Online Alternatives

With the reemergence of alternative radio in Chicago on 101.1 FM (WKQX), this has left some wondering when will New York get its alt-rock radio station back.  Cumulus already yanked our chain once when they (temporarily) put the WRXP call letters on 94.7 FM, then turned it into country formatted NASH-FM.  101.9 FM turned into sports talk in November 2012, and since that time, many listeners have turned to online stations and other oases for modern rock fans.  Here’s a look at some of the options out there:

The Alternate Side (also available on WFUV 90.7 HD3 and WNYE 91.5) – Curated by the folks at WFUV, it’s one of the few. non-jukebox HD radio stations on the air.  In addition to broadcasting on HD radio and streaming 24/7, they broadcast on WNYE weekday mornings on the main WFUV signal each weeknight at 10pm.

ALTROK (also available on WBJB 90.5 HD2) – New and classic modern rock for the Jersey Shore, picking up where the old 106.3 FM WHTG left off.

Flashback Alternatives – New and classic modern rock, streaming online.

Intensely Modern – Alternative music from the 1990s to today.  Don’t forget to say “hello” to Bruce. 😀

RadioIO New Rock 1019 – Well, this looks familiar!  When WRXP left the airwaves (for the second time) in 2012, they turned into an online only radio station.  Here is where they currently reside.

WLIR.FM – Anyone familiar with 92.7 WLIR will already know what this station is about.  Classic alternative from the 1980s right up to the present day, and familiar voices that made history on the original WLIR/WDRE.

Have I left out your favorite station?  Please post it in the comments.

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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.

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