Party’s over, Oldies time!

The Party simulcast is over, and the Oldies have begun:

JVC Media officially launched Oldies “Oldies 98” 98.1 W251BY Patchouge NY/105.3 WPTY-HD2 Calverton-Roanoke today after testing for a few weeks.

The station is operating commercial-free with a mix of music from the 60’s through the 80’s. Charlie Lombardo JVC Media SVP/Programming and midday host at sister Country “My Country 96.1” WJVC as ‘Jay Letterman’ is overseeing the programming on the new station. The new format fills the Oldies gap in Central Long Island created by the move of Connoisseur Media’s 103.1 WBZO Bay Shore to Rock leaning Classic Hits “103.1 Max-FM” in May 2015.

Double the Party

You might have noticed that there’s a new frequency in town.  98.1 W251BY is currently simulcasting Party 105.  Whether this is permanent or not remains to be seen.  So, enjoy the party while it lasts!

Summer Skippin’

Now that the warm weather seems to be finally upon us, don’t forget that tropospheric ducting is just around  the corner, as WLIX’s Scotty Hart has pointed out:

Unfortunately, as much as we all love summer, this time of year brings an event that is out of our control.. atmospheric tropospherics. Simply put trops, skips, ducting. Our signals are low power compared to many others and during these events, stations from as far as 600 miles away can come in and go on top of our signals. This causes noise and in some cases a total loss of our station on your receiver. Stations as far as Philadelphia, Providence, and even North Carolina can go over our translator signal on 93.3 FM. Our primary signal on 94.7 FM can and will be effected by a station in Newark, NJ., and adjacent channel 94.9 FM located out in the waters of Montauk. They can interfere and adversely effect our broadcasts on 94.7 FM and 93.3 FM.

For those who look forward to this time of year, happy DXing!

The Hawk Flies in Farmingdale

There’s a country radio station in town playing country music. If you’re near Farmingdale or Huntington, you might have heard it. WDBA-LP is on 105.5 FM, and calls itself “The Hawk.” They don’t have a web site yet, but they do have a Facebook page if you want to get in touch with them.