Pulse 87 Launches In New York
February 11, 2008 at 5:35 AM (PT)
Dance music returned to NEW YORK CITY early this morning, as PULSE 87, formerly an all-Russian language station, debuted using the the aural frequency of WNYZ-TV (CHANNEL 6). Former WQHT (HOT 97) and WTJM (JAMMIN' 105)/NEW YORK PD JOEL SALKOWITZ is in the PD chair, and former HOT 97 and WWPR (POWER 105.1)/NEW YORK morning duo STAR & BUC WILD are set to debut their morning show next MONDAY.
Said SALKOWITZ, "The station is a Top 40/Rhythmic, leaning away from Rock and Rap and more towards Club and Dance sounds in their place. Familiar, rhythmic hits mixed with the very best new music. This is a current/recurrent-based radio station."
The station is a Top 40/Rhythmic, leaning away from Rock and Rap and more towards Club and Dance sounds in their place.
Core artists will include RIHANNA, DAVID GUETTA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, JENNIFER LOPEZ, SEAN KINGSTON, CASCADA, BEYONCE', TIESTO, MARY J. BLIGE, SHAKIRA, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, FERGIE and BOB SINCLAR.
"We will debut commercial-free with music and imaging for the first week," SALKOWITZ added. "The world famous STAR & BUC WILD morning show returns next MONDAY, followed closely by the new PULSE 87 air personalities who will be live and local. What a concept! We're hitting the streets of NEW YORK and are gonna give the audience a reason to get excited about radio for a change."
The first hour looked like this:
BOB SINCLAR - Rock This Party
DJ ANTOINE - This Time
BRITNEY SPEARS - Piece of Me
CORINA - Whispers
SEAN KINGSTON - Take You There (Funkymix)
C&C MUSIC FACTORY - Boriqua Anthem
GWEN STEFANI - The Sweet Escape
ARMAND VAN HELDEN - I Want Your Soul
AVRIL LAVIGNE - Girlfriend (Lil' Mama Remix)
ALEX GUADINO/CRYSTAL WATERS - Destination Calabria
MARY J. BLIGE - Just Fine (Moto Blanco Remix)
JENNIFER LOPEZ - Waiting For Tonight
SAMIM - Heater
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE/BEYONCE - Until The End Of Time (Mike Rizzo Remix)
FALL OUT BOY - Thanks For The Memories (remix)
SEPTEMBER - Can't Get Over
The website is a work in progress, but can be viewed at www.pulse87.com.