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?
December. It’s December.
Chanukah has ended. And now there are only three weeks until Christmas.
And we STILL want to help you take care of your holiday shopping — even if you’re very late buying your Chanukah presents.
We have all types of items to please your radiophile at the Fybush.com store.
There’s a DVD documenting the 50th-anniversary reunion of WRKO Radio. There are memoirs by on-air personalities. There are picture books of radio and TV history in various cities. And there are calendars.
In addition to the Tower Site Calendar, we are once again offering The Radio Historian’s Calendar.
Our Radio Historian’s Calendar quantities are limited, so order it now.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t want you to buy the Tower Site Calendar. If you order both, we will ship them together. You can even request that we autograph your tower calendar.
Did you miss the 2018 edition? You can add it to your cart for just $2.
It’s all available right now at the Fybush.com store!