is a radio station
broadcasting at 1130 AM
in New York City
. It airs Bloomberg Radio, a service of Bloomberg L.P.
. Its transmitters are located in Carlstadt, New Jersey
. WBBR's format
is financial news, offering a mixture of domestic and foreign financial market updates and interviews with corporate executives and industry analysts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The station is known as "Bloomberg Eleven-Three-O" in its branding, continuing a longstanding tradition dating back to the origins of the frequency in New York.
The station's origins go back to 1922 as WAAM
and 1925 as WODA
, both broadcasting from New Jersey
. After a merger in 1933, the call letters
(meaning "The NEW
est Thing in Radio!", or NEWark
) in 1934. The frequency shifted from 1250 to 1130 on March 29, 1941.
The station broadcasts financial markets news and carries speeches by officials of the Federal Reserve
as well as other noteworthy individuals in business, politics and the economy. The local broadcast day starts at 5:00am with Bloomberg the First Word
which previews market activity and covers the release of government statistics at 8:30am like the monthly inflation figures consumer price index
(CPI) and producer price index
(PPI), labor statistics like payroll employment
and the unemployment rate
household survey. Also weekly first time jobless claims come out Thursdays. Bloomberg Radio features Monday through Thursday at 6 pm its popular Bloomberg on the Economy
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