...as reported by today's Inside Radio. (Insideradio.com for subscriptions.)
Merlin Media dumps news in New York and Chicago.
Nearly a year after launching to much fanfare as New York and Chicago’s first all-news FMs, Merlin Media has dropped the format amid meager ratings. It has flipped New York’s “FM News 101.9” WEMP to “New Rock 101.9” at 10:05 this morning. The change returns rock to the former home of Emmis rock WRXP. In Chicago “FM News 101.1” WIQI flipped to hot AC as “i101.”