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WBBR
Broadcast area New York, NY (AM)
United States (SDARS)
Canada (SDARS)
Western Europe (SDARS)
Africa (SDARS)
Middle East (SDARS)
Eastern and Southeast Asia (SDARS)
Branding Bloomberg Radio
Frequency 1130 kHz
XM129
XS130
Afristar 304
Asiastar 304
Format Financial News
Power 50,000 watts
Class A
Satellite Radio Station
Callsign meaning BloombergBusiness Radio
Owner Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg Communications Inc.)
Website www.bloomberg.com/radio

WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. It airs Bloomberg Radio, a service of Bloomberg L.P.. Its transmitters are located in Carlstadt, New Jersey. An audio simulcast of the station is played on XM Satellite Radio and XM Radio Canada channel 129 from Monday thur Friday from 5AM to 6PM ET. This station is also heard on Sirius Satellite Radio & Sirius Canada channel 130, as well as WorldSpace Satellite Radio's channel 304 on its Afristar and Asiastar satellites, all the time. Image File history File links Bloomberg_Radio. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ... Digital Audio Radio Satellite or DARS (also as SDARS, for Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service, among many variations) is the FCC term for satellite radio, currently being made popular in the U.S. by XM Radio and Sirius. ... 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WBBR's format is financial news, offering a mixture of domestic and foreign financial market updates and interviews with corporate executives and industry analysts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ...


The station's origins go back to 1922 as WAAM and 1925 as WODA, both broadcasting from New Jersey. After a merger in 1933, the call letters became WNEW (meaning "The NEWest Thing in Radio!", or NEWark) in 1934. The frequency shifted from 1250 to 1130 on March 29, 1941. Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...


The station broadcasts financial markets news and carries speeches by officials of the Federal Reserve as well as other noteworthy individuals in business, politics and the economy. The local broadcast day starts at 5:00am with Bloomberg the First Word which previews market activity and covers the release of government statistics at 8:30am like the monthly inflation figures CPI and PPI, labor statistics like payroll employment and the unemployment rate household survey. Also weekly first time jobless claims come out Thursdays. AT 2PM, it interviews people like Bob Hormats, John Ryding, Anthony Chan and other famous economists on it Bloomberg on the Economy show. Then at night at 7pm, it switches to a political show with one guy from the right and one guy from the left called Simply Put. Its weekend lineup has sports shows like Bloomberg on the Ball and Bloomberg Muse on arts and culture. The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. ... CPI may stand for: Center for Public Integrity Central Port Injection, see fuel injection Centre Permanent Informatique Communist Party of India Congrès paléoethnologique international Consumer price index Cour pénale internationale This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The initials PPI have several meanings: Italian Popular Party Parallel Peripheral Interface - a connection for driving LCD displays on processors such as the Blackfin Patient and Public Involvement - Forums for English health trusts Payment protection insurance Personal & Private Information (PPI Data) Philips Phonographische Industries - The original name for Philips Records... Anthony Chan is a well known economist interviewed mainly by CNBCs Squawk Box, Bloomberg Television and Radio on employment figures and interest rates. ...

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Prior life

WNEW was one of the best-known radio stations in the U.S., pioneering the playing of phonograph records of current hit songs. Noted disc jockeys included Gene Rayburn, William B. Williams and Gene Klavan, and later Ted Brown, Mark Simone, Jim Lowe, Bruce Bradley, and Jonathan Schwartz. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an Emmy-nominated American radio and television personality. ... Mark Simone is an American radio personality. ... Jim Lowe (born 1927), a native of Springfield, Missouri, USA and graduate of the University of Missouri, sang The Green Door, the number-one hit song of 1956 in the United States. ... Jonathan Schwartz (born in New York City in 1938) is an American radio host and disc jockey, known for his devotion to classic American pop standards. ...


WNEW hatched the idea of a disc jockey when staff announcer Martin Block started to play records during breaks in the station's 1935 coverage of the Lindbergh-kidnaping trial of Bruno Hauptman. Soon afterward, he presented records in an afternoon theater of the mind that was called "The Make-Believe Ballroom." From 1946 to 1952, Dee Finch and Gene Rayburn enlivened mornings with "Anything Goes," poking fun at their commercials from time to time; Gene Klavan, a master of voices and inspired anarchy, then worked alongside Finch before going it alone in 1969. The popular William B. Williams, who sounded so casual that he might have been hosting "The Make-Believe Ballroom" stretched out in bed, was a champion and pal of the singer he called "Francis" and "chairman of the board." Ted Brown, he of the cornball jokes and insatiable girl hunger, stood in amusing contrast to the intellectual Jonathan Schwartz, a former rock jock, who brought a freewheeling FM sensibility to the AM station when he started doing weekend shows in 1971[1]


In 1942, WNEW was believed to be the first station to break for hourly newscasts, as prepared by the broadcast desk of the New York Daily News. In 1958, the station ended its association with the tabloid and spent lavishly to staff a home-grown news department with 13 reporters and writers, a number that would more than double in time. WNEW reporters went to Africa to interview Albert Schweitzer, they roamed the South to size up the Civil Rights Movement, they broadcast from Vatican Square, and Cape Canaveral. The news staff included Reid Collins, Ike Pappas, Edward Brown, and Jim Gordon.[2] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Albert Schweitzer, M.D., OM, (January 14, 1875 - September 4, 1965), was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. ... The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all citizens of United States. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ...


