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Encyclopedia > WEPN
WEPN
1050 ESPN logo
City of license New York City
Broadcast area New York City area
Branding 1050 ESPN Radio
Slogan The Sports Talk of New York
First air date March 19, 1922 (as WHN)
Frequency 1050 AM (kHz) Also on HD Radio
Format Commercial; Sports
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning ESPN
Former callsigns WEVD (1989-2003)
WUKQ (1988-1989)
WFAN (1987-1988)
WHN (1962-1987)
WMGM (1948-1962)
WHN (1922-1948)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Disney/ABC Radio
(New York AM Radio, LLC)
Sister stations WQEW
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.1050espnradio.com

WEPN (1050 kHz), branded as 1050 ESPN Radio, is a 24-hour sports radio station in New York City featuring national and local sports talk programs and live broadcasts of sports matches. It is the New York affiliate for ESPN Radio. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... 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. ... Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... 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... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... 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... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ...


It is the radio home for the New York Knicks of the NBA, the New York Jets of the NFL, the New York Rangers of the NHL, St. John's University men's basketball, Syracuse University men's basketball and football, and select nationally broadcast Major League Baseball games. There is also a partnership with the Army's football team, but those games usually air on sister station WQEW, or on former sister station WABC because of scheduling conflicts. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... “NHL” redirects here. ... St. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkRadio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ...


The 1050 frequency had a long history prior to this format. Starting in the 1920s as WHN it played a diversified format; renamed WMGM in the late 1940s, the diversity continued until a switch to rock & roll in the late 1950s and early 1960s. As WHN again, it played adult standards in the 1960s and country music in the 1970s and 1980s (the format it was best known for). In the late 1980s as WFAN it was the original frequency for the very successful all-sports station; which begat a truly convoluted set of ownership, call letter, and format changes via Spanish language WUKQ; as the eventual WEVD it was a low-rated brokered station in the 1990s; and today as WEPN.

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History

WHN

WHN was one of the first radio stations in New York City, going on the air on March 18, 1922 at AM frequency 833 and originally owned by the Ridgewood Times newspaper. Original shows included children's programming. A court case in the 1920s against AT&T established some of the early legal principles for American broadcasting. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... AT&T Inc. ...


The station became noted for playing jazz and contemporary dance music, including Sophie Tucker, Fletcher Henderson, and Duke Ellington, as well as for broadcasting Columbia University football games. In 1928 the station was bought by the Loew's Theatre Organization. During the 1920s the station's frequency changed to 830, 760, and then 1010. In the 1930s it broadcast the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, which became so popular it was picked up by the CBS Radio Network. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sophie Tucker, 1917 Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1884 - February 9, 1966) was a singer and comedian, one of the most popular United States entertainers of the first third of the 20th century. ... Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. ... Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899–May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist, and band leader who has been one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Loews Theatres, founded in 1904 by Marcus Loew, is the oldest theatre chain still operating in North America today. ... Major Bowes Amateur Hour was a radio program in the 1930s and 1940s on the CBS Radio Network. ... The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. ...


WHN made its final frequency change to 1050 in 1941. During the 1940s the programs Radio Newsreel and Newsreel Theater were prototypes for what would later become the all-news radio format. The station broadcast Brooklyn Dodgers games with Red Barber as well as the New York Giants and New York Rangers with Marty Glickman. The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Walter Lanier Red Barber (February 17, 1908 - October 22, 1992) was an American sportscaster. ... 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... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Martin Marty Glickman (August 14, 1917 - January 3, 2001), was an American track and field athlete and sports announcer, born in The Bronx, New York. ...


WMGM

On September 15, 1948, the station changed its call letters to WMGM. The station had a diversified format that included pop standard hits, drama, talk, and sports, and briefly featured New York talk legend Barry Gray. is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 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. ... 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. ... Barry Gray (born July 2, 1916, died December 21, 1996) was an influential American radio personality, often labelled as The Father of Talk Radio. He was born as Bernard Yaroslaw in Red Lion, New Jersey, into a Jewish family. ...


