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?
MAY I HAVE ANOTHER CALENDAR SALE?
Yes, you may.
Four months have passed on our Tower Site Calendar. Four glorious tower pictures.
But they’re still good for eight months, and still on sale. (But it’s fine to display January through April. The pictures look great any time of the year.)
Go to our store, click on the “Broadcasting Calendars” tab, select the options for the Tower Site Calendar (be sure to click on “yes” or “no” for a storage bag) and add it to your cart. Click on the “View Cart” button, and you are ready to check out.
And don’t forget our hand-numbered autographed calendar. It’s also on sale, but this is a limited edition.
John Schneider’s “Radio Historian’s Calendar” has been so popular this year we’ve had trouble keeping it in stock, but we’re still selling it, and it’s price is lower, too. This year’s calendar features buildings that once housed radio.