Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Despite All the Complications....

Wow...apparently New York City has a real rock and roll radio station again. WRXP FM 101.9.

And dig what songs they played in their opening hour....

And if that's not promising enough, I just tuned in for the first time and they segued from the Allman Brothers into this:



Fastball? Hmm. I think I could get to like the place....

[h/t John McPartlin]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip!

Just put it on here at work to check it out.

Gummo

Rinjo Njori said...

But you have to endure 30 minutes of commercials. How was the DJ banter? A mercenary or someone who knows the music?

Anonymous said...

I've been playing WRXP in my high school art classroom and it's gone over pretty well with the kids. Is the station perfect: no, is it good: no, but it is the first listenable rock & roll station in NYC since WPIX 28 years ago. No if they'd only start playing some roots rock.

ROTP(lumber)

MBowen said...

I live in the 'burbs, so I don't know how well you can pick them up in the city proper, but 107.1 (The Peak) in Westchester is a better version of this particular format.

BTW, did you know that 102.7 actually unloaded the WNEW call letters - they now belong to a station in West Palm Beach!

Noam Sane said...

Fastball song is a blatant Elvis Costello ripoff. We can do better.

steve simels said...

The Fastball song is a rip-off of the Beatles doing Besame Mucho. I think it's hilarious and wonderful....