Mungo merely pawn in great game of radio. If it is successful, I suspect many signals will migrate to it. Right now, we're playing. So I've no good feel for what format it might hit first.
At the risk of wrath, I've been into and out of New Yark superficially for the last 30 years. Nothing there ever sounded outstanding to me, although there seemed to be a hell of a premium on loud. Last trip was two years ago October to Joisey for the big dog show there. No one sounded very good then either. None has ever approached the quality of WKLS in Atlanta in its heyday, nor WAAF (CRANK IT UP!) in Woostah in the 80s. The Bushman and 'Don' Bordunaro respectively being responsible for them at the time.
I agree. A lot of it is loud, but that's it. With the 9, the station is louder, but has more punch and dynamics. That's due to the ability to run 135% L/R packed into a 100% composite signal. When I had it on the bench at home, it was fun to watch the Belar L/R meters slap off the ends at 133% and bounce all around, yet the composite meter just sat there at 100% almost looking like a sine wave.
WRKS had great audio when it was R&B. Z-100 was awesome back in the Frank Foti/David Reaves days. 105.1 when it was WSNR had some of the best, cleanest audio.
WAAF sounds like crap these days, I was just passing by their tower earlier today.