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Behind the Broadcast: Local listeners get third all-sports channel

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Neerav Patel likes Jim Rome. He also owns a station that airs NASCAR broadcasts and Union College hockey games. So, Patel believes there is room for another all-sports station in the Capital Region. Last Wednesday, Patel, who is the chief operating officer for Empire Broadcasting Corporation, changed the format of WPTR-AM (1240) from the “True Oldies Channel” to “Sporty 1240.” WPTR becomes the Capital Region’s third station with an all-sports format, joining WOFX-AM (980) and ...


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cracker
June 15, 2013
6:43 a.m.

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WPTR 1240 has very limited coverage, especially at night. Look for Empire to add another station and simulcast to get better coverage in Albany and Troy.

ssf303
June 25, 2013
8:41 p.m.

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I drive Central Avenue to work everyday from work Albany to Schenectady and I am unable
to pull in a clear signal. Will this improve.?

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