Update 10/8/09: WQXR made the move to non-commercial status on 105.9 as expected tonight at 8:00pm. Meanwhile, Univision’s 96.3 is stunting with a mix of Spanish music and English Rhythmic pop while promoting a new format to debut Thursday, October 15 at 6:00am.
We’ll have the audio of the flips coming very soon.
Original Post 9/11/09: The frequency swap of Classical 96.3 WQXR New York and Spanish Urban “La Kalle 105.9″ WCAA made possible by the $45 Million Three-way swap announced in July, will take place on October 8 at 8:00pm from the stage of Carnegie Hall. Univision paid the New York Times Company $33.5 Million for the 96.3 allocation. WNYC then paid $11.5 Million for the WQXR intellectual property and the 105.9 signal. WQXR will convert to non-commercial operation under WNYC’s ownership and will continue to air Classical Music programming. Soon-to-be sister 93.9 WNYC-FM will drop its nighttime and weekend Classical programming for more News/Talk.