WUAM

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WUAM
WUAM logo
City of license Watervliet, New York
Broadcast area Capital District
Branding Capital News 900
Frequency 900 kHz
Translator(s) 106.1 MHz W291BY
Format Simulcast of Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Power 400 watts Dayitme
70 watts Nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 72620
Transmitter coordinates 43°4′24.00″N 73°48′7.00″W / 43.0733333°N 73.8019444°W / 43.0733333; -73.8019444
Callsign meaning Anastos Media
Former callsigns WSPN (1950s-1964)
WKAJ (1964-1992)
WBGG (1992-1994)
WCKM (1994-1996)
WKAJ (1996-1999)
Affiliations Time Warner Cable News
Owner Empire Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WABY, WJKE, WPTR
Website albany.twcnews.com

WUAM (900 AM, "Capital News 900") is a radio station broadcasting a full-time simulcast of Time Warner Cable News Capital Region. It is licensed to Watervliet, New York. The station is currently owned by Empire Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WSPN in the 1950s, in Saratoga Springs, later changing call letters to WKAJ, in 1964. For many years the station broadcast an MOR type of format. In 1992, the call letters were changed to WBGG, and the format to Country. In 1994, the station changed its call sign to WCKM, and its format to Oldies. In 1996, the call letters reverted to WKAJ, and the format was changed to Nostalgia. In 1999, WKAJ became WUAM; the antenna was moved to Watervliet in April 2008, splitting from the simulcast with WABY to repeat Capital News 9's television audio, which remains to this day. Since April 2011, the station has been relayed on 106.1 FM via translator W291BY, broadcasting from Albany, New York at 250 watts ERP.

Ernie Anastos sold his Albany-area stations—WUAM and its translator, WABY, WQAR, and WVKZ—to Empire Broadcasting Corporation in June 2012 at a purchase price of $1.2 million.[2] The transaction was consummated on September 7, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WUAM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Pickney, Barbara (June 14, 2012). "Joe Reilly purchases 4 Albany area radio stations". The Business Review. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 

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