|...from the Broadcast Capital of the World||Saturday, June 24, 2017|
|Station Information for WFAN-FM|
|Station Address||345 Hudson Street,|
New York, NY 10014
|Classification and Power||B, 6200W|
|Transmitter Location||Empire State Building|
|Station Staff||General Manager - Dan Bouloukos|
Operations Manager - Mark Chernoff
Program Director - Eric Spitz
General Sales Manager - Stephanie McNamara
Local Sales Manager - Ken Schoen
National Sales Manager - Adam Pullman
The origins of this station date to 1940, when a construction permit for station W2XWF was issued to William G.H. Finch for the 42.18 MHz frequency. The call letters W55NY were adopted in 1941 and the call letters WFGG were later adopted. By 1946, the station was broadcasting with the call letters WGHF on 99.7, moving to 101.9 in 1947. On November 17, 1955, the call letters were changed to WBFM and the station featured Muzak. WBFM was sold to the Daily News in November, 1963, and on October 11, 1964, it became WPIX, a station which featured a wide variety of popular music formats over the years, including Adult Top 40, Disco, New Wave Rock, AOR, and AC.
Merlin Media returned 101.9 to an Alternative Rock format on July 17, 2012, and the call letters were changed back to WRXP from WEMP on July 25, 2012. On October 8, 2012, it was announced that WRXP was being sold to CBS Radio, and on November 2, 2012, the call letters were changed to WFAN-FM and a simulcast of sports talk WFAN began. The sale to CBS Radio was completed in December, 2012.