WCAP 55th Birthday Party Report__Berkshires

Matthew Osborne mattosborne1976@yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 15:02:15 EDT 2006

 On Thu, June 15, 2006 14:01, Dan Strassberg wrote:
> In fact, I don't even know whether
> > Brannigan might not still own 1160 (ex-WMVI; the
> calls are now WABY, I
> > believe.

To which Stephanie Weil <stephanie@gordsven.com>
replied on Thu, 15 Jun 2006 14:24:23

> It used to be WVKZ and did horse-races.  A real
> oddity when I first
> visited Troy, NY back in 1998.
A clarifications - the radio station you mentioned
that broadcast horse races was not AM 1160.  That was
WVKZ (AM 1240) Schenectady - they used to be owned by
Capital District Off Track Betting (OTB), and
broadcast a full slate of horse races and other
betting info.  I'm not sure if they were on 24-7 at
that time, but I can't imagine the station possibly
turned any kind of profit under that format; it was
just an outreach of OTB.  I'm not sure when it was
sold or even who the current owners are, but AM 1240
now runs Scott Shannon's Real Oldies satellite format,
and has a signal that does well in the city of
Schenectady itself, but is horrible pretty much
everywhere else.

                                 Matt Osborne
                                 Schenectady, NY 
> That would have been the WABY at AM 14. Or 1400 for
> those of you with
> full-size radio dials. ;)
> It's a shame that the Capital District has no fairly
> decent stations to
> listen to, outside of AM 1160 and WROW-AM 59
> -- 
> Stephanie Weil
> New York City, NY, USA

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