WNEW continued to play a mix of popular music hits and pop standards for decades. Metromedia owned WNEW through the 1950s into the late 1980s. WNEW was also the home of New York Giants football broadcasts for many years, much of that in an era when radio listenership was high due to home games being blacked out on television. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... 1970s logo for WTCN-TV (now KARE) in Minneapolis, which included the corporate logo for Metromedia; this logo was also used by KTTV in Los Angeles Metromedia Producers Corporation logo Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956... This does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National...


During December 1992 and January 1993, ownership changed, WNEW came to an end, and the call letters and format changed to their current ones.


As of 2006, WBBR serves as the radio home of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. It also serves as an overflow station for WFAN's coverage of the New Jersey Nets when that team plays at the same time as one of WFAN's other sports teams. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ...


Detailed history of WNEW, late 1950s-end

In the late 1950's, pop music was dividing between rock and roll and popular standards. Some stations moved to a predominantly rock and roll format and became known as "Top 40" stations, where the most popular songs were played frequently. Other stations played popular standards with some softer rock and roll sounds, and these stations became known as "Middle of the Road" (MOR) stations. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the eruption of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of... Middle of the Road was a Scottish pop group who enjoyed great success across Europe in the early 1970s. ...


Unlike the top 40 radio "jukeboxes" WABC and WMCA, WNEW's was largely a personality-driven format, with a lineup of clever, glib voices whose clean, humorous approach to radio sadly evolved into what today might be termed "shock jock radio." Dee Finch teamed up with Gene Rayburn, later Gene Klavan, on a long-running 50s-60s show that turned morning drive into a festival of humor that often playfully mocked its own advertisers, who in turn waited in line to have their products touted on the air. Each host had his own approach and, more often than not, his own music library. William B. Williams, Pete Myers, Ted Brown, Jim Lowe, Dick Shepard, later Julius LaRosa (of "Arthur Godfrey Time" fame) and Sandy Becker sat behind WNEW-AM's microphone holding court with listeners. Deejays often provided contextual background to the music, a dimension that set WNEW apart from the competition. Unlike many of their counterparts at other stations, WNEW's hosts made a point not to talk over their musical selections, allowing most music to play out in full. Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an Emmy-nominated American radio and television personality. ... William Brewster Williams (July 28, 1826 - March 4, 1905) was a politician and judge from the U.S. State of Michigan. ... Ted Brown (b. ... Jim Lowe (born 1927), a native of Springfield, Missouri, USA and graduate of the University of Missouri, sang The Green Door, the number-one hit song of 1956 in the United States. ... Julius La Rosa (born January 2, 1930) was a pop singer, specializing in traditional pop music. ... Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer. ...


In this period, WNEW opted to be an MOR station. They played artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Pat Boone, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Sonny James, The Platters, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, The Four Aces, and The McGuire Sisters. They also played softer songs by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson, Brenda Lee and Connie Francis. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... Sonny James (born James Loden on May 1, 1929 in Hackleburg, Alabama) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... The Four Aces were a pop singing group. ... The McGuire Sisters The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... The Everly Brothers are a pair of brothers who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing, who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... For the British author, see Jacqueline Wilson. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. ...


Throughout the rest of the 1960's WNEW, which reported to Billboard as a MOR station, continued to play artists mentioned above along with 1960s artists such as Bobby Vinton, Beatles, Association, The Fifth Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Paul & Mary, Petula Clark, Wayne Newton and Barbra Streisand. In addition, the station played an occasional big band song from the 1940s. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Association may refer to: A voluntary association (also sometimes called an association) is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement, explicit or implicit, to form or act as a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. ... The Fifth Dimension The Fifth Dimension (also known as The 5th Dimension) is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, soul, and jazz. ... The Mamas & the Papas (credited as The Mamas and the Papas on the debut album cover) were a leading vocal group of the 1960s. ... The trio Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) is one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born November 15, 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ...