In the mid to late 1950s the station switched to playing Top 40 rock and roll hits, which covered a broad spectrum of music nonetheless. The 50s brand of Top 40 played by WMGM and its competitors included what might today be considered Rhythm & Blues and Country, in addition to popular instrumentals (Percy Faith's 1960 Theme from a Summer Place and Acker Bilk's 1962 Stranger on the Shore hit the top of the charts during this era). 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. ...


Nevertheless, WMGM was overall more up-tempo than the competition, featuring artists like Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, the Crystals, the Tokens, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, Ricky Nelson, and Bill Haley. Playlists were narrower and more predictable than mainstream MOR stations'. WMGM's deejay lineup included entertaining morning man Ted Brown and the Redhead (Ted's then-wife), Jerry Marshall, Peter Tripp, Norm Stevens, Dick Shepherd, Ed Stokes and Bob Callen. Among its newsreaders were Bill Edmunds, Dick DeFrietas and Aime Govin. 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. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Frank Joseph Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) was an African-American rock and roll//R&B singer, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of a New York City-based early rock and roll group called The Teenagers. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... The Tokens are an American male doo-wop vocal group from Brooklyn, New York. ... 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. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Brook Benton (19 September 1931 — 9 April 1988) was an American singer and songwriter. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Ted Brown (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Edward (Ed) Kobie Stokes (born September 3, 1971, in Syracuse, New York, United States) is a professional basketball player, formerly of the NBAs Toronto Raptors. ...


WMGM's deejay lineup was subdued compared to what was just over the horizon: the hyper, fast-talking jocks with their electronically created studio reverb that became standard during the glory years of WABC and WMCA.


During its Top 40 incarnation, WMGM was for a time home to New York Yankees baseball with Mel Allen, Red Barber and Phil Rizzuto. Ex-athletes-turned-broadcasters Marty Glickman and Gussie Moran worked Yankees pre- and post-game shows from the studio. Ironically, the Yankees affiliation might have worked against WMGM's longterm viability as the dominant station among the teen-aged set. While rivals WINS, WABC and WMCA were essentially wall-to-wall rock and roll/pop music, WMGM's sports programming breaks left a huge opening for demanding young listeners to turn elsewhere. Mel Allen (1955) Mel Allen (February 14, 1913 – June 16, 1996) was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. ... Walter Lanier Red Barber (February 17, 1908 - October 22, 1992) was an American sportscaster. ... Philip Francis Rizzuto (born Fiero Francis Rizzuto on September 25, 1917) is a former Major League Baseball player and radio/television sports announcer, known both for his skills as a player and his popular but idiosyncratic style as a broadcaster. ...


By 1962, with 1010 WINS, 770 WABC, and 570 WMCA also playing predominantly rock and roll music. WMGM-1050 was sold to Storer Broadcasting, which owned mostly TV stations, but also owned top-rated WIBG, a rock & roll radio station less than 100 miles away in Philadelphia. But alas, WIBG did not have three other stations competing with it. WINS (1010 kHz. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkRadio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its Good Guys Top 40 era in the 1960s. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ...


