Well, the good news is that 570-AM is back on the air after a 10-month hiatus. The station signed back on late Wednesday afternoon with no fanfare -- the first broadcasting on that signal since last April's tornado took out its broadcast tower.
Now for the bad news: 570-AM is no longer playing country oldies. The WQDR call letters have likewise disappeared, and going to the station's "Country Legends" website now takes you to a generic page for station owner Curtis Media Group.
Now for the really bad news: The station has been rechristened "WFNL, Funny 570." And the new format is...comedy. Seriously? Apparently so. This is, um, not what I had in mind when I said I wanted 570-AM back.