94.3 Long Island

94.3 The Shark Long Island Debuts

Update 9/14 12:30pm: “94X” gave way to Rock “94.3 The Shark” at noon today. The station is emphasizing that unlike the other Rock stations on Long Island it plays songs from after 1989. The Shark name comes from the movie Jaws taking place on Long Island. Listen to the launch of 94.3 The Shark at FormatChange.com. The first hour of 94.3 The Shark consisted of: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away Linkin Park – What I’ve Done Foo Fighters – My Hero Twisted Sister – We’re Not Going To Take It Beastie Boys – Sure Shot 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing Led Zeppelin – Black Dog Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain Pearl Jam – Yellow L...[Read More]

Connoisseur Media Acquires Long Island Radio Group

Connoisseur Media has purchased Barnstable Broadcasting’s Long Island Radio Group for $23 Million. The four stations involved in the sale are 90s Hits “94X” 94.3 WIGX, AC “98.3 K-Joy” WKJY, Classic Hits “B103” WBZO, and Standards 1100 WHLI. Connoisseur currently operates 22 other stations in Bloomington IL, Huntington WV, Billing, MT, Wichita KS, Erie PA, Omaha NE, Rapid City SD, and Bismarck ND. Barnstable previously sold Classic Rock 103.9 WRCN and what is now Country 96.1 WJVC from their Long Island cluster to JVC Media for $3 Million in October 2010.