Speaking of Sports

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Now that 2013 has finally arrived, you might be wondering where you can hear the new CBS Sports Radio.  The affiliate list includes WFAN (660 AM, 101.9 FM), but The Fan isn’t carrying the full network.  It’s been reported that the full network can be heard on WCBS-FM 101.1 HD3.

HD3?  Really?  I understand that CBS doesn’t want to compete with itself by putting CBS Sports Radio on a powerful AM or FM, but putting it on HD3 is kind of like putting the network in a closet.  Perhaps after the WFAN listeners have been “converted” from AM to FM, the network will pop up on 660.

In the meantime, we’re still wondering what’s going to happen on 94.7 FM


Another Birthday

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40 years is an eternity in radio, and WCBS-FM will be celebrating their 40th birthday this weekend:

It’s a weekend four decades in the making. WCBS-FM, the venerable Oldies turned Classic Hits station, is marking a milestone, after launching the vintage Top 40 tunes on July 7, 1972. To commemorate the occasion, the station is welcoming back, or playing vintage clips of, CBS-FM’s most popular DJs.

You might be wondering about the two years CBS-FM turned into Jack-FM.  Wouldn’t that make this their 38th birthday?  Well, while Jack-FM was on, the CBS-FM oldies format shifted to the HD2 frequency and an online stream.  Technically, this kept CBS-FM “alive” during that time.  It should be interesting to hear some voices that haven’t been on the station in a while (i.e. Cousin Brucie).