WPTR has been a staple of the Capital Region for over 75 years.
WPTR has a long reputation as "the" rock 'n roll home of the Capital Region, a reputation that it lives up to to this day. With the best selections of rock from all eras, WPTR plays the best music but always feels fresh, with unique playlists and personalities. From light rock, early era rock and Motown mornings, to 'Top 40' and handpicked greatest hits, to hard and modern rock nights.
More Background on WPTR:
Times Union: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Old-radio-station-WPTR-back-on-the-air-with-a-15014498.php
WPTR broadcasts at 1000 watts unrestricted (day and night), originating from Rotterdam, NY at the Via Port Mall, just off of Rt. 890 and neighboring General Electrics headquarters.
WPTR's signal covers all major cities in the Capital Region, including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park, Latham and Amsterdam.
Notable places you can hear WPTR include:
- Northway from Albany to Saratoga Springs, including the 'Twin Bridges
- The Thruway from Amsterdam, NY to New Baltimore, NY.
- Rt.-890 from Scotia to Guilderland, NY.
WPTR is also available 24/7 anywhere across the globe at wptrradio.com/streaming, no purchase or app downloads needed.
WPTR is currently in the process of building an FM antenna at 97.1fm, more details to come.
WPTR operates a full-time studio located at the Via Port Mall in Schenectady, NY.
WPTR's studios contain two soundproof studios, including one room for pre-production (advertisements, voiceovers) and a 'live room' for live on-air talk, room for round-table interviews and phone calls. WPTR has an extenstive collection of vinyl records and CDs, with the capacity to play media in all formats.
93 W. Campbell Rd.
Monday - Friday
10am to 6pm
Studio Manager and Engineer
Randy Hogue Jr.