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    WNSH 94.7 to Carry Some Sports Play by Play

    New York's Country is airing spots tonight stating that they will be occasionally carrying Nets basketball games. There is one scheduled for Monday night. This will apparently be done when sister Entercom stations such as WFAN are carrying other sporting events at the same time.
    These interruptions of the regular country format are an unfortunate consequence of the the pending sale of the station to Entercom. Current owner Cumulus Media never cut into the country music programming in this manner, probably because they don't offer much or any sports play by play in this market.
    I wonder whether the station will also have to air some games from other local teams during various parts of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Current owner Cumulus Media never cut into the country music programming in this manner, probably because they don't offer much or any sports play by play in this market.
    However, Cumulus has the rights to the Atlanta Braves, and they just announced their play by play will now be heard on their rock station in that city.

    So we are now seeing more places where a music station is breaking format for sports play by play.

    This particular move might have made sense when the Nets played in the Meadowlands. Less sense now they they're in Brooklyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    However, Cumulus has the rights to the Atlanta Braves, and they just announced their play by play will now be heard on their rock station in that city.

    So we are now seeing more places where a music station is breaking format for sports play by play.

    This particular move might have made sense when the Nets played in the Meadowlands. Less sense now they they're in Brooklyn.
    This is the dreaded sports overlap period, with MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS all playing regular season games. (Not sure about MLS radio in NYC; I know the soccer teams do air on sports radio in some markets.) Scheduling conflicts are often inevitable, and you find sports play-by-play breaking format on music stations. The NBA and NHL seasons are ending in the next week or two and the only NYC area team going to the playoffs is the Islanders, whose games are on a college station. A couple of Nets games that only a few dozen diehards will be listening to, aired in a daypart in which only a few more country music fans would be likely to be tuned in, will have no lasting effect on the station's popularity, advertising or anything else worth fretting over. The bottom line here is the bottom line: You put the games anywhere, run the spots the advertisers have paid for regardless of whether anyone is actually listening to the irrelevant event being broadcast, and fulfill your contractual obligation. Inconveniencing a few Florida-Georgia Line fans for 2 1/2 hours on a few nights is nothing for anyone at Cumulus or Entercom to be losing sleep over.

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    1997 the last year the Hartford Whalers hockey team existed. WTIC 1080-AM (news/talk/sports)had the rights along with the rights to UCONN Huskies Men and Women's basketball. I remember one night UCONN Men were on WITC AM, UCONN Women were on WTIC-FM 96.5 (HOT Adult Contemporary), and The Hartford Whalers were on WZMX 93.7 FM which at the time was doing a 70s based Classic Hits format.

    I also remember back in the 90s when 98.5 WDRE in Westhampton, Long Island would interrupt their simulcast of 92.7 WLIR in Garden City to carry New York Islander's hockey. We had a stereo receiver with rabbit ears hooked up to it in our downstairs rec room at our house in Bristol, CT and 98.5 used to come in like a local.
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    The Islanders and Devils are on the Radio.com app, but the Nets are normally carried on WFAN. The regular NBA season is almost over and I doubt if the Nets will advance past the first round in the playoffs. so only a few games would be on 94.7 FM. It is obvious that WFAN AM and FM will never air different programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceNYC View Post
    It is obvious that WFAN AM and FM will never air different programming.
    If they do, they lose the benefit of the combined ratings.

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