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    Waiting to see - WABC, WNBM and W232AL-FM.

    So we know what's going to go on with WNSH, WPLJ. We're all waiting on the next shoe to drop on WABC and WNBM. (WNBM can't be worth much.)

    But Cumulus also has a 94.3 licensed to Pomona NY.
    Not sure what programming is on that now. For a while it was airing the HD-3 of WPLJ, airing 'FAS-FM, trying to bring WFAS back to Westchester County. Radio-locator shows it's running WNSH up in Westchester/Rockland.
    It also shows a construction permit to move it closer to NYC.

    Anyone know details (at least) as to what's currently airing on 94.3?

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    It's running a canned hot AC format with little or no local inventory. You can hear it for yourself online or on WPLJ-HD3 if you are out of range of 94.3. It still calls itself "94.3 WFAS" and the translator is located on the WFAS tower in Hartsdale, NY.

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    Have a feeling WBAI is in this mix somehow. Would they trade 99.5 and their tower rent for WABC. In their 1960's minds, it would seem a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePowerCow View Post
    Have a feeling WBAI is in this mix somehow. Would they trade 99.5 and their tower rent for WABC. In their 1960's minds, it would seem a no brainer.
    They've been offered better deals than that and have turned them down. Pacifica proved last year that when push comes to shove and they're in danger of losing a station, they can somehow come up with money to meet their obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePowerCow View Post
    Have a feeling WBAI is in this mix somehow. Would they trade 99.5 and their tower rent for WABC. In their 1960's minds, it would seem a no brainer.
    Under that supposition, WABC would be Pacifica's only owned or affiliated AM station.
    Plugged into the electric radio

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    Even Pacifica is not that crazy. Would you trade a full power FM in NYC for an AM? They would want the station plus multi-millions.

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    I might have a feeling that if Radio 103.9 continues to receive low ratings, then expect Cumulus to move Radio 103.9's transmitter back to White Plains and to relaunch it as the new 103.9 WFAS. I'm just guessing

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    Here's the thing: Cumulus needs a New York office. At the bare minimum for national sales and for news. Their CEO is based in NYC. So there will be a NYC presence. Might as well have a station there too. They've obviously cut the costs of WABC to something workable. They have lots of infomercials in the wknds paying for it. So there's really no rush to get rid of the station. They might shrink the square footage, or move into cheaper digs. But it's tough to run a public company without a presence of some sort in NY. Same thing in DC. They moved their national news office in with WMAL. They sold off the transmitter site land, and moved to a cheaper site. So there's no rush to sell anything there either.

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    I might have a feeling that if Radio 103.9 continues to receive low ratings, then expect Cumulus to move Radio 103.9's transmitter back to White Plains and to relaunch it as the new 103.9 WFAS. I'm just guessing!

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    Wait a minute, can Disney buy back WABC 770 from Cumulus so that it can be used as the new home of ESPN Radio! But what will happen to it's current home at 98.7! Would 98.7 be sold as well

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