Neversink will acquire 1340 WALL in a swap for 95.7 W239AC Middletown. Original Report 8/17: Bud & Juli Williamson’s Neversink Media is acquiring 1340 WALL Middletown, NY from Townsquare Media. WALL has simulcast sister 1390 WEOK Poughkeepsie in recent years, most recently as Spanish Adult Hits “Juan Hudson Valley“. Neversink will flip the station to an English language format featuring veteran Hudson Valley personality Mark West in mornings. West had been heard on WALL until earlier this year. The WALL programming will also be heard on three of Digital Radio Broadcasting’s (also owned by Williamson) translators in the region: 94.1 W231BP Chester (Coverage Map), 94.9 W235BI Middletown (Coverage Map), and 105.7 W289BE Ellenville (Coverage Map). All three transla...Read More
ESPN Radio has gained an outlet in the Hudson Valley of New York, while losing its fairly recent addition in Green Bay, WI. Sunrise Broadcasting has flipped 1220 WGNY Newburgh from Oldies to Sports as “Fox 1220 ESPN“. The new format will also be heard on 97.3 W247AW Poughkeepsie, which drops its simulcast of sister AC “Fox 103.1” WJGK Newburgh. WGNY/W247AW will run the national ESPN Radio feed 24/7 for the time being though they do have plans to add local programming. ESPN previously served the Hudson Valley on 1050 WEPN New York prior to that station moving its programming to 98.7 last April. WGNY’s previous “Fox Oldies” (notice a theme?) remains on 98.9 WGNY-FM Rosendale and 94.1 W235BI Middletown. Meanwhile in Green Bay, Mark Heller’s R...Read More
Pamal’s 92.9 WBPM Saugerties NY has shifted from Classic Rock to Classic Hits. Along with the change comes new positioning as “The Biggest Hits Of All Time”. The station which serves the Mid-Hudson Valley north of Poughkeepsie and south of Albany will now be in a more direct battle for listeners with Sunrise Broadcasting’s “Fox Oldies” network of 1220 WGNY Newburgh, 94.9 W235BI Middletown, and 98.9 WGNY-FM Rosendale.