Friday, November 16, 2012

Reports say good chance WFAN 660AM in NY will switch to national CBS Sports programming in 2013

10/8/12, "CBS Radio Purchases New York FM Station, Plans To Put WFAN on Signal," FangsBites

"Will the 660 AM frequency flip to another format? I expect it will, but to keep listeners happy, the simulcast will most likely stay into 2013 before CBS decides to flip it or even sell the station. We shall see."


10/29/12, "WFAN airs on 101.9 FM this Friday," Neil Best, Newsday

"WFAN announced it would begin airing on 101.9-FM in addition to its longtime home at 660-AM at 12:01 a.m. Friday....The added station gives CBS a potential New York outlet for the national sports network that is to begin 24-hour programming Jan. 2, 2013. The company eventually could air national shows on AM and local programming on FM. In recent weeks, WFAN listeners have been hearing the "CBS Sports Minute," an element of the national network."


10/30/12, "Sports Talkers on the Rise," The Broadcast Booth, Dave Kohl

 "This would seem to bode well for WFAN going to FM, at first with a simulcast, and a possible "split" with the AM going to national programming just after the first of the year."...


Ed. note: My experience with 'national' sports radio networks is they talk about football all year. On NY local radio you can talk about baseball all year.

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