Albany Trio Switches To Business

Empire News Network 1160 WAIX Mix 106.1 Sporty 1240 WPTR AlbanyEmpire Broadcasting has flipped Hot AC “Mix 106.1” 1160 WAIX Mechanicsville/106.1 W291BY Albany and Sports “Sporty 1240” WPTR Schenectady NY to Business as “Empire News Network“.

The three stations are carrying Bloomberg Business programming from 12am to 6pm daily and syndicated Conservative Talkers Joe Pags and Mike Gallagher in evenings. Both Pags and Gallagher have connections to the Albany market. Pags, under his given name Joe Pagliarulo was an anchor at WRGB-TV from 2002-2005. Gallagher spent many years in the 1990s at 810 WGY before moving to WABC New York and then syndication.

WAIX/WPTR will carry Union College football and hockey which previously was only heard on WPTR.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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