JVC Media officially launched Oldies “Oldies 98” 98.1 W251BY Patchouge NY/105.3 WPTY-HD2 Calverton-Roanoke today after testing for a few weeks.
The station is operating commercial-free with a mix of music from the 60’s through the 80’s. Charlie Lombardo JVC Media SVP/Programming and midday host at sister Country “My Country 96.1” WJVC as ‘Jay Letterman’ is overseeing the programming on the new station. The new format fills the Oldies gap in Central Long Island created by the move of Connoisseur Media’s 103.1 WBZO Bay Shore to Rock leaning Classic Hits “103.1 Max-FM” in May 2015.
JVC Broadcasting, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country announces the launch of Long Island’s brand new radio station, Oldies 98.1 FM. The new Oldies 98 signed on Monday November 21st and is playing the best hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and all commercial free thanks to a sponsorship from Slomins Home Heating and Security company.
“Oldies 98 is a complete JVC team effort, when I tell you that we had help putting this station together from our staff in Orlando, Gainesville, Ocala and West Palm Beach it is an understatement, the entire JVC Broadcasting team put this radio station together and made it the way radio used to be, FUN. Lots of jingles, lots of voices and all the hits all the time. The station has been researched and designed exclusively for Suffolk County”, says Charlie Lombardo, the mad scientist behind this extraordinary mix of music. “We spent weeks talking to our listeners, partners and community leaders and found there is no need for another ‘cookie-cutter’ radio station. This area has a rich musical heritage that is unserved and Oldies 98 fills that void.”
JVC Long Island VP and COO Vic Latino adds, “This is great music that just makes you feel good. The listeners of Long Island, say they want MORE variety and a different sounding station.” Latino continues, “We will tap into the deep musical heritage here by highlighting those big artists and hits that just don’t get played anymore.”
JVC CEO and President John Caracciolo says, “JVC Broadcasting is and always will be dedicated to giving all of our clients, both advertisers and listeners, the best product possible. The new Oldies 98 will be a radio station specifically for Suffolk County Long Island. With the mix of music and fun that the entire team created, and this was a huge JVC team effort, this station is going to be on every preset. Both Vic and I are very proud of what the staff created. This is fun radio!”