101.9 FM New York, WPIX, WCDJ, WRXP WEMP, Format Change, All News, New Rock

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.

101.9 FM New York, WPIX, WCDJ, WRXP WEMP, Format Change, All News, New Rock101.9 FM New York, WPIX, WCDJ, WRXP WEMP, Format Change, All News, New Rock

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


Mauricio Guelnao
July 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

What a change! … specially made for people who are in the mid’s 30 to 40 years old that still likes Rock … kind of Classic Rock Radio Station I’ve heard in many places USA and Canada … hopefully will make success … greetings from Patagonia CHILE S.A.

July 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

It’s about time New York is thinking about the rock fans.
This station is awesome. They play new alternative rock and hard rock actually.This is cool.

July 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

This needs to work! Yeah I am 50, but enough with staions that only play the rock classics. I want to be exposed to new rock & alternative music. Welcome back and I hope you are here to stay!

August 3, 2012 at 1:10 am

I knew that FM NEWS crap wasn’t gonna last long. I wanted to cry when RXP went off back in 2011 and it’s back THANK GOODNESS !!
I love this station !!

August 3, 2012 at 1:13 am

It’s about time New York has a great rock station !
Love this station !!
The best damn rock station in New York !!
I knew that shitty FM NEWS wasn’t gonna last long !!

September 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

We certainly need a station with some balls that’s not afraid to have a musical format that plays outside the box. LOVE IT!

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