WKLL

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WKLL/WKRL/WKRH
City WKLL: Frankfort, New York
WKRL-FM: North Syracuse, New York
WKRH: Fair Haven, New York
Broadcast area WKLL: Utica-Rome, New York
WKRL-FM: Syracuse, New York
WKRH: Oswego-Fulton, New York
Branding K-Rock
Slogan The Best New Rock
Frequency WKLL: 94.9 MHz
WKRL-FM: 100.9 MHz
WKRH: 106.5 MHz
Translator(s) 99.1 W256AJ (Utica, relays WKLL-HD2)
First air date WKLL: February 12, 1990
WKRL-FM: 1972 (as WEZG-FM)
WKRH: April 1, 1996
Format Active Rock
WKLL-HD2: Adult hits "99.1 Tony FM"
ERP WKLL: 34,000 watts
WKRL-FM: 6,000 watts
WKRH: 5,000 watts
HAAT WKLL: 173 meters
WKRL-FM: 50 meters
WKRH: 100 meters
Class WKLL: B
WKRL-FM: A
WKRH: A
Facility ID WKLL: 54959
WKRL-FM: 54547
WKRH: 56996
Callsign meaning WKLL: WK Lauren Levine
WKRL, WKRH: K Rock
Former callsigns WKRL-FM:
WEZG-FM (1972-1993)
Owner Galaxy Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website krock.com

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[1] as a classic rock station with the "Classic 94.9" branding until 1992 switching to the current format modern rock 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.[1]

In 2016 Galaxy moved their Utica studios (WKLL, WOUR, WUMX, WTLB, WRNY and WIXT) from Washington Mills to downtown Utica inside the new landmark building (the old HSBC location) 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vanno, Philip (February 8, 2015). Galaxy Communications keeping up with the times. Utica Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Galaxy Launches 99.1 Tony-FM Utica, RadioInsight.com, September 8, 2016

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