Beginning today, WQXR expands its reach into central and northern parts of Westchester County on the new WQXW 90.3 FM.
WQXW (formerly WDFH) will bring audiences from Sleepy Hollow to Mount Kisco and Ossining to Armonk the same programming heard on WQXR in New York City.
In the fall, WQXR plans to expand the WQXW signal to reach towns like Katonah, Bedford and Yorktown Heights.
Many of these communities were affected when WQXR moved from its old frequency 96.3 FM to 105.9 FM, after New York Public Radio purchased the station from the New York Times in 2009. The station has been looking for opportunities to restore that service ever since. This acquisition enables us to do just that and to expand even farther.
As part of the return to central and northern Westchester, WQXR will expand our slate of live broadcasts and events from the region, starting with a concert from Caramoor. The station will also cultivate partnerships with other leading Westchester arts organizations to enrich our programming and service to the community.
"Westchester has a vibrant community of classical music lovers," said Graham Parker, General Manager of WQXR in a statement.
"As we extend our service more deeply into the Central and Northern reaches of the region, we look forward to serving old friends and new listeners alike with classical music not found elsewhere on the radio, and working with Caramoor and other regional arts presenters to build exciting content and broadcasts for both our radio and digital audiences."