WATS/WAVR
WAVR WATS logo.png
Broadcast areaElmira-Corning area
FrequencySee § Stations
BrandingChoice 102
Programming
FormatAdult Contemporary
AffiliationsAP Radio, Jones Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerDave Radigan
(WATS UP, LLC)
WEBO
Links
Websitewww.choice102.com

WAVR (102.1 FM) and WATS (960 AM) are a pair of radio stations simulcasting an Adult Contemporary format. The stations serve Bradford County, Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York, located in the Twin Tiers between Elmira and Binghamton. The station is currently owned by Dave Radigan's WATS UP, LLC. The station features a local morning program hosted by Chuck Carver and Todd Bowers called "Chuck and Todd Live" and programming from AP Radio and Jones Radio Network.[1]

In October 2020, WATS Broadcasting, Inc. (a corporation owned by Carver, Bowers, and Larry Brown) agreed to sell WATS and WAVR to Dave Radigan, the owner of WEBO, a similarly formatted station in Owego.[2] The sale, at a price of $450,000, was consummated on January 7, 2021.

WATS is licensed to Sayre, Pennsylvania and WAVR is licensed to Waverly, Tioga County, New York; the two towns are adjacent to each other and are located on opposite sides of Interstate 86 and New York-Pennsylvania border. The two stations are headquartered in Sayre.

Stations

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID Power
W
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates First air date Call sign meaning
WATS 960 AM Sayre, Pennsylvania 71104 5,000 day
50 night
D 41°59′48″N 76°30′3″W / 41.99667°N 76.50083°W / 41.99667; -76.50083 (WATS) 1950 Waverly Athens Towanda Sayre
WAVR 102.1 FM Waverly, New York 71103 4,100 122 m (400 ft) A 42°03′48″N 76°31′28″W / 42.06333°N 76.52444°W / 42.06333; -76.52444 (WAVR) 1974 WAVeRly

References

  1. ^ "WAVR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "PA-NY Border Combo Sold".