|City of license||Johnstown, New York|
|Broadcast area||Mohawk Valley|
|Branding||Z102.9 and AM 930 WIZR|
|Slogan||Your Home for Classic Hits|
|Translator(s)||102.9 W275BS (Johnstown)|
|First air date||1964|
|Power||1,000 watts day
28 watts night
|Former callsigns||WMYL (1981–1984)
|Affiliations||Dial Global, New York Mets Radio Network|
|Owner||930 AM WIZR Radio, LLC|
WIZR (930 AM) is a radio station that broadcasts an oldies format. Licensed to Johnstown, New York, USA, the station serves the Mohawk Valley area. The station is owned by 930 AM WIZR Radio, LLC and features classics from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
WIZR signed on in 1964, airing a middle of the road format; four years later, sister station WIZR-FM 104.9 (now WZMR in Altamont, New York) signed on as a simulcast of the AM station's programming. In 1973, the stations flipped to a top 40 simulcast; with the FM side flipping to oldies in 1980.
With the decline of top 40 formats on AM, WIZR flipped to Music of Your Life under the call letters WMYL in 1981; WIZR-FM signed off in 1982 and returned after a one-year absence, simulcasting the AM's adult standards format. In 1984, Joe Caruso acquired the stations, and reinstated the WIZR call letters on the AM side while the FM took on a new format and the WSRD call letters.
In early 1998, Joe Caruso sought to move FM 104.9 closer to the Albany market by securing a construction permit to move WSRD to Altamont, New York; later that year, Pamal Broadcasting acquired both stations for $2.2 million, upon the closure of the sale, former sister station WSRD moved to its new transmitter site and is now WZMR, while WIZR began to carry ABC's now-defunct Timeless radio network.
In December 2008, WIZR went silent as Pamal Broadcasting prepared for a sale of the radio station; eventually, Dr. Thomas J. Kuettel would purchase the station in early 2010, who installed a country music format under Dial Global's True Country satellite format on March 15, 2010. On June 1, 2011, the station changed formats to Dial Global oldies. In March 2013 WIZR changed FM translator frequencies to 102.9, also adopting a new slogan "Your Home For Classic Hits" as Dial Global had changed and updated the format.
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