|City of license||Watervliet, New York|
|Broadcast area||Capital District|
|Branding||Capital News 900|
|Translator(s)||106.1 MHz W291BY|
|Format||Simulcast of YNN Capital Region|
|Power||400 watts Dayitme
70 watts Nighttime
|Callsign meaning||Anastos Media|
|Former callsigns||WSPN (1950s-1964)
|Owner||Empire Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||WABY, WJKE, WPTR|
WUAM (900 AM, "Capital News 900") is a radio station broadcasting a full-time simulcast of local Albany cable news station YNN Capital Region. It is licensed to Watervliet, New York. The station is currently owned by Empire Broadcasting Corporation.
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 back 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. The transaction was consummated on September 7, 2012.
- "WUAM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Pickney, Barbara (June 14, 2012). "Joe Reilly purchases 4 Albany area radio stations". The Business Review. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WUAM
- Radio-Locator Information on WUAM
- Query Arbitron's AM station database for WUAM
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W291BY
- Radio-Locator information on W291BY
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