MUSIC NEWS- In the NYC market, for 25 years, WFAN made its radio home solely on the AM dial. This week, the jock station was heard for the first time on FM. At 12:01am. While most folks in the NY, NJ and CT area were contended with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, CBS quietly launched WFAN's simulcast on 101.9 FM. And, at that moment NYC lost it's only alt rock radio station, NEWROCK 101.9. Way to to go, CBS, with lives disrupted, you couldn't leave the music on for a few more weeks?! But, at least NEW ROCK continues via the web, at newrock1019.com where they'll continue to stream their excellent sounds!
Last month, CBS radio announced it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase 101.9 FM from Merlin Media for $75 million. It's the flagship station for the New York Giants, New York Mets, Brooklyn Nets and New Jersey Devils.