Jammin' 101.5 replaces The Truth, blindsides Mike Zinna five minutes before showtime

In radio, station format changes are called flips for a reason: They often happen so suddenly that the people involved find themselves head over heels -- and often not in a good way. That's what happened Friday, when conservative talk outlet 101.5 FM The Truth became Jammin' 101.5 five minutes before yakker Mike Zinna's program was set to begin.
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