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Encyclopedia > WINS (AM)
WINS
WINS logo
City of license New York City
Broadcast area New York City area
Branding 1010 WINS
Slogan All news, all the time
First air date 1924 (as WGBS)
Frequency 1010 AM (kHz) Also on HD Radio
simulcasted on WWFS-HD2 102.7-2 (HD Radio)
Format Commercial; News
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning World International News Service (former owner)
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WCBS, WCBS-FM, WFAN, WWFS, WXRK
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.1010wins.com

WINS (1010 kHz.), known on-air as "Ten-Ten WINS", is a radio station in New York City, owned by CBS Radio. Its studios are located in midtown Manhattan, and its transmitters are located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. 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. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... 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. ... WWFS is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... HD Radio is a brand name of a method of digital transmission of AM and FM 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). ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WCBS (880 kHz. ... WCBS-FM (101. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... WWFS is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... WXRK (92. ... 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... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Map highlighting Lyndhursts location within Bergen County. ...


WINS is known for broadcasting an all-news radio format, which the station has carried continuously since 1965. All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The station first went on the air in 1924 on 950 kHz as WGBS, named after and broadcasting from its owner, Gimbel's department store. It moved to 860 kHz sometime around 1927, and to 600 around 1930, settling on 1180 around 1931. It was bought by William Randolph Hearst in 1932, and by 1934 had adopted its present callsign (named after Hearst's International News Service). It changed its frequency from 1180 to 1010 on March 29, 1941 as part of NARBA. The Cincinnati-based Crosley Broadcasting Corporation purchased the station from Hearst in 1946. The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement, usually referred to as NARBA, is a treaty made in 1941 between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti relating to the allocation of frequencies for AM radio stations in these countries. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, founded by radio manufacturing pioneer Powel Crosley Jr. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rock and Roll

Crosley sold the station in 1953 to the Gotham Broadcasting Corporation, and WINS became one of the first stations to play rock and roll music. Among its early and famous personalities included disc jockeys Alan Freed and Murray "the K" Kaufman. Sports broadcaster Les Keiter, a latter-day member of the first generation of legends in that field, served as sports director for a period in the '50s. Keiter is perhaps best remembered for his recreations of San Francisco (formerly New York) Giants baseball games, which WINS carried in 1958 to keep disconnected Giants fans in touch with their team, who moved west along with the Brooklyn Dodgers the previous year. 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. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Murray Kaufman (February 14, 1922 – February 21, 1982) professionally known as Murray the K, was a famous and influential rock and roll impresario and disc jockey of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms...


By the early 1960s WINS faced stiff competition for the rock-and-roll audience from three other stations, WMCA, WMGM and WABC. The competition continued after WINS was purchased by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1962. But by 1963, WMCA upstaged them all and became the top-rated top 40 station in the New York area. WINS consequently saw a decline of ratings between 1963 and 1965, normally trailing WMCA and WABC by some distance. By this time, WMGM had already defected to a beautiful music format under its previous call letters, WHN, in February 1962. WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its Good Guys Top 40 era in the 1960s. ... WEPN, 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. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkRadio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"All News, All the Time"

On April 19, 1965, after weeks of speculation, WINS changed its format radically. The station became the first all-news station in the United States, going with the format around the clock. WINS immediately established a template for their format, with an easily-indentifiable, distinctive teletype sound effect playing in the background (some other stations later dropped this, but WINS has kept it), and the slogans, "All News, All the Time", "The Newswatch Never Stops", and "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world". The latter tagline was a reference to WINS' format clock, which segments every 20 minutes. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Teletype machines in World War II A teleprinter (teletypewriter, teletype or TTY for TeleTYpe/TeleTYpewriter) is a now largely obsolete electro-mechanical typewriter which can be used to communicate typed messages from point to point through a simple electrical communications channel, often just a pair of wires. ... Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ...


The format has remained unchanged, save for minor tweaks, over the years. Currently, WINS regularly programs traffic reports from Shadow Traffic every ten minutes on the "ones" (six times an hour), sports updates every quarter-hour (twice an hour, at :15 and :45), weather reports from AccuWeather as much as six times an hour, entertainment news once an hour (at :38) and business news twice an hour (at :26 and :56). When breaking news warrants, WINS will break format to provide continuous coverage of any event. Shadow Broadcast Services is a traffic reporting service owned by Westwood One. ... AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. ...


In 1995 Westinghouse Electric purchased CBS, a move which made WINS a sister station to its long-time rival WCBS. Early on, there had been speculation that either station would drop the all-news format, but these notions were squelched rather quickly. In fact, the performance differences in both stations supplement their continued overlap. WINS' ratings numbers are better within New York City, while WCBS's listener strength is greater in the suburbs. And, from a programming standpoint, WINS' harder approach is offset by WCBS' lighter, more conversational style. Since the Westinghouse-CBS merger, both stations have continued to perform well in both ratings and advertising revenue. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... WCBS (880 kHz. ...


Influence

WINS' switch to all-news was initially derided as a poor programming choice. Several years earlier, Tijuana, Mexico-based border blaster XETRA programmed an English-language all-news format, which was unsuccessful, as was also the case with Chicago station WNUS. As a result, many in the radio industry predicted a quick demise for WINS. However, Westinghouse Broadcasting supported the format and WINS eventually prospered with it. Westinghouse made similar format changes at two other stations: KYW in Philadelphia, in September 1965; and KFWB in Los Angeles, in March 1968. Together, WINS, KFWB, and KYW served as the prototype all-news stations, and all three succeeded in attracting both listeners and advertising revenue over the years. Geography Tijuana is a city in northwestern Mexico. ... A border blaster, unlike an international broadcasting station, is a term that has been specifically used to describe licensed commercial radio stations that have transmited at very high power to the United States of America from various points along the Mexican side of the border. ... XETRA or Xetra can refer to multiple things: An electronic trading system developed by Deutsche Börse, Xetra (trading system) A Mexican radio station, XETRA (radio station) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... KFWB is a Los Angeles, California AM radio station operating on 980 kHz with 5,000 watts of power from a transmitter site near Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ...


CBS was the first broadcaster to make an attempt to mimic Westinghouse's all-news formula. Locally in New York, WINS' success as an all-news station spawned CBS to make a similar transformation with WCBS in August 1967, though that station did not go full-time with all-news until 1970. After completing the conversion of WCBS to all-news, three of CBS' other owned-and-operated AM stations also adopted the format. With this move, CBS-owned WCAU in Philadelphia and KNX in Los Angeles competed directly against KYW and KFWB, respectively, with varying results. In 1975, NBC Radio tried an all-news approach themselves with their News and Information Service radio network, but the service shut down after only two years in operation. And, in the mid-1970s Westinghouse's second Chicago station, WIND, carried the format part-time while competing against CBS-owned, all-news WBBM. WIND was not successful, and Westinghouse tried again after selling WIND in 1985 and acquiring WMAQ in 1988, converting WMAQ into a full-time news outlet with mixed results. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... WPHT is a CBS Radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... KNX is a Los Angeles, California, clear channel radio station operating on 1070 kHz with 50,000 watts of power from a transmitter site in Torrance, a key West Coast flagship station for the CBS Radio Network since 1937. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WIND-AM News-Talk 560 is a radio station based in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasting its talk radio format on 560 kHz. ... WBBM (AM), also known on-air as Newsradio 780, is an all-news radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Today, the New York and Los Angeles outlets coexist with the format as CBS-owned sister stations. In fact, CBS Radio today operates nine of the country's largest all-news radio stations.


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WINS also moved to new studios at 28 W. Forty-fourth Street and began to live up to its name.
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