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Encyclopedia > KYW (AM)
KYW
Image:Kyw1060.PNG
Broadcast area Philadelphia, PA
Branding "KYW Newsradio 1060"
Slogan "Listen two, three, four times a day" , "All news, All the time" and "You give us twenty-two minutes, we give you the world."
First air date November 11, 1921 (in Chicago, moved to Philadelphia in 1934)
Frequency 1060 kHz (AM) +
HD Radio (Testing)
Format News
Power 50,000 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning None, randomly issued by the federal government
Former callsigns WRCV (1956-1965)
Affiliations CBS News
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WIP, WOGL, WPHT, WYSP
part of CBS Corp. cluster with KYW-TV and WPSG
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kyw1060.com

KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. KYW is owned by the CBS Radio (formerly Infinity Broadcasting) unit of CBS Corporation, and has an all-news format. The station was one of the three original Westinghouse all-news stations, along with WINS in New York and KFWB in Los Angeles. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Look up AM, A.M., Am, am, a. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WIP is a Philadelphia radio station with an all-sports format. ... 98. ... WPHT is a CBS Radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... WYSP is a talk radio/rock station known on-air as Free FM 94-1 WYSP that broadcasts on the 94. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... WPSG, channel 57, is the CW-affiliated television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Westinghouse logo (designed by Paul Rand) The Westinghouse Electric Company, headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886. ... WINS (1010 kHz. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... KFWB is a Los Angeles, California AM radio station operating on 980 kHz with 5,000 watts of power from a transmitter site near Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, California. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Its studios are located at 400 Market Street in Center City (downtown) Philadelphia along with sister CBS Radio station WYSP. Its transmitters are located in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. WYSP is a talk radio/rock station known on-air as Free FM 94-1 WYSP that broadcasts on the 94. ... Lafayette Hill is a small unincorporated community in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

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History

KYW began in 1921 in Chicago. It was jointly owned by Westinghouse and Commonwealth Edison. Westinghouse later bought out ComEd's share and became sole owner. In 1934, the assignment of clear channels took a frequency away from Illinois and gave it to Pennsylvania. Westinghouse then moved KYW to Philadelphia, where it has remained ever since. Shortly after the move, it became Philadelphia's NBC affiliate--an affiliation that lasted 20 years. In 1952, KYW acquired a television counterpart when Westinghouse bought WPTZ-TV, the nation's third commercial television station and NBC's second television affiliate. Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Commonwealth Edison (usually called Com Ed by Chicagoans) is an electric company in Illinois owned by Exelon Corporation. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


From 1956 to 1965, Westinghouse and NBC swapped ownership of Westinghouse's Philadelphia cluster and Cleveland's NBC cluster of WTAM radio and WNBK-TV. NBC had to seek a waiver for the swap since KYW and NBC Radio's flagship, WRCA (660 AM, the frequency is now occupied by WFAN) were both clear channel stations; at the time, the FCC normally did not allow common ownership of clear-channel stations with overlapping nighttime coverage. Westinghouse changed the Cleveland cluster's callsigns to KYW-AM-FM-TV, and the Philadelphia cluster became WRCV-AM-TV. During this period, WRCV once again carried programs from NBC Radio. Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... WTAM is an AM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 1100 kHz with 50,000 watts. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


In 1965, when the FCC reversed the swap, the KYW calls returned to Philadelphia while the Cleveland cluster became WKYC-AM-FM-TV. To this day, the KYW stations insist that they "moved" to Cleveland in 1956 and "returned" to Philadelphia in 1965. However, the two stations' facilities remained the same. [1] The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... WKYC-TV is Clevelands affiliate for NBC and is owned by Gannett. ...

