WRXP’s New York Rock Experience: Finally, A Radio Station Where Bruce Springsteen And The Hold Steady Can Coexist
More on the brand-new NYC rock station WRXP: To answer a commenter’s question, it’s apparently hoping to differentiate itself from its crosstown rock-radio competitor K-Rock by not having idiots like Opie & Anthony during AM drive time* and claiming that its format merges “New Music, Classic Rock, Alternative & Local Rock into a new adult blend called ‘The New York Rock Experience.” (The press release also says that the station’ll be hiring “live and local on-air talent for the station”; if any Emmis reps are reading this, I’d like to say hello.) To help listeners figure out just what they’ll be, um, experiencing as part of their New York Rock Experience, the release lists 22 artists; as Chris Molanphy said when I showed it to him, it’s “comforting comfort food” and as heavy on the dudes as you’d expect from a commercial rock station. But hey, it is Seether-free. Full list after the jump.
Franz Ferdinand Bruce Springsteen Nirvana Coldplay U2 Pearl Jam Dave Matthews The Police Beck Radiohead The Who Oasis Arcade Fire Social Distortion REM Hold Steady White Rabbits Santogold The National Nada Surf
Emmis Launches Innovative New York City Radio Station [PR Newswire]
* OK, I’m hoping there. But… please?