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Topic: RE: NEW YORK CITY
For a while the 1560kc frequency of WQXR-AM took on the WNEW Middle of the road music format. In the early '90s, the New York Times felt that FM was so common nowadays as to eliminate the need for duplicate programming on AM and FM, so they changed the format of WQXR-AM to "Swing and Big Band." This was done very tastefully, and "WQEW" (borrowing the "EW" from the old WNEW) became a well-listened-to, unique, and respected station. One could forgive the Times for converting their +50-year-old classical station, as WQXR-FM still continued as "The Classical Station of the New York Times."