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Station Information for WEPN-AM
AM Frequency 1050
Station Address 2 Penn Plaza, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Classification and Power B, 50,000W
Transmitter Location East Rutherford, NJ
Contact 212-613-3800
fax: 212-613-3868
Station Staff General Manager - Dave Roberts
Program Director - Justin Craig
General Sales Manager - Vinny DeMarco
Format Sports/Sports Talk - Spanish
Sports Coverage NJ Jets,
NY Knicks
NY Rangers
St. John`s Mens Basketball,
Army Football
Owner ABC Broadcasting Group (Disney)
History One of the city's first radio stations, WHN went on the air in March, 1922, and was sold to the Loew's organization in 1928. The station moved to 1050kc in 1941. Loew's changed the station's call letters to WMGM in 1948, and featured a rock `n roll format from 1958-1962, at which time the station was sold to Storer Broadcasting. Storer changed the call letters back to WHN on 2/28/62 and adopted an Easy Listening format. A country music format was introduced on February 26, 1973. WHN, then owned by Doubleday, was sold to Emmis in 1986, becoming all-sports WFAN on July 1, 1987. Emmis, which had purchased 660 WNBC from GE, moved WFAN to 660 on October 20, 1988 and sold 1050 AM to Spanish Broadcasting, which featured a Spanish music format under the WUKQ calls for a short time. On February 1, 1989, Spanish Broadcasting swapped frequencies with WEVD. Its Spanish music format moved to 97.9 FM as WSKQ, while WEVD moved back to the AM dial on 1050 AM. WEVD featured a talk/brokered time format until September, 2001.
Comments On September 1, 2001, ABC/Disney began broadcasting its ESPN sports programming on WEVD pursuant to a LMA with the Forward Association. The sale of the station to ABC/Disney was approved by the FCC on February 28, 2003, and the station`s call letters were changed to WEPN as of April 28, 2003. On September 7, 2012, following the move of ESPN`s sports format to the 98.7 FM frequency, 1050 AM adopted a Spanish-language sports format.

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