John Rich helps bring country to Big Apple
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
– Country music's coming to the Big Apple with the help of John Rich. Ocean County, N.J. country station, Thunder 98.5 FM, recently announced the re-position of two of its radio formats beginning today. The station will begin broadcasting into central New Jersey expanding to New York City and kicking off their big switch with Rich's Country Done Come to Town.
"I'm so pumped to be part of history in the making," said Rich. "THUNDER has been incredibly supportive of my music, and it is an honor for me to help kick off country music in NYC with Country Done Come to Town."
THUNDER 98.5FM will move up the dial to 106.5 FM in Ocean County and also simulcast on 106.3 FM in Monmouth County. THUNDER 98.5FM will become THUNDER 106.
The song is off Rich's forthcoming "Rich Rocks SIX PAK." His last album, "Son Of A Preacher Man," featured the hit single, Shuttin' Detroit Down, which was Rich's first solo hit to land in the Top 15 on the Country Singles Chart and the fastest-rising single of his career.
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