Goodbye 98.7 Kiss FM New York City (tribute to WRKS)

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The station responsible for launching hip hop commercially on the airwaves of New York will no longer hold the call letters that has help launch the radio career of DJ Red Alert and gave a new meaning to “Quiet Storm” programming. Quiet Storm refers to slow music played on urban radio stations across the country.

After 30 years as spirited and often ferocious rivals, WBLS (107.5 FM) and WRKS (98.7 FM, Kiss-FM) will become one.

In a turn as sudden and stunning as the Yankees merging with the Mets, the city’s two adult urban radio stations announced in a joint press release Thursday that they will become “One Family, One Station.”

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Classic Red Alert show

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Brandy & Monica interview with Ed Lover

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Will Downing, Jr sits down with Lenny Green

Kiss and WBLS began simulcasting at 10 a.m. Thursday, starting with a tribute to the 30-year legacy of Kiss.

As of 12 a.m. Monday they will become a single station at 107.5 FM, under the WBLS call letters.

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