April 5, 2024

Audacy Markets Gear up for Total Solar Eclipse

As the sun’s brightness is turned down for April 8th’s total solar eclipse, Audacy markets in or near the path of totality are turning up the solar-themed content. From music to interviews and live coverage, see what they’re doing leading up to and during the astronomical event below.


Mix 94.7 (KAMX-FM):

  • The station has partnered with The City of Dripping Springs and will be live from the SunBLOCK Party Monday morning through the eclipse.
  • The event features food trucks, 20 eclipse-themed vendors and a prime, safe viewing space for the eclipse. 
  • Mix 94.7 will also be featuring an “Eclipse Mix” on air while the eclipse is happening. Majic 95.5 will be taking eclipse-themed song requests from noon to 2:00 p.m. CT.



  • The station will be live and local all day with commercial-free programming from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
  • Reporters, science and weather experts will be on standby to go live across Western New York, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo Outer Harbor State Park, Knox Farm State Park and the USS Little Rock CL-92 at Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
  • The station has partnered with the Buffalo Museum of Science and will have their eclipse expert, BMS Chief Scientist Dr. Holly Schreiber, as a live guest to provide ad-free updates from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
  • Eye experts will also join the station to discuss best practices and safety.
  • In preparation for the event, WBEN hosted a preview special, “Total Information on the Total Solar Eclipse,” on Friday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET.


Q104 (WQAL-FM): 

  • “The Q104 Eclipse Fix,” hosted by Bill Ryan of the “Q Morning Show,” will feature all things total totality, including interviews, music, details on what’s going on around the land, and call-ins beginning on Monday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Star 102 (WDOK-FM): 

  • “Cleveland’s Morning Show with Jen and Tim” will play Star 102’s tunes of totality, giving listeners a path playlist as they dance in the dark. 

98.5 WNCX (WNCX-FM): 

  • 98.5 WNCX will be ditching the sunshine and diving into the “Dark Side of the Tunes,” with host Nard playing music to rock listeners right through the solar eclipse beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.


NewsRadio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM):

  • “The KRLD Morning News” will host a special “Countdown To Totality” starting Monday, April 8 at 5:00 a.m. CT.
  • Special, live team coverage during the “Path To Totality” across Texas, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT, led by KRLD’s John Liddle, with Morning Co-Anchors Mike Rogers and Heather Behrens and Afternoon Co-Anchors David Rancken and Kristin Diaz.
  • The station will be providing reports on Audacy All-News and News-Talk radio stations.
  • Coverage will include reports from CBS, NASA, and the dozens of experts interviewed. 

Special post-eclipse coverage will focus on major traffic exiting festivals onto highways throughout North Texas. The market has leveraged its entire team, including Texas State Network partner stations, to contribute to coverage. Anchors and reporters will be scattered across North Texas at festivals and events. 



  • A live play-by-play of the four minutes of darkness will air from 1:55 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT on the “Jason & John” show. 

104.5 The River (WRVR-FM):

  • Along with coverage leading up to the eclipse, the station will play “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler at 1:55 p.m. CT as the peak hits at 1:57 p.m. CT. 

99.7 The Wolf (WLFP-FM):

  • The station will play songs including “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and more leading up to the totality.


92.5 WBEE (WBEE-FM):

  • The station is promoting the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s “ROC The Eclipse Festival,” which will feature rising Country sensation Dylan Marlowe on April 8th. “The Bee Morning Coffee Club” (BMCC) and Afternoon Drive Host Billy Kidd will be on site for the event. 
  • The BMCC will cover what’s happening around town and promote music that will air at 3:00 p.m. ET. Songs include “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Running Outta Moonlight” and “Ain’t Going Down Until the Sun Comes Up.” 

96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM):

  • Starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, 96.5 WCMF will play the first half of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” as the eclipse’s soundtrack. WCMF will track the album’s second half as the eclipse begins to wane.  

98.9 The Buzz (WBZA-FM):

  • Special programming will air for “Total Eclipse of The Buzz.”
  • The station invited listeners to submit songs that mention the sun, moon, stars, or darkness in their titles or lyrics. Leading up to the eclipse, Afternoon Drive Host Dem Jones will play a selection of these submissions, turning the playlist into a countdown to the Eclipse.
  • A set of songs will play during the eclipse to align with the different phases, including Soundgarden’s  “Black Hole Sun,” Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” and The Beatles’  “Here Comes The Sun.”


  • Starting at 3:00 p.m. ET, 98 PXY will play an hour of eclipse/lunar-themed tunes, including Len’s “Steal My Sunshine,” Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic,” Kid Cudi’s “Day and Night” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine.”

95.7 FM The Fan (WROC-AM/WROC/FM):

  • A live broadcast will take place from the Roof of High Falls Studios as Gene Battaglia of “The Sports Bar with Danger & Battaglia” does a play-by-play of the Eclipse. 

St. Louis

The market will host a Great North American Eclipse Watch Party on the Roof of Park Pacific on Monday, April 8, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CT. Sunglasses are required for the party.

News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM): 

  • News Anchor Michael Calhoun will cover the eclipse via Skype on a Southwest Airlines flight from St. Louis to Houston beginning around 1:20 p.m. CT.

Listeners can tune in to all the celestial content nationwide on the Audacy app and website.

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