Empire Broadcasting launched AAA “106.1 The X” 1160 WAIX Mechanicville/106.1 W291BY Albany NY this morning.
Positioned as “Albany’s Independent Experience”, the station will feature two local personalties: Flounder and Brad Berletic. SpotlightNews.com reports that Flounder has worked at multiple other stations in the Albany market, while Berletic is a relative newcomer after a mid-life career change.
The AAA format replaces the combination of Bloomberg Business and Conservative Talk hosts Joe Pags and Mike Gallagher that WAIX/W291BY has aired for the past eleven months under “Empire News Network” branding. That format will continue on 1240 WPTR Schenectady.