WTLA

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WTLA
WTLA logo
CityNorth Syracuse, New York
Broadcast areaSyracuse, New York
BrandingESPN Radio 97.7
(translator frequency)
Frequency1200 kHz
Translator(s)97.7 W249BC (Mattydale)
First air dateAugust 1, 1959
FormatSports
Power1,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID54546
Transmitter coordinates43°9′6.00″N 76°7′58.00″W / 43.1516667°N 76.1327778°W / 43.1516667; -76.1327778
Former callsignsWSOQ (1959-1984)
WEZG (1984-1985)
WURS (1985-1988)
WXRA (1988-1991)
WNSS (1991-1993)
WKRL (1993-1995)
Former frequencies1220 (1959-1991)
AffiliationsESPN Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network
OwnerGalaxy Communications
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC)
Sister stationsWKRL-FM, WKRH, WSGO, WTKV, WTKW, WZUN-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websiteespncny.com

WTLA (1200 AM; "ESPN Radio 97.7") is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to North Syracuse, New York, United States, the station serves the Syracuse area. The station is currently owned by Galaxy Communications and features programming from ESPN Radio, Syracuse ISP Sports Network and the Boston Red Sox Radio Network.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air August 1, 1959[2] as WSOQ, operating on 1220 AM.[3] The station later used the call signs WEZG, WURS, and WXRA.

In 1991, the station moved to its current frequency; it had attempted to do so since 1980.[4][5][6] A few months later, the station was renamed WNSS; it then became WKRL in 1993, and WTLA in 1995.[7]

Until March 5, 2010, WTLA offered an adult standards format from Music of Your Life; on that date, it affiliated with ESPN Radio.[8] A local afternoon show, "Disturbing The Peace" was added in May 2010, talking all things Syracuse and New York sports. In January 2011, programs hosted by Mike Bristol (who had previously aired on WHEN) were picked up by WTLA.

Actor Daniel Baldwin began hosting a daily program on WTLA in 2017.[9]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Class FCC info
W249BC 97.7 Mattydale, New York 618 120 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WTLA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 (PDF). 1981. p. C-161. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 (PDF). 1960. p. A-196. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "WTLA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (December 14, 2009). "Economy Claims PA's WPAZ". NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  9. ^ https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/171271/actor-daniel-baldwin-joins-wtla-wsgo-espn-syracuse

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