ESPN New York To Get Partial Simulcast On WLIR/Hamptons
July 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM (PT)
ESPN Sports WEPN-F (ESPN NEW YORK 98.7 FM)/NEW YORK will once again be simulcast, at least in part, on LIVINGSTONE BROADCASTING's WLIR/HAMPTON BAYS, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, giving the ESPN NEW YORK programming coverage on the EAST END (the HAMPTONS). NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST reports that the simulcast on what will be called "CHAMPIONS RADIO" will run noon-midnight (ET) weekdays, and will also be heard on FM translator W245BA/MANORVILLE-SELDEN, NY. Weekends will consist mostly of a simulcast of ESPN NEW YORK programming, and on weekdays, the station will air a local morning show.
ESPN's NEW YORK station, then on AM 1050, was heard on the same 107.1 FM frequency in the HAMPTONS in 2008-11, after which the HAMPTONS FM was sold and flipped to Religion as HOPE RADIO.