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Station Information for WXNY-FM
FM Frequency 96.3
Station Address 485 Madison Avenue, Third Floor
New York, NY 10022
Classification and Power B, 6000W
Transmitter Location Empire State Building
Contact office - 212-310-6000
fax: 212-310-6095
Station Staff General Manager - Joe Pagan
Program Director - Alix Quintero
Music Director - DJ Kazzanova
Sales Managers - Rob Corr & Gary Pacheco
National Sales Manager - Rob Corr
Format Spanish music
Owner Univision Communications
History The 96.3 FM frequency was long the home of classical music station WQXR. WQXR was one of the world's first FM stations and it is the oldest FM station in the New York area. Under John V. L. Hogan, it first went on the air on November 26, 1939 under the call letters W2XQR on a frequency of 43.2MHz. In 1942, its freqency changed to 48.7 and then to 45.9. In July, 1943, the station adopted the call letters W59NY, which changed to WQXQ on 11/1/43. In 1946, after the FM band was moved, the station began to broadcast on 97.7. It moved to 96.3, in 1947, and in 1948 it became WQXR. WQXR was owned by the New York Times from February, 1944 until October, 2009.
Comments On October 8, 2009, WQXR, under the new ownership of WNYC Radio, exchanged frequencies with WCAA, moving from 96.3 FM to 105.9 FM, while WCAA moved to 96.3 FM. The call sign for this station was again changed from WCAA to WXNY on October 15, 2009, with the station rebranded as X96.3 FM.

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