Years ago, 105.9 was classic rock as WCXR. They boasted one of the largest on-air music libraries in the country.105.9 Gets An Edge, Imus Out - 8/26 - DCRTV told you that Citadel was planning to pull the plug on True Oldies 105.9. Well, it happened at 10 AM today, with the arrival of "The Edge," a hardish classic rock/alternative rock format. Slogan: "Classic rock that rocks." Look out Clear Channel's classic hits/rock WBIG. DCRTV hears that DC radio veteran Steve Allan, who programmed the 1960s/1970s-based pop oldies format, is staying. DCRTV also hears that the syndicated Don Imus morning show is toast. Last song on True Oldies 105.9: "Windy" by the Association. First song on 105.9 The Edge: Aerosmith's "Living On The Edge." Playlist includes the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Stone Temple Pilots, the Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, AC/DC, the Who. Commercial-free through Labor Day. Currently jockless. Website at theedge1059.com. Citadel's DC Operations Manager Kenny King calls the format "Mix 107.3 for guys," in reference to sister hot adult contemporary WRQX and its female orientation. The Scott Shannon-syndicated "True Oldies" format was installed in February 2008 and never achieved any ratings traction. In the latest ratings round-up, the station, WJZW, placed 20th. "Will be interesting.
This same voice guy did liners for 98 Rock in Baltimore, and the short-lived "Pure Rock 103" in Annapolis. I think I've also heard him do stuff for WVMH.
The music mix and imaging is really good so far. They're playing tracks that were market staples for DC101 and 94.7 at the time.