The End: WCTZ ‘The New 96.7 The Coast’ Port Chester/Stamford CT Signs Off | May 20, 2011
Thanks to Contributor Mike Raub.
What happens when you get a phone call that says essentially, “Turn it off, now”? This recording, that’s what!
This is all that’s left of a station that once occupied the 96.7 frequency licensed to Stamford, CT. The station was sold and as part of the agreement, Cox radio built the new transmitter site before turning it over when the sale consumated. It was assumed that when WCTZ signed off, WKLV would begin immediately and there’s be some sort of ‘format change’, but in the end, WCTZ simply was shut off and there was a bit of a gap between one sign off and the new station’s sign on, which occurred on May 30, 2011.
Somewhere in your webmaster’s collection, there’s an Aircheck of moi on “The Coast” that might make it’s way online. Or, maybe not.
A number of well known radio personalities were heard on this radio station, either in it’s Oldies incarnation as “Cool 96.7” or as The Coast, such as Dick Bartley, Pete Salant (Nine!), Peter Bush and others whose names escape me at this point.
The current signal on 96.7 is owned and operated by the Educational Media Foundation as WKLV. The format is a simulcast of the national Contemporary Christian music network of K-Love. It is marketed to the city of New York, although licensed to Port Chester, NY and is in no way related to the station which was licensed to Stamford, CT featured here.