Further information: NBC, KYW-TV, WKYC, and WTAM

On September 21, 1965, shortly after Westinghouse regained control of KYW, it once again dropped its NBC radio affiliation and converted the station into one of the first all-news stations in the country. It has been one of the highest-rated radio stations in the country since then and has been the market leader in Philadelphia for much of that time. Its television cousin took advantage of this popularity by incorporating a version of KYW's musical sounder into its news themes from 1991 until 2003. In addition, a television program entitled "KYW Newsradio 1060 This Morning" aired from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on sister station WPSG in the early 2000s, adapting KYW's "clock" to television. The show was popular among local cable programming in its daypart, and in late 2004 was usurped (due in part to a new affiliation to Traffic Pulse) by KYW-TV/WPSG-TV staff and assumed the name "Wake UPNews". The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... WKYC-TV is Clevelands affiliate for NBC and is owned by Gannett. ... WTAM is an AM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 1100 kHz with 50,000 watts. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WPSG, channel 57, is the CW-affiliated television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Traffic Pulse, also known as and Mobility Technologies, is a nationwide provider of traffic information via a number of mediums, including the Internet, cell phones, radio, satellite radio and television. ...


Westinghouse bought CBS in 1996, a few months after KYW-TV dropped its longtime NBC affiliation and became a CBS station as part of a deal between Westinghouse and CBS Radio. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Group W, also known as the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


KYW is currently the easternmost station in the United States whose callsign begins with the letter K. In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ...


The station has the equipment installed for broadcasting in the IBOC digital radio mode, using the HD Radio system from iBiquity. In June 2007, KYW started testing the HD Radio system. However, KYW has not turned on the HD Radio system full time to date. From 1986 until 1998, KYW had been broadcasting using the C-QUAM AM Stereo system [1], but abandoned C-QUAM AM Stereo about the time of the CBS-Westinghouse merger and went back to the standard AM mode (in mono). In-band on-channel (IBOC) is a method of transmitting digital and analog radio broadcast signals simultaneously on the same frequency. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... iBiquity is a company formed by the merger of USA Digital Radio and Lucent Digital Radio, with the goal of creating an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system for the United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... C-QUAM is the method of AM stereo broadcasting used in Canada, the United States and most other countries. ... AM stereo is any of a number of mutually-incompatible techniques for broadcasting two_channel audio in the mediumwave band in a manner that is compatible with receivers designed for standard amplitude modulation. ... C-QUAM is the method of AM stereo broadcasting used in Canada, the United States and most other countries. ... AM stereo is any of a number of mutually-incompatible techniques for broadcasting two_channel audio in the mediumwave band in a manner that is compatible with receivers designed for standard amplitude modulation. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Group W, also known as the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ...


Studios

KYW's studios are currently located, along with sister station Free FM 94.1 WYSP, at 400 Market Street in downtown Philadelphia. KYW is located on the 10th floor, while WYSP occupies the 9th floor. The station moved into these studios in March, 2007. After anchor Steve Tawa signed off from Studio K at 5th and Market Streets at 1:59pm (EST) on March 9th, 2007, broadcasts from the new studios began at 2:00 pm. The first broadcasts from the new location came from Studio K, with anchor Brandon Brooks. This took place after 3 years of planning. WYSP is a talk radio/rock station known on-air as Free FM 94-1 WYSP that broadcasts on the 94. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...

Entrance to the former studios of KYW-AM at 5th & Market. The new studio location is the tall white building with the large "400" at the top.
Entrance to the former studios of KYW-AM at 5th & Market. The new studio location is the tall white building with the large "400" at the top.

Previously, the stations studios were located at 5th and Market Streets. They had been in that location for nearly 35 years. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ...


The station's very first studios were on Walnut Street.


Format Features

The assortment of local, national, and global headlines are read at the top and bottom of each hour, with news summaries at the quarter hours immediately before the sports report. Besides the main news stories, KYW also carries a variety of other features.


KYW currently receives news reports and sound-bites, plus continuous coverage of breaking news from ABC Radio and CNN Radio as well as CBS Radio. ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


Traffic and Transit on the Twos

Traffic reports broadcast at :02, :12, :22, :32, :42:, and :52 after every hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


AccuWeather

AccuWeather provides local weather reports for the station's listenership. After the weather anchor reports for the week, the main anchor will repeat the current conditions and the day's high and low. AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. ...


