WPTR/Albany Flips From Oldies To Sports
June 10, 2013 at 4:36 AM (PT)
EMPIRE BROADCASTING Oldies WPTR-A/ALBANY, NY has flipped to sports, airing the CBS SPORTS RADIO NETWORK. The station becomes the 3rd Sports outlet in NEW YORK's Capital Region, joining CCM+E WOFX (FOX SPORTS 980) and TOWNSQUARE WTTM (104.5 THE TEAM).
THE BUSINESS REVIEW reports EMPIRE CEO NEERAV PATEL "said the station adopted the CBS SPORTS RADIO format JUNE 5th. The network, which debuted nationally in JANUARY, features a morning show staring former NEW YORK GIANT TIKI BARBER, and a midday show with JIM ROME, who formerly was on the local airwaves on WOFX, 980 AM."
"We thought there was a need in the market for bringing JIM ROME back," PATEL said. "Plus CBS is hot when it comes to football and MARCH MADNESS. We thought this was a better fit for us."