|City||Ithaca, New York|
|Broadcast area||Ithaca area|
|Slogan||Progressive Talk 1470|
|Translator(s)||97.7 W249CD (Ithaca)|
|First air date||1956|
|Power||5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Owner||Saga Communications of New England, LLC|
|Sister stations||WQNY, WHCU, WYXL, WIII|
WNYY (1470 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a progressive-leaning Talk/Personality format. Licensed to Ithaca, New York, USA, the station serves the Ithaca area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications of New England, LLC and features programming from CNN Radio.
WNYY, most commonly known as Progressive Talk 1470, was owned by a local company as part of an AM/FM combo with WQNY 103.7 FM, then under the call letters of WTKO and featuring an oldies format. The AM/FM combo was one of two in the Ithaca market - the other being what is now co-owned WYXL 97.3 FM and WHCU 870 AM. The two combos were combined under the Eagle Broadcasting Company, before Saga bought out the company and its four stations in 2005.
The WNYY call letters were put in place after Saga's purchase in 2005, and it was initially launched as a sports station. WNYY also carried programming from the now-defunct Air America network, which filed for bankruptcy in January 2010. As of 2015, the station runs an all-syndicated lineup consisting mostly of progressive hosts, with some exceptions (The Dave Ramsey Show being the most prominent, airing in afternoon drive).
In March 2010, WNYY returned to the FM airwaves when sister station WQNY launched Progressive Talk on its HD2 channel. WNYY had been on the W277BS 103.3 FM translator of WYXL before Saga began using the frequency for WYXL's HD2 channel, Hits 103.3. The use of WQNY-HD2 overcomes a tight night pattern on the 1470 AM frequency.
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