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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri Apr 27 17:57:26 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by Easy on Fri Apr 27 07:04:31 2012.

I'd have to guess he's hands off there then. Unlike Rupert, he doesn't tightly control the content but as to his own politics, he's hard core.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 18:27:24 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 13:56:15 2012.

According to Michael Kay, ESPN NEW YORK will be simulcasting between the old (1050AM) and new(98.7FM) stations until the fall when 1050AM will become ESPN Deportes..........

Stephen A. Smith will set things off Monday morning at 12:01am on 98.7FM..........

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by The Queen on Fri Apr 27 18:37:59 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Apr 26 17:46:25 2012.

iPhone 4S with "faux" 4G LOL

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Fri Apr 27 18:52:37 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by The Queen on Fri Apr 27 18:37:59 2012.

Yeah, the resource file only had room for two labels in that spot. And they can't fix it. :)

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Apr 27 19:26:46 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 18:27:24 2012.

How do think they'll do on FM?

Sports isn't doing so great in Philly and that's a "sports town".

The problem with sports radio is that it's the same people listening all day.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by r33/r36 mainline on Fri Apr 27 19:50:24 2012, in response to 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Apr 26 13:33:09 2012.

Saddened by this move, as this was my FAVORITE radio station.

I used to love listening to this station at night, just chill, easy going R & B music. Also love the discussion shows that discussed various issues that was going on in the world.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by r33/r36 mainline on Fri Apr 27 19:54:24 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by N6 Limited on Thu Apr 26 17:05:58 2012.

I agree, I went on vacation with my folks a while back and they rented a car w/ Satellite radio and that ish was dope!

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by AMoreira81 on Fri Apr 27 23:21:29 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 10:27:46 2012.

With WRKS as an ESPN Radio outlet, however, ESPN could make a better bid for Yankees games.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 23:40:56 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Apr 27 19:26:46 2012.

Its the same hosts, just that they are going to be on FM. There are alot of people that are going to miss KISS-FM....
....I'm one of them....

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by Railman718 on Fri Apr 27 23:44:27 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 23:40:56 2012.

There are alot of people that are going to miss KISS-FM....
....I'm one of them....


Ms "B" at Met is another one..



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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by AMoreira81 on Sat Apr 28 01:14:05 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Apr 27 19:26:46 2012.

If ESPN Radio can snag the Yankees broadcast rights which will come up for renewal this year or next, from the AM signal of WCBS, that could really put a dent in CBS Radio. This gives ESPN Radio a much stronger signal.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Sat Apr 28 11:48:40 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Fri Apr 27 23:40:56 2012.

There are alot of people that are going to miss KISS-FM....
....I'm one of them....


Kiss won't die. They'll either move it or make it a digital station on 107.5.5 Digital means you have to buy a digital radio for about $125 to hear the subchannel(.5)

The KISS brand is too valuable to throw away.


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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Sat Apr 28 11:51:03 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by AMoreira81 on Sat Apr 28 01:14:05 2012.

That would be interesting.

I hate the way Univision Radio buys rights for both Yankees and Mets for 1280 AM and 92.7 FM.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sat Apr 28 23:12:55 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by Railman718 on Fri Apr 27 23:44:27 2012.

Definitely, bro........

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Apr 29 17:28:28 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Sat Apr 28 11:48:40 2012.

Or they can keep the KISS format on 98.7 HD-2, which currently airs a Caribbean format. It's not unheard of for a former format to be heard on the HD-2 signal of a station they no longer own...last I heard, 101.9 HD-2 was still airing smooth jazz from the CD-101.9 format. The only difference here is that most HD-2 and HD-3 stations are run on the cheap...either running automated or syndicated programming or simulcasting AM stations...Kiss was more of a personality and community driven format, hard to duplicate with no budget...

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sun Apr 29 19:37:33 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Sat Apr 28 11:48:40 2012.

I'll be listening to Al Sharptons, "Hour of Power" tonight. Charles Barron was on the final "Open Line" show earlier today. Very vocal. I wonder if he will be back later on Al Sharpton show later on.......

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 19:51:35 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sun Apr 29 19:37:33 2012.

What was Barron vocal about?

Tonight is "Mob Wives" and "Mad Men", so I'm not sure that I'll be listening to Al. His weekday show with Andre Eggelletion is good. Andre is an awesome radio personality.

I watch Mob Wives because I'm a bit of a mafia buff.

Mad Men is the best show on television.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 19:56:07 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Apr 29 17:28:28 2012.

The radio industry is aggressively promoting HD radio. I hope it works out.

NY is big enough and diverse enough to support original programming on an HD channel.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sun Apr 29 20:32:11 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 19:51:35 2012.

