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Station Information for WBBR-AM
AM Frequency 1130
Station Address 731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Classification and Power A, 50,000W
Transmitter Location Carlstadt, NJ
Contact 212-318-2000
fax: 212-893-5637
Station Staff General Manager - Al Mayers
News Director - Mark Mills
Programming Director - Anthony Mancini
Format News
Sports Coverage NY Islanders
Owner Bloomberg Communications, Inc.
History Well-remembered as the pop station WNEW, the history of this frequency can be traced back to two pioneering New Jersey stations - WAAM, which broadcast from Newark beginning in 1922, and Paterson-based WODA, which went on the air in 1925.  The two stations merged in 1933, broadcasting on 1250kc, and became WNEW in 1934.  WNEW, which found success in the then-uncommon practice of playing phonograph records of hit songs, moved to 1130kc in 1941. With hosts such as Martin Block, William B. Williams, and Gene Klavan & Dee Finch, WNEW`s pop hits format survived the rock `n roll era, lasting until January 4, 1993, when the present owner and business news format started. The WBBR call letters had been adopted on December 15, 1992.

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