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Trio Of Albany AMs Go Silent

Empire Broadcasting Corporation has taken its three AMs in the Albany NY market silent Telling the FCC, that after selling 101.3 WJKE Saratoga to Educational Media Foundation last November, the three remaining AMs in the cluster are not financially self-sufficient. THE LICENSEE RECENTLY SOLD ITS ONLY FM STATION. THE REMAINING AM STATIONS ARE NOT FINANCIALLY SELF-SUFFICIENT AND THE LICENSEE REQUESTS AUTHORITY FOR THEM TO REMAIN SILENT WHILE IT CONSIDERS PROGRAMMING AND OPERATIONAL CHANGES THAT MAY, WITH THE ADDITION OF AUTHORIZED FM TRANSLATORS AND A PROPOSED NEW FM TRANSLATOR, MAKE THEM A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS THAT CAN RENEW PUBLIC SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. After shuffling formats in March, Empire owns what was Business/Talk “Empire News Network” 1240 WPTR Schenectady, AC ...[Read More]

New Mix In Albany

Empire Broadcasting has shuffled the programming at its Albany, NY stations. After simulcasting Adult Standards “Moon Radio” on 900 WUAM Watervliet, 1160 WABY Mechanicville, and 106.1 W291BY Albany for the past month, 1160 and 106.1 have flipped to Gen X Hits “Mix 106.1“. Launching this past Thursday at 4pm after stunting with Gregorian Chants for a few days, the new format is positioning itself as “The Best Mix of the 80’s, 90’s & 2K” with a 90s centric playlist reminiscent of the format of the former “105.7 Crush-FM” that existed from January 2011 until September 2012. Prior to the beginning of June, the Adult Standards “Moon” format existed solely on 1160 WABY, while 900 WUAM and 106.1 W291BY simulcasted the au...[Read More]