Detroit’s newest radio station launched today
at 8:00AM featuring all of today’s Top 40 hits from artists such as the Black
Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Rihanna, The Fray, Pink, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake,
Kanye West, and Miley Cyrus, among others.
AMP RADIO (98.7 WVMV-FM) can be heard on-air, online at www.987ampradio.com, and via a variety
of mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPod Nano, Zune, and select Blackberry
This marks the second AMP radio
station in the CBS RADIO portfolio to launch this year, and the 12th
CHR formatted radio station in the Company.
Just seven months after its debut, KAMP-FM in Los Angeles is the fastest growing radio
station in the market and a top choice among Adults 18-34.
Listeners can stay connected with
98.7 AMP Radio in a variety of ways whether they want to hear new music first,
receive the latest pop culture and music news, have the first opportunity to
win or purchase concert tickets and music downloads, and direct interactive
access to the station personalities.
987ampradio.com offers new music videos, the ability to learn more about
favorite artists, and gives access to the
most up to date information about station events and appearances. The station’s website will be the hub for
everything music related, and posts on Twitter (twitter.com/987ampradio) and Facebook
(facebook.com/987ampradio) will keep audiences informed and entertained.
Dom Theodore, Vice President of Contemporary Hit Radio
Programming for CBS RADIO, says, “This station is ALL about the hits, and we
intend to build the next powerhouse top 40 on a number of integrated
platforms. 98.7 AMP Radio will be a full
360-degree audio and visual experience that will continue to evolve in step
with the latest trends in music.”
Added Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice
President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit, “AMP Radio is a one stop
destination for teen and young adult music fans – a highly savvy and
interactive audience. We’ve seen more
interest in this format from this audience than with any other, and our top 40
stations are performing better than ever for the company. We’ve made a number of moves to expand our
footprint in this area to much success and we’re thrilled to be the next in a
long line of great stations.”
The smooth jazz format previously
found on 98.7 will now be available on the station’s HD 2 multicast channel and
streamed online at www.smoothjazzdetroit.com.