WMML

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WMML
WMML logo.png
City Glens Falls, New York
Broadcast area Saratoga area
Slogan Fox Sports Radio 1230
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date May 28, 1959 (1959-05-28)[1]
Format Sports radio
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 49715
Transmitter coordinates 43°19′45″N 73°38′54″W / 43.32917°N 73.64833°W / 43.32917; -73.64833
Former callsigns WSET (1959–1965)
WBZA (1965–1998)
Former frequencies 1410 AM (1959–1982)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
New York Mets
Owner Pamal Broadcasting
(6 Johnson Road Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WENU, WKBE, WNYQ, WFFG
Website wmml1230.blogspot.com

WMML (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. Licensed to Glens Falls, New York, United States, the station serves the Glens Falls area. Established in 1959 as WSET, the station is owned by Pamal Broadcasting, through licensee 6 Johnson Road Licenses, Inc., and features programming from Fox Sports Radio.[2]

History[edit]

What is now WMML began operations in 1959 as WSET, programming an 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. At the time, the station 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 6 a.m. In 1971, the format was changed 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. WBZA flipped formats in 1986 to nostalgia, calling itself "Real Music". The WBZA call letters were transferred 1410 AM (which had returned to the air in 1988 under a new license as WSTL) in 1998; at that time, the station changed its call letters to WMML and took on a sports format.

The station signed off the air in early 2012 to build a new antenna and returned to the air in March. It was announced, when the station signed back on March 15, that WMML would be joining the New York Mets Radio Network, covering all 162 games, replacing WOFX, who decided to switch to the Boston Red Sox Radio Network for the 2012 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-300. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "WMML Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Mets land affiliate in northern Capital Region". Times Union. March 15, 2012. 

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