WNYM, WMCA Moving To WOR's Former Manhattan Studios
September 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS Talk WNYM-A (AM 970 THE ANSWER) and Religion WMCA/NEW YORK are moving from their present studios and offices in HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ to the studios in lower MANHATTAN where CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK has been located since 2006. WOR is leaving the facility to move in with its new CLEAR CHANNEL sister stations. The new address for WMCA and WNYM (and the old one for WOR) will be 111 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NEW YORK, NY 10006, in the TRINITY BUILDING next to historic TRINITY CHURCH.
"SALEM has a major commitment to winning in NEW YORK and this move will help us take both stations to the next level," said SALEM VP Dir./Spoken Word Format and NEW YORK Regional VP PHIL BOYCE. "We know for years great radio came out of this building when it housed WOR and now we have the opportunity to continue that tradition with both WMCA and AM 970 THE ANSWER ... There is some divine providence going on here, as WMCA, which is licensed to the city of NEW YORK, now moves next door to the oldest church."
GM JERRY CROWLEY, who will be moving back to the office he vacated when he left WOR, said, "I am extremely pleased that the radio facility we built there when WOR moved in will continue to be operated as a great radio station, only now with new call letters and frequencies. It is a joy for me to return to those halls and be able to utilize one of the top notch radio studio facilities in MANHATTAN, now for my new company SALEM COMMUNICATIONS."
The station's transmitters will remain in NEW JERSEY. The move to the new studios will begin in OCTOBER and the company hopes to complete the move by THANKSGIVING. SALEM is using special tax incentives for businesses moving to lower MANHATTAN, thus reducing operating costs over the life of the lease.