Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WFAN AM/FM NYC Simulcast Starts Friday

UPDATE 11/02/12:  WFAN began its simulcast on 101.9 around 11:57pm Thursday as Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” gave way to Suzyn Waldman, the first voice to be heard on WFAN in 1987 kicked off the new format on FM.

Earlier posting....
The deal is done! WFAN makes its debut as a FM simulcast of 660 AM Friday morning at 12:01.

According to Joe Barmash at mediabistro.com, Mike Francesa told listeners Monday that WFAN programming will duplicate on 101.9 FM, the frequency is currently owned by Merlin Media with its Alternative Rocker WRXP.

As we reported earlier this month, CBS Radio is acquiring the Merlin slot for $75 million.

As the world’s first 24-hour all-sports radio station, WFAN is the flagship station of four New York professional sports franchises: the New York Mets, the New York Giants, the New Jersey Devils and the BrooklynNets.

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