W1XAL shortwave station in Boston

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sat Jul 8 22:38:07 EDT 2006

Sid Schweiger wrote:
>>> There was another shortwave station that I believe was located in 
> Boston at one time called WRUL.  I believe it still existed in the 
> early 1960s.  It eventually was sold and became WNYW -- Radio New 
> York Worldwide -- and I actually heard it in that incarnation.  I 
> don't know what happened to it after that.  Can Donna or anyone else 
> fill us in on that one?<<
> Studios were in New York City, transmitter site in Scituate.  I haven't
> been down that way in a while, but some of the towers might still be
> there.

I believe the transmitter site's gone now in Scituate.

WRUL was a descendant of W1XAL. In its WNYW days, it was owned by 
Bonneville, with studios shared with WRFM 105.1 at 485 Madison Ave. in 
NYC, the old CBS building.

Around 1976-77, it was sold to Family Radio out of Oakland, which 
changed the calls to WYFR. I believe it operated briefly as WYFR from 
Scituate before the transmitters were relocated to Okeechobee, Florida, 
where they remain today.


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