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Aug. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hurricane Irene approaches the
New York metropolitan area, listeners of
Florida's WFTL 850 AM will hear the most accurate on-air coverage of the storm as it is simulcast through Merlin Media's recently launched FM News 101.9
With WFTL 850 AM's simulcast, listeners in
West Palm Beach and other parts of
South Florida will receive critical information on Hurricane Irene that includes detailed weather forecasts from the largest FM team of meteorologists, understandable traffic reports monitoring evacuation efforts, and other essential hurricane preparation survival information. This news is of vital importance to
South Florida's large population of former New Yorkers and residents with friends, family and property on the Eastern seaboard.
The simulcast began Friday afternoon at
3 P.M. and will continue throughout the weekend along with local cut-ins.
Beginning late Saturday afternoon, FM News 101.9 will be covering Hurricane Irene wall-to-wall and is prepared to broadcast without commercial interruption. FM News 101.9 delivers news on the FM band with a strong signal not affected by lightning.
FM News 101.9 can also be heard streaming online at
About Merlin Media LLC
Merlin Media LLC (
www.merlinmediallc.com) was formed in
June 2011 by leading private equity firm GTCR in partnership with Emmis Communications (NasdaqGS: EMMS), a diversified media company, and
Randy Michaels for the purpose of acquiring and operating media assets. The company begins with a base of three properties – two in
Chicago and one in
New York – and intends to develop a combination of media across the country.
Contact for Merlin Media LLCKyle GiuntaMediaLinkO: 646-259-3006M: 845-453-4877
firstname.lastname@example.orgEdward AdlerMediaLinkO: 646-259-3006
SOURCE Merlin Media LLC