WRXP Announces 'Rock Is Alive'
March 10, 2009 at 10:10 AM (PT)
EMMIS AAA WRXP (101.9 RXP)/NEW YORK has responded to crosstown CBS RADIO's WXRK (92.3 K-ROCK) format flip to Top 40 (NET NEWS 3/9) by declaring "ROCK IS ALIVE." Starting in APRIL, WRXP will do ticket giveaways every hour to NEW YORK CITY rock concerts along with a series of intimate area performances by ED KOWALCYK, the lead singer of LIVE, beginning MARCH 24th.
'RXP morning show host MATT PINFIELD offered the following statement on behalf of the station regarding K-ROCK’s departure: "NEW YORK CITY is losing a legendary Rock station in K-ROCK and we are sad that many people may lose jobs. For the new 101.9 RXP listeners coming over from K-ROCK, we are here for you. We play new music, Cassic Rock and Alternative, and we authentically support the local music scene and the future of that scene in the NEW YORK tri-state."