WLIR Sold On New York’s Long Island


Here’s another headline that would have resulted in a wave of outrage, circa 1986.

During the 1980s, WLIR-FM in Garden City, N.Y., was the New York metropolitan area’s equivalent of KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. As the only home for “new wave” and “modern rock,” WLIR carved a unique niche in the Nassau-Suffolk market before becoming WDRE.

Today, the WLIR call letters belong to a Class A at 107.1 MHz in the far eastern end of Long Island, in the city of Hampton Bays, N.Y.

This WLIR has just been sold.

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