Clear Channel Rocks Hudson Valley

Star 93.3 WBWZ Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley Rock 933 WPDH WRRV Clear Channel 96.1 Kiss Chris MarinoUpdate 3/14: WBWZ made the switch from Hot AC to Classic Rock “Rock 93.3” at 4:00 this afternoon.

Billed as “The Next Generation of Classic Rock” the station has an 80s base to it which positions it as a slightly younger alternative to Cumulus’ 101.5 WPDH.

The first hour of Rock 93.3 consisted of:
Elton John – The Bitch Is Back
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Def Leppard – Rocket
Sammy Hagar – There’s Only One Way To Rock
Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Outfield – Your Love
Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
Journey – Lights
Billy Squire – In The Dark
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Whitesnake – Here We Go Again
Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight

Original Report 2/26: A domain registration war has erupted in the Hudson Valley of New York as Clear Channel prepares to flip Hot AC “Star 93.3” WBWZ to Rock.

Clear Channel registered Rock933.com via MarkMonitor on Wednesday. A move to Rock would place the station in competition with Cumulus’ pair of Rock 101.5 WPDH and Modern Rock 92.7/96.9 WRRV. That has triggered a pair of Cumulus staffers to register 10 similar domains to block. 933Rock.com, 933RockFM.com, Brew93.com, Brew933.com, Brew933FM.com, Brew93FM.com, Rock933FM.com, TheBrew933.com, TheRock933.com, TheRock933.com, TheRock933FM.com were registered Friday by Cumulus’ Market Manager Aaron Hyland or Promotions Director Jeremiah Johnsen.

Two other Clear Channel stations in the Hudson Valley could be seeing tweaks as well. With Star gone, Rhythmic CHR “96.1 Kiss-FM” will shift to Mainstream CHR based on the registration of AllTheHitsKiss96-1.com, while Oldies “Cruisin 93.5” WZCR Hudson, NY in between Poughkeepsie and Albany has had Oldies-935.com registered for a potential rebranding.

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