Frequency to Watch: AM 660

660 WFAN-AM just might be taking the plunge into the FM band:

Coming off its silver anniversary celebration, WFAN, the most powerful all-sports station in America, may be positioning itself for a dramatic dial switch to FM.

Several factors are at play for WFAN to make that leap of frequency: First and foremost is last month’s announcement that CBS Sports Radio is being created. Original 24-hour programming will air on stations throughout the country starting in January. But as early as September, CBS Sports Radio will provide updates to affiliated stations.

One of those stations poised to take some of the network content is WFAN.

So, if CBS Sports Radio shows up on AM 660, where would WFAN go?  Quite possibly, FM 102.7.  Yes, that 102.7, the station that simulcast 1130 WNEW-AM back in the day, the place where rock lived, where Opie & Anthony talked, the station that Blinked, Mixed, then finally got Fresh (for a less abbreviated version of this same history, see Wikipedia).  If WFAN goes there, it would be the second time 102.7 hung up the music for talk.  CBS Radio has also tried FM talk on 92.3, after Howard Stern ascended to satellite radio.  CBS couldn’t make talk work on FM back then, but now that ESPN has popped up on 98.7, it just might work this time.

Yankees and Mets games on FM next year?  As they say, stay tuned…

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Author: Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

1 thought on “Frequency to Watch: AM 660”

  1. It seems thru out the radio world that they are a lot of FM sports. Of course with ESPN going to 98.7, it was just a matter of time that WFAN would make the switch to FM.ESPN did not make great strides yet, but WFAN will benefit, it is still a much better product. ESPN does a lot of national sports not much local till 4.00pm with Michael Kay. With both the Yankees and Mets in the pennant race you would like to hear information about them, but ifyou put on ESPN they will be talking about football or basketball. I know its free agency time in the NBA, but come on lets talk baseball, looking forward to WFAN swicth.

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