A Centennial Celebration for a New York AM


On February 22, 1922, a Northern New Jersey department store that eventually became part of the Macy’s family had an idea. Since it was selling radio receivers, why not establish a radio station to help sell them?

From a studio on a high floor atop the Bamberger’s building in Newark, WOR-AM signed on the air at 833 kHz. Today, it is stronger than ever, and the spoken word East Coast flagship of the iHeartMedia family, which is readying plans for the station’s 100th birthday celebration.

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