Let the speculation begin! The newest radio station in New York City, officially licensed to Newark, is now part of the Cumulus family. WFME 94.7 FM is the former New York home of Family Radio.
On Friday afternoon, Cumulus flipped the switched on its newest commodity, and thus opened the floodgates to rumor. For those rumor mongers, the call letters, at least for now, are the curious–WRXP.
Curious, indeed. WRXP showed up on 101.9 FM twice, and both times it was alternative rock. Will the new rock format resurface a third time? I’m kind of hoping it will, but I’ve got some issues with the station’s signal.
Hope Radio has a translator in Hauppauge at 94.9 FM, which causes interference in that area. Further east, 94.7 WLIX-LP just walks all over WRXP in Ridge and surrounding areas. Add the fact that WRXP’s tower is in West Orange, NJ, rather than on the Empire State Building, just adds to my reception difficulties. This is why Family Radio was (and is) broadcasting on 88.9 WFRS in Smithtown. It looks like the only way I’ll be able to hear WRXP with any clarity is through the IHeartRadio app, that is when they get around to putting the stream on the app.