Thursday, May 13, 2010

WPTR Albany NY 1540 kHz QSL

The interesting QSL letter and sticker was received from WPTR Chief Engineer James Seaman who kindly responded to my reception report from the 9th August 1985.

In 1995 Albany Broadcasting sold WPTR to current owners Crawford Broadcasting who changed the call sign to WDCD. The format was changed to Christian Contemporary music and related Christian programming.

In 2000 the company introduced the "Legends" adult-standards music format along with the classic WPTR call letters. This proved to be a ratings success but a financial pitfall.

In 2004 Christian programming returned to AM 1540, with the WDCD call sign. The WPTR call letters were moved to their sister FM station on 96.7, briefly with the 'Legends' format, then changing to the current Christian Contemporary music format.

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