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WVKZ
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City of license Schenectady, New York
Broadcast area Albany
Branding True Oldies 1240
Frequency 1240 kHz
First air date 1942
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 8726
Transmitter coordinates 42°48′37″N 73°59′04″W / 42.81028°N 73.98444°W / 42.81028; -73.98444
Former callsigns WSNY (1942-1975)
WWWD (1976-1988)
Affiliations The True Oldies Channel
Owner Anastos Media Group, Inc.
Sister stations WQAR, WABY
Website wvkz.com

WVKZ (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Oldies format known as "True Oldies" that focuses on rock 'n' roll music from the 1950s and early 1960s. Located west of Schenectady, New York, USA, the station serves the Albany area as well as Schenectady. The station is owned by Anastos Media Group, Inc and features news updates from USA Radio Network at the top of each hour. WVKZ is streaming live online through their website. [1]

History

WVKZ began as long running MOR station WSNY, in 1942. In 1968, WSNY flipped to Top 40, going in to direct competition with more powerful and established stations WPTR and WTRY. The format was initially a success. However, by the early 1970s, FM Top 40 began to take hold in the Albany market as well. By 1973, WSNY was in competition, with Top 40 stations WPTR-AM, WTRY-AM, WABY-AM, WGFM-FM and WHSH-FM. In 1974, WSNY left the air. In 1976, the station returned to the air as WWWD, with kind of a Top 40/Oldies hybrid format. WWWD began to add vast amounts of OTB racing to their schedule during the 1980s. In early 1988, the station became WVKZ-AM and partially simulcasted WVKZ-FM,with their rock based Top 40 format. WVKZ drifted through various formats during the 1990s, including Classic Country and talk, before flipping to Oldies in 2004. In February, 2009 WVKZ started broadcasting Scott Shannon's True Oldies network after broadcasting as "Real Oldies" since 2004.

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