Rock Factory Radio Changing to Rock 109

>>> Gordon Ryan, - 11/21/2014

On December 1, 2014, Rock Factory Radio will be making some exciting changes! The station name will be changing to Rock 109, and the format will be adjusted to reach a larger number of listeners. The station will feature new mainstream rock, independent artists and classic rock hits.
Rock 109 will continue the mission started by Rock Factory Radio of delivering more music with fewer commercials than terrestrial stations. We look forward to the new branding, and hope you'll love it as much as we do!

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