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WLTW
City of license New York City
Broadcast area New York City area
Branding 106.7 Lite FM
Slogan The Best Variety of Yesterday and Today
First air date 1961
Frequency 106.7 FM (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
106.7-2 FM Oldies/Soft AC Classic Lite (HD Radio)
Format Commercial; Adult contemporary
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 415 m
Class B
Callsign meaning LiTe
Owner Clear Channel
Sister stations WAXQ, WHTZ, WKTU, WWPR
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.1067litefm.com

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The station is often number one or close to it in Arbitron ratings for New York City. From 2002 to 2004, the station generated more revenue than any other radio station in the United States. One reason for its unusual success in a city that heavily identifies with rap, hip hop, and dance music (formats whose stations make up many of the other top rated FM stations in New York) is that its playlist variety (where just about any popular song from the late 1960s to today that is not rap/hip hop, hard rock, or non-crossover country is played) has attracted an unusually broad demographic range of listeners. Some radio industry analysts have likened the station's format to "a Jack FM with reporters giving weather/traffic news and financial reports." [citation needed] Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ...


For many years actress Teri Garr was seen in television commercials promoting the station. Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano are also big fans, and devoted listeners, of this station. Teri Garr (born December 11, 1947 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress and comedienne. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article is about the comedian. ... Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond. ...


History

The station first went on the air in 1961 as WRVR, a religious station owned by Riverside Church that also played some jazz. A remnant of this period comes from the fact that at 5 A.M. on Sunday mornings, a sermon from the church airs on the station. As time went on, WRVR was a full-time jazz station with a strong following, but low ratings. Riverside Church as seen from West 121st Street The Riverside Church in the City of New York is an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ), interracial, international church in New York City, famous not only for its elaborate Gothic architecture — which includes the worlds largest carillon — but...


In 1976 WRVR was purchased by Sonderling Broadcasting, owner of WWRL, with the hope that it could move to an urban format and compete against WBLS, which had cut into WWRL's ratings. However, community opposition prevented the format change and WRVR remained a jazz station under Sonderling ownership. At that time it developed the precursor to what would later become known as the "smooth jazz" format. WWRL is a radio station in New York City, broadcasting at 1600 kHz AM owned by Access. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... WBLS is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station that is licensed to New York City, operating on 107. ... Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ...


In 1980 Viacom bought the Sonderling chain, and the station adopted a country music format as "Kick" WKHK.The change brought many protests from New York Jazz fans,and a petition to the FCC to deny the station's license renewal, which was denied. (The WRVR calls were moved to a radio station in Memphis, Tenn., that had once been owned by Viacom, but is now owned by Entercom.) However, ratings were low, as they were unable to compete with WHN, which also had a country music format at the time. 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). ... WHN was a radio station in New York City located at 1050 KHZ. It played country music from 1972 to 1987 when it switched to all-sports formatted WFAN. Today 1050 is New Yorks ESPN radio station. ...


Then, in January of 1984, Viacom dropped country and changed the calls to WLTW. The station became a MOR station known as "Lite FM 106.7 WLTW". Initially they were an easy listening station without anything that would be classified as "elevator music". At this point, the station played music from such artists as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, the Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Barry Manilow, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, and the Stylistics. The station also played softer songs from such artists as Elton John, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers and Billy Joel. At this point, the station wouldn't play any new music except for new songs by artists that were familiar to listeners of the station. With this format change, ratings did increase from its previously low levels. (Almost immediately after the call letter switch, the WKHK calls were picked up by an FM station at 95.3 in Colonial Heights Va that was also doing a country format.That station still has the WKHK calls and is now Heritage Richmond Virginia Country station " K95 " ) This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elevator music, also known as lift music (in the UK), piped music or muzak, refers to the gentle, bland instrumental arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), cruise ships, airports, doctors and dentists offices, and... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England, and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... The Stylistics was one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Phil (left) and Don in 1962 The Everly Brothers, (Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) are male siblings who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their steel... The Righteous Brothers The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ...


By the late 1980's, WLTW started to play songs from such artists as Whitney Houston, Chicago, Foreigner, the Doobie Brothers and Bruce Springsteen. As other competing New York City stations changed their focus, the station stayed with their soft adult contemporary format, even though they were phasing out songs from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, and the Carpenters. At this point, the station's ratings were at or near the top compaired with other New York City radio stations. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... This article is about the American pop-rock-jazz band. ... Foreigner is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Springsteen” redirects here. ...


By 1996, with WPAT-FM adapting a Spanish adult contemporary format, WPLJ adapting a hot adult contemporary format, and WMXV (now WWPR-FM) switching to a modern adult contemporary format, WLTW segued to a mainstream adult contemporary format. The station added more uptempo songs from such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and Billy Joel, as music from artists such as Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers were phased out, and new songs were now being played on the station. Despite the fact that the station had now changed its approach musically, they still refused to play any jingles or have their airstaff talk over the music (the latter would change in due course). The station had been number one more often than not in the ratings, and since 2002, they have continuously been the number one radio station in New York City. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... WPAT are two radio stations licensed to Paterson, New Jersey which serves the New York City Metropolitan area on 930am and 93. ... WPLJ (95. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... WMXV is a radio station licensed to St. ... WWPR-FM, also known as Power 105. ... Modern adult contemporary (or Modern AC) is a popular and influential hybrid radio format. ... “Springsteen” redirects here. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Chancellor bought Viacom Radio in 1997 making WLTW a Chancellor Station. In 1999 Chancellor and Capstar merged, as the station would then be owned by AM/FM. After a 2000 merger between Clear Channel Communications and AM/FM, the station would be owned by its current owners, Clear Channel Communications. (Of note, Viacom would not be out of the radio business for long, for when they bought CBS, they also bought their radio properties, which were owned by the radio subsidiary Infinity Broadcasting-which interstingly owned WLTW's future competitor, WNEW-FM.) Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... WNEW is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ...


