Today, October 22nd, it brings us great sadness to share the news that New York City’s only country radio station, New York’s Country 94.7 FM will officially go off air.
The news comes as a shock to everyone as our favorite radio personalities gathered today to share the news during Kelly Ford in the Morning.
The station first came to life at 9:47AM on January 21st, 2013 with the song “How Country Feels” from Randy Houser after 17 years without a country radio station in New York City. Kelly Ford was the very first voice heard on the station and quickly became a part of many New Yorkers daily lives.
Today, Kelly Ford along with her morning show co-hosts Jonah “The New Guy”, Sabrina “Sabrina from Queens”, the station’s midday personality, Katie Neal and afternoons, Jesse Addy came together to make the announcement on air.
*UPDATE – As the crew officially signed off just around 12PM ET, the 94.7FM station switched over promptly at 1PM ET to “The Block”, New York’s new No. 1 for throwbacks. The station will feature a wide collection of classic hip-hop hits and throwbacks, including favorites from Jay-Z, Fugees, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige and more.
It is unclear what’s next for the New York’s Country 94.7 hosts. Fans can still listen to their fix of country music on the Audacy app at “New York’s Country 94.7 HD-2.