1400 Stamford/Norwalk

WSHU Reclaims WSTC Operations

Thirteen months after Sacred Heart University leased 1400 WSTC Stamford CT to Martin Sheehan’s VGR Radio Agency, the station has gone Silent. Sacred Heart had originally taken WSTC and sister 1350 WNLK Norwalk silent in January 2016 citing low listenership. In June 2016, VGR Radio began operating WSTC with a mix of Talk and Adult Standards and then shifted to Oldies earlier this year, while Peace & Love Radio flipped WNLK to Gospel. WSHU Communications Director Janice Portentoso, told the Connecticut Post, “VGR Radio Agency has not paid us anything for the past six months”. General Manager George Lombardi stated, “As a non-profit, listener-supported organization, we take our fiscal responsibilities very seriously. We are accountable to the listeners and organizations whose...[Read More]

Connecticut AM Pair To Go Dark & Be Sold

Sacred Heart University is turning off 1350 WNLK Norwalk and 1400 WSTC Stamford CT and putting them up for sale. The two stations were part of the University’s Public News/Talk network that was also heard on 1260 WSHU Westport CT, 1340 WYBC New Haven CT, 89.9 WSUF Noyack NY and 103.3 WQQQ Sharon CT. The network claims that the WSTC/WNLK duo had less than 900 listeners combined. The Fairfield County region served by the stations will still be served by WSHU’s Talk/Classical service that’s heard on 91.1 WSHU-FM Fairfield and 90.1 W211AI Stamford. Sacred Heart intends to place the two stations on the market for sale. The University purchased them in 2011 from Cox Radio for $500,000. The WSHU Public Radio Group has announced that as of Monday, Jan. 25, it will no longer broad...[Read More]