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WPLJ - now the home of God.

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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 14888 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 pm

WOW! God is buying a lot of radio properties today, WPLJ what a heritage. EMF the IHeart Of Christian Radio.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm

OMG.... does EMF have a station NYC already, can't remember.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 14888 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Yes, 96.7 a rim shot.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Vic Doucette » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Thank goodness! It's almost impossible to find religious programming on the radio!


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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 14888 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:41 pm

I understand this deal cost EMF, Or should I say the listeners 103.5 million (in donations mind you) What a deal.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm

nice to be a non profit, no taxes. Praise Jesus!



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:02 pm

Equally noteworthy - 94.7 Nash FM in New York is going to Entercom!!

I hope WRQX survives. Will Cumulus blow up WMAL FM to give WRQX a new home? I doubt it, but one never knows. I suspect Cumulus will sell WMAL AM & FM to either iHeart or Hubbard. That station is desirable and profitable.

WABC & tiny WNBM In New York are a different story. Most likely, an ethnic broadcaster would want either or both of those, although I wouldn't rule out Salem as far as WABC goes.

I suspect Cumulus isn't done dealing.


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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 pm

Hmm? I predict country is history on 94.7. WABC is pretty much useless now as a commercial now. I could go way out on a limb here but it wouldn't shock me if EMF makes another buy in Detroit. Another limb, EMF makes another buy in Toledo, sells 1520 at last. Maybe swaps 96.9 for say.. 94.5 or 105.5.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 pm

Hmm? I predict country is history on 94.7.
Why?


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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by windsor » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28 pm

WPLJ was a sister AOR rocker of WRIF at one time and even used the same bumper sticker logo back in the late 70's.


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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by Deleted User 14888 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 pm

Air 1 is their next project to get in every market that K-Love is in, Chicago has a full power rim shot station doing The Air 1 format I think it’s the 94.3 so that’s their next move in EMF markets.



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 pm

I forgot iHM already has five stations in DC. We can rule them out as a buyer for 105.9 there.

Depending on the market assignment of 99.1 or 107.9 (not sure if these are considered Baltimore or DC stations in the eyes of the FCC), Entercom could be a buyer.

Will iHM build a CHR / AC / Hot AC wall in Washington by flipping either DC101 or WMZQ? (Unlikely, since most 107.3 listeners will go to their 97.1 anyway if WRQX disappears.)

Will Entercom try to nix its lease agreement with Bloomberg, take back control of 99.1, move WPGC there, and flip 95.5 to Hot AC? Will they simply stand pat but hire Jack Diamond for mornings at 94.7 The Drive?

Washington has relatively few city grade commercial FM signals for being such a large market! They already have a non-comm Christian AC, a Christian Talk station on FM, a Black Gospel station on FM, and now K-Love. Good gravy.

Music FMs with secular formats on full market signals will be limited to 93.9, 94.7, 95.5, 96.3, 97.1, 98.7, 99.5, 100.3, 101.1, and arguably 102.3. Four of those stations target African Americans exclusively.


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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by ftballfan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 pm

Oldies 84 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Yes, 96.7 a rim shot.
Which will likely flip to Air 1 once 95.5 goes K-Love



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Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Post by rugratsonline » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Hmm? I predict country is history on 94.7.
Why?
The NYC market was never a winning market for the country music format, and I believe Nash FM was no exception in terms of ratings.



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