Friday, October 22, 2021

NYC Radio: Audacy Drops Country for R&B Throwbacks on 94.7 FM

UPDATE 1PM Friday: Official...

Audacy today announced the immediate launch of 94.7 The Block, New York’s new No. 1 for throwbacks. The station will feature a wide collection of classic hip-hop hits and throwbacks, including favorites from Jay-Z, Fugees, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige and more.

“94.7 The Block will provide a compelling soundtrack for New York’s biggest music fans, offering songs and artists that are synonymous with New York’s iconic hip-hop culture and that still strongly resonate with listeners today across all generations,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy New York. “This was an opportunity to add a quintessential New York sound to our audio portfolio that has been missing in the area, while at the same time continuing to engage with our New York country audience thru HD and digital platforms.”

94.7 The Block will launch with 25,000 throwback songs in a row, commercial-free. More programming details and local on-air talent will be announced in the coming months.

Listeners can tune in to 94.7 The Block in New York on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Listeners can still listen to New York’s Country on air at WNSH-FM 94.7 HD2 and nationwide via the Audacy app and website. Fans can remain connected with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

UPDATE 12:50 PM Friday: No official word from Audacy..but checkout this logo:

UPDATE 12:30 PM Friday: Audacy announced on air that the country format would be moving 'one click over' to 94.7 FM HD2.  No word on a format for the main frequency.

Earlier Story...

It became apparent this morning that a format switch is coming, perhaps today at Audacy's Country station WNSH 94.7 FM.

On-air personalities reportedly are saying their goodbye today, with country format celebrities calling in.

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The station flipped to a country format when owned by Cumulus Media. On February 13, 2019, Cumulus announced that WNSH would be traded to Entercom, as part of an exchange of WNSH and several stations in Springfield, Massachusetts for Entercom stations in Indianapolis; in the same announcement, Cumulus revealed the separate sale of sister station WPLJ and other outlets to Educational Media Foundation.

Entercom (now Audacy) assumed control of the station beginning March 1, 2019 under a local marketing agreement and WNSH maintained its country format.  The swap was finalized on May 9.

On March 25, 2019, WNSH rebranded as New York's Country 94.7, with no change in lineup or programming.

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