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Station Information for WXBK-FM
FM Frequency 94.7
Station Address 345 Hudson Street
10th Floor
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
Website https://www.audacy.com/947theblocknyc
Station Staff Market Manager - Chris Oliviero
General Sales Manager - Keisha Glenn-Hutton
Brand Manager - Skip Dillard
Format Classic Hip Hop
Owner Audacy, Inc.
History

   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.

   On October 16, 2012, Cumulus Media announced that it was purchasing WFME from Family Stations. The sale was completed on January 9, 2013, and Family Radio`s programming was discontinued on January 11, 2013. Pending the introduction of a new format, Cumulus began a simulcast of WPLJ using the call letters WRXP, which were legally adopted on January 14, 2013. A country music format debuted on January 21, 2013, and the call letters were again changed, to WNSH, on January 29, 2013. In May, 2019, the station was sold to Entercom Communications, which continued its country music format.

Comments

   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".

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