WNYQ

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For the former holder of the WNYQ callsign, see WQSH.
WNYQ
WNYQ logo.png
City of license Hudson Falls, New York
Broadcast area Glens Falls, New York
Branding Classic Hits Q101.7
Frequency 101.7 MHz
First air date October 19, 1981 (as WENU)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 4,600 watts
HAAT 55 meters
Class A
Facility ID 3158
Transmitter coordinates 43°22′40.00″N 73°39′56.00″W / 43.3777778°N 73.6655556°W / 43.3777778; -73.6655556
Former callsigns WENU (1981-2000)
WENU-FM (2000-2006)
WQYQ (9/1/2006-10/9/2006)
Affiliations Adirondack Phantoms
Owner Pamal Broadcasting
(6 Johnson Road Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WKBE WFFG WMML WENU
Website classichitswnyq.com

WNYQ (Q101.7) is a Classic Hits/Classic Rock radio station licenced to Hudson Falls, New York and serving the Glens Falls/Lake George area as well as Saratoga County. The station is owned by Pamal Broadcasting and broadcasts on 101.7 MHz at 4.6 kW ERP from a tower just north of Glens Falls on Route 149.[1][2]

History[edit]

Former logo of the radio station used from late 1983 through September 18, 2006

For most of its existence, the 101.7 frequency held some form of the WENU calls (standing for an early slogan, "WE 'N U (You)"). WENU signed on in late 1983 with an adult contemporary format it would hold for much of the next decade and a half. This format would be transplanted to the original WNYQ (today's WBZZ, later WQSH in the Albany market) in November 1996 when that station's more powerful signal signed on. WENU would then be left with Westwood One's Adult Standards format.

When WENU owner Bradmark Communications sold their stations to Vox Media in 2000, WENU's format was one of the few not to be altered within the ensuing months, however the station would gain a simulcast on AM when sister station WBZA in South Glens Falls flipped to a WENU simulcast and to the WENU calls with the 101.7 frequency taking the suffixed WENU-FM calls as a result. This arrangement would last until the end of 2004 when WENU-FM returned to its prior adult contemporary format with the standards format remaining on the AM station.

In early September 2006 (during Labor Day weekend), WENU-FM would abandon its AC format once again to revive the Classic Hits formerly heard on WNYQ before that station went dark in preparation of its move into the Albany market. The station, once again fed mainly by a Westwood One format (this time the Classic Hits format), would take the WQYQ calls as a temporary move in preparation for when the WNYQ calls would be freed. When WNYQ changed its calls to WBZZ, WQYQ took the WNYQ calls.

Sports Coverage[edit]

WNYQ is the broadcast partner for the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Both home and away games are broadcast live, with Bob Rotruck, Voice of the Phantoms calling the games. It was also the flagship station of the former Adirondack Red Wings, also of the AHL until 1997, when it switched with WNYQ to 105.7.

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