The Triangle has a new Americana-leaning radio station.
For now, it's just called "That Station" at 95.7 FM, advertising a playlist with the likes of Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Avett Brothers, The Decemberists and Ryan Adams.
"We want you to name the radio station," the solicitation begins, promising to be "the radio station that focuses on music nobody else plays, plays local bands and is all about our town."
The website also namechecks all three Triangle cities — Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill — plus the twangy genres it plans to play: roots, Americana, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, rock, country and so on.
Owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, 95.7 FM previously broadcast a sports-talk format called “The Ticket.” Tuesday, however, “The Ticket” moved over to 620 AM while 95.7 FM began playing music.
Based on an early sampling of That Station, the playlist includes some deep cuts by Banners, Wreckless Eric and Lake Street Dive. But it also has a lot of standard classic-rock fare: Eric Clapton, Blues Traveler, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan.