The end of rock music on WRCN

WRCN-FM
Rockin’ 103.9 no more (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know the holidays are coming when you hear Bing Crosby crooning carols on your radio, and WRCN is the latest station to do so.  However, once the Christmas music ends, so will the rock music:

At 5pm this evening, the station flipped to Christmas Music as “Christmas 103.9”. The Christmas music will remain until after the holidays at which time the station will flip to News/Talk “LI News Radio”.

On the one hand, Long Island could use a news outlet that focuses on Long Island.  On the other hand, how much coverage can they have when they are originating from the east end?

It’s the end of a long run of rock music on 103.9 FM, which began in the mid-1970s.  In recent years, it’s had to deal with more competition, like 94.3 The Shark.  Not to mention that rock fans can turn to Spotify, Pandora, or one of many other internet outlets/streams to hear exactly what they want.

I suppose some people will miss it, but they lost me back when they went to a dull classic hits format in the late 1990s.  I wish them happy holidays, and I’ll check them out again in 2014.

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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.

3 thoughts on “The end of rock music on WRCN”

  1. They had just got me back this year after I stopped listening when the change the format around 2000 or so. The station was finally pretty good I thought. Actually probably better than ever. Now this. This station ALWAYS dissapoints once it gets decent.

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