Last September there was a tragedy that happened. We lost our beloved Alternative Nashville station. While we aren't going to dwell on the past, we do want to revive some of our passionate listeners tweets causing the hashtag #BringBackALT983 to trend... because they were glorious.
To update you on the latest...ALT Nashville got an image makeover with a transmitter positioned to better serve the East Nashville community, the new frequency is set at 97.5 and will go live at noon on March 31st (TODAY).
Previous ALT DJs Wells Adams, Gabby Sanderson, Battle and Rossi will be back behind the mic and the programming will pick up where it left off concentrating, and not veering away from, alternative rock.
Rossi the station's Program Director says of ALT's return "There was such a public outcry when ALT went away that immediately we started working on trying to find a way to bring it back. ALT 97.5 is a commercial alternative station with East Nashville sensibilities. As well as East Nashville the signal also covers Downtown, West End, Midtown, Hilsboro, The Gulch, Germantown, West Nashville, Green Hills, Berry Hill, Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb and Music Row. We're all thrilled that we've been able to save a station that has such loyal and passionate listeners."
So hears to all of our old and new listeners.. Thank you for staying with us and being passionate about alternative music. Check out some of our favorite tweets from #BringBackALT983
WTAF?! Is this a joke? My alternative radio station is now a bloody country station? 😭😡😭😡 RAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEE #BringBackAlt983— Jamie (@Chick_Monk) September 6, 2016
#BringbackAlt983 ...does this mean there's no alternative station in Nashville??? The place I'm moving to??? In a few days?????? WUT?!?— hysien.river (@HysienCollier) September 3, 2016
i come home from college just to find out my fav radio station is now a country station and i am emotionally distraught#BringBackAlt983— kalya (@kalapleasant) September 3, 2016
#bringbackalt983 cuz not all Nashvillians are solely country fans. That station brought alt music to all listeners, and even made alt fans.— Noted Mag (@noted_mag) September 3, 2016