New York City has had terrible radio for about as long as I’ve lived here. Sure there is WFUV but I can’t get a good FUV signal in lower manhattan. Same with WBGO, one of the best jazz stations out there. When it comes to rock, forget about it. Or that’s what I thought.
I bought two Sangean HD Tuners and put them in my new home in NYC this week. I’ve been listening non-stop to 104.3′s HD2 channel all week. Deep cuts of rock radio. Pink Floyd, The Stones, U2, Peter Gabriel Genesis, Bruce, Led Zepplin, etc. With DJs. If you listen to XM Channel 40 or Sirius Channel 16, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Best of all, there’s no advertisements on the HD2 channels right now. And you get the music for free as long as you have a radio that has the HD logo on it. Many new radios support HD. And if you want to buy a new one, you can get an HD radio for your home or car for as little as $189.
If you live in NYC and love deep cuts of classic rock, do yourself a favor and check out 104.3-2. I think you’ll agree its a great addition to the NY radio landscape.