Pulling Crank Radio (Hip Hop/Go Go Bands) from its HD-2 multicast channel, CBS Radio’s Urban/CHR WPGC-FM debuted “Area 9-5-5,” a pure Dance channel on 9/14. It features music from core artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, Deadmaus, DJ Tiesto, David Guetta, and also plays dance remixes of popular songs by artists including Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Lady Gaga.
Remaining on the station’s HD-3 Channel is News Talk WPGC-AM.
Said WPGC PD Jason Kidd: “In one of the most diverse markets in the nation, how could we not bring dance to Washington?” “We have already seen the dance format launch successfully on other HD stations around the country in places like NY, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. Washington, D.C. will be no different!”
The station also streams live at www.area955.com and via mobile devices.