November 8, 2017 – (DAYTON, Ohio) — The Eagle radio at 95.3FM and 101.1FM celebrates three years of playing commercial free weekends. The station does not play any commercial breaks every Saturday and Sunday.
“I don’t know of any other station in America that’s done this for three solid years,” said Nick Roberts, vice president of marketing and branding for Cox Media Group.
The decision to go commercial-free on weekends was inspired by 92.3 AMP Radio in New York, first recommended by Cox Media Group national vice president of Radio Programming Steve Smith. Smith commented, “This is a very strong way to make a statement. The Eagle plays the most music of any radio station and we prove it every weekend.” Steve consults radio stations all over America and says the music featured on the Eagle is extremely popular. “This music from mega bands like Van Halen, Journey and Def Leppard has again become extremely popular in America in all age demographics.”
Roberts said that station experienced a significant ratings boost after going commercial-free on weekends. The Eagle, at 95.3 and 101.1 FM, will continue commercial-free weekends starting at midnight on Saturdays for the foreseeable future, Roberts said. “We are hoping people like the music so much they listen (more during the week),” he said. “We have no plans to change.”
WZLR is located at 95.3 which is a better signal along the I-675 corridor in Greene County and 101.1 is on the WHIO-TV tower which covers Montgomery County. The station features an 80’s based Classic Rock format from artists like Van Halen, Def Leppard, Aerosmith and more.