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.
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!
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.
That’s right, 101.7 The Beach is looking for a new logo, and you can pick it! So, pick a good one, and bend the course of history!
So, it looks like Nash Icon has come to the east end:
Joule Broadcasting’s 104.7 WELJ Montauk, NY/New London, CT has dropped its simulcast of Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 94.7” WNSH New York to shift to Cumulus’ “Nash Icon” brand.
It’s my understanding that stations that are part of “Nash Icon” are more classic country, and the ones that are just plain “Nash” are contemporary country. I’m no fan of country, so I probably couldn’t tell the difference between either one. Makes me wonder how My Country 96.1 (WJVC) is doing. 104.7 barely makes it out of the east end (hence, their target of New London CT), while 96.1 has the ability to push their signal further west.