WQXW

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WQXW
CityOssining, New York
Broadcast areaNorthern/Central Westchester, New York
BrandingClassical New York 105.9 WQXR and 90.3 FM WQXW Ossining
Frequency90.3 MHz
First air date1992 as WDFH
FormatClassical
ERP250 watts
HAAT145 metres (476 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID71711
Transmitter coordinates41°09′07″N 73°47′10″W / 41.15194°N 73.78611°W / 41.15194; -73.78611Coordinates: 41°09′07″N 73°47′10″W / 41.15194°N 73.78611°W / 41.15194; -73.78611
Callsign meaningWQXR Westchester
Former callsignsWDFH (1992-2013)
OwnerNew York Public Radio
(WQXR Radio)
Sister stationsWNYC (AM), WNYC-FM, WQXR-FM, New Jersey Public Radio
Websitewww.wqxr.org for station originating content

WQXW (90.3 FM) is an all-classical music radio station licensed to Ossining, New York. It simulcasts WQXR-FM, the only classical music station in New York City.

WQXW now covers much of northern and central Westchester County, reaching areas of The New York Metro Area where WQXR cannot reach. WQXW's antenna tower is located in Pleasantville, New York.

History[edit]

WDFH logo.

The radio station originated in 1982 as WDFH, a community radio station that broadcast a freeform format of progressive and alternative rock, jazz, blues, and folk. WDFH had a several-decades long history, starting out as a cable-based station in the 1980s and finally moving to the FM band in 1992.

One of WDFH's notable programs in its final years was OutCasting, a program for LGBTQ youth.

On July 29, 2013, WDFH ceased broadcasting, and the broadcast license was subsequently purchased by New York Public Radio, changing call letters to WQXW and becoming a rebroadcaster of WQXR.

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