|City||South Glens Falls, New York|
|Broadcast area||Glens Falls area|
|Branding||Magic 590-1410 AM & 96.9-100.5 FM|
|Slogan||Best Oldies of All Time|
|Translator(s)||96.9 W245DA (South Glens Falls)|
|First air date||September 1988 (as WSTL)|
|Format||Soft Oldies (WROW simulcast)|
|Power||1,000 watts day|
103 watts night
|Former callsigns||WGFN (1982–1987)|
|Owner||Pamal Broadcasting |
(6 Johnson Road Licenses, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WROW, WMML, WKBE, WNYQ, WFFG|
WENU (1410 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a soft oldies format simulcasting WROW out of Albany. Licensed to South Glens Falls, New York, United States, the station serves the Glens Falls area. Established in 1988 as WSTL, the station is owned by Pamal Broadcasting.
First usage of frequency in Glens Falls
1410 AM went on the air as WSET in 1959, programming a middle of the road format; for a time, the station studios were located in the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. In 1965, WSET changed its call letters to WBZA; the new call letters arose from the station owner's respect for WBZ in Boston. WSET and WBZA broadcast at 1410 AM with a "daytime only" license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At sunset each day, the station would leave the air until the next day at 6am. In 1971, the format was flipped to Top 40. During the later 1970s, WBZA evolved to more of an adult contemporary format, and it eventually changed frequencies to 1230, in late 1982; that station is now WMML, a sister station to WENU.
From 1982 to 1988, the 1410 frequency previously occupied by WBZA was off the air, until returning as country music station WSTL in 1988. The station took on the WBZA call letters in early January 1998, and changed again in September 2000 to the current WENU.
For a time being, WENU was a simulcast of the FM station, now WNYQ, with an Adult Standards format. When the FM changed to AC, WENU remained with Adult Standards. More recently,[when?] WENU has flipped to a Classic Country format.
On January 30, 2012, WENU, along with sister station WMML, signed off the air, as the antenna in Queensbury, New York was torn down to allow a new antenna to be put up in place. WENU returned to the air with a new nickname, "The U" on March 15, 2012 and a greater focus on community news coverage. WENU's new signal allows people in northern Warren County and southern Saratoga County to hear the station.
WENU's Classic Country format came to an end on February 22, 2013 while CBS Sports Radio came on February 23, 2013.