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Broadcast area Buffalo, New York
Branding Country 106.5 WYRK
Slogan "THE Country Station"
Frequency 106.5 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
106.5 HD-2 for Young Country
First air date 1946
Format Country
Callsign meaning Western New YoRK
Former callsigns WADV (1946-1981)
Owner Regent Communications

WYRK is a country music formatted radio station located in Buffalo, New York, and broadcasts from the top of the Rand Building in Buffalo with studios located on the 12th floor.

The 106.5 frequency first signed on as WBEN-FM in 1946. That station later moved to 102.5 and is now WTSS. After the move, 106.5 became WADV, a standards station. WADV was the first station in Western New York to air an FM stereo signal [1]. WADV was later sold and the call signs changed to their current calls.

WYRK runs a country music format and, according to the Arbitron ratings service, is the most popular radio FM station in Western New York and the second-most popular radio station in western New York, behind WBEN. WYRK is a largely local operation, with the only known syndicated programs on the station being Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 and CMT Country Countdown USA. It is currently owned by Regent Communications.

WYRK began streaming its programming on the Internet in November 2006.

On-Air Personalities

Clay Moden and Dale Mussen (Breakfast Club) 5:30am – 10am
John LaMond 10am – 3pm
Wendy Lynn 3pm - 6pm
Brett Alan 6pm – Midnight


WYRK hosts three concert series each year. Their longest-running is the Taste of Country that is held every year in June. This event held at Coca-Cola Field, celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2009 with performances by Craig Morgan, Julianne Hough, Blake Shelton, and Randy Owen. Their recent series additions are acoustic concerts with one held in the fall and one held in the winter. These feature performances by up-and-coming national artists and can be seen at the UB Center for the Arts.

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