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The End Of Kiss-FM; Debut of 98.7 ESPN

98.7 Kiss KissFM Kiss-FM WRKS New York Tom Joyner Michael Baisden Isaac Hayes Ashford Simpson Red Alert 98.7 ESPN New York 1050 WRKS WEPN Stephen A. Smith Mike Lupica Michael Kay

Previous Format: Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM
New Format: Sports “98.7 ESPN
Date & Time Of Change: April 30, 2012 at 12:00am
More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

The Final Day Of 98.7 Kiss-FM
| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | The End |


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  1. Well, it’s the end of an era for one of the first KISS radio stations in the USA.

    • And to think!, that station was Urban (from September 1980 to December 1994 unofficially, January 1995 officially) and later Urban Adult Contemporary (until 4/30/2012). Who’d have thought that the branding “KISS” would later be associated with CHR!!?!!

  2. Re the references to (WRKS’ former Urban Contemporary (and, later, its now-former Urban Adult Contemporary) competitor) WBLS: the latter’s owners at the time acquired WRKS’ intellectual property. Hence, former 98.7 Kiss FM deejays Lenny Green and Shaila and the Sunday morning talk show “Open Line” now on WBLS.


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