SYRACUSE -- The predominantly online Kiss-FM based in Syracuse and operated by Brad Stone, has closed down. But as Stone describes on his website, it's just the end of a "chapter," as he plans to launch "a new station, with a new name, new music and new talents" later this year.
Just to make sure it's clear, the Kiss-FM we're talking about -- at kissfmcny.com -- has nothing to do with the Utica market's Kiss-FM simulcast (WSKS/WSKU) owned by Roser Communications, whose website is found at cnykiss.com.
Stone, on his website, says the "new station will be like nothing you've ever heard before." However, as of yet, Stone says he hasn't decided on a name, logo, or any other details that will form the station's identity. Stone's post then goes on to thank a handful of listeners, his staff, and others.
He says the new station will be "hitting the airwaves in late November, early December."
The closing announcement was posted today, just a little more than two weeks after Stone posted a message informing the public that a fire had destroyed the studio and server facilities. We assume the server housing the original Kiss-FM website was included... as a visit to kissfmcny.com now displays what appears to be a basic WordPress installation, complete with the default theme layout.