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WQXR Expands Northward

105.9 WQXR New York 90.3 WDFH Ossining ClassicalUpdate 7/29: New York Public Radio closed on its purchase of WDFH today. The station signed-off at 4:05pm and returned shortly thereafter as Classical WQXW simulcasting 105.9 WQXR Newark, NJ.

The station anticipates completing its signal upgrade to 250 watts by this fall.

Original Report 5/2: New York Public Radio has acquired 90.3 WDFH Ossining, NY from Hudson Valley Community Radio for $400,000.

The station, which currently airs a freeform music format mixed with some programming from Pacifica, has asked for a waiver to operate from the studios of Classical 105.9 WQXR Newark, NJ. WDFH serves Northern Westchester County.

WDFH currently operates with 53 watts at 145 meters. As part of the asset purchase agreement, NYPR has agreed to file with the FCC an application to increase power to 250 watts. FCC approval of that application is a condition of the sale to close.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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