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Offline Azimuth Coordinator

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WPLJ Goes Silent
« on: June 01, 2019, 1854 UTC »
A Sad Day in New York Radio. 

After 48 years, beloved radio station WPLJ/95.5 FM entered radio silence Friday.

The last song broadcast from the top of Madison Square Garden was John Lennon’s “Imagine,” released in 1971, the same year the station went on the air.  Just before the stroke of the station’s 7 p.m. demise — a fitting snippet from the Beatles’ “The End”: “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

The station was one of six purchased for $103 million by the Educational Media Foundation, a religious-programming group.

At 7 p.m., the station joined the K-LOVE network, and will now broadcast Christian contemporary music.

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Re: WPLJ Goes Silent
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 2034 UTC »

Yet another long sigh......"New York's Best Rock" from my HS/College Days during the 70's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIS6bfvOw6c

and the song that gave them their call letters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJiyMC1xhDs
« Last Edit: June 01, 2019, 2039 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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