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City Lockport, New York
Broadcast area Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Branding Hometown 1340
Frequency 1340 kHz
Format News Talk Information
Audience share 0.7 (Sp'08 P2, R&R[1])
Power 1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 14714
Transmitter coordinates 43°10′30.00″N 78°42′39.00″W / 43.1750000°N 78.7108333°W / 43.1750000; -78.7108333
Callsign meaning Lively Voice of Lockport[2]
Former callsigns WUSJ (The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, a local newspaper owned the station for an extended period)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Dick Greene; Culver Communications Corp., Inc.
Sister stations WECK
Webcast WLVL embedded player
Website wlvl.com

WLVL (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lockport, New York, USA, the station serves the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area. The station is currently owned by Culver Communications Corp., Inc. and features programming from NBC Sports Radio.[3][4]

Culver Communications also owns WECK, an adult standards music station in Cheektowaga which recently added news, and some sports talk. WECK was an talk radio station like WLVL from 2008 to 2011. When the station switched to a music format in 2011, WLVL picked up some of the displaced programs.


  • First Light
  • Lockport's Early Morning News with Paul Oates (Hank Nevins with news)
  • Tradio
  • Green to Checker, with Racin' Ray Sherman
  • Super Dial-A-Deal (Saturdays), Racin' Ray Sherman
  • NBC Sports Radio


  • Brian Kahle, former AM Buffalo host, hosted a talk show on WLVL from 2007 until his death in 2013.
  • National talk show host Stephanie Miller started at WLVL before leaving for Rochester's WCMF.
  • John Murphy, the Voice of the Buffalo Bills and a Lockport native, started at WLVL, handling play-by-play of Niagara-Orleans League games.
  • Doug Young, a radio veteran of WGR and the now-defunct WNSA, hosted an interview program on WLVL, but was fired in September 2008.


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