NEW YORK – APRIL 26, 2012 – 98.7 KISS FM has been a voice in our community for 30 years, and today they say goodbye. 98.7 KISS FM will be joining forces with 107.5 WBLS to become one powerful R&B music and community force in the tri-state area.
WBLS VP/General Manager Deon Levingston says: “WBLS and WRKS have been the voice of the tri-state black community for 30 years and we plan to merge the best of both stations to create a stronger voice to deliver the best in R&B music while also super serving our community.”
Starting today at10am and throughout the weekend, 107.5 WBLS and 98.7 KISS FM will celebrate the legacy of 98.7 KISS FM by celebrating the music and impact of 98.7 KISS FM on both stations. Listen today to 107.5 WBLS or 98.7 KISS FM to hear Shaila live from 10a-3pm, Jeff Foxx from 3pm-7pm and Lenny Green from 7pm-12am as we celebrate 30 years of KISS FM.
The music and thecommunity of NYC will come together Monday, April 30th at 12AM and the legacy of WRKS will continue as midday air personality Shaila and night air personality Lenny Greene join the WBLS family. Shaila will occupy the mid-day shift from 10a-3pm and Lenny Green will continue in the evenings from 7pm-12am.
Emmis New York SVP/General Manager Alexandra Cameron adds: “I extend my gratitude and deepest thanks to the many special people that created the memories and sense of community that KISS FM delivered for 30 years. Emmis will be forever grateful. We are so very glad that a part of KISS will remain remembered through WBLS programming as they welcome beloved personalities like Shaila and Lenny Green”
A tribute to the history of KISS FM will also be celebrated via wbls.com and 987kissfm.com.
It can also be seen on Facebook at 987kissfm and wbls1075 and twitter at @987kissfm and@wbls1075
Make sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with Elev8 breaking news stories.
Don’t forget to take a look at our gallery of history makers below.