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Station Information for WKDM-AM
AM Frequency 1380
Station Address 449 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Classification and Power B, 5,000W
Transmitter Location Carlstadt, NJ
Contact 212-966-1059
fax: 212-966-9580
e-mail: geneh@mrbi.net
Station Staff General Manager - Gene Heinemeyer
Format Chinese - Mandarin
Owner Multicultural Broadcasting
History This station can be traced back to 1926, when WKBQ began broadcasting from the Starlight Amusement Park in the Bronx. The station adopted the call letters WBNX in 1931, settling in at its current frequency, 1380kc, in 1941. Unity Broadcasting purchased WBNX in 1960 and phased in Spanish language programming, which continued until the station`s sale to Multicultural Broadcasting in 1993. The station`s call letters had been changed to WKDM on September 1, 1984. Multicultural ran brokered programming for Spanish and other ethnic producers until the station was sold to Mega Communications on June 30, 2000.  The call sign was changed from WKDM to WNNY effective July 21, 2000.  WNNY was off the air from June 30 until September 5, 2000, when a test signal began airing.  The Spanish all-news format was launched on September 27, 2000. WNNY moved from all-news to news/talk on November 15, 2001, and adopted a "Regional Mexican" music format as "La X 1380" at 12 Midnight on Thursday morning, July 25, 2002. The call letters were changed to WLXE on August 8, 2002.
Comments In March, 2003, Mega Communications sold WLXE back to Multicultural Broadcasting. The station`s call sign was changed back to WKDM on June 30, 2003, and a Russian language format was adopted in July, 2003. A Chinese-Mandarin language format was adopted on January 1, 2007.

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