WYFY's New Call Letters: WRUY

UTICA/ROME -- As reported here earlier, the call letters at WYFY/Rome will be changing before Bible Broadcasting Network officially hands the keys over to Tune In Broadcasting.  Now, we know those calls: the station, sold in February for $90,000, is now WRUY.  According to this week's edition of NorthEast Radio Watch, BBN swapped the calls […]

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POTW: Vintage WKAL Sign Discovered (2011)

Updated at 8:00am - ROME -- Any longtime residents of the Copper City are being asked for help in piecing together the history of a vintage "WKAL On The Air" sign recently found "stashed away in the rafters" at the Capitol Theatre.  WKAL used to be located within the theatre.  Officials want to restore the […]

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Rome's WYFY Sold for $90,000

UTICA/ROME -- An unexpected sale of a non-commercial station appeared in some of the national trades this week.  Bible Broadcasting Network is selling WYFY/Rome (1450AM) to Tune In Broadcasting.  The price tag: $90,000 total for the station itself and for the land at the corner of Muck Road and South Jay Street, where transmitter building […]

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POTW: WKAL Talent Publicity Poster

UTICA-ROME -- Remember WKAL?  Way back before FM radio took hold in the Mohawk Valley, this 1kW station at 1450AM was among the limited options for radio audiences, especially back in the 40s -- when WIBX was the only other station in the market.  Today, we hear from a former WKAL personality who recently found […]

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