WTOR

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WTOR
City Youngstown, New York
Broadcast area Toronto/Niagara Peninsula/Buffalo
Frequency 770 kHz
First air date March 26, 1991
(initial licensing date)
Format Brokered South Asian
Power 13,000 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 74121
Transmitter coordinates 43°13′5.00″N 78°56′53.00″W / 43.2180556°N 78.9480556°W / 43.2180556; -78.9480556
Callsign meaning TORonto
Owner Birach Broadcasting Corporation
Website WTOR Radio

WTOR (770 AM) is a daytime-only radio station licensed to Youngstown, New York, USA. The station is owned by Birach Broadcasting Corporation.[1][2]

WTOR airs a brokered multicultural radio format targeted primarily at the South Asian community in Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Peninsula in Canada. The station's programming is primarily in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. Some programs are aimed at Sikhs and other religious and ethnic groups in South Asia. Hosts usually pay for an hour of broadcast time each day and may sell commercials to support their program.[3]

WTOR is a daytime-only station, signing off at sunset to protect 50,000 watt Class A clear-channel station WABC in New York City. WTOR's 13,000 watt directional signal is aimed almost completely into the province of Ontario (thus arguably making the station a border blaster). The transmitter is located off Langdon Road in Ransomville, New York.[4] It's only a few miles from the Canadian border, across Lake Ontario from Toronto.

The WTOR call sign refers to TORonto, the target city. The call letters previously belonged to a station in Torrington, Connecticut which now uses the call sign WSNG.

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