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  • WHAM is a clear-channel talk radio station in Rochester, New York, owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its 50,000-watt transmitter is located in Chili, New York, and the station broadcasts on 1180 kHz. Its studios are located at One Seneca Center in downtown Rochester. The station first went on the air July 11, 1922. While not the first station to be licensed to the Rochester market, it is the oldest surviving station in the area. The selection of the "WHAM" call letters came from a suggestion from industrialist George Eastman. He helped the University of Rochester launch the station and thought the "WHAM" name would prove to be a clever marketing tool. In 1927, WHAM was acquired by Stromberg-Carlson. WHAM increased its power to 25,000 watts March 4, 1933. A ceremony marking the event included a three-hour broadcast from the Eastman Theatre with "a galaxy of stars" participating. In February 1948, WHAM and its sister station, WHFM, moved into a new facility, Rochester Radio City. The building included 24 offices and six studios, the largest of which could accommodate 400 people in the audience.

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