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City Lockport, New York
Broadcast area Buffalo-Niagara Falls
Branding Hometown 1340
Frequency 1340 kHz
Format News Talk Information
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[1]
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.)
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, United States, 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.[2][3]

Culver Communications also owned WECK, an adult standards music station in Cheektowaga from 2008 to 2017.


  • 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.
  • Tom Jolls, longtime Buffalo television personality, began his career at what was then WUSJ and had an 11-year run at the station, 1951–62.
  • 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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