WLTW used to broadcast nationwide on XM Satellite Radio from 2001 to the end of 2003, under the channel name "Lite." In 2004, all XM music channels went commercial free, and WLTW was replaced with a unique-to-XM channel called Sunny, which had an easy listening format. Since then, Clear Channel has regained the right to air commercials on their XM music channels. Sunny now carries commercials, but is still exclusive to XM. After a few format tweaks, Sunny now plays soft oldies. “XM” redirects here. ... Sunny is a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sunny is a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ...


During the holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas), WLTW has played Christmas music interspersed with its regular playlist. Only on Christmas Day and a few days leading up to it would the station devote all its airtime to holiday music. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Christmas music was seen as a comforting "feel-good" format for radio listeners. Already established as a popular station for Christmas music (even more so than WPLJ, which also plays Christmas music), WLTW began to switch to an all-Christmas format earlier in 2002. After retaining its leadership in market share, and as part of a national trend, the station continued to make the switch earlier in the following years. [1] [2] By 2004, the all-Christmas format ran from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and in 2005, it began on November 18, the week before Thanksgiving (November 24). On November 18, 2006 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving 2006) the station switched to all christmas music for the holiday season. This is the 2nd year in a row they made such a move. They were the first NYC Station to do so. They did so the same day as WALK, which shares a good portion of their listening audience. By all accounts, the gamble paid off; WLTW captured 7.4% of the New York radio audience during the fall of 2005—the biggest market share in WLTW's history and the highest share for all New York stations since the winter of 1995. [3] The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... “Holiday Song” redirects here. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the beginning of 2006, WLTW, along with other Clear Channel Communications stations in New York City, launched an HD Radio station. Their HD station, known as "Classic Lite", features music that was prominent at the station back when it started in 1984. HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ...


As part of Clear Channel's nationwide cost-cutting efforts WLTW fired station veterans Bill Buchner (mornings) and J.J. Kennedy (evenings) on November 6, 2006. Buchner was replaced with Karen Carson, who is co-hosting mornings with fellow WLTW staffer Christine Nagy. WLTW Program Director Jim Ryan has denied these firings were part of the company's cost cutting that were going on at all the other Clear Channel stations in preparation for their conversion the leveraged buyout that took the company from public to private ownership in 2006, but rather from their desire to improve ratings. [1] Christine Nagy Christine Nagy is an actress, but she is most notable from her career as a radio broadcaster. ...


The syndicated Delilah show, distributed by sister company Premiere Radio Networks, replaced Kennedy's local evening lovesongs show on November 20, 2006, bringing the syndicated show to the full New York market for the first time. [2] Prior to WLTW picking her show up, Delilah was only heard in outer portions of the New York market from stations in neighboring areas, such as WEZN-FM. In a departure from her normal format, Delilah and her syndicator, are allowing Ryan to program the music on the WLTW's version of Delilah, instead of the selections that are sent to her other affliliates. The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Premiere Radio Networks is a radio syndication and preparation company based in the United States. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 2, 2007, WTLW removed the "Lite" branding and was simply known as "New York's 106.7." This probably in reaction to the "Lite" brand being associated with an older demographic, turning away the younger listeners, as well as increased competition from the new Fresh 102.7. WWFS is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ...


In September 2007, the Lite-FM branding returned on the station.


References

  1. ^ Hinckley, David (2006-11-09). Exec: Lite's critics aren't on the money. New York Daily News. Retrieved on 2006-12-03.
  2. ^ Radio notes. The Star Ledger (2006-11-25). Retrieved on 2006-12-03.

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WLTW - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (1082 words)
WLTW, known on-air as "106.7 Lite fm," is an radio station located at 106.7 FM with an adult contemporary format in New York City.
By the late 1980's, WLTW started to play songs from such artists as Whitney Houston, Chicago, Foreigner, the Doobie Brothers and Bruce Springsteen.
By all accounts, the gamble paid off; WLTW captured 7.4% of the New York radio audience during the fall of 2005—the biggest market share in WLTW's history and the highest share for all New York stations since the winter of 1995.
WLTW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1289 words)
WLTW used to broadcast nationwide on XM Satellite Radio from 2001 to the end of 2003, under the channel name "Lite." In 2004, all XM music channels went commercial free, and WLTW was replaced with a unique-to-XM channel called Sunny, which had an easy listening format.
Buchner was replaced with Karen Carson, who is co-hosting mornings with longtime WLTW staffer Christine Nagy.
Prior to WLTW picking her show up, Delilah was only heard in outer portions of the New York market from stations in neighboring areas.
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