KYW Sports

Sports reports are given at :15 and :45 after each hour


Business News

Regular business reports are issued at :25 and :55 after every hour.


An "Opening Bell" show which airs at 9:20 a.m. each weekday morning focuses on the day's planned activities on Wall Street. Don Lancer is the main Opening Bell anchor. Reports from Fred Sherman -- whose trademark signoff is "Fred Sherrrrrrman" -- of Royal Bank (formerly of Sovereign Bank) are also given. Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ...


Wednesday's Child

"Wednesday's Child," showcases orphaned children in need of a permanent family, by retired KYW-TV anchor Larry Kane. KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... For the crime suspect see Zodiac Killer Larry Kane on KYW-TV in 1995. ...


Station Identifications

KYW Jingle

Every fifteen minutes, the station's famous jingle ("KYW, Newsradio--1060!") is played, and the top stories are recapped.


At the top of every hour, a recording of Dick Covington (who died in 2004; all other station imaging is done by Sean Caldwell) is played announcing the following information: "All news, all the time. From Independence Mall, this is Newsradio KYW 1060 Philadelphia, a CBS Radio station, serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware." Sean Caldwell (born October 2, 1990 in Ashford, Surrey) is an English-bornfootballer, currently contracted to Staines Town Academy. ... Independence National Historic Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the historic area of downtown (or Center City) Philadelphia where Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center are located, along with dozens of other historic buildings and educational centers. ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


At :30 past the hour, the recording is slightly different, announcing that KYW is "the news authority in Philadelphia."


At :15 and :45 past the hour, after the song is played, there is no recording. As the song fades out the following message is always read by the current anchor. "KYW Newsradio 1060 (music clip then fades into current anchor).... You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world. This is KYW, the newscenter on your radio dial. Online and On Demand at kyw1060.com." The anchor will then introduce his/her self and move directly into the stories. Usually, the current weather conditions on Independence Mall are announced.


Teletype

A noticeable 'trademark' of KYW is the constant sound of teletype machines printing in the background. This sound plays constantly during times when the news is being read by a KYW reporter at the headquarters. During other times, particularly during commercials or taped news segments, including AccuWeather forecasts, it is not heard. It is intended to allow the listener to immediately know the station that they are listening to and saves them from checking. A similar teletype sound is also carried by sister news stations 1010 WINS in New York City and KFWB News 980 in Los Angeles, California. Teletype machines in World War II A teleprinter (teletypewriter, teletype or TTY for TeleTYpe/TeleTYpewriter) is a now largely obsolete electro-mechanical typewriter which can be used to communicate typed messages from point to point through a simple electrical communications channel, often just a pair of wires. ... WINS (1010 kHz. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... KFWB is a Los Angeles, California AM radio station operating on 980 kHz with 5,000 watts of power from a transmitter site near Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, California. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


References

  1. ^ KYW Newsradio Station History, which details the evolution of the station from Chicago, to Philadelphia, to Cleveland and back to Philadelphia.

External links


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KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia - CBS Radio News and Information Stations (165 words)
KYW-AM 1060 Newsradio is the Philadelphia market leader with more listeners than any other radio station in the Delaware Valley and is an integral part of community and daily life in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Listen to KYW streaming online for up to the minute Philadelphia news, Philadelphia traffic, Philadelphia weather and Philadelphia sports.
Subscribe to KYW podcasts for Philadelphia news on demand and listen to selected live Philadelphia news events and news conferences.
KYW 1060 AM Station History (541 words)
KYW Newsradio 1060 has been serving listeners in the Philadelphia region with "All News, All the Time" since September 21, 1965, when a staff of newly assembled news anchors, reporters and editors launched the format that has since become a radio powerhouse in Philadelphia.
KYW also served as the nerve center for the NBC network broadcasts of the 1940 Republican National Convention and the 1948 Republican and Democratic national conventions in Philadelphia.
KYW Newsradio was one of the pioneers in the format: the second all-news station in the country, following the lead of its Group W sister station WINS Radio in New York by six months.
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