WAAL: Wikis

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City of license Binghamton, New York
Broadcast area Binghamton, New York
Branding 99.1 The Whale
Slogan "This Is Classic Rock!"
Frequency 99.1 MHz
First air date 1954
Format Classic rock
ERP 8,700 watts
HAAT 291 meters
Class B
Facility ID 7920
Callsign meaning WhALe (Branding)
Former callsigns WKOP (1954-19??)
WAAL (19??-present)
Affiliations New York Giants Radio Network
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations WHWK, WNBF, WWYL, WYOS
Webcast Listen Live
Website 991thewhale.com

WAAL ("The Whale") is a classic rock radio station broadcasting at 99.1 MHz and licensed to Binghamton, NY and is under ownership of Citadel Broadcasting. WAAL is the oldest FM radio station in the Southern Tier. During weekday mornings and weekday afternoons, traffic reports are announced after every classic rock ride.


On Air Lineup

  • Big Wally - 5am-9am, Monday - Friday
  • Don Morgan - 9am-1pm, Monday - Friday
  • Crash Davis - 1pm-7pm, Monday - Friday
  • Chelsea Stryker - 7pm-Midnight, Monday - Friday


The Whale Morning Show

Big Wally runs from 5am-9am on weekdays. He has many contests, music news, traffic, and weather.

99 Minute Classic Rock Ride

99 Minutes of commercial free classic rock after the Whale Morning Show.

The Whale Diner

An hour of requests and dedications hosted by Don Morgan.

Get the Led Out

For over ten years, the Whale has been playing a triple shot of Led Zeppelin every weeknight at 9:15pm hosted by Crash Davis.

The Rockin' 80's

Saturdays at 11pm, hosted by Zander. The Rockin' 80's is a weekly 80's rock show.

Little Steven's Underground Garage

Little Steven from The Sporanos and the E Street Band - Sundays at 10pm.

The Southern Tier Closeup

Sundays at 6am, hosted by Kathy Whyte, a radio program showcasing community issues.


Sundays at 8am, a 2 hour classic rock radio show hosted by Bill St. James.

Six Pack Classic Rock Rides

At least six songs played without interruption all day and night, every day of the week after the morning show.

The Beatle Years

Bob Malik your host for a show about the band that defined a generation - Sunday at 7am

Classic Rock From A to Z

About two or three times a year, the Whale plays their entire music library in alphabetical order by title. Now it is known as "Classic Rock from A to Z on Demand" because listeners can submit songs (on the Whale's website) to be added to the music library. It usually takes about 8 to 9 days to play every one of their songs. Beginning October 19, 2009 99.1 The Whale began The Whale A-Z on Shuffle, playing every song in their library, with no repeats, and in no particular order.


In the early 1970s, it was playing a progressive rock format. In the mid 1970's WAAL was known as WAAL Stereo FM 99. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was known as The Hot FM, which played Top 40. WAAL was acquired by Citadel Broadcasting in 1998 from Wicks Broadcast Group.

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