Archive for April, 2012
Mixed by Donald Lassiter
01. The Edwin Hawkins Singers – I Surrender
02. Paster T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship
03. Johnny Hammond – Fantasy
04. Sun Palace _ Rude Moments
05. Yambu – Sunny
06. Kamuran Akkor – Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz
07. Omar S presents Aaron”fit”Siegel Feat. L’Renee – Tonite
08. The Burrell Brothers Tech Trax Inc. – State Of The Art
09. China Clark – Brown Sugar
10. Boyd Jarvis – Boyd Piano
Photo by Joe’s Nyc
The two will become one station and broadcast with WBLS call letters at 107.5
After 30 years as spirited and often ferocious rivals, WBLS (107.5 FM) and WRKS (98.7 FM, Kiss-FM) will become one.
In a turn as sudden and stunning as the Yankees merging with the Mets, the city’s two adult urban radio stations announced in a joint press release Thursday that they will become “One Family, One Station.”
Kiss and WBLS began simulcasting at 10 a.m. Thursday, starting with a tribute to the 30-year legacy of Kiss.
As of 12 a.m. Monday they will become a single station at 107.5 FM, under the WBLS call letters.
It is likely this news will not please all listeners, many of whom feel there are already too few black media voices in the city.
The merger is part of a major reshuffling triggered when Disney agreed to acquire 98.7 FM from Emmis.
The complicated $96 million deal essentially lets Disney lease 98.7 FM as of Monday morning, when it will start simulcasting ESPN radio there. ESPN radio is now heard on the weaker 1050 AM signal.
Disney had been thirsting for an FM signal so it can better challenge CBS Radio’s all-sports WFAN (660 AM).
A key factor in this new deal is that WRKS and WBLS have both had financial problems, at the stations themselves and with their parent companies.
Emmis last year also sold its 101.9 FM frequency in New York.
Photo by James Maher – New York Photography
Mixed by Ron Morelli
01. Journey Towards Harmony / Luc MARIANNI
02. The Electronic Record for Children
03. Porter Ricks/
05. ANDY STOTT/*
06. ANTINOTE/ IUKE
07. OMAR S / The White Castle Song
09. Jim and Tammy and Their Friends / THE HOUSE ON ROCK
Eager to open its doors for the first time to the public and participate in The Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival, on June 1, 2 and 3rd; Cedar Room, home of Funky Slice Vinyl Shop and The Daily Session will be serving up wax for your consumption, providing and broadcasting live mixes and finishing the weekend with the most exclusive Dance Party in Bushwick.
A community center for vinyl enthusiasts, connoisseurs and junkies, Funky Slice Vinyl Shop invites you to dig our extensive selection, take advantage of our listening booth and have a listen to our hard-to-find and rare grooves and take home with you a slice of New York’s underground. Making available stock from Vinylmania, offering House, Disco and Soul Funk and other unclassifiable and undiscovered gems, from Friday until Sunday, here is your chance to gain entrance to this membership record listening joint.
All while local DJs deliver The Daily Session—Transmissions from New York’s Underground that keep vinyl alive—enjoy and take part in the green environment that is Cedar Room. Throughout the weekend before your eyes, local, talented artists will be having live art sessions, producing calligraphy, graffiti and cover art.
On Saturday night Cedar Room will be hosting some of the best known and yet-to-be discovered DJs who will grace us with their favorite tunes in an unparalleled sound system. Sure to be a magnet of positive energy this party is open to all participants of Bushwick Open Studios & Arts Festival. Not to be missed!
details coming soon!