(1560 kHz) is a Radio Disney
to New York City
. Its transmitter is located in Maspeth, Queens
. WQEW has a transmitter power of 50,000 watts and is listed as a Clear-channel station
. On some nights, WQEW can be picked up loud and clear as far West as Cleveland, Ohio
, where it out performs WWMK
AM 1260 in its distance areas, and as far North as Ottawa, Canada
WQEW began its life as W2XR
, an experimental television station, owned by inventor John V. L. Hogan
, operating at 2100 kHz
, which went on the air on March 26, 1929. In 1933, the Federal Communications Commission
added three "high-fidelity" channels to the radio dial, which at that time ended at 1500 kHz. Hogan received a license for one of these channels, 1550 kHz, and W2XR began to broadcast classical music
recordings in addition to mechanical television
; a year later, the television broadcasts ceased and W2XR became a radio station exclusively.
In 1936, Hogan and Elliott Sanger
formed the Interstate Broadcasting Company, with the intention of turning W2XR into a commercial station. On December 3, 1936, W2XR became WQXR
—the cursive form of the letter "Q"
mimicks the number "2"
. An FM service, W2XQR
, was added in 1939. The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement
of 1941 formally extended the AM band
to 1600 kHz, ending the "high-fidelity"... Read More