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1050 WHN flips from Country to All-Sports WFAN

Previous Format: Country WHN New Format: Sports WFAN Date & Time Of Change: July 1, 1987 at 3:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Jeff Smulyan had an idea. What if you could recreate barroom discussion of sports on a 24 hour radio station. Lucky for Jeff, he happened to be the President of Emmis Broadcasting, which happened to have an AM outlet in New York that would be a perfect testing ground for the format. WHN had become a legend in the previous 15 years it had with the Country format, with many New York DJ’s that will go into any New York Radio Hall of Fame: Del Demontreaux, Lee Arnold, Dan Daniel, and Dan Taylor to name a few. Equipped with rights to the defending World Champion New York Mets, WFAN signed-on and without making much of a dent in the ratings it did make a name for its...

77 WABC Changes Format From Top 40 To Talk

There’s not much to really say about this one. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s WABC was New York Radio and nationally known to the point in the early 70’s it was consistently ranked in Pittsburgh’s ratings. The 50kw Top 40 machine in America’s biggest market. In the late 70’s the radio landscape began to change nationwide as FM became a bigger player. In New York “Disco 92” WKTU and 107.5 WBLS reached the point where they battled WABC for the #1 slot in the ratings. Corporate Ownership saw the success they were having with an all talk format at KABC in Los Angeles and in what has become known as “The Day The Music Died”, May 10, 1982, WABC changed from Top 40 to Talk. The WABC legacy lived on at 101.1 WCBS-FM, whose Oldies form...

WAWZ Becomes Star 99.1

Previous Format: Christian Preaching New Format: Christian AC “Star 99.1” Date & Time Of Change: February 3, 2003 More Info: Wikipedia

92.7 WLIR Signs-Off

Previous Format: Alternative “92.7 LIR” WLIR New Format: Spanish Tropical “Latino Mix 92.7/105.9” WZAA Date & Time Of Change: January 9, 2004 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

WFAS Becomes Radio 103.9

Previous Format: AC “103.9 WFAS-FM” New Format: Urban AC “Radio 103.9” WNBM Date & Time Of Change: July 4, 2014 at 1:03pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

92.3 Now Becomes Amp Radio

Previous Format: CHR “92.3 Now” New Format: CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” Date & Time Of Change: May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 92.3 K-Rock Becomes Now-FM

92.3 K-Rock WXRK becomes Free-FM WFNY-FM

Previous Format: Rock “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New Format: Hot Talk “92.3 Free-FM” WFNY-FM Date & Time Of Change: January 3, 2006 at 6:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia When Howard Stern announced his departure from terrestrial radio in late 2004, then-Infinity Broadcasting was left with a year to put together plans for replacements. In October, they announced a new initiative called Free-FM, branding all of its FM Talk stations under that name and included 4 different shows replacing Stern in various markets. Infinity also announced they would be flipping additional stations to the format including K-Rock in New York. K-Rock, which was New York’s only source for current Rock music, had only earlier in the year refocused from Alternative to Mainstream Rock in a...

WNWS-FM Becomes Y97 WYNY

Previous Format: News “NewsCenter 97” WNWS-FM New Format: AC “Y97” WYNY Date & Time Of Change: January 1, 1977 at 12:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Big Apple Airchecks

94.7 NashFM Launches

Previous Format: Christian “Family Radio” WFME New Format: Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Date & Time Of Change: January 21, 2013 at 9:47am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WFME Signs-Off, 94.7 Spins The Wheel of Formats

WFME Signs-Off

Previous Format: Christian “Family Radio” WFME New Format: Currently Simulcasting 95.5 WPLJ Date & Time Of Change: January 11, 2013 at 3:39pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 94.7 Spins The Wheel of Formats, 94.7 NashFM Launches

New Rock 101.9 Becomes WFAN-FM

Previous Format: Alternative “New Rock 101.9” WRXP New Format: Sports WFAN-FM Date & Time Of Change: November 2, 2012 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Alan N.

New Rock 101.9 Debuts

Previous Format: News “FM News 101.9” New Format: Alternative “New Rock 101.9” Date & Time Of Change: July 17, 2012 at 10:05am More Info: RadioInsight

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