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WNYH-AM (Korean Radio)


WNYH-AM (Korean Radio)
Rating :5.00
 


Last updated:
2011-01-05 11:07:58
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Huntington
AM (MHz): 740
Genre: Korean
Website:  www.kcbn.us
Description: WNYH (740 AM) is a radio station currently broadcasting Radio Cantico Nuevo a Spanish Christian format. Licensed to Huntington, New York, USA, it serves the Long Island area. The station is currently owned by Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation.WNYH signed on as WGSM in 1951. Over the years the station has sported many formats. Under the ownership of Barnstable Broadcasting WGSM sported a Country Music format until 1996 when it switched formats to Radio Disney. WGSM lost the Radio Disney affiliation in December 1998 after WQEW 1560 became New York City's Radio Disney affiliate. At that time WGSM began simulcasting the Adult Standards format of sister station WHLI 1100 AM.In 2001 WGSM was sold to K Communications for $2.5 million. The format was changed to Korean language programming. Over the next few years WGSM spent a lot of time on and off the air. The station was then sold to Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation and changed call letters to WNYH on 1 September 2005.WNYH began playing an oldies format featuring music from the mid 1950s through the early 1960s. Soon WNYH began advertising that they were looking for people to do their own shows on the station and infomercials were added to the mix of WNYH's broadcast day which also included instrumental religious hymns all-day Sunday. Although licensed for 24-hour operation, WNYH only operated from sunrise to sunset. By early 2008 many of the infomercials were phased out and the station became an affiliate of CNN Radio featuring top of the hour news updates. They also added Dick Bartley's syndicated oldies show to Saturday afternoons.On 21 October 2008, much of WNYH's broadcast day was leased to One Caribbean Radio, who previously bought time on WSNR 620 AM in Jersey City. Self proclaimed "Global Mix" music aired sunrise – 10 AM and 3 PM – sunset. Between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM programming varied and included infomercials, oldies music, Caribbean music, and brokered talk shows including former WNBC-TV consumer reporter Asa Arrons. All the One Caribbean Radio programming terminated in late March 2009 for an unknown reason.They moved to WSKQ HD2 97.9 HD2. WNYH was reverted back to their previous oldies format. They were going by "Solid Gold Hits" on the air and were running messages periodically about advertising your business and hosting your own show on the station. The oldies music was even being played on Sundays, as the religious hymns were dropped when One Caribbean Radio leased the station.On Sunday 3 October 2009 the oldies format was replaced with a Korean language format.On January 1, 2011 the Korean language format was replaced by Radio Cantico Nuevo.Although licensed for 24 hour operation WNYH operates during the daytime only from studios at 131 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, New York. At night its signal position is covered by the Toronto, Canada radio station CFZM.


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