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Encyclopedia > WSKQ
WSKQ-FM, "Mega 97.9"
First air date
Frequency 97.9 MHz
Broadcast area   New York City
Style Tropical
Group Spanish Broadcasting System

WSKQ, known on-air as Mega 97.9, is a radio station in New York City owned by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). Currently located at 97.9 FM, the station has a tropical format, which consists of such musical styles as salsa and merengue. A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... 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 United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... The Spanish Broadcasting System is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. ... 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 United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... The Spanish Broadcasting System is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM radio, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Salsa may mean: Salsa (sauce), any of various sauces of Spanish or Latin American origin, from the the Spanish word for sauce Salsa (music), a style of music of Caribbean origin Salsa (dance), a style of dance of Caribbean origin Salsa (film), a 1976 documentary film A spacecraft forming part... Merengue can mean either: A style of music originating in the Dominican Republic; see merengue (music) A related style of dance; see merengue (dance) See also meringue, a type of dessert. ...


The story of WSKQ begins in 1983, when SBS brought the 620 AM frequency in Newark, New Jersey and made that station a spanish adult contemporary music station. Newark, nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ...


97.9 had its beginnings as WEVD owned by Jewish Forward with a Brokered ethnic format and Jewish programming. They also had some Big Band programming as well.


In 1988, Spanish Broadcasting Systems woner of 620 WSKQ negotiated a deal that would enable them to acquire the 97.9 FM frequency that was occupied by ethnic WEVD. SBS had acquired the 1050 AM frequency October 1988. The frequency's previous occupants, WFAN had just replaced WNBC on the 660 AM frequency. Since it was illegal in 1988 for the same company to own two AM stations in a market, there was a problem in regards to what to do with the 1050 frequency. To solve this problem, the FCC allowed SBS to operate the 1050 freqency as a non-commercial station. The call letters would be WUKQ, and would play spanish adult contemporary music without commercial interruptions while making WSKQ 620 a Spanish Oldies station. Finally, on February 1, 1989, the deal between SBS and WEVD closed, and SBS instituted a spanish music format with the call letters WSKQ-FM on 97.9 FM, while WEVD moved to 1050 AM. Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often reffered to as The FAN is a radio station in the city of New York. ... Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often reffered to as The FAN is a radio station in the city of New York. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


The spanish oldies music format on 620 AM would remain for several years after the deal, and in 1995, that station would take on a tejano format as WXLX. A couple of years later, SBS would sell the station to One-on-One sports (now Sporting News Radio), and it would become a sports- talk station. A Tejano is a person of Mexican descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


As for WSKQ-FM the Spanish AC format "Sueve" aka "KQ 98" would do okay but no great numbers. Then in 1993 The station moved to an upbeat tropical format playing alot of salsa, Merenge, and dance music. At that point the station would florish, as to this day, it is one of the highest rated radio stations in New York City. In fact, it's morning show, the syndicated El Vacilón de la Mañana, has sometimes reached number one out of all morning shows in New York City radio. El Vacilón de la Mañana is New Yorks top morning show, broadcast from Spanish-language station La Mega (97. ...


The Spanish AC format would be resurrected in january of 1996 when SBS would acquire 93.1 WPAT FM's license and transmitter. See WPAT for more details.


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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 FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ... 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 United States, 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. ... WBGO is a public radio station broadcasting from Newark, New Jersey and located at 88. ... WNYU - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 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 broadcasting at 91. ... WNYE-FM 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. ... The station, first known as WMCA-FM, went on the air on December 25, 1948. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ... WPAT are two radio stations licensed to Paterson, New Jersey which serves the New York City Metropolitan area on 930am and 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. ... WQXR is a radio station that broadcasts from New York City on 96. ... WQHT, also known as Hot 97, is a New York based Urban radio station with a huge emphasis on Hip Hop. ... WRKS-FM, better known as 98. ... The WBAI studios on the 10th floor of 120 Wall Street, Manhattan WBAI is a non-commercial, listener sponsored New York radio station, located at 99. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WCBS-FM is a New York City radio station, broadcasting on 101. ... WQCD, known on-air as CD 101. ... WNEW 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 (Power 105. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ... WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... WBLS (107. ...


By Callsign: WAXQ | WBAI | WBGO | WBLS | WCAA | WCBS | WFDU | WFME | WFMU | WFUV | WHTZ | WKCR | WKTU | WLTW | WNEW | WNYC | WNYE | WNYU | WPAT | WPLJ | WQCD | WQHT | WQXR | WRKS | WSIA | WSOU | WSKQ | WWPR | WXRK | WZAA In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WAXQ, known on-air as Q 104-3 is a radio station with a classic rock format in New York City. ... The WBAI studios on the 10th floor of 120 Wall Street, Manhattan WBAI is a non-commercial, listener sponsored New York radio station, located at 99. ... WBGO is a public radio station broadcasting from Newark, New Jersey and located at 88. ... WBLS (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 broadcasting at 91. ... WFUV is a public broadcasting radio station in New York City owned by Fordham University. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... WKCR is a college radio station in New York City The station is located at 89. ... 103. ... WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... WNEW 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-FM 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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... WPAT are two radio stations licensed to Paterson, New Jersey which serves the New York City Metropolitan area on 930am and 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 based Urban radio station with a huge emphasis on Hip Hop. ... WQXR is a radio station that broadcasts from New York City on 96. ... WRKS-FM, better known as 98. ... WSOU is a non-commercial, college radio station, located at 89. ... WWPR-FM (Power 105. ... The station, first known as WMCA-FM, went on the air on December 25, 1948. ... WCAA, known on-air as 105. ...


Based on a list from the New York Radio Guide.


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