Emmis Communications, the company that owns New York’s Hot 97, has acquired another major radio station in the region after purchasing WBLS for $130 million. With the purchase of WBLS, along with a popular AM station, Emmis will now own the second-ranked radio station in the city.
Legendary New York City radio personality Hal Jackson has died, he was 96. The longtime broadcaster at Manhattan’s WBLS, succumbed to an undisclosed illness, according to the radio station. “WBLS is deeply saddened to announce that Hal Jackson has passed away this afternoon due to illness,” read a statement on the company’s website. “He was 96 years old. […]
New York radio station 98.7 KISS-FM folding into WBLS seemed like a simple business transaction on paper, but it was a gut wrenching and shocking turn of events for longtime NYC music loving residents. Particularly “Urban” (read: Black) music aficionados. The long time competitors unifying is akin to UNC and Duke University, and their basketball […]
Kiss FM is no more. New York radio station 98.7 Kiss FM is the latest casualty in the struggle for radio stations to remain relevant, in the midst of so many online options taking away listeners. The New York City station announced Thursday (April 26) that it is throwing in the towel, and merging with […]
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