FACTOID # 8: Bookworms: Vermont has the highest number of high school teachers per capita and third highest number of librarians per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > WDDY
WDDY
Broadcast area Albany, New York and the Capital Region
Branding Radio Disney
First air date 1930 as WOKO at 1430 kHz
(was on air in Beacon, New York 1928-30)
Frequency 1460 (kHz)
Format Children
ERP 5 kw
Class B
Callsign meaning W RaDio DisneY
Owner ABC Radio
Website radio.disney.go.com/mystation/Albany/

WDDY is an AM radio station licensed to Albany, New York. It broadcasts from facilities located in Delmar, New York, operating with 5000 watts of power on 1460kHz. The station is owned by ABC Radio, and is a full-time affiliate of Radio Disney. Image File history File links Radio_Disney_Logo. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   New York     Albany Founded Incorporated 1614 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographical characteristics Area     City 56. ... Capital Region is a common term for the region or district surrounding a state, provincial or national capital city. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... 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 aid... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children. ...


History

What today is WDDY began its life in 1928 as WOKO, a station licenced to Mount Beacon, New York in southern Dutchess County and serving Newburgh and Poughkeepsie at 1430 kHz. Billed "The Voice of the Clouds" [1] for its transmitter site on its namesake mountain, WOKO's signal into the areas it wanted to target was poorer than anticipated and in 1930 the station was sold and moved to Albany, New York becoming the first radio station licenced to that city. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dutchess County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   New York     Albany Founded Incorporated 1614 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographical characteristics Area     City 56. ...


With the move to Albany came an affiliation with CBS whose programming had been previously cleared partially on WGY. The early 1940s saw some key changes as the CBS affiliation went from WOKO to upstart WTRY and the station's frequency changed from 1430 to 1460 in the NARBA frequency shift of 1941. In light of these differences, WOKO evolved into a locally-based format consisting largely of music independent of any network, a rarity in a medium market in that eara. The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. ... WGY is 50,000 watt radio station licenced to Schenectady, New York) and is one of the countrys oldest radio stations as well as a the oldest in New Yorks Capital Region. ... WTRY is the a callsign that is or has occupied three broadcast stations in New Yorks Capital District. ... NARBA has several meanings: the 1941 North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement treaty [1] the North American Rare Bird Alert program [2] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ...


The decline of variety formats on radio in the 1950s led WOKO to find a set format for its programming, settling on country music after finding that the country programs on the station were the station's highest rated programs. WOKO's country format lasted over 20 years but competition from FM rival WGNA led WOKO to change formats to disco music in 1978. Coming into the format right after the peak of the disco fad and having to battle two decades of country heritage, the new format failed and in early 1980 WOKO returned to country. Though initially regaining some audience, the flip of the more powerful WPTR to country later that year wiped away any gains the station had made. country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... WGNA-FM (also known as ) is a country music-formatted radio station licensed to Albany, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... WPTR is a Contemporary Christian music station licensed to Clifton Park, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ...


On August 23, 1982, WOKO ended its second attempt at country by flipping to a all-news radio format simulcasting CNN Headline News (then CNN2) most of the day with some talk shows at night. With this flip came new call letters: WWCN. Though low overhead, the new station also retained the low ratings of the previous format and soon added more talk programming. Even with the advantage of a nighttime signal over established talker WQBK, WWCN struggled and folded in early 1987. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Headline News can also refer to the song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... WTMM, known as ESPN Radio 1300 The Team is an AM radio station broadcasting on 1300 kHz licensed to Rensselaer, New York. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The demise of WWCN led to the return of the WOKO calls, this time running an oldies format and converting to C-QUAM AM stereo (only the second station in the market, behind WPTR, to do so). This format was short lived as the next year WOKO was purchased by Barnstable Broadcasting, then owners of WGNA, with the sale closing in early 1989. Barnstable then took WOKO to a WGNA simulcast (minus some special programming and Albany-Colonie Yankees games) under the WGNA calls with the FM becoming WGNA-FM. This arrangement would last for over a decade through several owners. Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States and Canada to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... 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. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Connecticut Defenders are a minor league baseball team based in Norwich, Connecticut. ...


By the start of the 21st Century, the AM simulcast had become superfluous and after Regent Communications acquired the WGNA stations in 2000, the 1460 frequency was put up for sale. In March 2002, Regent sold the station to ABC Radio which converted it to their Radio Disney format, the only such ABC-owned outlet in Upstate New York. Regent Communications, Inc. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children. ...


Trivia

  • Tom Leykis had his first full-time radio job being the night host at WOKO from 1981 until his departure in 1984.
  • The Mount Beacon tower site used by WOKO prior to its move is today used by FM station WSPK. Though unforgiving to AM due to the lack of a ground system, Mount Beacon would prove to be ideal for FM as its terrain allows WSPK to be heard in parts of six states.
  • In 1990, the WOKO call letters resurfaced in Burlington, Vermont at a newly-launched country station at the behest of an employee who wished to honor the prior WOKO. Those calls remain there to this day and the station usually is tops in the Burlington ratings.


Tom Leykis Thomas Joseph Leykis (born August 1, 1956 in New York, New York) is a radio talk show host, syndicated nationally and internationally (USA and formerly in Canada) by Westwood One. ... WSPK is a radio station in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... This article is about the year. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the Shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ...

