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WNCX-FM
Call Letters WNCX - North Coast Express 10/20/86 - WNCX adapts an all Beatles format in the days prior to unveiling its new programming. 10/22/86 - First day of new format. 2/11/87 - After less than four months, WNCX scraps its original format for classic hits programming. 8/24/87 - Denny Sanders leaves WNCX. 10/19/87 - Former PD John Gorman sues WNCX over his dismissal. 11/2/87 - Former WWWM midday host Bill Stallings joins Paul Tapie's morning show. 1/17/89 - GM Steve Joos leaves WNCX and WERE. 4/10/89 - Morning voice Paul Tapie leaves WNCX. 7/27/89 - WNCX unveils its morning show, the "Not Ready for Major Market Players" 10/15/90 - PD and morning show co-host Paul Ingles is let go by the station. 8/31/92 - Howard Stern's first broadcast to Cleveland. 10/27/93 - Clear Channel Communications buys WNCX, WENZ and WERE. 4/21/94 - Howard Stern scores a number one ratings victory, and promises a visit to Cleveland to "bury" his  competitors. 6/10/94 - Howard Stern broadcasts a live "funeral" from Cleveland, which results in a WMMS engineer being arrested  for cutting Stern's satellite link. 12/19/95 - Howard Stern returns to Cleveland for a book signing to promote Miss America. Hundreds line up outside  the Barnes & Noble on Mayfield Road awaiting his arrival. (CPD) 12/13/96 - Disc jockey Jerry Shirley is dismissed following reports of missing funds from a station sponsored charity  drive for the Salvation Army. 4/15/97 - Former disc jockey Jerry Shirley sues WNCX for $10 million dollars claiming in damages, claiming he was  unjustly fired the previous December. The suit is later dropped. 9/25/97 - Jerry Shirley and two exotic dancers pay back money that was supposed to go to the Salvation Army charity  drive. 11/17/98 - Clear Channel Communications announces plans to sell off WNCX, WERE and WENZ so the company can  assume control of five other stations in Cleveland. 2/11/99 - CBS Radio acquires WNCX, with sister stations WENZ and WERE spun off to Radio One, Inc.