it's highly likely the country format isn't going anywhere. 

"If we were to venture any guess it would be 99% on Entercom rebranding KMNB" away from the Buz'n name while continuing to play country music, the site says.

As the Pioneer Press points out, this marks the latest in a series of big changes at the station. Buz’n morning DJ Paul Koffy left in August, and last month, Andy Bloom, operations manager of WCCO Radio (which owns Buz'n), quit after just eight months in the role. 

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