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Rock 101-9 WRXP New York: Farewell, Part 3 | July 14, 2011

This starts out with an emotional Steve Craig saying his farewell as the Rock Show comes to a final conclusion. A quick legal ID & a couple of songs, and the rest of the day picks up, as WRXP goes out with a bang. A couple of quick notes here. First, it is kind of pointless to post every song and every break, although for posterity I would have (and still might if I get some extra time), except that WRXP’s signal was suffering through serious interference on July 14. Sometimes the very atmosphere itself works against us and while this was a good day for ‘DX enthusiasts’, it didn’t help us in our efforts to record the final day of 101-9 RXP. Also, while we do technically have the final goodbye of the day, that will post over at our sister site, the Format Change...

Rock 101-9 WRXP New York: Farewell, Part 1 – The Rock Show with Steve Craig | July 14, 2011

After a year spent attempting an FM News format, Rock is back in New York City on 101.9. When it ended back in 2011, we posted this to commemorate the end of what was then known as WRXP – “The Rock Experience” The history of 101.9 dates back a long time, to 1948 to be exact. The first call letters were WGHF. It wouldn’t be until 1963 that 101.9 FM would adopt the WPIX-FM call letters, and from then on, it was a rotating wheel of different formats. It seemed that WPIX could never figure out just what it wanted to become, although it could be argued that the station was loosely defined as a Top 40 station for much of the years between 1965 through 1985, though at times it was distinctly Disco, AOR, Soft Rock, Soft Oldies and even for a time, a ground breaking Punk Roc...

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