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"Free FM" is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Stern's departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. Free FM was given its name to highlight that satellite radio costs money. Image File history File links Freefmlogo. ... Image File history File links Freefmlogo. ... A moniker (or monicker) is a pseudonym, or cognomen, which one gives to oneself. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... For the former personal attorney and partner of Anna Nicole Smith, see Howard K. Stern. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ...


Free FM stations target a largely male demographic ranking from 18 to 49, attracting those who normally listen to FM rock and alternative stations, instead of existing AM talk radio listeners. Programs are more ribald than AM talk stations and include more discussion of dating, personal relationships, and pop culture, more comedy, and more discussion of celebrities and entertainment. Some Free FM stations also include music programs. [1] Most Free FM programs are generally classified under the hot talk format. The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Look up AM, A.M., Am, am, a. ... Talk can refer to: Look up talk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ribaldry is the third and somewhat neglected genre of sexual entertainments, something different from either pornography or erotica, yet is often confused with them. ... Hot talk is a radio format involving a form of talk radio geared predominantly to a male demographic between the ages of 18-49. ...

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History

Initial Launch

On October 25, 2005, Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio) officially announced that it would be replacing Stern on many of its radio stations with David Lee Roth in New York City and several other eastern markets, Shane "Rover" French in the midwest and Adam Carolla in Los Angeles and several other western markets. On the same day, several of these Infinity/CBS radio stations became known as "Free FM", some of which already had an all-talk format, while others switched from a music format, and WXRK New York announced that it would become "Free FM" starting January 3, 2006. Jimmy Kimmel is to serve as creative consultant for the format. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the former personal attorney and partner of Anna Nicole Smith, see Howard K. Stern. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Adam Carolla on Too Late with Adam Carolla Adam Carolla (b. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City  498. ... WFNY-FM, known on-air as 92-3 Free FM, is a radio station with a talk radio/rock format in New York City located at 92. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television comedy talk-show host and producer. ...


Demise and replacement of Roth

In April 2006 rumors were reported that Roth's show would be dumped due to low ratings (The ratings for Roth's show in morning drive went down eighty percent compared to Howard Stern's ratings in the same slot a year prior) and would be replaced by XM's Opie and Anthony. The move will mark Opie and Anthony's return to the New York terrestrial radio scene and to CBS Radio; their show was cancelled by CBS/Infinity in 2002 when they were syndicated through sister station WNEW due to a broadcast of the Sex For Sam III skit from St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York that generated much controversy. April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 April 2006 (Saturday) Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Drive time is prime time for radio broadcasting. ... XM may stand for: XM Satellite Radio, a United States broadcasting company. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... Terrestrial radio is a term which encompasses the AM and FM ground-based radio technologies, the term was coined around Howard Sterns move to Sirius Satellite Radio. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... WNEW is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... St. ...


The move was confirmed by Opie and Anthony on their show and web site on Friday, April 21. As of that date, David Lee Roth's Web site had disappeared along with any mention of him on the Free FM local affiliates. On Monday, April 24, a flash presentation presented on the Free FM local affiliates alluded to a debut time of 9 a.m. that day for the announcement of the return of the Opie and Anthony show. The show debuted on the former David Lee Roth affiliates on April 26. April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ...


In addition to the departure of Roth, Rover's Morning Glory has also been removed from the Free FM stations and now only airs in Cleveland, on WXRK, and a handful of Modern rock music stations. WXRK (92. ... Modern rock or Nu-breed is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ...


Ratings

The first Arbitron ratings returns indicated that Opie and Anthony had begun to slightly turn around the ratings drop brought on by the departure of Stern and the hiring of Roth, leading CBS to syndicate the show to over 20 markets by August 2006. The overall station ratings only went down 2.0 from Winter 2005 to Winter 2006, to a 1.1. This leaves Free FM ranked #23 in the NY market, and is currently the lowest rated FM Station in the NYC Market. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ...


External links

Free FM stations

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Reference

  • Opie and Anthony announce return to CBS Radio

External links

  • The Unofficial Free FM Message Board (Philadelphia)
  • Welcome to Free FM
  • List of Free FM stations

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