Let The Stunting Begin On WRXP!
Is A New Website A Hint Of Things To Come?
July 15, 2011 at 3:12 PM (PT)
The highly anticipated 5p ET departure of WRXP/NEW YORK's Alternative format to online-only -- with the over-the-air signal possibly flipping formats -- came to be after the airing of THE WHO's "Long Live Rock." With that, WRXP started music stunting interspersed with a jingle with a female voice saying, "101.9 ... FM ... NEW" -- not "News."
Among the songs played over the air were KID ROCK's "All Summer Long," GOO GOO DOLLS' cover of "Give A Little Bit," RICK SPRINGFIELD's "Jessie's Girl" and BON JOVI's "Living On A Prayer." For variety, the station aired an on-the-street interview with a woman talking about shoes.
The online stream features WRXP's signature Alternative rock sound.
You can hear the opening moments of the stunting right here. Note that there is a long pause and lots of dead air following THE WHO's "Long Live Rock."
The former staff is now out of the building (NET NEWS 7/12), and ALL ACCESS has posted their contact info -- so stay in touch..
ALL ACCESS has discovered the website www.ny1019.com is "under construction and coming soon." Could the new format tap the same concept as consultant WALTER SABO's one time NEW JERSEY client, MILLENIUM Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON, which uses the domain www.nj1015.com?