Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Adios K-Rock, Hello Now

And so that's that. Right around 4:54, Van Hagar's "Right Now" faded out, followed by roughly two minutes of a ticking sound (no doubt, counting down). At 4:56, following a thank you to K-Rock's listeners and an announcement that the music would continue at their website and Hi-Def station, a pre-produced montage began, starting with the sounds of old, great New York stations (I heard WABC, 99X, WPLJ, WMCA, and Z100). With each top of the minute, an announcer intoned the time left until "now." The rest of the time was spent threatening Z100 ("You've had almost thirty years" and stuff like that).

At 5:00, KRock was done and Now began, kicking off with "Boom Boom Pow" by Black Eyed Peas (not sure why - maybe somebody more "hip" can tell me).

By the time Flo Rida's "Right Round" came on, I was gone. Nothing against the song (borrowing some of the beat from "You Spin Me Right Round" by Dead or Alive, circa 1985) but I felt the format change was over and I could get on with my evening.

Like I said, that's that.


Sean G. Kilkelly said...

So is this going to be a new breezy or lite-FM type of station. More John Tesh? Great.

Rob Adams said...

Thankfully, it's not that. It's all Top-40. Reminds me very much of Z-100 (who they are in competition with) or K104 up here in the Hudson Valley.