Islanders-Sabres Hockey Rivals Heat Up
April 19, 2007 at 3:17 PM (PT)
BARNSTABLE BROADCASTING Hot AC WMJC/LONG ISLAND, NY has decided to implement a new music programming policy to assist their NEW YORK ISLANDERS hockey team in their playoff series against the BUFFALO SABRES by not playing music by any band from the BUFFALO area on game days. THE GOO GOO DOLLS are one example of an artist that will be "banned" by 94.3 WMJC.
According to WJMC PD JON DANIELS, "Watching the games the ISLANDERS played in BUFFALO, it seemed like every song played in the arena was by THE GOO GOO DOLLS. If the SABRES are associating themselves with songs by that group, then we’re not going to play their music, in support of our ISLANDERS."
Meanwhile up in BUFFALO, ENTERCOM Hot AC WTSS (STAR 102.5) PD BRIAN DEMAY commented to ALL ACCESS about their controversial GAME 4 victory over the ISLANDERS, "If we had won by a one-goal advantage I can understand them being upset. But it was a two-goal advantage. So we won fair and square!"