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WAAL logo.png
City of license Binghamton, New York
Broadcast area Binghamton, New York
Branding 99.1 The Whale
Slogan "This Is Classic Rock!"
Frequency 99.1 MHz
First air date 1954 (as WKOP)
Format Classic rock
ERP 8,700 watts
HAAT 291 meters
Class B
Facility ID 7920
Callsign meaning Play on the word "Whale"
Former callsigns WKOP (1954-19??)
Affiliations New York Giants Radio Network
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Binghamton License, LLC)
Sister stations WHWK, WNBF, WWYL, WYOS
Webcast Listen Live
Website 991thewhale.com

WAAL ("The Whale") is a classic rock radio station broadcasting at 99.1 MHz and licensed to Binghamton, NY and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. WAAL is the oldest FM radio station in the Southern Tier. During weekday mornings and weekday afternoons, traffic reports are announced after every classic rock ride.

On-air lineup[edit]

  • The Whale Morning Show with Doug Mosher - 5am-10am, Monday - Friday
  • Don Morgan - 10am-2pm, Monday - Friday
  • Lee Ann Taylor- 2pm-7pm, Monday - Friday
  • Kat - 7pm-Midnight, Monday - Friday

Weekends - Classic Rock Weekend Themes


The New Whale Morning Show[edit]

Doug Mosher is on the air from 5am-10am on weekdays. They have many contests, music news, fun, crazy stuff, traffic, and weather.

6 Pack Classic Rock Ridea[edit]

Each hour featuring at least 6 great Classic Rock songs in a row,after the Whale Morning Show.

The Whale Diner[edit]

An hour of requests and dedications hosted by Don Morgan.

Get the Led Out[edit]

For 15 years, the Whale has been playing a triple shot of Led Zeppelin every weeknight at 9:15pm.

The Rockin' 80's[edit]

Saturdays at 11pm, hosted by Zander. The Rockin' 80's is a weekly 80's rock show.

Little Steven's Underground Garage[edit]

Little Steven from The Sporanos and the E Street Band - Sundays at 10pm.

The Southern Tier Closeup[edit]

Sundays at 6am, hosted by Kathy Whyte, a radio program showcasing community issues.


Sundays at 8am, a 2 hour classic rock radio show hosted by Bill St. James.

Six Pack Classic Rock Rides[edit]

At least six songs played without interruption all day and night, every day of the week after the morning show.

The Beatle Years[edit]

Bob Malik your host for a show about the band that defined a generation - Sunday at 7am


In the early 1970s, it was playing a progressive rock format. In the mid 1970s WAAL was known as WAAL Stereo FM 99. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was known as The Hot FM, which played Top 40. WAAL was acquired by Citadel Broadcasting in 1998 from Wicks Broadcast Group. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 42°03′32″N 75°57′04″W / 42.059°N 75.951°W / 42.059; -75.951