Sinclair Communications launched Classic Rock “96.5 Rocks” W243DJ Norfolk/106.1 WUSH-HD2 Poquoson VA on Friday at 12pm.
Playing Rock hits from the 1970s through 2000s, the station lists Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Soundgarden, Green Day, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys, Pink Floyd, and Foo Fighters as core artists. The new format positions the station between Saga Communications duo of Active Rock “FM 99” 98.7 WNOR and Classic Rock “106.9 The Fox” WAFX. “96.5 Rocks” will run jockless.
96.5 W243DJ/WUSH-HD2 had previously been simulcasting Alternative “96X” 96.1 WROX Exmore. With the loss of the 96.5 signal to enhance its coverage in Norfolk and the new station playing many 90s/2000s staples, Program Director Nick Chappelle states that WROX will focus more on breaking new artists and songs.