'Wild Country' Debuts In Albany, NY
January 14, 2015 at 6:46 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA/ALBANY, NY has launched the market’s third Country station, debuting “WILD COUNTRY 99.9”on W260CH/WRVE-HD2.
“WILD COUNTRY” is promising a 10,000 song, commercial-free kickoff in hopes of competing with existing market mainstays, TOWNSQUARE’s WGNA and PAMAL’s WKLI. PREMIERE’s syndicated “THE BOBBY BONES SHOW” is set to debut in mornings by mid-FEBRUARY.
A station release describes “WILD COUNTRY” as, “Home for New Country from artists such as LUKE BRYAN, BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JAKE OWEN, SUGARLAND, JASON ALDEAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, DIERKS BENTLEY and more.”
iHEART/ALBANY Regional Programming Manager JOHN COOPER added, “Country is AMERICA’s hottest format and ‘WILD COUNTRY 99.9’ is exactly what the CAPITAL DISTRICT needs - a station that plays the best of what Country music has to offer."
Fans can listen to Wild Country 99.9 on the station’s website, , as well as on iHeartRadio.com.
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