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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
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.

   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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