WKRB

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WKRB
City of license Brooklyn, New York
Slogan "Brooklyn's Only Dance and Electronic Station"
Frequency 90.3 MHz
First air date May 28, 1978
Format College Radio
CHR
ERP 10 watts
HAAT 40.7 meters
Class D
Facility ID 34902
Transmitter coordinates 40°34′36.00″N 73°56′4.00″W / 40.5766667°N 73.9344444°W / 40.5766667; -73.9344444
Callsign meaning Kingsborough Brooklyn Radio
Owner Kingsborough Community College
Website www.wkrb.org

WKRB (90.3 MHz) is an FM station based in New York City, New York. It is a music based station based at and controlled by Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, with a transmitter in Manhattan Beach. It also is the official station of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and is a broadcast partner of the New York Islanders hockey club. In 2006, WKRB changed its frequency from 90.9 MHz to 90.3 MHz, but kept its call letters.

Golden Days[edit]

The frequency at one point in the early 1980s was 103.1 FM. The move to 103.1 was challenged by WNEW at 102.7 and then WAPP 103.5 because of interference in their protected primary contour. This eventually led back to the station returning to 90.9 FM. While at 103.1, the on-air talent was most competitive to even commercial stations. WKRB now stands on 90.3 FM.

On air personalities included William (Kid Willy) McFarland, who served as the General Manager and was eventually on Z100 in New York under the name "Spanky McFarland" before his death, Vinny (The King, professionally known as Johnny Thunder during his stint on WPRO Povidence) Soriano, who was also the Program Director during this period, and is currently at WSIA-FM, Big Dave Neel, Stan (The Man) Evans, Pat "The Cat" Phillips (now Kid Kelly) former Z100 New York night jock, assistant program director and operations Manager, (current Backtrax-USA host and VP of music programming at Sirius XM Satellite Radio and Hits 1), Lenny Green (now on WBLS-FM New York), Ruby Tuesday currently on Electric FM (originally from the "B91" days was also heard on WNYZ PULSE 87, WNEW 102.7 FM, 77 WABC AM and WXXP PARTY 105 to name a few), Yo! Sunny Joe a frequent New York City Radio Personality now heard on WKNE a 50,000 Watt Heritage Top 40 Powered by Saga Communications in Southern New Hampshire and others.

During the "glory days", a morning show, which preceded the famous "Zoo" shows of the mid 80s was created.

The college held its 30th Anniversary Celebration of the radio station in May 2008.

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