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Broadcast areaWKLL: Utica-Rome, New York
WKRL-FM: Syracuse, New York
WKRH: Oswego-Fulton, New York
FrequencyWKLL: 94.9 MHz (HD Radio)
WKRL-FM: 100.9 MHz
WKRH: 106.5 MHz
FormatActive rock
SubchannelsWKLL-HD2: Adult hits "99.1 Tony FM"
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Buffalo Bills Radio Network
OwnerGalaxy Communications
First air date
WKLL: February 12, 1990
WKRL-FM: 1972 (as WEZG-FM)
WKRH: April 1, 1996
Former call signs
WEZG-FM (1972–1993)
Call sign meaning
WKLL: WK Lauren Levine
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility IDWKLL: 54959
WKRL-FM: 54547
WKRH: 56996
ClassWKLL: B
ERPWKLL: 34,000 watts
WKRL-FM: 6,000 watts
WKRH: 5,000 watts
HAATWKLL: 173 meters
WKRL-FM: 50 meters
WKRH: 100 meters
Translator(s)WKLL-HD2: 99.1 W256AJ (Utica)
Public license information
WebcastWKLL: Listen Live
WKRL, WKRH: Listen Live
WKLL-HD2: Listen Live
99.1 Tony FM Online (WKLL-HD2)

WKLL, WKRL-FM, and WKRH are a series of radio stations owned by Galaxy Communications. The FM stations, broadcasting at 94.9 MHz, 100.9 MHz, and 106.5 MHz respectively, are all branded as "K-Rock" and run an active rock format. The stations are licensed to Frankfort (Utica-Rome area), Syracuse, and Fair Haven, New York (serving the Oswego-Fulton area) respectively.

The Central New York K-Rock stations sponsor the annual K-Rockathon.

WKLL first went on the air on February 12, 1990[2] as a classic rock station with the "Classic 94.9" branding until 1992 switching to the current active rock format with the "94 K-Rock" branding. WKLL was Galaxy Communications' first station and its call sign comes from the initials of the daughter of Galaxy owner Ed Levine.[2]

In 2016 Galaxy moved their Utica studios (WKLL, WOUR, WUMX, WTLB, WRNY and WIXT) from Washington Mills to downtown Utica inside the new Landmarc building (the former HSBC building) and renamed it Galaxy Media. At their new location the walls on the street side of each studio are made entirely of glass, allowing people to see DJs at work, similar to the Good Morning America studio.

On September 8, 2016, WKLL signed-on a new HD2 subchannel broadcasting a variety hits format as "Tony FM". The subchannel also broadcasts on low-power W256AJ at 99.1, which formerly served as a translator station for WRNY/WTLB/WIXT.[3] An AM simulcast of the station was added on March 23, 2018 on WIXT in Little Falls.[4]


  1. ^ WKLL: 54959
    WKRL-FM: 54547
    WKRH: 56996 "Facility Technical Data for WKLL/WKRL/WKRH"
    . Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
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  2. ^ a b Vanno, Philip (February 8, 2015). Galaxy Communications keeping up with the times. Utica Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Galaxy Launches 99.1 Tony-FM Utica, RadioInsight.com, September 8, 2016
  4. ^ "The New Tony FM can now also be heard on 1230AM in Little Falls!"

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