Thursday, February 27, 2014

L-I Radio: WLIR Drops ESPN 98.7 FM-NYC Simulcast

WLIR 107.1 FM (4.1kw) 60dBu Coverage
WLIR 107.1 FM, the Hampton Bays-based station that had been simulcasting ESPN New York Radio on Long Island, reverted Monday to the All-Christian programming format it had offered until last summer.

The move follows an earlier one last month in which the station dropped all of its local shows, branded as part of its Champions Radio format, and went exclusively with ESPN’s New York-based programs according to Newsday.

WEPN-FM 98.7 (6kw) 54dBu Coverage
The change leaves many on Long Island’s East End outside the reach of ESPN’s primary 98.7 FM signal without terrestrial radio access to the channel's programming, including Knicks and Rangers games.
Rich Anderson, the station president, did not return emails seeking comment.

ESPN said in a statement, “Yes, we are aware that [Monday] the station was returning to an All-Christian format.   ESPNNY 98.7 is currently exploring other terrestrial options to serve Eastern Long Island.

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