WNYG

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WNYG
City of license Medford, New York
Broadcast area Long Island
Branding Radio Cantico Nuevo
Frequency 1440 kHz
Format Spanish Christian
Language(s) Spanish
Power 1,000 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 5208
Transmitter coordinates 40°47′45.00″N 72°59′32.00″W / 40.7958333°N 72.9922222°W / 40.7958333; -72.9922222
Former callsigns WBAB (1958-1976)
Owner Radio Cantico Nuevo, Inc.
Webcast WNYG
Website www.radiocanticonuevo.com

WNYG (1440 AM, "Radio Cantico Nuevo") is a radio station licensed to Medford, New York that broadcasts a Spanish Christian format.

WNYG's daytime signal used to be heard in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the southern coast of Connecticut and the Jersey Shore. Post-sunset, WNYG dropped down to 38 watts -- enough to cover Babylon, its original city of license.

The 1440 frequency signed on in 1958 as WBAB with 500 watts daytime only. It later became WNYG in 1976 after WBAB's companion FM station stopped simulcasting the 1440 signal.[1]

Since WNYG's inception, two formats have been the longest lasting: the Christian Contemporary format, and the previous Oldies format which ran from January 10, 1988 until April 17, 1994.

On November 2, 2009, WNYG ceased broadcasting the eight-year-old Christian Format that had been branded "The Spirit of New York Radio".

On May 26, 2010, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting sold the station to Radio Cantico Nuevo, Inc for $150,000.

On July 1, 2010, the station went silent.[2]

On July 18, 2011, the station was turned on in the City of Medford, New York.

On June 28, 2012 WNYG was granted a U.S. Federal Communications Commission construction permit to add night operation with 196 watts using a directional antenna. Day operation will continue to be 1,000 watts using a non directional antenna. The construction permit will expire on June 28, 2015.

See also[edit]

Radio Cantico Nuevo is also heard on these stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1440 AM/102.3 FM WBAB BABYLON History". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WNYG 1440 AM History". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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