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WQXR-FM
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Broadcast area New York City
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First air date 1936
Frequency 96.3 MHz
Format Classical
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Owner New York Times Company
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WQXR is a radio station that broadcasts from New York City on 96.3 MHz FM, and is America's most listened-to classical music station, has about 300,000 listeners. It was officially founded in 1936, when the station moved to 96.3 FM. The New York Times bought the station in 1944. WQXRs logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Look up Slogan on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... The word classical has several meanings: Pertaining to the societies of the classical antiquity, ancient Greece or Rome. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Roberts FM radio FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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History

The founder of WQXR, John Vincent Lawless Hogan, was one of the abundant number of pioneers of video transmission via radio waves in the late 1920s. He began experimenting with the transmission of images on March 26, 1929, when he began an experimental broadcasting station on 2100kc. It was called W2XR: the "W" indicated that the station was east of the Mississippi River; the "2" indicated that a station operated in the NY/NJ area; and "XR" was an abbreviation for "experimental radio." In 1933, the Federal Radio Commission (now the FCC) gave permission for W2XR to use double-wide channels on 1530, 1550, and 1570 kHz amplitude modulation. Hogan decided to supplement his experimental transmissions of images with classical music. The station soon developed a following of listeners who either didn't know about or weren't interested in the video transmission (many new radios had 1550 at the end of their dials). Hogan gave up his video transmission experiments, and a well-respected radio station soon developed out of what he had built. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... -1... This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Federal Radio Commission (FRC) was a government body that regulated radio use in the United States from its creation in 1927 until its replacement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1935. ... The FCCs official seal. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a form of modulation in which the amplitude of a carrier wave is varied in direct proportion to that of a modulating signal. ...


Hogan partnered with Elliot Sanger in 1936, and together they turned W2XR into a commercial venture. On December 3, 1936, W2XR became WQXR and moved its studios to 730 5th Ave. in Manhattan. Arthur Hays Sulzberger (1891-1968), who was the son-in-law of New York Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs and the head of the Times at the time, helped them turn WQXR into a leading station for both news and music. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Arthur Hays-Sulzberger (1891 - 1968) was the publisher of the New York Times (1935-61). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Adolph Simon Ochs (March 12, 1858 - April 8, 1935) was an American Jewish reporter of Bavarian background, who purchased The New York Times in 1896, and rescued it from near oblivion, increasing its readership from 9,000 at the time of his purchase to 780,000 by the 1920s. ...


WQXR maintained its AM station until 1992, when the AM station became WQEW, "The Home Of American Popular Standards," (still owned by the Times). In 1998 ABC/Disney signed an agreement with The Times in which Radio Disney children's programming began airing on the station. The Times, however, continues to own 1560 AM. AM radio is radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... WQEW 1560 AM is a Radio Disney affiliate. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children. ...


W2XR was the first AM station in New York to experiment with broadcasting in stereo. During some of their live concerts, they used two microphones positioned six feet apart. The microphone on the right led to their AM feed, and the one on the left to their FM feed, so a listener could position two radios six feet apart, one tuned to WQXR AM and the other to WQXR FM, and listen in stereo. Stereophonic sound, commonly called stereo, is the reproduction of sound, using two independent audio channels, through a pair of widely separated speaker systems, in such a way as to create a pleasant and natural impression of sound heard from various directions as in natural hearing. ...


As with most remaining classical music stations in the United States, WQXR's playlist has changed over the years to focus on shorter and more easily assimilated pieces and away from long pieces and most vocal music including opera. WQXR does however play a fair amount of 20th century classical works.


In addition to music, WQXR also broadcasts some religious services, including a live half-hour Shabbat service from Temple Emanu-El every Friday at 5:30 p.m., a weekly Presbyterian service from the previous week on Sunday morning, and less frequent services from Unitarian and Ethical Culture churches. Shabbat (שבת shabbāṯ, rest in Hebrew, or Shabbos in Ashkenazic pronunciation), is the weekly day of rest in Judaism. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to traditional Christian belief in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). ... The Society for Ethical Culture is a non-sectarian, ethico-religious movement. ...


