New Lake Placid radio station broadcasts today PDF Print E-mail
Written by KIM SMITH DEDAM, Contributing Writer   
Monday, April 02, 2007

LAKE PLACID — A new groove hits the Tri-Lakes airwaves this morning.
Radio station WSLP broadcasts on 93.3 on the FM dial, with music programming geared toward adults 25 to 54. The state has been in the works for about a year, according to owner Jon Becker.
Becker, who owns several stations in Connecticut, has a home in Lake Placid and sits on the Olympic Museum Board of Trustees.
"I've always loved the area," he said in a phone interview. "It's a good reason to come up more. And there's plenty of room in the market."
Jon Lundin of Lake Placid is general manager of the new 11,000-watt station, which operates from ground floor offices at the Pines in Lake Placid.
He will also keep his post as public relations director for USA Luge.
Both radio veterans are excited about being part of the startup venture.
"It doesn't happen every day," Becker said. "We've been working on it hard since receiving an FCC license last July."
The mix of music blends era and genre and includes special programs such as "Breakfast with the Beatles" (the band, not the bugs, Becker said) and "House of Blues Radio," a syndicated show hosted by Dan Akroyd.
A Sunday night program, "Magic of the '80s," is slated from 8 to 10 p.m.
"We're looking at it as a new choice," Becker said, "something really different on your radio."
Some news and several live DJ shows will settle into weekly rotation, featuring local talent Jay Fink, John Harper, Kellie Quinn and Joletta Yates.
Harper and Yates will do the morning-drive duet. Fink gets the midday slot and Quinn the afternoon show from 3 to 7 p.m. Lundin will host late-night programming. Ongoing contests and listener-interactive events will include online promotions at the radio station Web site:
"We're going to be open for suggestions, too," Becker said. "Stay tuned."



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