Long Island

Sample: 92.7 WLIR Garden City NY | August 4, 1984

For Alternative and true Album Rock Radio fans, the story of WLIR is somewhat sad. The original WLIR had its license revoked in 1987 over some long dispute over its operating on a Special Temporary Authority by the FCC, some 15 or so years prior. We really don’t know all the details, what we do know is that the station lost its license and another company came in and brought the station back under the call letters WDRE. There’s a lot of heritage with the “Dare to be Different” marketing slogan and the “Underground Network” of 8 stations run by WLIR. Its all gone now, and 92.7 is now Spanish WQBU.

The 2nd Annual 92.1 WLNG DJ Reunion | August, 2006

Sent in by ‘LNG alumn Tony Marzocco, here’s what some call “The Original Time Capsule”. Most everything you would want or need to know about this still-broadcasting antique is available online, as is their live stream. www.wlng.com. It’s an amazing listen, as jingles from all the great eras of PAMS are heard… including resings of classics from WABC, WNBC and others around the country… How they fit Drake, ABC, Q and all the great formatics done over the years in a station heavy on local news and weather and deejays that span four decades is just amazing… but somehow it works. Listen now… Bob Shannon does the intro, then you’ll hear a few of the old jocks spinning wax, as they used to say… the way it was back in the day, on WL...

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