WHN again

Storer immediately dropped Top 40 for slow-paced standards and beautiful music, the province of much of FM radio at the time, much to the dismay of its core teen base who had mastered the art of dial-jumping between WMGM, WINS, WMCA and WABC in search of their favorites. The station was renamed WHN again on February 28, 1962 with special permission by the FCC. (Three-letter call sign sets are a rarity and have not been issued to broadcast stations since the early 1930s, let alone on the AM band; since WHN, WGH in Newport News, Virginia and KHJ in Los Angeles are the only known AM stations that have been able to revert back to their original three-letter calls.) February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... // WGH, the callsign for ESPN Radio 1310 is an AM radio station licensed to Newport News, Virginia. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... KHJ Radio in Los Angeles, California broadcasting Spanish-language entertainment programming as La Ranchera. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Through the 1960s, WHN, unlike WNEW and WOR, did not even play any softer rock and roll music whatsoever. As New York City's Mutual Radio Network affiliate, on-air hosts included Jim Ameche (brother of actor Don Ameche), Jack Sterling, and, early on, the comedy team of Bob Elliot & Ray Goulding (Bob and Ray). (Morning host Ted Brown remained with WHN for only a short time of transition, heading eventually to MOR WNEW-AM.) WBBR 1130 AM in New York City airs Bloomberg Radio, a service of Bloomberg Media, which just happens to be owned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ... WOR-AM is a class A (nighttime clear channel), AM radio station located in New York, New York, USA, operating on 710kHz. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (1934 - 1999) was a radio network based in the USA. The ancestor of Mutual was the Quality Network, founded in 1929 with four radio stations: WLS in Chicago, WOR in New York City, WLW in Cincinnati, and WXYZ in Detroit. ... This article lacks information on the subject matters importance. ... Not to be confused with former NBA player John Amaechi. ... Robert Brackett Elliott (born March 26, American comedian. ... Ray Goulding (March 20, 1922 - March 24, 1990) was half of the comedy duo of Bob & Ray with Bob Elliott. ... Bob and Ray Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were an American comedy duo that began in radio in 1946 with a daily 15-minute show titled Matinee With Bob and Ray. ... Ted Brown (b. ... WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. ...


Longtime WABC fixture Herb Oscar Anderson moved in to the morning slot by the late 60s. They played vocalists such as Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis, plus a heavy dose of instrumentalist groups, notably Percy Faith, Al Hirt, Ray Conniff, Henry Mancini, and others. The station was about 75 % vocal and 25 % instrumental. Ratings were decent, but the demographic was older by a generation or two. WHN essentially became a background music station, suitable for doctors' offices and other Muzak-type venues, while maintaining a live presence with its hosts and newscasters. Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... 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. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was a popular U.S. trumpeter and bandleader. ... Ray Conniff Ray Conniff (born Joseph Raymond Conniff on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA, and died October 12, 2002, Escondido, California, USA) was an American musician. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ...


WHN eventually picked up New York Mets baseball (Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner), after the team's original NYC flagship, WABC-AM 770, dropped the rights after the novelty of the new team, born in 1962, wore off. The station became a launching pad for the radio sports broadcasting career of Marv Albert, who hosted the "Interwoven Scoreboard" after Mets games and later on reintroduced New York fans to the Knicks and Rangers on radio. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Lindsey Nelson (May 25, 1919 - June 10, 1995) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of college football and New York Mets baseball. ... Murphy in front of the radio booth named in his honor Robert Allan Murphy (19 September 1924 – 3 August 2004) was an American sportscaster who spent 50 years doing play-by-play of Major League Baseball games on television and radio. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkradio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ...


Both winter sports teams had fallen upon hard times and had just about fallen silent on the New York area radio dial until WHN, with Albert as their voice, made their presence known again. Initially, Rangers games were broadcast in small doses: the last two minutes of the first and second periods, then the entire third period. Albert's calls of both sports became legendary on "Double-U AA-CHH ENN". The entire metropolitan area was riveted to his radio calls ("Yessss") of Red Holzman's miracle 1969-70 Knicks championship run, much of which was blacked out from over-the-air TV viewers. William Red Holzman (August 10, 1920 â€“ November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. ...


Overall, though, WHN's ratings were still low as the FM band, by FCC rule, developed its own identity and WHN's brand of music was more suited for FMs high fidelity. By 1971, WHN began mixing in softer songs by artists like Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, Beatles, Association, and others with their easy listening format. Still, the ratings were below average. 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. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... 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. ...


