July 18, 2012
Merlin Media's experiment with FM news in New York City and Chicago has come to an end with the flip of its two all news stations in those cities. 101.9 WEMP in New York City returns to alternative rock as "New Rock 101.9." Meanwhile WIQI 101.1 has flipped to an adult hits format as "i101 FM". The companies other radio stations were not effected by the flip and recently launched news/talk station WWIQ IQ 106.9 will remain in place as it is now.