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Station Information for WQXR-FM
FM Frequency 96.3
Station Address 122 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Classification and Power B, 6000W
Transmitter Location Empire State Building
Contact 212-633-7600
fax: 212-633-7666
email -
Station Staff General Manager - Thomas Bartunek
Program Director - Margaret Mercer
Music Director - Hester Furman
General Sales Manager - Penny Gaffney
Format Classical Music
Owner The New York Times
History WQXR was one of the world's first FM stations and it is the oldest FM station in the New York area. It first went on the air on 11/8/39 under the call letters W2XQR on a frequency of 43.2MHz. In 1941, its freqency changed to 48.7 and then to 45.9. In July, 1943, the station adopted the call letters W59NY, which changed to WQXQ on 11/1/43. In 1946, after the FM band was moved, the station began to broadcast on 97.7. It moved to its present frequency, 96.3, in 1947, and in 1948 it became WQXR. The station has been owned by the New York Times since February, 1944.

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