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    This is from WRCR’s Facebook page.

    WRCR to Make Regional Programs Available Exclusively via Web and Mobile

    “The Morning Show with Steve & Jordan” and other locally-produced programs to stream exclusively from WRCR.com and via mobile apps; Indian-language programming to broadcast over-the-air via AM 1700

    For Immediate Release

    Pomona, N.Y., November 14, 2016 – WRCR AM 1700 (www.WRCR.com), majority owned and operated by Alexander Broadcasting, Inc., is making its most popular local programs, including “The Steve & Jordan Show,” exclusive to the Internet and mobile apps starting Tuesday, November 15th. Additional original, locally-produced programming, including “The Bigger Picture,” “Live Song Radio with Brian Muni,” “Who Wants to Be a Volunteer?” and others, currently heard on WRCR AM 1700, will be available exclusively as a web-stream from WRCR’s website and via mobile apps, also available through WRCR’s website.

    Local weather and up-to-the-minute traffic reports will still be available from WRCR, along with the ABC News Radio network, America’s largest commercial radio news network, offering national and international news from at the top of the hour. The owners of Alexander Broadcasting, Inc. have decided that the best way to use WRCR’s AM broadcast facility, 1700 on the AM radio dial, is to air Indian-language programming from Radio India for the next 12 months.
    “Just as newspapers, magazines, music and other forms of communication have been moving to digital delivery formats, we see the future of radio moving in that direction as well. While the golden age of analog, over-the-air radio had an exciting and memorable past, the future of regional talk and conversation is currently just as robust and as easily accessible via the Internet and mobile apps and will continue to get even better in the future,” said Dr. Alexander Medakovich, President of Alexander Broadcasting Inc. “We look forward to serving our current audience and future listeners with great local, general interest and niche-specific programming,” Dr. Medakovich added.

    Contact: Alex Medakovich
    (845) 362-5070



    Hearing the regular WRCR 1700 programming on the air at this time. Not sure if the lease to the Indian broadcaster has ended, or if this is just temporary due to the snowstorm.



    The Rockland Morning Show returned to the AM 1700 airwaves. Indian Progamming  continues after 10AM. I heard yesterday there was extended coverage due to the blizzard.



    Marc Bramhall



    It is wonderful the morning show is back.  Having a radio voice that is as informative as Steve Possel has been for so many years is great for radio and Rockland County.



    According to an article in the Journal News, WRCR is now broadcasting local programming from 1 am to 1 pm. daily. India Radio occupies the frequency the other half of the day.

    The article also mentions there will be a new online only station that will have programming focusing on Rockland County. Called Hudson River Radio, it officially launches at 7 am tomorrow 6/7. There will be morning and afternoon drive talk shows.

    Finally, the article mentions that the asking price for WRKL 910 AM in Pomona, is $3 million.




    To me, radio is like sex.  It wasn’t meant to be online.  That said, I wish them well.

    $3 million for WRKL-  no nightime presence possible, no facilities and I believe the tower damaged in the storm has yet to be fully repaired.   I guess the bidding has to start somewhere.

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