After a lot of research, on February 26, 1973, WHN became a country music station. The New York Metropolitan Area had never been a country music hot spot, and prior to WHN, the area had only had two country music stations: WJRZ in Hackensack, New Jersey (which changed to a Top 40 format with the call letters of WWDJ in 1971, and to a religious format in 1974), and WTHE in Mineola, New York, which also later changed to a religious format. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. ... 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. ... WWDJ 970 is a radio station licensed out of Hackensack, New Jersey and serving the New York Metropolitan area. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Mineola is the name of several places in the United States of America: Mineola, New York Mineola, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


WHN started with on-air personalities such as Lee Arnold, Del Demontreux, Larry Kenney, "Big" Wilson, Ray Otis, Jack Spector, Ed Baer and others. These were mostly holdovers from the previous MOR format. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


As a country music station, they played artists like Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Lynn Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, Charley Pride, Mickey Gilly, Ronnie Milsap, and many more. Also, they mixed in non-country artists that had country friendly songs such as The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Linda Ronstadt, and others. It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... Willie Nelson, early 90s. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer, who had her first hit, Delta Dawn at the age of 13 in 1972. ... Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26, 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning, American country music singer. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Lonnie Melvin Tillis (born August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor. ... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the very few African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... Mickey Gilly is a country musican and singer. ... Ronnie Milsap (born Ronnie Lee Milsap January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina) is an American Country/Pop Singer and Musician. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... 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. ... Anne Murray, CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary listeners alike. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ...


As the WHN evolved as a country station, on-air personalities such as Mike Fitzgerald, Dan Taylor, Sheila York, Dana Lauren, Bob "Wizard" Wayne, Dan Daniel, Jessie, Sheila York, Alan Colmes, Robbie Roman, Jerry Carroll, Brian Kelly, Stan Martin, and others moved in. During this era, WHN was programmed by Ed Salamon, who was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2006. WHN is conidered the most listend to Country radio station in history. Mike Fitzgerald (born July 13, 1960 in Long Beach, California), is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1983-1992. ... Dan Taylor is an American Shotputter. ... Dan Daniel can refer to: Dan Daniel (sportswriter) (1890-1981), an American sportswriter. ... Jessie can be: A shortened form of Jessica Lake Jessie, a lake in Minnesota. ... Alan B. Colmes (b. ... Crazy Eddie was a consumer electronics chain located primarily in the Northeastern United States. ... Brian Kelly (February 14, 1932 – February 12, 2005) was an American actor best known for his role as the father on the television series Flipper. ... Ed Salamon Salamon, Edward R. U.S Radio Broadcaster and Executive Ed Salamon was inducted into The Country Radio Hall of Fame in February 2006. ...


In the late 1970s Mutual Radio bought WHN from Storer. In 1980, WHN got some competition when WRVR was sold to Viacom and dropped jazz for country and became WKHK (also known as "Kick 106 FM"). As a result, ratings went down for WHN, but they stuck it out. They added New York Mets baseball to their lineup in 1983. WHN had previously carried the Mets from 1972 until 1974. The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


In 1984, WKHK became Lite FM WLTW, playing a soft adult- contemporary format. Without direct competition, WHN remained country, with decent ratings. In 1985 Doubleday Broadcasting bought WHN. In 1986 Emmis Communications bought WHN in a corporate deal. Emmis added sports talk in the evenings, but kept the country format the rest of the day until 1987. WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. ... Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based radio and television group. ...


In late April 1987, Emmis announced that WHN would drop country on July 1 for an all-sports format, the first of its kind on radio. They would drop the WHN calls and become WFAN (The Fan). In May, NBC announced that Adult Contemporary WYNY 97.1 (today's WQHT) would go country on July 1, the same day as WHN ended the format. The airstaff said their goodbyes at the end of June. Dan Taylor signed off at 3 p.m. with "For The Good Times" by Ray Price on July 1, 1987. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WYNY was the call letters of radio stations on three different FM frequencies in or around New York City. ... WQHT, more commonly known as Hot 97, is a high-profile Rhythmic Contemporary radio station in New York City under the corporate ownership of Emmis Communications. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


