Talk:WLIR-FM

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Thanks for the pre 1971 Information[edit]

Good addition to the article both showing that the station played Broadway Tunes and Classical Music pre 1971and why it changed to the progressive rock format that year. Also this article gives a reasonable history of the station during it's progressive rock era. This is important because many people only know the station from the 1980's and beyond 02:50, 23 June 2006 (EK)

Took out Sirius 1st Wave mention[edit]

The line was basically a commercial for that station. "Adoringly" is plain POV. WLIR although important was not the sole outlet for that music. Kept mention of Larry the Duck working at that station and added that the format is similar to WLIR Dare to be Different era.

"Screamer" Sound?[edit]

Does anyone know what (or where) that Screamer of the Week scream came from? This would be WLIR (1982-1987). Not the "Shreik". Also, has anyone a link to the actual sound itself (wav, mp3, etc)? This would be great as memoriabilia. MediaPlex 02:16, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure what years, but there was a time in the mid to late 70's that LIR was a Southern Rock station just prior to the more famous Progressive Rock era. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.45.19.96 (talk) 20:05, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

A bit late with this but this is kind of incorrect. Progressive Rock and the Progressive Rock radio formats popularity predates Southern Rock's popularity. The format meant an eclectic mix and a wide variety of music (all songs on an album instead of the "hits" as an example}, and disk jokey control of what music was played. Southern Rock was played as part of this eclectic mix and was played often in the middle and late 1970s because Long Island was the place outside of the south where the genre was most popular at the time. Edkollin (talk) 20:29, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

WLIR & WDRE history[edit]

The history of WLIR and WDRE is significant, however most of it did not occur on 107.1 FM. It spans 92.7 and 98.5 as well. This history would be better organized into its own article, then have links to it from the frequencies that carried it. --DrChuck68 (talk) 18:55, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

This current way seems to be how the radio articles have been written. I don't know why. When I get time I will look into the reasoning for it. Edkollin (talk) 01:57, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I see what you're saying (re: keeping history with the frequency), but let me explain my concern about having the entire WLIR/WDRE history here. This history spans 92.7 FM (currently WQBU-FM), 98.5 FM (currently WBON), and 107.1 FM (currently WLIR-FM). The bulk of which happened on 92.7 and 98.5:
92.7: WLIR Broadway, classical, prog rock (1959-1982), WLIR modern rock (1982-1987), WDRE-FM modern rock (1987-1996), WLIR-FM modern rock (1996-Jan 2004)
98.5 (simulcasted 92.7 FM from 1993 to 2004): WMRW (1993-1996), WLIR (1996), WLRI (1996-1997), WDRE (1997-Jan 2004)
January 2004 marked the end of the "golden age of modern rock" of WLIR/WDRE. 107.1 didn't enter the rock picture until this time, and even they weren't 100% consistent:
107.1: WLIR "The Box" rock (Jan 2004-Sep 2005), WLIR "NeoBreeze" jazz/chill (Sep 2005-Dec 2005), WLIR modern rock (Dec 2005-Jan 2008)
107.1 also has its own history that pre-dates 2004, which isn't being covered here at all (HB-107, 102.7 WNEW-FM simulcast, Y-107 country quadcast, Rumba 107 quadcast).
I've been re-thinking my idea. Perhaps instead of creating a new article, move the history to already existing articles. WQBU-FM would have the 1959-Jan 2004 history for 92.7, and WBON would have the 1993-Jan 2004 history for 98.5. The events that occurred from January 2004 to January 2008 can remain here. Appropriate links can be added to direct readers to the various histories.
Then comes the question of what to do with these sections: Important WLIR Personalities - Where are they now?, Memorable WLIR-FM Moments and Shows, and Memorable Clubs and Venues. Being from the "golden age of modern rock," I'm guessing they can be moved to WQBU-FM, also. --DrChuck68 (talk) 22:38, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

It is clear that much of the content of the article relates to the Reiger, Stereo Broadcasters, Phoenix Broadcasting and Morey licensees. The importance of the station cannot be understated as it relates to the Long Radio radio dial, the "alternative" music industry as a whole as well as the historic FCC and court battles. As the most frequent contributor to the article, the effort is made to preserve that history in a factual, nonbiased approach. As such, it's important to keep the content intact on the current page or at the very least, a page devoted soley to this content. WLIR99 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.38.76.226 (talk) 12:57, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

That was my original thought, to put the WLIR/WDRE history on its own page, because it spans three frequencies over many years. The majority of the space in this article is devoted to that history, but very little talks about the history of 107.1 FM itself. The bulk of WLIR/WDRE history happened at 92.7 FM and 98.5 FM. I agree, this history should be preserved, but the question remains: where is the proper place? --DrChuck68 (talk) 13:36, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Keeping the content together thru the end of the Morey ownership is important since RJ, Jed and John C WERE WLIR on all of the frequencies and formats. You recently changed the WLIR page to WLIR-FM. Perhaps adding a WLIR page for the historical, alternative information would work while the WLIR-FM page could contain the Voice of Hope and Hope radio information. This is somewhat similar to WOXY-FM and WOXY.COM pages when First Broadcasting bought 97.7 WOXY-FM while the alternative 97X music remained on WOXY.COM along with the former WOXY-FM history. WLIR99 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.38.76.226 (talk) 18:27, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes, WOXY is a good example of what can be done here. WLIR-FM can have the Hope Radio info. WLIR is a disambiguation page at the moment, but the WLIR history can be put there. If a disambiguation page is still needed, it can be put at WLIR (disambiguation). --DrChuck68 (talk) 23:41, 18 April 2013 (UTC)