Picking Up The Pieces

Radio Icon in iPod
You’ll need a device like this to listen to newrock1019.com (Radio Icon in iPod – Photo credit: Zacky Ma)

These past few weeks have been interesting, to say the least.  We’ve been hit with a hurricane, early snowfall, not to mention island wide power outages and never-ending gas lines.  Today, the gas lines are almost nonexistent, and power has been restored to most of the Island, but we’re still in recovery mode.

Back on November 2, WFAN took over the 101.9 FM frequency.  This ended the alternative rock format… at least on terrestrial radio.  WRXP is now available as an online-only station.  So, if 101.9 was planning on going to go online-only, why were they playing ads for 94.3 The Shark?  I’ll admit to tuning into The Shark once in a while, but it’s not the same as RXP online stream.  Plus I can’t get the stream in my car, anyway.

Meanwhile, we’re all waiting to see what 94.7 WFME will turn into at the end of the year…


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.

5 thoughts on “Picking Up The Pieces”

  1. Are the ratings out for November yet? Would be interesting to see what happened to WFAN-AM numbers and how many listeners pick up on WFAN-FM. I bet the total of WFAN-AM and WFAN-FM is about the same was WFAN-AM in previous months, ie. no new net listeners for WFAN. Would make sense. Who can’t get WFAN-AM on their AM radio? And it is not like listeners need a clean FM signal to listen to talk. I guess they are going for the increase in listeners during thunderstorms. Now that is a niche market!


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