WFAN

See WFAN (AM) for full history

The first voice heard on WFAN was that of Suzyn Waldman with a sports update at 3:00 p.m.[1], followed by the first show, which was hosted by Jim Lampley. Waldman would report for the station, covering the Yankees and Knicks, for 14 years. Other personalities that hosted shows besides Lampley in the 1050 kHz years included Bill Mazer, Pete Franklin, Greg Gumbel and Ed Coleman. WFAN also inherited broadcast rights to the defending World Series champion New York Mets from WHN, who had held the rights for several years. Ratings were low initially but gradually improved. Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often referred to as The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... Suzyn Georgie Girl Waldman (born September 15, 1948 ) (age 58) in Newton, MA) is an American sports broadcaster. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bill Mazer is a TV/radio personality. ... Pete Franklin (1928 - November 23, 2004) (The King) was a U.S. sports radio talk show who worked in San Francisco, Cleveland and New York. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... Ed Coleman is a radio reporter/host for the New York Mets on WFAN. He also did some radio work for the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as the 1994 Winter Olympics. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


In early 1988 General Electric, which now owned NBC through its purchase of RCA two years earlier, announced that it would sell off the NBC Radio division. In February of that year GE made a multi-station deal with Emmis and, in New York, the WNBC and WYNY licenses were included in the sale. This ended up giving Emmis control of four frequencies: 97.1-FM, 103.5-FM, 660-AM and 1050-AM, whereas duopolies were not permitted yet by the FCC. This article is about the American company. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Emmis ended up moving their Dance/R&B "Hot" format and call letters WQHT over to the 97.1 frequency (while selling the 103.5 facility and WYNY's intellectual property over to Westwood One), and then then moved WFAN's format and call letters from 1050 to 660 on October 7, 1988 at 5:30 p.m., replacing "66 WNBC" which signed off forever. WQHT, more commonly known as Hot 97, is a high-profile Rhythmic Contemporary radio station in New York City under the corporate ownership of Emmis Communications. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often reffered to as The FAN is a radio station in the city of New York. ...


WUKQ

As for the 1050 license, Spanish Broadcasting System bought it, intending to swap it with cash to the Jewish Daily Forward for their FM station, WEVD 97.9. However, Spanish Broadcasting already owned WSKQ, AM 620 in Newark, New Jersey. The deal for WEVD could not be consummated at the same time as Emmis' purchase of 660, which left Spanish Broadcasting owning two AM stations in the New York market, which (as was the case with Emmis earlier) not permitted under FCC rules at that time. The Spanish Broadcasting System is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. ... Waiting for the Forwards - Jewish paper at 1 A.M., March 1913, New York. ... WSKQ, known on-air as Mega 97. ... 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. ... 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...


The FCC granted them a temporary waiver to run 1050 on a noncommercial basis until it could be transferred. Therefore, following WFAN's move to 660, 620 WSKQ flipped from Spanish Adult Contemporary to Spanish Oldies while the 1050 facility became "KQ 1050" WUKQ playing Spanish Adult Contemporary music (commercial-free, to satisfy the FCC requirement). 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...


For the first few hours after the switch of WFAN to the 660 facility, WUKQ broadcast a recorded message which was continuously looped stating:

"This is WUKQ-AM New York, operating at 1050 Kilohertz. If you are looking for SportsRadio 1050, we've moved... down the dial to 660-AM. Join us now for the new SportsRadio 66 WFAN."

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WEVD

Shortly thereafter, the FCC approved the trade of 1050 WUKQ for 97.9 WEVD. WEVD had been the radio station owned by the Workman's Circle (Arbeter Ring) in New York City; its call letters stood for Eugene Victor Debs. By 1988 the station was mostly an outlet for leased access foreign language programming. Under the deal, the Spanish AC format on 620 would move to FM, and the station would become FM-98 WSKQ-FM. This happened early in 1989; at the same time, WEVD's call letters and programming moved to 1050. 1050 WEVD had a brokered format with Jewish programming, ethnic programs, talk shows, and a big band show with Danny Stiles. The station generated cash flow by selling blocks of airtime, which allowed it to be profitable despite minimal ratings. The Workmans Circle, one of which is located on 33rd Street in New York city, is a Jewish cultural organization with labor roots which has branches throughout the United States. ... Eugene Victor Debs (November 5, 1855 - October 20, 1926) was an American labor and political leader and five-time Socialist Party candidate for President of the United States. ... WSKQ-FM, known on-air as Mega 97. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. ...


