Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spotlight on WLNG Sag Harbor Long Island

In 1977-78 when I lived in New London, CT I was able to pick up WLNG from Sag Harbor at the eastern end of Long Island.  Even back then it was one of very few locally owned radio stations.  They played oldies rarely heard on good oldies stations like WCBS-FM.  In the 1990s I often traded for tapes of WLNG since the music was so good.

In 2005 After Bob Shannon was let go after the hijacking of WCBS-FM WlNG hired him and his wife Connie T. Empress to do a Behind the Hits Show Tuesdays from 11 AM to 3 PM.  Even when Bob was rehired by WCBS-FM he July 2007, he kept the gig at WLNG.  This station is a dinosaur, but a very enjoyable one.  Where else on the radio dial in this area would you hear announcements for lost pets and other local announcements.  Today I was able to work in my office and hear WLNG for about 1 1/2 hours.  Isn't webcasting wonderful.  You can hear almost any radio station you want at any time of the day or night.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When CBS-FM dropped Oldies on 6/3/05, WLNG was my favorite Station. I still listen to it once in a while. They have a music library of 10,000 Songs and they play stuff you never hear on other Oldies Stations. I guess they are able to do this because they are in a small market and they don't have to worry about demo's which stations in big cities like NY do. Yes, listening to radio stations online from all over the country is a great thing. WLNG is also is one of the few FM Stations that does not broadcast in Stereo which makes it unique as well.

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