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Station Information for WQHT-FM
FM Frequency 97.1
Station Address 395 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Classification and Power B, 6700W
Transmitter Location Empire State Building
Contact 212-229-9797
fax: 212-929-8559
Website http://www.hot97.com
Station Staff General Manager - Deon Levingston
Program Director - Pio Ferro
Music Director - Karlie Hustle
Operations Manager - Brian D`Aurelio
Market Sales Director - Harry Clark
General Sales Manager - Andrea Barone
Format CHR-Urban
Owner Emmis Broadcasting Corp.
History

   For most of its history NBC's FM station, the station first went on the air on January 11, 1940 with the call letters W2XWG on a frequency of 42.6MHz, although NBC had been conducting tests on the FM band since the summer of 1939. W2XWG moved to 45.1MHz by March, 1941 and became WEAF-FM on September 24, 1944. In 1946, it moved to the new FM band at a frequency of 97.3. The call letters were changed to WNBC-FM on November 1, 1946, and the station moved to its present frequency, 97.1, in 1949. The name of the station was changed to WRCA-FM in October, 1954 and changed back to WNBC-FM in May, 1960. Switched to all-news WNWS on June 18, 1975, then to WYNY on 1/1/77. WYNY changed from Adult Contemporary to a Country format on July 1, 1987 and was sold to Emmis in 1988. Country WYNY moved to 103.5 on 9/22/88, exchanging frequencies with WQHT (Hot 103), which became Hot 97 on this frequency at that time.

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