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Station Information for WLIB-AM
AM Frequency 1190
Station Address 3 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10016
Classification and Power B, 10,000W Daytime, 30,000W Nighttime
Transmitter Location Lyndhurst, NJ
Contact 212-447-1000
Website http://www.wlib.com/
Station Staff General Manager - Deon Levingston
Program Director - Skip Dillard
General Sales Manager - Leon Van Gelder
Format Gospel
Owner Inner City Broadcasting, Inc.
History The station`s history can be traced back to 1926, when WBKN began broadcasting on a frequency of 1030kc from studios in Brooklyn. After various call letter and dial changes, the station moved to a frequency of 1190kc and adopted the WLIB call letters in 1942, when it was still broadcasting from Brooklyn. The New York Post owned WLIB from 1944-1949, and during the 1950`s, WLIB introduced programming serving the black community. Inner City Broadcasting has owned WLIB since 1971. On 2/10/99, WLIB began 24-hour operation. From March 31, 2004 to August 31, 2006, WLIB carried the "Air America" talk network programming pursuant to an LMA. On September 1, 2006, a Gospel music format was introduced.
Comments On February 11, 2014, station owner YMF Media agreed to sell WLIB to Emmis Communications. Pending completion of the sale, Emmis plans to operate WLIB under a LMA beginning on March 1, 2014.

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