Merlin has also filed to become majority owner of 101.9 FM with Emmis to retain a minority interest. FCC approval is pending.
NYRMB web guru Allan Sniffen today posted that he's hearing, the following WINS people are moving over to 101.9 FM:
- Alice Stockton Rossini
- Catherine Smith
- Doug O'Brien (as managing editor)
- Kathleen Maloney
- Brett Larsen
We have determined their photos are missing from the 1010 WINS website. They reportedly will join Jeff MacKay who recently left Shadow Traffic where he appeared on WINS.
101.9 reportedly approached 880 AM WCBS', who declined to leave WCBS and insiders say has been given a raise by for staying.
Merlin apparently is already doing dry runs at 101.9.
Merlin Media has registered www.1019wyny.com through Go Daddy.