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WBLK
City of license Depew, New York
Broadcast area Buffalo
Branding "93.7 WBLK"
Slogan #1 for Hip Hop and R&B
First air date Mid 1970s
Frequency 93.7 (MHz) Also on HD Radio
Format Urban Contemporary
ERP 47,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning W Benjamin L. Kulek
Owner Regent Communications
Website www.wblk.com

93.7 WBLK is an Urban contemporary FM radio station licensed to Depew that serves Buffalo. WBLK plays the musical genres of hip hop, R&B, gospel, and soul. WBLK celebrated its 40th anniversary as a FM radio station in 2005. Its transmitter is located in Buffalo. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Depew is a village located in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 16,629. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... 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. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... Regent Communications, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... 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. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Depew is a village located in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 16,629. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... hi ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antenna tower of Crystal Palace transmitter, London A transmitter (sometimes abbreviated XMTR) is an electronic device which with the aid of an antenna propagates an electromagnetic signal such as radio, television, or other telecommunications. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ...


WBLK is currently owned by Regent Communications. It is the Buffalo area's radio home for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Regent Communications, Inc. ... Tom Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an African American radio host. ...


History

WBLK-FM began in 1964 as an urban contemporary station that primarily played R&B and soul. The station was founded by legendary Buffalo radio personality George Lorenz ("Hound Dog"), who had earlier championed rhythm-and-blues music on other area stations such as WXRA, WINE (both of these stations were predecessors of today's WUFO, 1080 AM), WJJL, and WKBW. Lorenz's voice was heard on the station from its inception until his death in 1972. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Western New Yorks first radio station programing to the African American community began in 1961 with famed station owner Gordon McLendon moved his then 1080 am WYSL to 1400 am. ... WJJL is a Buffalo, New York area radio station playing Old Time Rock and Roll. ... WWKB (formerly WKBW) is an AM radio station in Buffalo, New York that operates on a frequency of 1520 kHz. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Contrary to popular belief, despite WBLK's format, its call letters do not stand for the word "Black"; rather, they are a tribute to Benjamin L. Kulek, who was a major financial backer of the station when it first went on the air[1].


WBLK began streaming its programming on the Internet on November 13, 2006 and was sold to Regent Communications in December 2006. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Regent Communications, Inc. ...


In the 1980s and 90s, WBLK also had a significant listenership among fans of urban music in Toronto, which did not have an urban-format radio station. After the launch of CFXJ in 2001 on the adjacent 93.5 frequency, WBLK has lost prominence in the Toronto market. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... CFXJ-FM is a Canadian radio station in Toronto, Ontario, which uses the on-air brand Flow 93. ...


Current lineup

Weekdays

Fridays Tom Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an African American radio host. ... Quiet storm is a late-night radio format, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid 1970s by then station intern Melvin Lindsey at Howard University Radio, WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C. Smokey Robinsons like-titled hit single, released in 1975 as the title track to his third...

  • Tom Joyner Morning Show 6-10AM
  • Alexis Williams 10AM-12PM
  • Chris Reynolds 12PM-2PM
  • Magic Man 2-6PM
  • Mike Chaz 6-8PM
  • The Wire with DJ Noodles and Mike Chaz 8-10PM
  • The Friday Night Cut with DT and DJ Wof 10p-12am PM

Saturdays Tom Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an African American radio host. ... DJ Noodles is a Hip-Hop producer and radio DJ in the U.S. Noodles can be heard weekly on his Fix Your Face Radio program airing on Sirius Satellite Radio and his weekly syndicated radio show named The Blast Off Mix which airs throughout the U.S. and in...

  • Unsigned Hype with Your coldspring cousin DT 12-1am
  • Continuous Music 2-6AM
  • Hip-Hop Throwdown with Skip Cheatham 6AM-8AM
  • Live In The Den with Big Tigger 8AM-11AM
  • Alexis Williams 11AM-2PM
  • Mike Chaz 2PM-6PM
  • Brownstone 6PM-10PM
  • T-Boogie 10PM-11PM
  • Live To Air with DJ Noodle 11PM-1AM

Sundays

  • T-Boogie 1AM-2AM
  • Holly Wood 2AM-6AM
  • Various Programming 6AM-9AM
  • Sunday Morning Gospel with Pat Ragin 9AM-1PM
  • Tom Joyner Right Back At Cha 1PM-3PM
  • Throwback Sunday with Young Noc 3PM-6PM
  • Throwback Sunday In The Mix with DT, DJ Hassan, DJ Wolf 6PM-10PM
  • The Quiet Storm with Al Wood 10PM-12M (Eye Of The Storm @ 11PM)

Quiet storm is a late-night radio format, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid 1970s by then station intern Melvin Lindsey at Howard University Radio, WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C. Smokey Robinsons like-titled hit single, released in 1975 as the title track to his third...

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WBLK celebrated its 40th anniversary as a FM radio station in 2005.
Contrary to popular belief, despite WBLK's format, its call letters do not stand for the word "Black"; rather, they are a tribute to Benjamin L. Kulek, who was a major financial backer of the station when it first went on the air[1].
WBLK began streaming its programming on the Internet on November 13, 2006 and was sold to Regent Communications in December 2006.
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