WTLA

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WTLA
WTLA logo
City of license North Syracuse, New York
Broadcast area Syracuse, New York
Branding ESPN Radio 97.7
(translator frequency)
Frequency 1200 kHz
Translator(s) 97.7 W249BC (Mattydale)
First air date August 1, 1959
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 54546
Transmitter coordinates 43°9′6.00″N 76°7′58.00″W / 43.1516667°N 76.1327778°W / 43.1516667; -76.1327778
Former callsigns WSOQ (1959-1984)
WEZG (1984-1985)
WURS (1985-1988)
WXRA (1988-1991)
WNSS (1991-1993)
WKRL (1993-1995)
Former frequencies 1220 (1959-1991)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network
Owner Galaxy Communications
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WKRL-FM, WKRH, WSGO, WTKV, WTKW, WZUN
Webcast Listen Live
Website espncny.com

WTLA (1200 AM; "ESPN Radio 97.7") is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to North Syracuse, New York, USA, the station serves the Syracuse area. The station is currently owned by Galaxy Communications and features programing from ESPN Radio, Syracuse ISP Sports Network and the Boston Red Sox Radio Network.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air August 1, 1959[2] as WSOQ, operating on 1220 AM.[3] The station later used the callsigns WEZG, WURS, and WXRA.

In 1991, the station moved to its current frequency; it had attempted to do so since 1980.[4][5][6] A few months later, the station was renamed WNSS; it then became WKRL in 1993 and WTLA in 1995.[7]

Until March 5, 2010, WTLA offered an adult standards format from Music of Your Life; on that date, it affiliated with ESPN Radio.[8] A local afternoon show, "Disturbing The Peace" was added in May 2010, talking all things Syracuse and New York sports. In January 2011 programs hosted by Mike Bristol (who had previously aired on WHEN) were picked up by WTLA.

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
MHz
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Class FCC info
W249BC 97.7 Mattydale, New York 618 120 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WTLA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 (PDF). 1981. p. C-161. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 (PDF). 1960. p. A-196. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "WTLA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (December 14, 2009). "Economy Claims PA's WPAZ". NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 

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