101.9 WEMP

Format Change: FM News Ends; New Rock Begins, 101.9 WEMP New York | July 17, 2012

Essentially picking up where the old WRXP “Rock Experience” format left off with a new and improved twist, Merlin’s 101.9 FM dropped it’s almost year-old FM News format at 10:05 AM. Our sister site, Radioinsight, as always, covered the event while the rest of the radio world looked on. You can read the rest of our coverage here. Click Here for Audio courtesy of The Format Change Archive Related Posts: Rock 101.9 WRXP Farewell, Part 1 Rock 101.9 WRXP Farewell, Part 2 Rock 101.9 WRXP Farewell, Part 3 New York’s 101.9 FM Reinvents Itself as 101.9 FM New

New York’s 101.9 FM Reinvents itself as WEMP “101-9 FM New”: Sample, 8/5/11

How we got here… doesn’t really matter anymore. One can get really confused trying to figure out why a station is programmed to be as it is. Take this new WEMP. Rumored to be a future FM News station, 101-9 FM New (WITHOUT the S) is caught in an hour long news segment at about 3:40 pm at the start of this recording. Now, instead of CONTINUING with news, the station abruptly stops, and returns to AC Music, while continuing its Traffic & Weather on the 5’s. This website’s administrators listened carefully on this day, thinking that, since Chicago’s FM News station actually launched on a Friday, it stood to reason that WEMP would finally launch it’s awaited FM News station and quit dancing around the format with this stunting. By 6pm we were still left...