In the early 1970's, WNEW was shifting more towards an adult contemporary format with current artists, while playing the occasional song from Sinatra and Cole. Artists like Elton John, Carpenters, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Stylistics, Carole King, Barry Manilow, and others would become core artists. The big bands were eliminated almost completely (with an occasional exception). The station, whose ratings at this point were in the top ten among New York City stations, had an airstaff at this time which included Bill St. James, Bruce Bradley, Brown, Williams (who hated most of the music the station played by then), Bob Fitzsimmons, Bob Jones and Lowe. Jonathan Schwartz moved over from then-sister station WNEW-FM in 1976. He took a weekend shift where he played non-mainstream standards mixed in with relevant soft rock album cuts and songs from big bands. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... In linguistics, stylistics describes the structure of word forms. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Robert James Bob Fitzsimmons (May 26, 1863 - October 22, 1917) was a Cornish native and moved to New Zealand in his childhood. ... Bob Jones can refer to a number of different people. ... Lowe could refer to: Lowe, an Australian Federal government electoral division Lowe, Shropshire, England Lowe, a Swedish pop band Lowe & Partners Worldwide, an advertising agency head-quartered in New York Lowes, a home improvement store chain in North America Lowes Foods, a grocery store chain in the USA different... WNEW is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Also in 1976, WNEW opted to begin a return to its roots as a pop standards station. That fall, the "Milkman's Matinee" was reinstated and the station played big bands and pop standards on overnights from 2-5:30 AM. In the fall of 1979, the "Make Believe Ballroom" was reinstated much to William B Williams' joy. The station would gradually add more big band songs and pop standards, and by 1980, the station played big band songs and standards for most of the broadcast day, except from 6AM-10AM on weekday mornings and 2PM-8PM on weekday afternoons. By the beginning of the next year, the station would drop the adult contemporary format totally and officially and play big band songs and standards for the entire broadcast day. The station would have a slight change of format in 1986, as they began playing contemporary jazz music on overnights and even reported as a contemporary jazz station to Radio & Records. Smooth jazz is a controversial term, denoting a form of music that many jazz lovers do not consider to be a form of jazz, and that others do. ... Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ...


In 1988, WNEW and WNEW-FM went through a major ownership change, as their owners, Metromedia, sold half interest in the stations to Westwood One. At this point, the station started to tighten their playlist, as they started to add standards artists such as The Lettermen, Al Martino and Vikki Carr into the station's rotation, while shifting their playlist to attract a younger audience. Eventually the station would also add soft adult contemporary songs to their playlist. The next year, the station added NBC Talknet talk shows which aired in the evening, and in 1989, the station started to air Larry King's radio show in the overnight. Mark Simone's afternoon music show, which had always featured many celebrity guests also added more talk elements, including listener calls. These changes would not help the station's ratings, as they would fall during this period. 1970s logo for WTCN-TV (now KARE) in Minneapolis, which included the corporate logo for Metromedia; this logo was also used by KTTV in Los Angeles Metromedia Producers Corporation logo Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956... Westwood One, Inc. ... The Lettermen are a pop music vocal group. ... Cover of the album Come Share the Wine Al Martino (born October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Alfred Cini) is an Italian-American singer and actor. ... Vikki Carr (born July 19, 1941 in El Paso, Texas as Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) is an American singer who has sung in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish Her first hit was Hes... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Run by NBC Radio, Taknet featured advice-oriented talk shows, during the evening and overnight. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ... Mark Simone is an American radio personality. ...


In 1991, the station decided to go back to playing popular standards of the 1950s and 1960s, while continuing to air shows from Talk Net and Larry King at night. This did not help ratings, and by the following year, the station was sold to Bloomberg, who decided to change the format of the station to business news. In the period before the format change, the airstaff was given an opportunity to say goodbye, cumulating on December 10 and December 11, 1992, when the station had one big farewell show. During this farewell show, the airstaff reflected and talked very deeply about the loss of WNEW. The show would end at 8PM on the 11th, as Mark Simone signed off for the last time with the entire airstaff at his side. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Bloomberg L.P. is a financial software service company founded by current New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with the help of Thomas Secunda in 1981. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Mark Simone is an American radio personality. ...


The next day, WNEW would simulcast WYNY, and would continue for the next three days. On December 15, the sale of WNEW to Bloomberg became final, and the station continued simulcasting WYNY until 4 p.m. Then, after airing the Perry Como Christmas Special, shows from Talk Net, and Larry King, the station would sign off forever at 11:59 PM. As the station signed off, they abruptly ended Larry King and a pre-recorded voice went on and stated "At this time 1130 WNEW New York will leave the air forever...Thanks for your support over the years...This is WNEW, New York". The station signed off for a few seconds, then signed back on the air with the callsign WBBR. The station would then simulcast WQEW, which was a standards station that had just signed on some two weeks earlier. The simulcast would continue until January 4, 1993, when WBBR's business news format debuted. WYNY was the call letters of radio stations on three different FM frequencies in or around New York City. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Note: WBBR should not be confused with WBBR (1330), an unrelated station in New York. WBBR (1330) was a prior incarnation of the station now known as WWRV, and was owned by the Jehovah's Witnesses. WWRV 1330 is a Spanish Christian music and teaching station and serves the New York area owned by Radio Vision. ...


References

  1. ^ "WNEW Fading Into Radio History", Newsday (Melville, NY), December 2, 1992. Retrieved on August 4, 2006. 
  2. ^ Paul D. Colford. "An Original Haven For Pop Standards Signs Off; WNEW Ends An Era", The Record (New Jersey), December 6, 1992. Retrieved on August 4, 2006. 

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