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WNYC Terminates Leonard Lopate & Jonathan Schwartz

After being placed on leave earlier this month pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct, New York Public Radio has terminated hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz. In a statement published at WNYC.org spokesperson Jennifer Houlihan Roussel wrote, “New York Public Radio has terminated the employment of Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz following two separate investigations overseen by outside counsel. These investigations found that each individual had violated our standards for providing an inclusive, appropriate, and respectful work environment. In each investigation, an outside investigator interviewed multiple witnesses as well as Lopate and Schwartz.” The 77 year old Lopate had been with WNYC since 1985 and had been hosting the station’s 12-2pm sh...[Read More]

FCC Applications 1/8

The holiday season didn’t lead to a shutdown of activity at the FCC as many applications and sales continued to proceed through the Christmas break. Starting in New York City with a pair of AM’s seeking adjusted facilities. New York Public Radio’s 820 WNYC has proposed a new night operation where it will drop power from 1kW to 930 watts with a new directional array with no changes to its 10kW daytime signal. Radio Vision Cristiana’s 1330 WWRV is attempting to relocate to the tower of 1480 WZRC while remaining at 10kW daytime, but doubling from 5 to 10kW at night. Univision’s 1270 KFLC Fort Worth, TX has applied to change city of license to Benbrook. Benbrook is the current COL of sister 107.1 KESS. Is this a first step in a relocation of KESS? As part of a fre...[Read More]

Jonathan Schwartz & WNYC To Launch Standards Stream

New York Public Radio’s WNYC and longtime New York radio host Jonathan Schwartz are launching “The Jonathan Channel“, an Adult Standards streaming channel on November 1 at 12pm. Schwartz is best known for his long stints at 1130 WNEW, 1560 WQEW, and WNYC in New York along with being the PD and host on XM’s Adult Standards channels. He departed SiriusXM this summer, but has retained his Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows on WNYC. The Jonathan Channel, which will be available on both IHeartRadio and TuneIn, will feature core artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday along with modern standards from the likes of Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, and Nancy LaMott. The press rele...[Read More]