WHAZ (AM)

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WHAZ
City of license WHAZ: Troy, New York
WBAR-FM: Lake Luzerne, New York
WMYY: Schoharie, New York
WMNV: Rupert, Vermont
Broadcast area Eastern New York and Southern Vermont
Slogan Alive Radio
Frequency WHAZ: 1330 kHz
WBAR-FM: 94.7 MHz
WMYY: 97.3 MHz
WMNV: 104.1 MHz
First air date WHAZ: 1922
WBAR-FM: 1990
WMYY: 1988
WMNV: 1989
Format Christian radio
Power WHAZ: 1,000 watts day
49 watts night
ERP WBAR-FM: 1,250 watts
WMYY: 800 watts
WMNV: 4,300 watts
HAAT WBAR-FM: 220 meters (720 ft)
WMYY: 273 meters (896 ft)
WMNV: 61 meters (200 ft)
Class WHAZ: D
Others: A
Facility ID WHAZ: 8674
WBAR-FM: 8678
WMYY: 8677
WMNV: 20596
Transmitter coordinates WHAZ: 42°46′35.00″N 73°41′10.00″W / 42.7763889°N 73.6861111°W / 42.7763889; -73.6861111
WBAR-FM: 43°18′46.00″N 73°50′7.00″W / 43.3127778°N 73.8352778°W / 43.3127778; -73.8352778
WMYY: 42°37′51.00″N 74°16′1.00″W / 42.6308333°N 74.2669444°W / 42.6308333; -74.2669444
WMNV: 43°16′1.00″N 73°15′21.00″W / 43.2669444°N 73.2558333°W / 43.2669444; -73.2558333
Callsign meaning With Holiness And Zeal (backronym; originally randomly assigned by the FCC)
Former callsigns WBAR-FM:
WZBR (9/21-11/1/1990)
WMNV:
WRQL (1989-1990)
Owner Capital Media
Website http://www.whaz.com

WHAZ is a Christian radio station licensed to Troy, New York and serves New York's Capital District. The station is owned by the locally-based Capital Media and broadcasts on 1330 kHz at 1 kilowatt daytime, 49 watts nighttime from a transmitter located on Van Schaick Island in the neighboring city of Cohoes. WHAZ's programming is also simulcasted on four FM stations on the fringes of the market.

History[edit]

WHAZ is recognized as being one of the oldest radio stations in New York State, signing on in the summer of 1922 using 790 kHz in a time-share agreement with WGY. The station was operated by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At the behest of General Electric, which desired to operate its flagship station WGY with an unlimited schedule, WHAZ was eventually authorized to switch to 1300 kHz. The NARBA frequency shift of 1941 moved WHAZ to 1330 kHz, daytime-only operations (minus one night a week in a historical timeshare with the timeshare of 1330's in New York City.

With the launch of WRPI FM on November 1, 1957, and most of the school's programming on the AM band being transmitted via carrier-current WRPI AM 640 by that time, WHAZ's future became expendable, only being operated for 6 hours on Monday evenings. The station was eventually sold in 1967 to new owners who decided to program the station with a Christian religious format, which holds to this day. In 1973, WHAZ nearly added an FM variant of its programming on 107.7 MHz, however the death of the station's then-owner led those plans being scrapped by his children in favor of country music with the station becoming WGNA, now the regular #1 station in the market. WHAZ was sold again to the predecessor of current owner Capital Media in 1978.

Beginning in the 1990s, WHAZ expanded to FM through the acquisitions of four stations, including WMYY 97.3 (licensed to Schoharie, New York and serving the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley), WBAR 94.7 (licensed to Lake Luzerne, New York and serving the Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls areas), and WMNV 104.1 (licensed to Rupert, Vermont and rimshots Manchester and Rutland). In 2005, WZEC (licensed to Hoosick Falls, New York) was acquired and converted into a classic Christian Contemporary format for the Bennington, Vermont area under the WHAZ-FM call letters, and later converted to an outright simulcast of WHAZ.

Translators[edit]

WBAR-FM[edit]

Broadcast translators of WBAR-FM
Call sign Frequency
MHz
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W240AK 95.9 Lebanon, New Hampshire 8 D FCC
W249AW 97.7 Lebanon, New Hampshire 4 D FCC
W261CB 100.1 West Lebanon, New Hampshire 5 D FCC

WMYY[edit]

Broadcast translators of WMYY
Call sign Frequency
MHz
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W240AL 95.9 Bernardston, Massachusetts 8 D FCC
W265AM 100.9 West Lebanon, New Hampshire 5 D FCC

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