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  • #178399

    Darryl
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    Maybe after WOR’s Mets deal is up next year WCBS AM would go after them.

    #178403

    Allan
    Participant

    ALT 92.3 likely launching TODAY. Went onto CBSNewYork.com and saw this…

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eLKraH6_UK7unfU2aJKO4O94sA4sjEEp/view?usp=sharing

    #178407

    Darryl
    Participant

    Entercom is NOT going to bring back Oldies, Alt-Rock, or any other fringe format favored by fanboys. If you’ve read Lance’s blog and commentaries, you’ve found that Entercom has been conducting its own market research and admitted CBS Radio has been “flying blind” in recent years. Do not be surprised if there are plans to eventually transition 1010 Wins to the FM band.

    You were saying?
    #178411

    Bruce
    Participant

    Good one, Darryl.  Fanboys Rule!

    #178419

    Eric Jon Magnuson
    Participant

    An article from this week’s Inside Radio where the new owners of Entercom wants to keep the station’s legacy alive, WCBS-AM, WCBS-FM, WINS and the rest stays the same, and nothing has changed. http://www.insideradio.com/wcbs-and-kcbs-calls-will-stay-put-at-entercom/article_bbc05cae-ed07-11e6-890e-ab2748f450bc.html

    To be fair, that article is actually from back in February–although I doubt that anything major has changed in terms of what the sales agreement allows.

     

    #178428

    Allan
    Participant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqeiEX6y2Ic

    Here are some Top-Of-The-Hours and Station IDs from today.

    #178449

    MTN Productions
    Participant

    In case you’ve missed it, here is a link to a format change from “Amp 92.3” to “Alt 92.3”.

    https://formatchange.com/amp-92-3-new-york-becomes-alt-92-3/

    As for the new format, I’m not a listener to “Alt 92.3”, because it sounds a lot like WRRV in the Hudson Valley as well as WBWZ’s “Z93” with some classic rock blending with alternative. This station at 92.3 is not my cup of tea.

    What’s gonna happen next? Oldies? I hope if oldies might return, but I don’t see it happening. I listened to oldies stations like WGNY’s “Fox Oldies”, WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5”, WABY and WLNG where they’re still playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. WGNY on the other plays the same oldies blending with rock like Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Blind Faith, Jimi Hendrix, and so on. Most of the stuff came from the former KSWD’s “The Sound” when it was classic rock. WROW plays light oldies with no heavy rock on there, just a soft oldies format with a mix of MOR and then throws in plenty of 80’s light rock hits that you can’t find anyplace else, and then there’ she WABY which is in Watervalet that plays the same oldies, but thankfully they played a lot of great MOR/standards, and I love Frank Sinatra so much. I have some airchecks from WABY when former “Magic” host Bob Green did a great job doing middays and he sounded great, and Bob Green is becoming the Dan Ingram of middays. I listened to WABY every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Bob Green and he sounded pretty good. WLNG is the station I listened to everyday and Brian “The Cannon” Bannon is my #1 afternoon host.

    #178453

    irish_in_ny
    Participant

    In case you’ve missed it, here is a link to a format change from “Amp 92.3” to “Alt 92.3”. https://formatchange.com/amp-92-3-new-york-becomes-alt-92-3/ As for the new format, I’m not a listener to “Alt 92.3”, because it sounds a lot like WRRV in the Hudson Valley as well as WBWZ’s “Z93” with some classic rock blending with alternative. This station at 92.3 is not my cup of tea. What’s gonna happen next? Oldies? I hope if oldies might return, but I don’t see it happening. I listened to oldies stations like WGNY’s “Fox Oldies”, WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5”, WABY and WLNG where they’re still playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. WGNY on the other plays the same oldies blending with rock like Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Blind Faith, Jimi Hendrix, and so on. Most of the stuff came from the former KSWD’s “The Sound” when it was classic rock. WROW plays light oldies with no heavy rock on there, just a soft oldies format with a mix of MOR and then throws in plenty of 80’s light rock hits that you can’t find anyplace else, and then there’ she WABY which is in Watervalet that plays the same oldies, but thankfully they played a lot of great MOR/standards, and I love Frank Sinatra so much. I have some airchecks from WABY when former “Magic” host Bob Green did a great job doing middays and he sounded great, and Bob Green is becoming the Dan Ingram of middays. I listened to WABY every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Bob Green and he sounded pretty good. WLNG is the station I listened to everyday and Brian “The Cannon” Bannon is my #1 afternoon host.

