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ESPN New York To ReAdd Long Island Simulcast

ESPN New York 98.7 WEPN 107.1 WLIR Hampton Bays Long IslandNewsday reports that “ESPN New York” 98.7 WEPN-FM New York will add a partial simulcast on 107.1 WLIR-FM Hampton Bays and 96.9 W245BA Manorville, NY next week.

The simulcast will be part of a new station billed as “Champions Radio“. The station will feature a mix of locally originating programming and content from WEPN-FM including all programming from 12pm to 12am weekdays and most of the weekends. The station will also feature Stony Brook University and local high school play-by-play.

It will also return ESPN programming to the Long Island frequency where it was previously heard from 2008 until its sale to Livingstone Broadcasting in 2011 when the station became the flagship for its Christian “Hope Radio” network.

No word on the other four translators that 107.1 currently feeds.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Profile photo of lou pickney


    What happens if they’re carrying a live sports game that runs past midnight?

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