Long Island

WRCN Becomes LI News Radio

Previous Format: Rock (Stunting as “Christmas 103.9“) New Format: News/Talk “LI News Radio” Date & Time Of Change: December 26, 2013 at 5:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/714.mp3

94X Is Sunk By 94.3 The Shark

Previous Format: 90s Hits “94X” New Format: Rock “94.3 The Shark” Date & Time Of Change: September 14, 2012 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 94.3 WMJC Becomes Gen X Radio “94X” Note: A minute into this aircheck features a snafu where the Shark launch package begins over 94X’s final song followed by dead air and then the song starts again from the beginning. http://formatchange.com/audio/624.mp3

WRCN Shifts Mainstream

Previous Format: Classic Rock New Format: Rock Date & Time Of Change: August 27, 2012 at 12:05pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia http://formatchange.com/audio/612.mp3

94.3 WMJC Becomes Gen X Radio “94X”

Previous Format: Adult CHR New Format: Gen X Oldies Date & Time Of Change: 11/5/2010 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight.com Related Changes: Country 94.3 WMJC Becomes “Island 94.3” http://formatchange.com/audio/431.mp3

94.3 WMJC becomes Rock AC “Island 94.3”

94.3 WMJC is one of the many Long Island stations that has struggled to find a niche in the Long Island market due to a signal that is unable to cover the entire market. From its Beautiful Music days as WCTO through AC as “Magic 94.3” to a simulcast of 103.9 WRCN, the 94.3 frequency had failed to find a niche. That had begun to change in 1996, when New York City lost its outlet for Country Music. Sister station 740 WGSM had become the only outlet on Long Island for Country. Soon after the format moved to 94.3. By 2000, WMJC had failed to garner anything higher than a 2.0 share 12+ for its troubles. With Rock AC and All 80’s catching on nationwide, Barnstable Broadcasting jumped on the bandwagon on Long Island with the new Island 94.3. http://formatchange.com/audio/58.mp3

WLIX Becomes Unforgettable WLUX

Previous Format: Christian WLIX New Format: Standards “Unforgettable 540” WLUX Date & Time Of Change: October __. 1995 More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mike Erickson http://formatchange.com/audio/251.mp3

WLIR Loses Its License

Previous Format: Modern Rock WLIR New Format: Modern Rock WDRE Date & Time Of Change: December 18, 1987 More Info: Wikipedia, WLIR.FM, New York Times http://formatchange.com/audio/367.mp3