By SCOTT FYBUSH
It was one of the summer’s biggest stories – after 18 years of using the AM band as a platform to bring its content to a nationwide audience, Radio Disney was planning to shut down all but one of its remaining terrestrial signals in big markets around the country, potentially leaving some big holes on the AM dial until new owners could be found for the licenses.
Today was supposed to be the day those stations went dark and their local offices closed – but listeners who tuned into WQEW (1560) in New York, WMKI (1260) in Boston, WWJZ (640 Mt. Holly NJ) in Philadelphia or WDDZ (1250) in Pittsburgh found them still on the air this morning – and NERW can exclusively report that those signals will remain on the air indefinitely until Disney is able to sell them.
Why the change of heart?
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In addition to our cover photo of WELI in Radio Towers Park in Hamden, Connecticut, we have a page that features Rhode Island Public Radio affiliate WNPN.
In the spring you’ll see KNZZ in Grand Junction, Colorado, KXNT in Las Vegas and WLVL in Lockport, New York.
Summer brings Long Island’s WLNG, KLBJ of Austin and the Nebraska Rural Radio Association’s KRVN.
Fall features WEEU in Reading, Pennsylvania, WLLH in Lawrence, Massachusetts and KSTN in Stockton, California.
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