PLEDGE drives instead of commercials. A greater focus on New York instead of a more generic classical-music sound. Longer works and fewer brownie-sized pieces. The possible loss of well-known honeyed voices.
The outlines of the new WQXR-FM emerged Thursday two days after its owner, The New York Times Company, said it would hand over its license to the public-radio station WNYC as part of a $45 million deal that includes Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster.