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Station Information for WINS-AM
AM Frequency 1010
Station Address 345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Classification and Power B, 50,000W
Transmitter Location Lyndhurst, NJ
Contact 212-397-1010
fax: 212-247-7918
Station Staff General Manager - Steve Swenson
Executive Editor/Program Director - Mark Mason
News Director - Ben Mevorach
General Sales Manager - Greg Janoff
Local Sales Manager - David Sall
National Sales Manager - Keith Crystal
Format News
Owner CBS Radio
History This station has gone through many incarnations in its long history.  It began in 1924 as WGBS, broadcasting from the in-store studio of its owner, Gimbel`s Department Store.  After a number of frequency changes, the station was sold to newspaperman William Randolph Hearst in 1932, who renamed the station WINS, after his International News Service.  WINS moved to its present frequency, 1010kc, on October 30, 1943.  In 1954, new owner Crosley Broadcasting brought in Alan Freed as part of a rock `n roll format which lasted until 1965.  On April 19, 1965, then-owner Westinghouse introduced the all-news format heard to this day.

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