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WOR-AM is a class A (nighttime clear channel), AM radio station located in New York, New York, USA, operating on 710kHz. The station has a talk format and has been owned by Buckley Broadcasting since 1987, after the station was sold by the now-defunct RKO. Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ...


WOR began broadcasting on February 22, 1922 using a 500 watt transmitter on 833kHz and located in the Bamberger's Department Store in Newark, New Jersey. Bamberger's sale of radio sets to consumers explained their affiliation with the station. The WOR call sign was reissued from the U.S. maritime radio service. The station initially operated limited hours, sharing time with two other stations, WDT-AM and WJY-AM, which also operated on 833kHz. After changing frequency to 740kHz in 1924 and sharing time with WJY, WOR occupied its current channel in 1927 on a full-time basis. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Antenna tower of Crystal Palace transmitter, London A transmitter (sometimes abbreviated XMTR) is an electronic device which with the aid of an antenna propagates an electromagnetic signal such as radio, television, or other telecommunications. ... Newark, nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ... Louis Bamberger was Newark, New Jerseys leading citizen from the early 1900s until his death in 1944. ... 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. ... ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Look up Channel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In general, channel refers to the path between two endpoints. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1934, WOR formed the Mutual Broadcasting System and became its keystone station. In 1941 the station changed its city of license from Newark to New York City. In 1959 WOR left Mutual and became an independent station. 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1949 WOR started a sister TV station, WOR-TV, on channel 9. This station became WWOR-TV after it and WOR were sold to separate companies in 1987. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... WWOR-TV (UPN 9) is the flagship station of the UPN network. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From the 1930s to the early 1980s, WOR was a free-flowing full service station. There was an emphasis on news reports and talk programs, but music was played also, usually pop standards. 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 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. ...


From 1983 to around 1985, WOR stopped playing music altogether, as they evolved to an almost complete talk format. 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WOR's most renowned program was its morning show, Rambling with Gambling, which aired continuously from March 1925 to September 2000 across three generations of hosts: John B. Gambling, John A. Gambling, and John R. Gambling. After John R. Gambling's edition of the show was unceremoneously dropped, he moved to WABC where he hosts a late morning show. John Bradley Gambling (April 9, 1897 - November 21, 1974) was a member of The Gambling family, 3 generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R. - were hosts of WOR Radios (New York City, 710 AM) morning show Rambling With Gambling over the course of 75 years (1925... John Alfred Gambling (February 5, 1930 - January 8, 2004) was a member of The Gambling family, 3 generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R. - were hosts of WOR Radios (New York City, 710 AM) morning show Rambling With Gambling over the course of 75 years (1925... John R. Gambling is the son of John A. Gambling and the grandson of John B. Gambling. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Other notable WOR program hosts have included Arlene Francis, Michael Strange, Carlton Fredericks, Jinx Falkenberg, "Uncle Don" Carney, Jean Shepherd, Bob and Ray, Long John Nebel, Joy Browne, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, and Bob Grant. Arlene Francis Arlene Francis was born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on October 20, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts, of Armenian descent. ... Blanche Oelrichs Blanche Oelrichs (October 1, 1890 - November 5, 1950) was an American poet, playwright, and theatre actress known by the pseudonym, Michael Strange. ... Jean Parker Shepherd (July 26, 1921 - October 16, 1999) was a raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer, and actor. ... 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. ... Long John Nebel (1911-1978) (born John Zimmerman in Chicago, he adopted his radio name, Long John Nebel from the surname of his stepmother, Knebel) was a talk radio show host. ... Michael Savage can refer to several different people: Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1935 to 1940. ... Several people are named Bill OReilly For the Australian cricketer, see: Bill OReilly (cricketer) For the host of The OReilly Factor, see: Bill OReilly (commentator) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bob Grant Bob Grant (born 1929) is an American radio personality, who has mostly broadcast from New York City stations and who has been widely credited with being one of the pioneers of the controversial talk radio show format. ...


Today, WOR is a news and talk radio station. It broadcasts 24 hours per day with 50,000 watts using a three-tower directional antenna with a single radiation pattern, both day and night. Its transmitter is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. It is the only New York City AM station to have retained its original three-letter call sign, which are the oldest continually-used ones in the New York City area. Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... A directional antenna is an antenna which transmits or receives maximum power in a particular direction. ... In telecommunication, the term radiation pattern has the following meanings: 1. ... Map highlighting Lyndhursts location within Bergen County. ...


On April 30, 2005, WOR moved its offices and studios from 1440 Broadway in Midtown Manhattan where it had been based for 80 years to a new facility at 111 Broadway in Downtown Manhattan. In a press release, Richard Buckley, president of WOR's owner, Buckley Broadcasting, cited that the main reason WOR moved was because the new New York Times building currently being built on 8th Avenue would block WOR's STL (Studio to Transmitter Link) from the main studio in Manhattan to their transmitter. April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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AM radio stations in the New York City market

By frequency: 570 | 620 | 660 | 710 | 770 | 820 | 880 | 930 | 970 | 1010 | 1050 | 1130 | 1190 | 1280 | 1330 | 1380 | 1430 | 1480 | 1560 | 1600 | 1660 AM radio is radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City. ... Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often referred to as The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WNYC are the call letters for two public radio stations in New York City. ... WCBS-AM 880 is a Class A 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting from New York City featuring an all-news format. ... WPAT is the callsign of a radio station licensed to Paterson, New Jersey. ... WWDJ 970 is a radio station licensed out of Hackensack, New Jersey and serving the New York Metropolitan area. ... WINS (AM), known on-air as 1010 WINS, is an all-news radio station in New York City at 1010 kHz, owned by Infinity Broadcasting. ... 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. ... WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. ... WLIB is a radio station located at 1190 AM in New York City. ... WADO is a radio station on 1280 AM. They serve New York City and are owned by Univision. ... WWRV 1330 is a Spanish Christian music and teaching station and serves the New York area owned by Radio Vision. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... WNSW 1430 is a Radio station licensed to Newark, New Jersey serving Northeastern New Jersey and parts of New York City. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... WWRL is a diversified radio station in New York City, broadcasting at 1600 KHz AM. The station is locally owned and primarily serves the African American community. ...


By callsign: WABC | WADO | WBBR | WCBS | WEPN | WFAN | WINS | WKDM | WLIB | WMCA | WNSW | WNYC | WOR | WPAT | WQEW | WSNR | WWDJ | WWRL | WWRU | WWRV | WZRC In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WADO is a radio station on 1280 AM. They serve New York City and are owned by Univision. ... WBBR is a radio station, broadcasting at 1130 AM in New York City. ... WCBS-AM 880 is a Class A 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting from New York City featuring an all-news format. ... 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. ... Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often referred to as The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... WINS (AM), known on-air as 1010 WINS, is an all-news radio station in New York City at 1010 kHz, owned by Infinity Broadcasting. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... WLIB is a radio station located at 1190 AM in New York City. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City. ... WNSW 1430 is a Radio station licensed to Newark, New Jersey serving Northeastern New Jersey and parts of New York City. ... WNYC are the call letters for two public radio stations in New York City. ... WPAT is the callsign of a radio station licensed to Paterson, New Jersey. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... WWDJ 970 is a radio station licensed out of Hackensack, New Jersey and serving the New York Metropolitan area. ... WWRL is a diversified radio station in New York City, broadcasting at 1600 KHz AM. The station is locally owned and primarily serves the African American community. ... WWRV 1330 is a Spanish Christian music and teaching station and serves the New York area owned by Radio Vision. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Based on a list from the New York Radio Guide.


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