In many markets across the country there are iconic radio stations – radio stations with legacies that, when you hear the call letters, it automatically brings to mind a special feeling or emotional attachment. WPLJ in New York City is one of those stations. It was an early pioneer, successfully programming an album-oriented music format on the FM band, unheard of at the time. With the recent announcement of its sale after 48 years, WPLJ as we know it will be signing off.
In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Allen Shaw, President & CEO of Centennial Broadcasting and Vice Chairman of the Board, Beasley Media Group. With an idea and sheer determination, Allen was able to convince ABC, the original owner of the station, to allow him to turn his vision into a reality.