Thursday, October 8, 2009

Univision Closes on WQXR./NY, Set for Signal Swap

Univision is set to takeover the frequency of Classical 6kw WQXR-FM (96.3)/New York Thursday night at 8pm concluding the previously anounced deal with the New York Times for $33.5 million. Concurrently, crosstown News/Talk WNYC-FM takes Univision's Tropical 600-watt WCAA-FM (105.9)'s equipment and license, and the right to the WQXR call letters from the Times Company for $11.5 million.

Univision Radio will transition WCAA-FM from 105.9 to 96.3 Thursday night providing the Spanish-language operator with expanded coverage of the New York Hispanic demographic. WNYC will operate WQXR on 105.9 FM and continue to serve its current audience as a listener-supported public station dedicated to classical music. (10-08-09)

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