103.9 Long Island

Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times of the year for format changes. Between December 21, 2012 and January 8, 2013 we logged 58 format changes and this year is already shaping up to be busy. Changes That Have Taken Place 1/6: Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPKX Phoenix flips to Sports simulcasting “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR 1/6: “Rock 92.3” WRKN New Orleans flips to Country “Nash-FM 92.3” 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ Miami relaunches as Spanish Hot AC “I95” following move of previous format to 106.7. 1/6: Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL New York flips to Regional Mexican “La Invasora” 1/6: 1290 WPCF/93.9 W227CE Panama City flip to Dance “93.9 Play-FM“. 1/3: Soft AC/Oldies “1320/1450 The Dove” WD...[Read More]

WRCN Launches LI News Radio

Update 12/26: WRCN launched its new “LI News Radio” News/Talk format at 5am today. The station’s schedule is a mix of local and syndicated product. Jay Oliver and Brandon Weissler will anchor “LI News Live” from 5-9am. Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade will follow from 9am-12pm. Local attorney John Gomez will host a local program from 12-2pm followed by Independence Party of New York Chairman Frank MacKay from 2-3pm. The rest of the lineup includes syndicated hosts Sean Hannity (3-6pm), Mark Levin (6-9pm), Jim Bohannon (10pm-1am), and Jon Grayson (1-5am), a brokered hour from 9-10pm, and New York Islanders hockey. Original Report 11/15: JVC Broadcasting has pulled the plug on Rock 103.9 WRCN Riverhead, NY. At 5pm this evening, the station flipped to Christ...[Read More]

WRCN Shifts To Everything That Rocks

Update 8/27: WRCN has shifted from Classic Rock to Mainstream Rock focusing on music from the past 25 years. New branding of “Everything That Rocks” in place. The first song after change was Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Listen to the relaunch of WRCN at FormatChange.com. Original Report 8/24: While we await whether Connoisseur Media’s 94.3 WIGX Long Island will drop Gen X Hits for Rock, JVC Media’s Classic Rock 103.9 WRCN is counting down to a revamp. After going jockless earlier in the week, the station running hourly sweepers teasing the evolution of the station coming Monday, August 27 at 12:00pm. The station will be staying in the Rock genre as its new morning show has made its existence known. Coming Sept 4th @ 6am Frankie Dee & The Real Radio Show!...[Read More]