By the mid 1990s WEVD had a talk format with a liberal emphasis on weekdays, with ethnic programming at night and on weekends. Talk hosts included New York sports legend Bill Mazer, former New York mayor Ed Koch, Jay Diamond, Sam Greenfield, and Alan Colmes. American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... Bill Mazer is a TV/radio personality. ... Edward Irving Koch (born December 12, 1924; pronounced to rhyme with Scotch) was a United States Congressman from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... Alan B. Colmes (b. ...


During most of 1050's existence as WEVD, the station broadcast Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers games produced by WFAN, when WFAN was already broadcasting another game. WFAN game overruns are now broadcast on WBBR. WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. ...


In 2001 WEVD entered into a local marketing agreement with ABC/Disney and added ESPN Radio's The Dan Patrick Show to the talk lineup. Despite a public campaign to save the old format, on September 2, 2001 1050 began running ESPN Radio fulltime. PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated sports talk show that is hosted by SportsCenter personality Dan Patrick and broadcast on ESPN Radio in Bristol, Connecticut during most of the year and New York, New York during the NBA season. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


WEPN

The station was renamed WEPN on April 28, 2003 after being sold to ABC/Disney outright, which continues to run the station as 1050 ESPN Radio. WEPN bills itself as New York City's only all-sports station, since competitor WFAN's former morning show, Imus in the Morning, was primarily a politically-based talk show. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often referred to as The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... Imus in the Morning was a comedy, news, and political radio program the United States, hosted by radio personality Don Imus. ...


Despite the fact that it is a 50,000 watt station, it cannot be heard clearly in many parts of the New York metropolitan area, especially west of New York City and in Suffolk County on Long Island. WEPN has a highly directional signal, due primarily to the fact that there is another 50,000 watt station on the 1050 channel, CHUM (AM) a few hundred miles to the northwest in Toronto, and yet another 50,000 watt station, KYW, in Philadelphia next door on the dial at 1060 AM. The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


According to Arbitron data of as early 2006, WFAN's daytime ratings are about 3 points higher on average than WEPN's, though WFAN's most-known Mike and the Mad Dog show has aired since 1989, or well over a decade longer than WEPN has existed. Because of WEPN's limited signal, all Jets games are simulcast on WABC, which reaches more of the suburbs. The station has also been working with MSG Network to find affiliates for Knicks and Rangers games outside WEPN's coverage area.[citation needed] Like other Disney-owned ESPN Radio affiliates, the station was not part of Disney's sale of assorted radio stations to Citadel Communications. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Mike and the Mad Dog is an afternoon drive sports radio program on WFAN in New York City. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ...


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Preceded by
WNBC
AM 660 in New York, New York
March 2, 1922-October 7, 1987
Succeeded by
WFAN
Preceded by
WFAN
AM 1050 in New York, New York
July 1, 1987-October 7, 1987
Succeeded by
WUKQ
Preceded by
WEVD
FM 97.9 in New York, New York
1952 - February 1, 1989
Succeeded by
WSKQ
Preceded by
WUKQ
AM 1050 in New York, New York
February 1, 1989-Present
Succeeded by
WEVD (now WEPN)

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WEPN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1542 words)
WEPN, more commonly known as 1050 ESPN Radio, is a round the clock all-sports talk station in New York City featuring national and local sports programming.
It cannot be heard clearly in many parts of the New York metropolitan area, especially west of New York City and in Suffolk County on Long Island.
The station was renamed WEPN on April 28, 2003 after being sold to ABC/Disney outright, which continues to run the station as 1050 ESPN Radio.
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