I miss the last two episodes of Mob Wives. Did Renee lose it totally yet? Drita is hot!! I'll catch it tonight, as well as Family Guy. This is a rare Sunday off.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sun Apr 29 20:35:09 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 19:51:35 2012.

Barron was vocal about losing a station that was for the "community". The voice needs to be heard.......

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 21:27:58 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by SubBus aka ENY Local on Sun Apr 29 20:32:11 2012.

Renee is taking yoga and lost 35 pounds and feels better.



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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Apr 30 06:16:06 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Sun Apr 29 17:28:28 2012.

Or they can keep the KISS format on 98.7 HD-2, which currently airs a Caribbean format.

Why would they throw out the Carribbean format?

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Apr 30 06:49:41 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Apr 30 06:16:06 2012.

Actually, my mistake...it was a South Asian format on HD-2...and word is, they did change the HD channels on 98.7 as of midnight last night. According to Fybush.com's Northeast Radio Watch:

>>What about those HD subchannels? Emmis has been leasing 98.7-HD2 to Hum Desi Radio, which programs to New Yorks Indian community, but over the weekend Hum Desi shifted to WQHTs 97.1-HD2, displacing MyRXP, the rock stream that was the last surviving bit of the old WRXP (101.9) in its pre-Merlin days. As of Sunday, 98.7-HD2 was carrying dead air, as was a new 98.7-HD3; at midnight, they lit up under ESPN control with ESPN Deportes on HD2 and the national ESPN News feed on HD3<<

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Apr 30 07:05:04 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Sun Apr 29 19:56:07 2012.

The radio industry is aggressively promoting HD radio.

I strongly disagree. Except for an occasional commercial on the regular radio stations promoting it, it's very rarely mentioned. And while some new cars have HD radio included, the programming is obviously extremely lacking, otherwise word would have spread like wildfire like it did after satellite radio was introduced.

NY is big enough and diverse enough to support original programming on an HD channel.

While that might be true, it is not the case. As I said earlier, the HD channels are an "afterthought" for the broadcasters at the moment...as examples: there were times when 106.7 HD-2 was off the air for days at a time due to technical issues, and nobody seemed to care, WPLJ HD-2 broadcasts the Scott Shannon True Oldies Channel network, and they broadcast in MONO! When I asked one of the engineers at PLJ, he gave me some cock and bull story about limited bandwith because they have an HD-3 as well. I say "cock and bull" because by some miracle, other stations like WNYC are able to broadcast their HD-2 in stereo while still airing an HD-3 as well....Aside from all that: unless they build ALL radios that have the HD 2 and 3 channels available, the general public will most likeley not shell out the extra money for a special radio that offers nothing out of the ordinary (like commercial free music or other features that satellite radio offers)...

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Mon Apr 30 12:33:08 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Apr 30 06:16:06 2012.

Why would they throw out the Carribbean format?

Because there are already several Caribbean pirate stations to compete with.


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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Mon Apr 30 12:41:16 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Apr 30 07:05:04 2012.

I strongly disagree. Except for an occasional commercial on the regular radio stations promoting it, it's very rarely mentioned. And while some new cars have HD radio included, the programming is obviously extremely lacking, otherwise word would have spread like wildfire like it did after satellite radio was introduced.

Guess it depends what market you're in. I know I've heard tons of industry ads promoting HD. In Tampa, WLFA 970 AM always hypes up the fact that they are simulcasting on an FM HD.

Some ads carefully explain what people must do and how cheap it is to get HD channels.



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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Apr 30 16:00:39 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Mon Apr 30 12:33:08 2012.

Because there are already several Caribbean pirate stations to compete with.

All the more reason to have a high-quality legitimate Caribbean station with some transmitting power. The pirates are there because the market isn't being served.

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Mon Apr 30 16:42:20 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Mon Apr 30 12:41:16 2012.

>>In Tampa, WLFA 970 AM always hypes up the fact that they are simulcasting on an FM HD.<<

They are doing that too in NYC, but it's part of the once an hour legal ID that the FCC requires, not an actual "promotion". For example, WFAN's legal ID is: "WFAN, WFAN-HD, and WXRK HD-3 New York".



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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Tue May 1 14:18:16 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by LuchAAA on Mon Apr 30 12:41:16 2012.

Another prime example of what I'm talking about:

LINK

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Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue May 1 15:44:15 2012, in response to Re: 98.7 Kiss FM to merge with long-time rival WBLS in move that shakes up NYC radio landscape, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Tue May 1 14:18:16 2012.

there are folks who don't know what HD is. that's for sure. but the radio industry has invested lots of time explaining what it is and how cheap it is to obtain.



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