|City||North Syracuse, New York|
|Broadcast area||Syracuse, New York|
ESPN Radio 97.7|
|Translator(s)||97.7 W249BC (Mattydale)|
|First air date||August 1, 1959|
|Transmitter coordinates||43°9′6.00″N 76°7′58.00″W / 43.1516667°N 76.1327778°W|
|Former frequencies||1220 (1959-1991)|
|Affiliations||ESPN Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network|
Galaxy Communications |
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC)
|Sister stations||WKRL-FM, WKRH, WSGO, WTKV, WTKW, WZUN|
WTLA (1200 AM; "ESPN Radio 97.7") is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to North Syracuse, New York, USA, the station serves the Syracuse area. The station is currently owned by Galaxy Communications and features programming from ESPN Radio, Syracuse ISP Sports Network and the Boston Red Sox Radio Network.
The station went on the air August 1, 1959 as WSOQ, operating on 1220 AM. The station later used the call signs WEZG, WURS, and WXRA.
Until March 5, 2010, WTLA offered an adult standards format from Music of Your Life; on that date, it affiliated with ESPN Radio. A local afternoon show, "Disturbing The Peace" was added in May 2010, talking all things Syracuse and New York sports. In January 2011, programs hosted by Mike Bristol (who had previously aired on WHEN) were picked up by WTLA.
|Call sign|| Frequency|
|City of license|| Facility|
|W249BC||97.7||Mattydale, New York||618||120||D||FCC|
- "WTLA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 (PDF). 1981. p. C-161. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 (PDF). 1960. p. A-196. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- "Application Search Details (1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- "Application Search Details (2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- "Application Search Details (3)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- "WTLA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Fybush, Scott (December 14, 2009). "Economy Claims PA's WPAZ". NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTLA
- Radio-Locator Information on WTLA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTLA
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W249BC
- Radio-Locator information on W249BC