End of a radio era: WPLJ going off air May 31
New Jersey residents are reacting to news of a longtime radio station signing off just as the summer starts.
WPLJ 95.5 FM, a "hot adult contemporary" format, announced on Twitter that it will air its final broadcast on May 31.
The property is being sold by Cumulus Media to Educational Media Foundation (EMF) a Christian radio broadcaster under a deal that goes into effect at month's end.
The station has been a music staple since 1971.
Among highlights of the New York broadcast station for lifelong Jersey adults was the "Scott and Todd Show," co-hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill for over two decades until 2014.
Music lovers in New Jersey still have a choice of Top 40 and adult contemporary formats, including Townsquare Media stations WPST 94.5 FM, WJLK 94.3FM The Point and WOBM 92.7FM. And the music continues to come out to play on weekends and holidays on New Jersey 101.5.
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