Radio stations in the Albany / Schenectady / Troy market (Arbitron Market #62)
AM Stations

560 | 590 | 810 | 930 | 980 | 1160 | 1230 | 1240 | 1300 | 1330 | 1340 | 1400 | 1440 | 1460 | 1490 | 1540 | 1570 To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   New York     Albany Founded Incorporated 1614 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographical characteristics Area     City 56. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... WROW is a News/Talk radio station serving the Albany, New York Area. ... WGY is 50,000 watt radio station licenced to Schenectady, New York) and is one of the countrys oldest radio stations as well as a the oldest in New Yorks Capital Region. ... Fox Sports 980 (WOFX) is one of 2 Sports talk radio stations in the Albany, NY area. ... WABY (Moon Radio) is the callsign of an adult standards radio station licenced to Mechanicville, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ... WTMM, known as ESPN Radio 1300 The Team is an AM radio station broadcasting on 1300 kHz licensed to Rensselaer, New York. ... WHAZ is a Christian radio station licensed to Troy, New York and serves New Yorks Capital District. ... WAMC is a public radio station out of Albany, NY, broadcasting on the 90. ... WDCD (Life 1540) is a christian radio station licensed to Albany, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District, Adirondacks, and much of western New England. ...

FM Stations

87.7 | 88.3 | 89.1 | 90.3 | 90.7 | 90.9 | 91.1 | 91.5 | 92.3 | 92.9 | 93.5 | 93.7 | 94.5 | 94.7 | 95.5 | 95.9 | 96.3 | 96.7 | 97.3 | 97.5 | 97.7 | 97.9 | 98.3 | 98.5 Catskill
98.5 Lake George | 99.5 | 100.3 | 100.9 | 101.3 | 101.7 | 101.9 | 102.3 | 102.7 | 103.1 | 103.5 | 103.9 | 104.5 | 104.9 | 105.71 | 106.5 | 107.1 | 107.7 WRGB is the CBS affiliate television station for New York states Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs and Troy). ... WVCR-FM is an Adult hits radio station owned by, and primarily staffed by students from, Siena College. ... WMHT-FM broadcasts classical music and NPR programming on 89. ... WAMC is a public radio station out of Albany, NY, broadcasting on the 90. ... The Sound of Life radio network is a regional Christian radio network headquarterd in Lake Katrine, New York and serves eastern New York State, northern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania, and western New England. ... WCDB is a college radio station run by students attending The University at Albany in Albany, New York. ... The Sound of Life radio network is a regional Christian radio network headquarterd in Lake Katrine, New York and serves eastern New York State, northern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania, and western New England. ... WRPI is a college radio station run by students attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. ... WFLY (FLY 92. ... WBPM is an oldies radio station licensed to Saugerties, New York and serving the Mid-Hudson Valley, Catskills, and lower Capital District of New York state. ... Woob is U.K.-based ambient-dub musician Paul Frankland, whose albums for Em:t Recordings are among the most praised and encompassing documents of post-rave ambient of the last several years. ... WBOE (The Bone) is a Mainstream rock radio station licensed to Ravena, New York and serving the Capital District of New York. ... WYJB is an Albany, NY adult contemporary radio station. ... WAJZ (Jamz 96. ... WPTR is a Contemporary Christian music station licensed to Clifton Park, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ... WHAZ is a Christian radio station licensed to Troy, New York and serves New Yorks Capital District. ... WRIP is a Adult Contemporary station licensed to Windham, New York, serving the northern Catskill Mountains region and the Capital District in New York State. ... WTRY-FM is a oldies station licensed to Rotterdam, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District and Mohawk Valley. ... WRVE (99. ... WKBE is the call letters for a top 40 radio station in New Yorks Capital District. ... WKLI (Magic 100) is a Soft AC radio station serving the Capital District, licensed to Albany, New York. ... WQAR is an adult contemporary radio station licensed to Stillwater, New York and serving Saratoga County, New York and vincinity. ... WJIV 101. ... WKKF (102. ... WEQX is an FM radio station located at 102. ... WHRL (Channel 103. ... WQBJ (Q-103) is the callsign of a Classic Rock radio station licenced to Cobleskill, New York and serving the Mohawk Valley and the western Capital District of New York as well as the Oneonta and Utica-Rome areas. ... WQBK-FM (Q-103) is a classic rock radio station licensed to Rensselaer, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ... WABT (104. ... WZMR is an Active rock radio station licenced to Altamont, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District and surrounding areas. ... WNYQ are the call letters of a radio station licensed to Malta, New York that broadcasts on 105. ... WPYX (PYX 106) is an Albany, New York Classic rock radio station. ... WFFG-FM is the callsign of a country music radio station licenced to Corinth, New York and serving the Glens Falls-Lake George, New York area plus Saratoga County, the Capital Region, and western Vermont. ... WGNA-FM (also known as ) is a country music-formatted radio station licensed to Albany, New York and serving New Yorks Capital District. ...

Defunct radio stations

WSRA | WTRI | WXKW WXKW was a radio station in upstate New York. ...

Notes

1 Signing on late-summer 2006


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m