Herald: Music fee hikes could scuttle WJIB

Stephanie Weil stephanie@gordsven.com
Tue Jan 30 18:04:59 EST 2007

On Tue, January 30, 2007 16:19, Aaron Read wrote:
> Seriously, is there another market in the country
> where there's so many signals devoted to that style?  NYC is the only
> one I can think of and I'm not sure even they have quite as many.

There is ONE FM station in the NYC _METRO_ area that does "free form"
radio as a format.

WFMU-FM 91 in Jersey City.  However the signal in New York City proper is
almost close to non-existent, unless you happen to have a good quality
radio in lower-mid Manhattan.

There's WFUV 90.7 from the Bronx, but that one does mostly AAA programming
during the day, some syndicated stuff in the evenings.  It's better called
"block programming".  Again, that one's not really audible once you get
out of the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

Non-com WBAI-FM 99.5 and WNYC-FM 94 in New York are pretty much talk and
block-formatted for all intents and purposes.

So there really isn't any real free-form radio in New York City.

And I'm sorry, but if you have to perform acrobatics with a
ultra-super-duper-hyper-sensitive radio to get a fuzzy signal, it doesn't

Stephanie Weil
New York City, NY

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