WCDW

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WCDW
City of license Port Dickinson, New York
Broadcast area Binghamton, New York
Branding Cool 106.7
Frequency 106.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 104.5 W283AG (Binghamton, relays HD2 feed of Solid Gold 104.5)
92.9 W225BC (Endicott, relays HD3 feed of Z93)
107.1 W296BS (Johnson City, relays HD4 feed of Sunny 107.1)
First air date 2006 (as WRRQ)
Format FM/HD1: Classic Hits
HD2: Golden Oldies "Solid Gold 104.5"
HD3: Rock "Z93"
HD4: Soft AC "Sunny 107.1"
ERP 1,200 watts
HAAT 221 meters
Class A
Facility ID 165347
Former callsigns WRRQ (2006-2013)
Owner Equinox Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
No Current Feed (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3
Listen Live (HD4)
Website cool1067.coolesthits.com
No Current Website (HD2)
z93rocks.com (HD3)
sunny1071.com (HD4)

WCDW is the callsign of a classic hits radio station licensed to Port Dickinson, New York and serves the Greater Binghamton Market. The station is owned by Equinox Broadcasting and broadcasts on 106.7 MHz from the Ingraham Hill tower farm, south of Binghamton, NY. It also has translators at 101.1 in Endwell, NY (relays the main station), 104.5 in Chenango Bridge, NY (relays HD2), 92.9 in Endicott, NY (relays HD3), and 107.1 in Binghamton, NY (relays HD4).

History[edit]

WCDW signed on in October 2006 as WRRQ ("Q107"). Owned by Equinox Broadcasting, it paired up with its oldies station Cool 100 from studios on Upper Court Street in the city of Binghamton. The station ran without any regular on-air staff for several months.

Q107 began broadcasting the local AHL hockey team, the Binghamton Senators, for the 06-07 season as soon as it went on. Justin (Case) MacGregor became the station's first on-air personality, hosting a live pregame show called "Hockey Night In Binghamton" prior to every Saturday night home game. For the 2007-08 season, Q107 would not air the Senators.

In February 2007, Tejay Schwartz, a veteran of the Binghamton radio market, became the first morning show jock on Q107. He was joined a month later by radio veterans Steve Shimer (Shimes) on middays and Justin (Case) MacGregor on afternoon drive.

In September 2007, Q107 added a contemporary Christian rock show on Sunday mornings from 7 till 9am.

In December 2007, Tejay left the lineup to rejoin a station across town. Justin shifted to morning drive while Amy Love was added for afternoon drive.

In October 2008, the schedule adjusted again, as Thunder Reynolds joined the staff from crosstown station WAAL for afternoons from 1-4pm. Also added was Josh Evans, who will work nights from 9pm till midnight.

Q106.7’s format was a blend of up-tempo rock hits of the 1980s, 1990s and today, using the positioning “The 80's And More”.

On June 18, 2013 WRRQ changed their format to a simulcast of classic hits-formatted WCDW 100.5 FM.[1]

On August 16, 2013 WRRQ changed their call letters to WCDW, after 100.5-FM in Susquehanna, PA changed their call letters to WDRE.

WCDW is part of the Southern Tier Radio Network, which includes 100.5 The Drive (WDRE), 95 The Met (WMTT), Cool 96 (WPHD) in Elmira, and Cool 97 (WZHD) in Canaseraga.

On-air line up[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

  • Shimes in the Mornings... 6am - 10am
  • Judith Gross - Middays 10am - 2pm
  • Thunder Reynolds - 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Amy Love - 10pm till midnight

Shows[edit]

  • Bill Flynn Polka Show - Sundays 6am till 11am
  • The Rock & Roll Dance Party - Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7pm - 9pm

Former stations on this frequency[edit]

There was another station that was a low-powered FM station on WCDW's frequency of 106.7 in the Binghamton area. Owego-based WFEM-LPFM lost its license in 2007 and ceased operations. Because of this, WRRQ signed on from a location in Windsor, New York, significantly to the east of Binghamton, to allow WFEM to continue operating. (other reasons being that it is slightly easier to get a license in an outlying suburb than it is in a heavily media-saturated city, and the area east of Binghamton has comparatively little radio coverage). The station moved to its current location over the course of the year 2010.

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Coordinates: 42°03′22″N 75°56′38″W / 42.056°N 75.944°W / 42.056; -75.944