|City of license||WRNY: Rome, New York
WTLB: Utica, New York
WIXT: Little Falls, New York
|Broadcast area||Utica-Rome area|
|Branding||ESPN Radio 1310 AM|
|Frequency||WRNY: 1350 kHz
WTLB: 1310 kHz
WIXT: 1230 kHz
|Power||WRNY: 500 Watts day
57 Watts night
WTLB: 5,000 watts day
500 watts night
WIXT: 1,000 watts unlimited
|Facility ID||WRNY: 53657
|Callsign meaning||WRNY: Rome, New York
WIXT: parked former call sign of WSYR-TV, channel 9 in Syracuse. "IX" = 9, and Television.
WTLB: play on WTLA, with B to indicate the second.
|Former callsigns||WIXT: WLFH|
New York Yankees Radio Network
New York Giants Radio Network
(Galaxy Utica Licensee LLC)
|Sister stations||WKLL, WOUR, WUMX|
WRNY (1350 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting at 1350 kHz. The station was owned by Clear Channel until September 2007, when ownership was transferred to Galaxy Utica as a result of Clear Channel's decision to "go private". The station had been acquired by Clear Channel from Dame Media in June, 1999.
As of September 2007, prior to the transfer to Galaxy, WRNY and WIXT (which, until 2005, was known by the call sign WLFH) were operating as part of a four station network of Sports Talk radio stations named "The Sports Stars", carrying a variety of local and syndicated sports talk programming, along with live coverage of local sporting events. The other two stations in the simulcast were WADR in Remsen and WUTQ in Utica. The Sports Stars network was affiliated with Fox Sports Radio, as was the standard for Clear Channel sports radio stations.
WTLB, at the time, was under Galaxy Communications ownership; WTLB was mostly a simulcast of WTLA in Syracuse (hence the call sign) and WSGO in Oswego; all three stations ran the Music of Your Life adult standards format.
Upon Clear Channel's exit from the Utica market in 2007, the network was rearranged. WADR and WUTQ, the two weakest stations in the network, were sold to Ken Roser, while Galaxy Communications acquired WRNY and WIXT. The network, which expanded to WTLB at this time, change its slogan from "Sports Stars" to "1310 The Game." The network switched from Fox Sports to ESPN Radio on March 5, 2010, at the same time Galaxy's Syracuse stations, WTLA and WSGO, switched to ESPN.
- Tampone, Kevin, "Nine Clear Channel Utica stations fetch $3.1 million", CNY Business Journal, August 3, 2007
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WRNY
- Radio-Locator Information on WRNY
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WRNY
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTLB
- Radio-Locator Information on WTLB
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTLB
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WIXT
- Radio-Locator Information on WIXT
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WIXT