Wednesday, April 16, 2008

News of WNEW's Return in the NY Times Yesterday

WNEW Where Rock Lives is a new website from one of the most famous rock radio stations that has ever been in the US: check it out, classic interviews with the greats, great streamed classic rock, contemporary rock, news, reviews (and lots of posts by a 'stable' of writers, including your truly)

Here's a blurb about it from the New York Times yesterday

"WNEW-FM, the New York station that pioneered free-form rock radio, is coming back — sort of. CBS Radio, which owns WNEW and its former frequency in the New York region, 102.7, will begin broadcasting a high-definition signal and Internet stream on Monday based on the station’s rock format, the company announced. The HD signal (102.7 HD 2) — high-quality, digital audio broadcast alongside the regular radio signal — and the streaming audio version, on, will play a mix of classic 1960s and ’70s music and current rock songs, as well as historic concerts and interviews from its archives, but will not have disc jockeys. Instead, CBS says, listeners will be able to contribute through and, a social-networking Web site owned by the CBS Corporation. WNEW-FM became a rock station in 1967 and switched to a talk format in 1999; the 102.7 FM signal in New York is currently an adult contemporary station, WWFS."

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