Pamal Broadcasting

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Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd.
Type Privately held
Industry Radio broadcasting
Founded 1986 (as Albany Broadcasting)
Headquarters Latham, New York
Key people James J. Morrell, Chairman & CEO
Products Radio
Website www.pamal.com

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.

Stations[edit]

AM Stations FM Stations
Market Station Owned Since Current Format
Albany - Schenectady - Troy, NY
(Albany Broadcasting)
WYJB-95.5 1994 Adult Contemporary
WKLI-100.9 2001 Mainstream Country
WFLY-92.3 1986 Contemporary Hit Radio
WZMR-104.9 1999 Adult Album Alternative
WAJZ-96.3 1996 Rhythmic Contemporary
WROW-590 1994 Adult Standards/Oldies
Hudson Valley, NY
(Pamal Broadcasting)
WXPK-107.1 2003 Adult Album Alternative
WHUD-100.7 1997 Adult Contemporary
WBPM-92.9 2006 Classic Hits
WSPK-104.7 1998 Contemporary Hit Radio
WBNR-1260 1998 News-Talk
WGHQ-920 2006 Simulcast of WBNR
WLNA-1420 1997 Simulcast of WBNR
Saratoga Springs - Glens Falls, NY
(Adirondack Broadcasting)
WNYQ-101.7 2004 Classic Hits
WFFG-FM-107.1 2004 Adult Album Alternative
WKBE-100.3 2001 Mainstream Country
WENU-1410 2004 Classic Country
WMML-1230 2004 Sports
Rutland, VT
(Catamount Radio)
WJJR-98.1 1999 Adult Contemporary
WDVT-94.5 1999 Classic Hits
WZRT-97.1 2006 Contemporary Hit Radio
WJEN-105.3 1999 Mainstream Country
WSYB-1380 2006 Talk
Pensacola, FL
(Sunshine Broadcasting) (sale pending to Cumulus Media)
WMEZ-94.1 2000 Adult Contemporary
WXBM-FM-102.7 2000 Mainstream Country

Former Pamal Stations[edit]

Two stations were to be acquired by Pamal, but did not get acquired

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