Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd. is a family-owned radio ownership with stations in medium-to-small markets in the Northeast and Florida. Based in the Albany suburb of Latham, New York, Pamal Broadcasting was founded in 1986 as Albany Broadcasting when business man James J. Morrell entered broadcast ownership with the purchase of WFLY and WPTR. The Pamal name, a portmanteau of the names of Morrell's children, was adopted in 1996 though each cluster uses a unique name (such as Albany Broadcasting for the Albany cluster; the Pamal name is rarely used on-air, except in the Hudson Valley).
In 2005, Pamal Broadcasting was the 27th-largest owner of radio stations in the United States. By mid 2011, the company has divested itself of 40% of its radio station licenses from that 2005 high water mark. And, with the pending $6.5M sale of its Pensacola stations to Cumulus Media, Pamal will have completed its exit from Florida.