Kiss-Off: New York Radio Station Kiss-FM Shuttered, ESPN Takes Its Spot

Shakeup in a major radio market: First, New York urban adult rivals WBLS (107.5 FM) and WRKS (98.7 FM, Kiss-FM) merged and on Monday will become a single station  at 107.5 FM, under the WBLS call letters. Both stations were struggling -- but still New York Daily News' David Hinckley called the move "as sudden and stunning as the Yankees merging with the Mets."

In the second piece of the shuffle, sports radio ESPN New York is taking over the former WRKS 98.7 FM spot on the radio dial, moving from AM to FM for a much stronger signal and thus "presenting a new challenge to the dominant player in New York sports radio, CBS Radio's WFAN-AM," writes Matthew Flamm.

Read the whole story at Crain's New York Business »