    I had to create an account just to say it constantly amazes me how you can wedge “Fox Oldies” into ANY thread. We get it, you like that station. Stop dredging it up on EVERY single reply that you write.
    #178460

    MTN Productions
    Participant

    In case you’ve missed it, here is a link to a format change from “Amp 92.3” to “Alt 92.3”. https://formatchange.com/amp-92-3-new-york-becomes-alt-92-3/ As for the new format, I’m not a listener to “Alt 92.3”, because it sounds a lot like WRRV in the Hudson Valley as well as WBWZ’s “Z93” with some classic rock blending with alternative. This station at 92.3 is not my cup of tea. What’s gonna happen next? Oldies? I hope if oldies might return, but I don’t see it happening. I listened to oldies stations like WGNY’s “Fox Oldies”, WROW’s “Magic 590/100.5”, WABY and WLNG where they’re still playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. WGNY on the other plays the same oldies blending with rock like Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Blind Faith, Jimi Hendrix, and so on. Most of the stuff came from the former KSWD’s “The Sound” when it was classic rock. WROW plays light oldies with no heavy rock on there, just a soft oldies format with a mix of MOR and then throws in plenty of 80’s light rock hits that you can’t find anyplace else, and then there’ she WABY which is in Watervalet that plays the same oldies, but thankfully they played a lot of great MOR/standards, and I love Frank Sinatra so much. I have some airchecks from WABY when former “Magic” host Bob Green did a great job doing middays and he sounded great, and Bob Green is becoming the Dan Ingram of middays. I listened to WABY every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Bob Green and he sounded pretty good. WLNG is the station I listened to everyday and Brian “The Cannon” Bannon is my #1 afternoon host.

    I had to create an account just to say it constantly amazes me how you can wedge “Fox Oldies” into ANY thread. We get it, you like that station. Stop dredging it up on EVERY single reply that you write.

    I agree, I listened to WGNY a little bit, and Bob O is my #1 favorite Saturday morning jock. I listened to it every Saturday morning while I was out for a haircut, and after that, I flipped to WABY and check out Bob Green where he did his “Green Room” show, they played much of the same, except they throw in standards that you don’t get on NYC radio anymore, like the legendary WNEW-AM and WQEW from back in the day. An hour from now, I’m going to listen to Warren Lawrence on WKNY at 1 PM after Bob Green.

    #178468

    Joseph_Gallant
    Participant

    I was very surprised that WBMP-92.3 went alternative rock, since in recent years, mainstream rock hasn’t done well in New York at all.

    Yes, it fills a “hole”, but compared to many other cities, the alternative “hole” in the Big Apple isn’t as big as you would think.

    #178470

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    Good one, Darryl. Fanboys Rule!

    Unlike the ‘esteemed’ Charles Everett, I’ll own up to my major miscue regarding ALT 92.3. Didn’t think it would happen, either, but I was wrong.

    Recorded in Ultra Stereo, the ultimately superior cousin to Normal Stereo!

    #178473

    Barry
    Participant

    Apparently iHeart saw this coming. They returned the Alt Project to an HD subchannel of of Q104.3 just a few days before the flip on 92.3 yesterday. The home page of this website had an article earlier this week by Lance speculating this was done so they could possibly try to block the use of the “Alt” name on 92.3.

    #178475

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    Apparently iHeart saw this coming. They returned the Alt Project to an HD subchannel of of Q104.3 just a few days before the flip on 92.3 yesterday. The home page of this website had an article earlier this week by Lance speculating this was done so they could possibly try to block the use of the “Alt” name on 92.3.

    Was iHeart successful in attaining the first-use service mark for “Alt”? Domain name registration aside, they would have had to use the “Alt” format in some branding method, if only once, to throw a monkey wrench in Entercom’s plans.

    A classic example is when WGCL/98.5 flipped to WNCX in 1986. The intended branding was to have been “98.5, The North Coast Xpress” but the incoming owners plumb forgot to trademark the name. WMMS’s owner Malrite caught wind of that error, cut a quick liner with the phrase “North Coast Express” that was only used on-air once, and secured the first-use trademark WNCX didn’t.

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