WOR (AM)

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WOR
City of licenseNew York, New York
Broadcast areaNew York metropolitan area
Branding710 WOR
SloganThe Voice of New York
Frequency710 kHz (HD Radio)
Repeaters104.3 WAXQ-HD2 (New York)
First air dateFebruary 22, 1922 (99 years ago) (1922-02-22)
Format Talk radio
Power50,000 watts
ClassA
Facility ID7710
Transmitter Coordinates40°47′50″N 74°5′24″W / 40.79722°N 74.09000°W / 40.79722; -74.09000
Callsign meaningrandomly assigned, backronym World Of Radio[1]
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
NBC News Radio
The Weather Channel
ABC News Radio
Owner iHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWAXQ, WHTZ, WKTU, WLTW, WWPR-FM, WWRL
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Website710wor.iheart.com

WOR (710 AM) is a 50,000 watt Class A clear-channel AM radio station in New York City. It is owned by iHeartMedia. It plays talk radio programs, including some syndicate programs. Some of these are The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. The station has a three-letter callsign still used from when it started in 1921. It is the oldest callsign still used in New York City.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. The WOR call sign had previously been assigned to the ship SS California of the Orient Lines. ("Ship stations", Radio Service Bulletin, February 1915, page 2.)
  2. "New Stations", Radio Service Bulletin, March 1, 1922, page 2. Limited Commercial license with the call sign WOR, serial #297, issued for a three-month period to L. Bamberger & Company in Newark, New Jersey.