NEW YORK, NY.- For the first time in seventeen years New York City has its first country radio station: NashFM.
The new station 94.7 promises its listeners that they are" dedicated to bringing you the best, newest and most exciting country artists on the planet." At 9.47 a.m. the station opened playing their first country songs ""How Country Feels" by Randy Howser and "Southern Comfort Zone" by Brad Paisley.
New York City has been without a dedicated country music radio station since 1996. Acquired by Cumulus Radio in October, NashFM was previously an alt-rock station.
"I think this is great for the fans and great for the format," Mike O'Malley, a music programmer for New York's former WYNY, told Billboard magazine. "Today, not only can Jason Aldean sell out Madison Square Garden in ten minutes but his music is also being played every time the Yankees' Brett Gardener walks to the plate."