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Alt 99.5 Debuts In Fort Wayne

Alt 99.5 W258BY Fort Wayne Sarkes Tarzian WAJI-HD2Sarkes Tarzian launched Alternative “Alt 99.5” W258BY/WAJI-HD2 at 12pm today.

Branded simply as “Fort Wayne’s Alternative”, the new station is launching with the usual 10,000 songs-in-a-row commercial free.
The station’s website describes the new station as: “From Green Day, Weezer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Linkin Park to new music from X Ambassadors, Beck, Mumford Sons, Muse and Foo Fighters… Alt 99-5 is all about the music — free from the mindless chatter and free from the interruptions you hear on the other stations in town.” Brad Holtz, PD of sister AAA 92.3 WTTS and News/Talk 1370 WGCL Bloomington will add those duties at Alt 99.5 as well.

The first three songs on Alt 99.5 were Cold War Kids “First”, Foo Fighters “Best Of You”, and Florence & The Machine “Shake It Out”.

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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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