Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CT Radio: KOOL Radio Launches T-FM Simulcast

Red Wolf Broadcasting last week claimed a spot on the local FM dial for the “Kool Oldies” format that since November has been simulcast on three of its regional AM radio stations and an FM digital subchannel, reports the New Britain Herald.

W241CG 96.1 FM (250 watts)
“Kool Oldies” programming — centered around the rock and pop music of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s — can now be heard in southern New England on W241CG 96.1 FM. The signal continues to be simulcast on the Red Wolf AM stations broadcasting under the Kool banner, including Southington’s WNTY 990 and stations in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hope Valley, Rhode Island.

Red Wolf last fall acquired the 2,500-watt WNTY and three other New England radio stations in a $2.9-million deal with Davidson Media Group that boosted the Ledyard-based media company’s portfolio to 14 stations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Red Wolf owner and president John J. Fuller is also co-owner of a station in Vermont.

The FCC last month signed off on restoring the Southington station’s former call letters, WNTY, after 13 years as WXCT.

“Kool Oldies” is now the only FM station in central Connecticut that centers its format around the music from the early days of rock-and-roll through the disco era. WDRC-FM held the programming niche almost exclusively until shortly after its acquisition by Connoisseur Media in 2014. The station, known now as 102.9 The Whale, operates a classic rock format.

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