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What happened to New York’s Country 94.7? Is it going off the air?

Amber Peake October 22, 2021
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New York’s Country 94.7 is set to undergo imminent format changes. The news was announced today Friday, 22 September, as the station’s talent said their goodbyes. Following the news, some are curious to know what’s going to happen to 94.7 as we know it.

What happened to New York’s Country 94.7?

It was announced today, Friday 22 October, that New York’s Country 94.7 station is set to undergo imminent format changes.

New York’s Country 94.7’s broadcasting team, including morning host Kelly Ford, informed listeners of the station’s reformating on air today. As per All Access, Ford is reported to have said: “Everybody in this room fought really hard, really long for this not to happen.”

The station has had a country format since 2013 and was then known as 94.7 Nash FM – America’s Country Station. It was later rebranded in 2019 and has since become known to listeners as New York’s Country 94.7.

Radio formats are structures that feature content related to a station’s target audience. New York’s Country 94.7 is currently known for its country music, although some sources believe it could move to a classic hip hip content style:

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Listeners react to stations format changes

As the changes to the station were discussed on air today, some have since shared their reactions on social media:

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Montreal 94.7 Hits FM went off-air last month

Coincidentally, a Canadian radio station known also known under the station number 94.7 went off-air at the end of September. 94.7 Hits FM had been running since 2002 and was set to celebrate 20 years on the air next year.

A statement addressing the stations viewers on Twitter read: “The rumours you’ve likely been hearing are true. Today is the final day of 94.7 Hits FM.

“Thank you for 19 years of amazing memories and playing Montreal’s Hottest Music. At midnight tonight, you will hear something very different on 94.7 FM. We love you. Thank you.”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.