WGY launches FM simulcast


And another one adds FM: Clear Channel’s News/Talk WGY-AM, New York State’s first radio station is making an historic change in its operations by adding a 24-hour simulcast on FM radio at 103.1 FM. The historic simulcast began at 12:01 a.m. 9/20 and blew up WHRL-FM’s Alternative format.    

“810 WGY has one of the strongest signals in the country, powering our highly-rated News-Talk giant,” said Kristen Delaney, Vice President and Market Manager of Clear Channel Radio Albany. “We are expecting significant ratings growth by simulcasting on 103.1, which has changed its call letters from WHRL to WGY-FM.”

“The decision to simulcast our 24-hour news/talk format on the FM will open up our content to an even wider audience. Despite the huge audience we currently enjoy, the fact is a significant portion of the Capital Region audience never thinks to visit the AM dial,” said Delaney. “We know there are thousands of potential listeners who will be hungry for our stimulating talk shows, Don Weeks, Joe Gallagher and our award-winning coverage of news and weather.”

WGY features Hall of Fame broadcaster Don Weeks and Chuck Custer on “The WGY Morning News” weekday mornings, and a talk line-up that includes heavyweights Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.