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94X Marking Its Spot On Long Island?

94X Island 94.3 WMJC Phathead Rob Rush Malibu Sue Jon Daniels Barnstable Long Island

Update 11/5: The first hour of “94X” consisted of:

House of Pain – Jump Around
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching
Britney Spears – Drive Me Crazy
Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
Bizarre Inc. – I’m Gonna Get You
Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory
Real McCoy – Another Night
Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
50 Cent – Disco Inferno
Incubus – Drive
Salt-N-Pepa – Let”s Talk About Sex
Maroon 5 – This Love
Blacque – Bring It All To Me
Guns ‘N Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

Listen to the launch of “94X” at the Format Change Archive.


Update 11/4: Barnstable confirms that the change to 90’s Hits will take place Friday, November 5 at 5:00pm. Morning host Phathead and middayer Malibu Sue have been let go as part of the changes.

The new “94X” will focus on pop music from 1985 to 2005, aka “Music For Generation X”. The station will debut jockless, although PD Jon Daniels and night jock Rob Rush remain with the company. Joel Salkowitz, currently programming Dance webcaster “Pulse 87 Online” and former PD at a number of New York stations will be consulting the new format.

Update 10/23: WMJC has changed its calls to WIGX. Could Long Island be inline for a 90s based Gen X format?

Original Post 10/10: Barnstable Broadcasting’s Long Island Radio Group could be on the verge of a change at Hot AC 94.3 WMJC Smithtown, NY. Domain registrations were made on Friday for 94XRadio.com and My94X.com.

As Long Island is embedded in the New York market, we wonder how Univision’s “X96.3” WXNY will feel about the usage of the X moniker. We expect that if/when WMJC changes format, it will not be as 94X.

Barnstable also owns AC “K-Joy” 98.3 WKJY/96.1 WKJI, Classic Rock 103.9 WRCN, Classic Hits “B103” WBZO, and Standards 1100 WHLI in the Nassau/Suffolk market.

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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. Twitter Page Is up Too @radio94x

    So Far
    Into Going To 94X “GenerationX”

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