WCSS
Broadcast areaMohawk Valley
Frequency1490 kHz
BrandingWCSS 1490
Programming
FormatFull-service/Oldies/Classic hits
AffiliationsGood Time Oldies
ABC News Radio
Ownership
OwnerCranesville Block Company
History
First air date
1948
Call sign meaning
Community Service Station
Technical information
Facility ID23456
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
42°57′40″N 74°10′35″W / 42.96111°N 74.17639°W / 42.96111; -74.17639
Translator(s)106.9 W295CZ (Amsterdam)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewcss1490.com

WCSS (1490 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a full service oldies and classic hits radio format.[1] Licensed to Amsterdam, New York, the station serves the Mohawk Valley, with radio studios in the Riverfront Center Mall in that city's downtown.

The station is owned by Cranesville Block Co., Inc. and features programming from Westwood One's Good Time Oldies Network and ABC Radio News.[2] The station is part of the New York Mets Radio Network and also carries a local a swap-shop program.

WCSS is powered at 1,000 watts, non-directional. Programming is also heard on FM translator W295CZ at 106.9 MHz.

History

The station first signed on in 1948.

References

  1. ^ "WCSS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.