Legendary Rock Radio Station WNEW Returns
April 14, 2008 at 7:46 AM (PT)
TODAY (4/14) marks a milestone in rock ‘n roll history as celebrated Rock station WNEW marks its triumphant return on-air (102.7 HD 2/NEW YORK) and online (www.wnew.com). The station has been reborn in the spirit of WNEW’s commitment to exposing the best new artists.
Updated to reflect its historical influence on today’s contemporary rock scene, the new WNEW.COM features recordings from the dawn of the album era in the late '60s and early '70s through TODAY, as well as music from the most promising emerging artists yet to be discovered by the masses.
In addition, thousands of hours of archival interviews by former WNEW hosts SCOTT MUNI, DAVE HERMAN and RICHARD NEER, among others, with such artists as JOHN LENNON, THE WHO, STEVIE WONDER and DAVID BOWIE will be integrated hourly throughout the station’s on-air and online programming. Also finding a home on WNEW.COM’s lineup will be exclusive live performances from artists who contributed to the station’s storied history.
At the helm of WNEW is NORM WINER, CBS RADIO VP/Adult Rock Programming, and, for more than 25 years, the award-winning PD of WXRT/CHICAGO. He said, "As a music fan and radio geek who grew up in BROOKLYN listening to the original WNEW, I’m excited to help recapture the spirit and philosophy of progressive radio, using tools we never dreamed of back in the early days. With the foundation of a timeless and totally one-of-a-kind archive, we will provide rock devotees of all generations the chance to hear incredible moments from our collective past and enable them to connect the dots to rock’s most compelling artists of the present and future."