Broadcasting information

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External links

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References

  • Sanger, Elliot (1973). Rebel in Radio: The Story of WQXR. Hastings House. ISBN 0803863298, paperback ISBN 0811500160
FM radio stations in the New York City market

By frequency: 88.3 | 88.9 | 89.1 (WFDU) | 89.1 (WNYU) | 89.5 | 89.9 | 90.7 | 91.1 | 91.5 | 92.3 | 92.7 | 93.1 | 93.9 | 94.7 | 95.5 | 96.3 | 97.1 | 97.9 | 98.7 | 99.5 | 100.3 | 101.1 | 101.9 | 102.7 | 103.5 | 104.3 | 105.1 | 105.9 | 106.7 | 107.5 Roberts FM radio FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... WBGO is a public radio station broadcasting from Newark, New Jersey and located at 88. ... WNYU is a non-commercial radio station owned and operated by New York University. ... WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, located at 89. ... WKCR is a college radio station in New York City The station is located at 89. ... WFUV is a public broadcasting radio station in New York City owned by Fordham University. ... WFMU-FM is a noncommercial radio station in Jersey City, New Jersey, broadcasting at 91. ... WNYE started out as a high-frequency AM (apex) station in 1938, switching to FM in 1942, at which time it broadcast at a frequency of 42. ... WFNY-FM, known on-air as 92-3 Free FM, is a radio station with a talk radio/rock format in New York City located at 92. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ... WPAT-FM, known on-air as 93. ... WNYC are the call letters for two public radio stations in New York City. ... WFME is a radio station on 94. ... WPLJ is a New York City radio station, broadcast on 95. ... WQHT, also known as Hot 97, is a New York City-based radio station at 97. ... WSKQ, known on-air as Mega 97. ... WRKS-FM, better known as 98. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WHTZ, also known as Z-100, is one of the most successful radio stations in America today. ... WCBS-FM is a New York City radio station, broadcasting on 101. ... WQCD, known on-air as CD 101. ... WNEW-FM is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... 103. ... WAXQ, known on-air as Q 104-3 is a radio station with a classic rock format in New York City. ... WWPR-FM, also known as Power 105. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ... WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... WBLS is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station that is licensed to New York City, operating on 107. ...


By callsign: WAXQ | WBAI | WBGO | WBLS | WCAA | WCBS | WFDU | WFME | WFMU | WFNY | WFUV | WHTZ | WKCR | WKTU | WLTW | WNEW | WNYC | WNYE | WNYU | WPAT | WPLJ | WQCD | WQHT | WQXR | WRKS | WSIA | WSOU | WSKQ | WWPR | WZAA Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... WAXQ, known on-air as Q 104-3 is a radio station with a classic rock format in New York City. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WBGO is a public radio station broadcasting from Newark, New Jersey and located at 88. ... WBLS is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station that is licensed to New York City, operating on 107. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ... WCBS-FM is a New York City radio station, broadcasting on 101. ... WFME is a radio station on 94. ... WFMU-FM is a noncommercial radio station in Jersey City, New Jersey, broadcasting at 91. ... WFNY-FM, known on-air as 92-3 Free FM, is a radio station with a talk radio/rock format in New York City located at 92. ... WFUV is a public broadcasting radio station in New York City owned by Fordham University. ... WHTZ, also known as Z-100, is one of the most successful radio stations in America today. ... WKCR is a college radio station in New York City The station is located at 89. ... 103. ... WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... WNEW-FM is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... WNYC are the call letters for two public radio stations in New York City. ... WNYE started out as a high-frequency AM (apex) station in 1938, switching to FM in 1942, at which time it broadcast at a frequency of 42. ... WNYU is a non-commercial radio station owned and operated by New York University. ... WPAT-FM, known on-air as 93. ... WPLJ is a New York City radio station, broadcast on 95. ... WQCD, known on-air as CD 101. ... WQHT, also known as Hot 97, is a New York City-based radio station at 97. ... WRKS-FM, better known as 98. ... WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, located at 89. ... WSKQ, known on-air as Mega 97. ... WWPR-FM, also known as Power 105. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ...


Past Stations: WPIX WPIX-FM was a New York City FM radio station operating at 101. ...


Based on a list from the New York Radio Guide.


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