WNEW Radio Station

WNEW-FM (102.7 FM, "NEW 102.7") is a hot adult contemporary formatted radio station, licensed to New York City and owned by Entercom. The station's studios are located at the combined Entercom facility in the Hudson Square neighborhood of Manhattan. Its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.

WNEW-FM is best remembered for one of its previous incarnations, a progressive rock radio format that began in 1967 and lasted into the 1990s. That station became very influential in the development of rock music during the 1970s and 1980s.

Between 1958 and 1986, the station shared the WNEW call sign with former sister AM station WNEW (1130 kHz) and television station WNEW-TV (channel 5), with all being owned by Metromedia. After WNEW-TV was sold to the News Corporation in 1986, and the AM station was sold to Bloomberg L.P. in 1992, 102.7 FM retained the WNEW-FM call sign until it was changed in 2007; the call letters returned to 102.7 on March 15, 2016.

WNEW-FM broadcasts in the HD Radio format.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-81639 12-in. 2/9/1934 Announcements on record [for] WNEW William A. Farren ; John Willard ; WNEW Radio Station Announcements sponsor  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "WNEW Radio Station," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100123.

WNEW Radio Station. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100123.

"WNEW Radio Station." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100123


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