WNYL (FM)

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WNYL is an FM radio station licensed to New York City and owned by Entercom.wikipedia
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The Howard Stern Show

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The station was the flagship of The Howard Stern Show from November 1985 to December 2005, and The Opie and Anthony Show from April 2006 until March 2009.
The Howard Stern Show is the longtime radio show hosted by American radio personality Howard Stern that gained wide recognition when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from WXRK in New York City, between 1986 and 2005.

Opie and Anthony

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The station was the flagship of The Howard Stern Show from November 1985 to December 2005, and The Opie and Anthony Show from April 2006 until March 2009.
After their firing from WAAF, Hughes recalled that he and Cumia became "a wanted commodity" as they received offers from one station in Atlanta, Georgia, and WXRK and WNEW in New York City.

Entercom

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WNYL is an FM radio station licensed to New York City and owned by Entercom.
Later that day, Entercom would switch WBMP/New York to alternative.

Flagship (broadcasting)

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The station was the flagship of The Howard Stern Show from November 1985 to December 2005, and The Opie and Anthony Show from April 2006 until March 2009.

Howard Stern

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After being fired from WNBC in October 1985, Howard Stern signed on to do afternoons, and initially combined music with talk, but on February 18, 1986, Stern took over the morning slot.
In 1985, he began a 20-year run at WXRK in New York City; his morning show entered syndication in 1986 and aired in 60 markets and attracted 20 million listeners at its peak.

WKTU

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To make matters worse, then-named 103.5 WAPP also went CHR that fall.
They kept this format until the fall of 1978, when the old WKTU (on 92.3 FM) went from an adult contemporary format to a disco format.

WZRC

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In late 1950, Straus sold the station to the owners of WHOM radio (1480 AM) and WHOM-FM went on the air on February 26, 1951, featuring a variety of formats, including ethnic, background music, classical, Spanish, and easy listening.
In 1975 the station was sold to SJR communications along with WHOM-FM (now WNYL) and the call sign was changed to WJIT (Radio Jit).

Empire State Building

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WNYL broadcasts an Alternative rock format branded as "Alt 92.3", with studios located in the Hudson Square neighborhood in Manhattan and transmitter located at the Empire State Building.

Infinity Broadcasting Corporation

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In 1981, SJR Communications sold WKTU to Infinity Broadcasting (which merged with CBS Radio in 1997).
Soon after, the company acquired fellow New York stations WNEW-FM, WKTU (now WNYL; the present-day WKTU is owned by iHeartMedia), WZRC, and WFAN the following years, followed by WYSP-FM in Philadelphia.

Alison Steele

The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
She returned to WNEW in 1982 for another three years, and then joined New York's WXRK in 1989 for another six.

WNEW-FM

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Since New York City only had one full-time rock station with WNEW-FM, there was an opportunity.
In January 1996, the station declined to switch to classic rock when WXRK, also known as "K-Rock" (now WNYL), which had a classic rock format for several years, decided to adopt an alternative rock format.

WHTZ

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Shortly thereafter, WKTU received new competition from WHTZ and WPLJ, both of which adapted a CHR format.
Ratings, though nowhere near the top anymore, remained steady at the station during much of the mid-1990s, however, by March 1996, there was a steep drop after WKTU signed on at 103.5 FM with a dance music format, and WXRK adapted a full-time alternative-leaning active rock format.

The Dog House (talk show)

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Other talk shows from hosts such as The Dog House with JV & Elvis, Penn Jillette, Leslie Gold, Chris Booker, and Jake Fogelnest & Jackie Clarke aired weekdays, while an active rock music format continued to be played on the weekends, called "Free Rock Weekends.
The show was previously based in New York City on 92.3 Free FM, and prior to that aired on Clear Channel's Wild 94.9 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Turtles

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
In the 1980s, they began hosting their own radio show on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles and WXRK in New York City and recorded soundtrack music for children's shows like the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake.

Free FM

The WXRK call letters were replaced by WFNY-FM (standing for "Free New York") on January 1, 2006, with the official "Free FM" launch two days later at 6 a.m. The station, which was one of several CBS Radio stations around the nation branded as "Free FM", featured rock singer David Lee Roth as its morning show host.
On the same day, several of these Infinity/CBS radio stations became known as "Free FM"; some of the stations already had an all-talk format, while others switched from a music format, and WXRK New York announced that it would become "Free FM" starting January 3, 2006.

WPLJ

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Shortly thereafter, WKTU received new competition from WHTZ and WPLJ, both of which adapted a CHR format.
(Jim Kerr and sidekick Shelli Sonstein remained with the station through the end of the decade.) Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, and Marc Coppola eventually moved to Infinity Broadcasting's WXRK when it debuted a couple of years later.

Dave Herman (DJ)

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
Herman was also heard on New York classic rock station 92.3 WXRK (now WNYL).

Meg Griffin (DJ)

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
Griffin later had stints at K-Rock (WXRK), WNEW-FM and WBAI in New York City, WLIR on Long Island, and WMMR (1978 and 1980) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vin Scelsa

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
He joined then-new rock station WXRK-FM 92.3 K-Rock in 1985 and hosted a freeform program there through the end of 1995.

Jimmy Fink

Jimmy Fink from WPLJ was one of the first new radio personalities to be hired.
In 1985, he was one of the first New York air personalities to join the new K-Rock, WXRK, in New York City.

Dan Ingram

That fall, the station added legendary WABC host Dan Ingram to afternoons, and Jo Maeder, "The Madame", from Miami's Y-100, joined Jay Thomas in the morning and did her own midday show, but the station continued to struggle in the ratings.

John Zacherle

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
In late 1992, Zacherle joined the staff of "K-Rock," WXRK, at a time when the roster included other free-form radio luminaries such as Vin Scelsa (with whom he'd worked at WPLJ) and Meg Griffin.

WNBC (AM)

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After being fired from WNBC in October 1985, Howard Stern signed on to do afternoons, and initially combined music with talk, but on February 18, 1986, Stern took over the morning slot.
After Stern's dismissal and subsequent debut on rival New York station 92.3 K-Rock, WNBC's ratings plummeted, and they were under a two-share by the spring of 1986.

WAXQ

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Late in 1993, Classical music station WNCN switched formats and became WAXQ ("Q 104.3"), with a mix of hard and modern rock.
Also, during the mid-1990s, other New York City radio stations were playing alternative rock music, as WXRK went from classic rock to alternative rock, and WNEW-FM was trying to go after a younger audience.

Marc Coppola (actor)

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The airstaff, which included Flo & Eddie from classic rock band The Turtles, became full of veterans from other New York rock stations, including Dave Herman, Pete Fornatale, Meg Griffin, Vin Scelsa, and Alison Steele from WNEW-FM, along with Jimmy Fink, Tony Pigg, Marc Coppola, and John Zacherle from WPLJ.
He worked as a DJ at KLOS 95.5 FM in Los Angeles, California, WYXE and WMAD FM in Madison, Wisconsin in the late 1970s, WBAB 102.3 FM in Babylon, New York, WRCN 103.9 FM in Riverhead, New York, WPLJ 95.5 FM New York City and New York's WAPP 103.5 FM in the 1980s as well as New York's K-ROCK WXRK 92.3 FM in the late '80s and early '90s.