WAXQ Celebrates 20 Years As A Rock Station
December 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM (PT)
Congratulations to CLEAR CHANNEL Rocker WAXQ (Q104.3)/NEW YORK, celebrating 20 rockin' years on the air TODAY (12/18).
Radio vet VINNY MARINO, "was there for the most jolting format change in NEW YORK radio history," writes DAVID HINKLEY in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. "It was 20 years ago WEDNESDAY that thousands of WNCN listeners who expected to wake to the soothing sounds of BACH on 104.3 FM were blasted out of bed by AC/DC and 'Highway to Hell'.”
The previous format, classical, with the calls WNCN flipped without telling anyone ahead of time.
“Yes, the phones rang,” MARINO, who was WNCN’s APD told HINKLEY. “But that was a SATURDAY. It was MONDAY when the phones went wild."