Alt 99.5 Debuts In Fort Wayne
Sarkes Tarzian launched Alternative “Alt 99.5” W258BY/WAJI-HD2 at 12pm today.
Branded simply as “Fort Wayne’s Alternative”, the new station is launching with the usual 10,000 songs-in-a-row commercial free.
The station’s website describes the new station as: “From Green Day, Weezer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Linkin Park to new music from X Ambassadors, Beck, Mumford Sons, Muse and Foo Fighters… Alt 99-5 is all about the music — free from the mindless chatter and free from the interruptions you hear on the other stations in town.” Brad Holtz, PD of sister AAA 92.3 WTTS and News/Talk 1370 WGCL Bloomington will add those duties at Alt 99.5 as well.
The first three songs on Alt 99.5 were Cold War Kids “First”, Foo Fighters “Best Of You”, and Florence & The Machine “Shake It Out”.