|City of license||Binghamton, New York|
|Broadcast area||Binghamton, New York|
|Branding||99.1 The Whale|
|Slogan||"This Is Classic Rock!"|
|First air date||1954 (as WKOP)|
|Callsign meaning||Play on the word "Whale"|
|Former callsigns||WKOP (1954-19??)|
|Affiliations||New York Giants Radio Network|
(Townsquare Media Binghamton License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WHWK, WNBF, WWYL, WYOS|
WAAL ("The Whale") is a classic rock radio station broadcasting at 99.1 MHz and licensed to Binghamton, NY and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. WAAL is the oldest FM radio station in the Southern Tier. During weekday mornings and weekday afternoons, traffic reports are announced after every classic rock ride.
- 1 On-air lineup
- 2 Shows
- 3 History
- 4 Sources
- 5 External links
- The Whale Morning Show with Big Wally & Lee Ann Taylor - 5am-10am, Monday - Friday
- Don Morgan - 10am-3pm, Monday - Friday
- Holly Dagger- 3pm-7pm, Monday - Friday
- Kat - 7pm-Midnight, Monday - Friday
Weekends - Classic Rock Weekend Themes
The New Whale Morning Show
Big Wally And Lee Ann are on the air from 5am-10am on weekdays. They have many contests, music news, fun, crazy stuff, traffic, and weather.
6 Pack Classic Rock Ridea
Each hour featuring at least 6 great Classic Rock songs in a row,after the Whale Morning Show.
The Whale Diner
An hour of requests and dedications hosted by Don Morgan.
Get the Led Out
For 15 years, the Whale has been playing a triple shot of Led Zeppelin every weeknight at 9:15pm hosted by Holly Dagger.
The Rockin' 80's
Saturdays at 11pm, hosted by Zander. The Rockin' 80's is a weekly 80's rock show.
Little Steven's Underground Garage
Little Steven from The Sporanos and the E Street Band - Sundays at 10pm.
The Southern Tier Closeup
Sundays at 6am, hosted by Kathy Whyte, a radio program showcasing community issues.
Sundays at 8am, a 2 hour classic rock radio show hosted by Bill St. James.
Six Pack Classic Rock Rides
At least six songs played without interruption all day and night, every day of the week after the morning show.
The Beatle Years
Bob Malik your host for a show about the band that defined a generation - Sunday at 7am
In the early 1970s, it was playing a progressive rock format. In the mid 1970s WAAL was known as WAAL Stereo FM 99. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was known as The Hot FM, which played Top 40. WAAL was acquired by Citadel Broadcasting in 1998 from Wicks Broadcast Group. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- 99.1 The Whale - Official Site
- The Whale Morning Crew
- The Rockin' 80's - Official Site
- Big Wally's MySpace
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WAAL
- Radio-Locator information on WAAL
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WAAL
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