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PLAY 98.7 TAMPA BAY’S NEWEST HIT RADIO STATION, LAUNCHED YESTERDAY AT 3PM

 width=Tuesday, August 31 at 3:00 , ET, -FM will became 98.7â„¢, ‘s new hit music station.   will broadcast “today’s best hits, without the rap” and feature popular music from artists such as Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Train, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Rob Thomas, among others.   98.7’s playlist and station information can be found at www.play987.com.

As of 3:00 PM today, Play 98.7 will be heard on-air at 98.7, streaming online at www.play987.com, and via a variety of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Blackberry, and Zune. Fans of the station can interact and stay up-to-date via Play 98.7’s social networking pages on Facebook and Twitter (www.twitter.com/play987).   The station will also have the most current music related content and blogs that will be populated by the local Play 98.7 staff.   In the neighboring community, the station will have a strong presence producing and partnering with lifestyle events and concerts.   Play 98.7 will be programmed by Orland o Davis, current Program Director and morning show host for WLLD, WiLD 94.1.   Davis is currently assembling the on-air staff, and will announce appointments and updates in the coming weeks.

CBS Tampa Senior Vice President and Market Manager Don Howe said, “Play 98.7 will connect a number of great artists to their local fans and diversify CBS RADIO’s offerings in Tampa . The station will provide the Tampa Bay Area with a great radio experience along with an integrated and interactive platform for Adult CHR music and its fans to be heard.”

Fans of WSJT’s Smooth Jazz format can access the programming on-air via the station’s secondary HD frequency, WSJT 98.7 HD2, or streaming online at www.wsjt.com, www.radio.com, AOL Radio, and Yahoo! Music.   Smooth 98.7 HD2 will remain a dominant voice in the community and continue to hold and promote local events on-air and online.

WSJT-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States . A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WYUU, WQYK-FM, WQYK-AM, WRBQ, and WLLD in Tampa .

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.

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  1. A SHORT TIME AGO YOU MOVED THE STATION ON THE DIAL TO MAKE RECEPTION BETTER ,WHICH FAILED,THE RECEPTION IS WORSE IN WESLEY CHAPEL. THEN YOU CHANGED THE FORMAT TO SOME JAZZ AND A MIX OF R&B AND SOMETHING ELSE, NOW YOU CHANGED THE FORMAT TO A MIX OF 94.9 ,93.3 AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANT TO THROW IN.TAMPA BAY HAS ENOUGH OF COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS THAT PLAY THE SAME 50-60 SONGS AL DAY LONG EVERY D!!! DAY. TO BAD ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

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