|...from the Broadcast Capital of the World||Friday, September 29, 2023|
|Station Information for WXBK-FM|
|Station Address||345 Hudson Street|
New York, NY 10014
|Classification and Power||B, 23,500W|
|Transmitter Location||West Orange, NJ|
|Contact||Phone - 800-949-1027|
Request Line - 844-947-0947
|Station Staff||Market Manager - Chris Oliviero|
General Sales Manager - Keisha Glenn-Hutton
Brand Manager - Skip Dillard
|Format||Classic Hip Hop|
This station originated with a construction permit issued to Bremer Broadcasting Corp. to operate on the old FM band at a frequency of 49.5 in January, 1942. Bremer, however, did not put the station, WAAW, on the air until June 23, 1947, broadcasting on 101.9. The station became WAAT-FM later in 1947 and moved to 94.7 in 1948. It was sold to National Telefilm Associates in 1958, and the call letters were changed to WNTA-FM. Bergen Broadcasting purchased the station in 1961 and adopted the call letters WJRZ-FM in 1962. In 1966, the station was purchased by evangelist Harold Camping`s Family Stations, and the call letters WFME were adopted.
Station owner Entercom, which rebranded itself as Audacy, Inc. in March, 2021, flipped the station`s format to Classic Hip-Hop on October 22, 2021 and adopted the call letters WXBK, branded as "94.7 The Block".