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WYJB
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City of license Albany, New York
Broadcast area Albany area
Branding B95.5
Slogan Continuous Soft Rock
Frequency 95.5 MHz
First air date 1959 (as WROW-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 7.5, #2 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
ERP 15 kW
HAAT 312.0 meters
Class B
Facility ID 836
Transmitter coordinates 42°38′10.6872″N 73°59′57.9264″W / 42.636302°N 73.999424°W / 42.636302; -73.999424
Callsign meaning None; just three randomly-chosen letters
Former callsigns WROW-FM (1959-1993)
Owner Pamal Broadcasting
(6 Johnson Roal Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WAJZ, WFLY, WKLI, WROW, WZMR
Website b95.com

WYJB (95.5 FM, "B95.5") is an adult contemporary (with a very slight lean towards Hot AC) formatted radio station licensed to Albany, New York and serving New York's Capital District as well as the surrounding areas, including the Adirondacks. The station is owned by Pamal Broadcasting, and broadcasts at a power of 12 kilowatts ERP from the Helderberg Mountains antenna farm in New Scotland. The station also carries Delilah weeknights from 7:00PM–12:00AM.

History

The 95.5 frequency signed on in 1959 as WROW-FM, sister to Capital Cities Communications flagship WROW and initially simulcasting the AM's programming. After the FCC forced FM stations to originate their own programming in 1967, aired a time-delayed variation of the AM's easy listening format. This arrangement remained until after Capital Cities sold the WROW stations in 1983 at which point the FM became the primary station which the AM largely simulcasted.

With the decline of easy listening formats in the late 1980s, WROW-FM evolved to a Soft AC format as EZ95.5 in early 1991 with easy listening moving solely to the AM side. Though with a good signal in comparison to rival WKLI, the easy listening heritage of the 95.5 frequency proved to be detrimental to the growth of the station. In late 1993, the WROW stations were sold to Albany Broadcasting (forerunner to today's Pamal Broadcasting) at which point an overhaul of the station took place. In January 1994, EZ95.5 relaunched with a more mainstream AC sound as B95.5 with the WYJB calls coming soon thereafter. Within five years of the launch, the station became a dominant station in the Capital Region and has been #1 in the overall ratings in several books. In recent years, the station has added a few Hot AC-oriented songs to their playlist, but has generally stayed true to an Adult Contemporary type format.

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