Didn't think that stupid MILF format would even last this long.
Perhaps you missed it, but the female oriented news format went away before last Christmas with the departure of programming consultant Walt Sabo. When it ran TV commercials after Christmas the spots were aimed at both genders.
If Merlin had any sense and balls they would recreate a mix of WMCA, WABC, WLIB, WNJR and WWRL 50's, 60's and 70's oldies and blow away CBS FM and finally make some money.
Perhaps you've missed the great multitude of postings on this board, and others, explaining that 50s, 60s, and 70s music attracts an audience that is older than advertisers are interested in. Radio stations generate profits with ad sales, and stations that don't attract the audience advertisers want, don't sell ads. There is one major market where an FM that plays 70s music is rated near the top of the list in the market, and yet ranks around 15th in revenue because it has an older audience that advertisers don't care that much about. Nobody switches an FM to a format that would put it at the bottom of the list in what really matters, and that is.....money.
By the way, WCBS-FM has a slight age problem the way it is now. It doesn't take in as much money a year as stations with the same size audience, but younger, and more attractive to advertiser, demos.