Salem Re-Locates NY Stations To Manhattan
Salem Communications has reached an agreement to move it's two New York radio station studios and offices from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey to lower Manhattan before the end of 2013. The new offices and studio's will be located in the Trinity Building next to Trinity Church at 111 Broadway, where the studio's of WOR had been located since 2006. WOR is moving into the Clear Channel headquarters building. AM 570 WMCA and AM 970 "The Answer" WNYM will both be housed in the building adjacent to the historic Trinity Church and cemetery in lower Manhattan, only blocks from ground zero and Wall Street. The building was originally constructed in 1905.
The move marks a return to Manhattan for WMCA which moved to New Jersey in 1989. Salem VP Director of Spoken Word Format Phil Boyce said, "Salem has a major commitment to winning in New York and this move will help us take both stations to the next level. We know for years great radio came out of this building when it housed WOR and now we have the opportunity to continue that tradition with both WMCA and AM 970 The Answer. As an added plus, WMCA, known as New York's Christian Talk, will be re-locating next door to historic Trinity Church, founded in 1697, as the oldest church in New York City. There is some divine providence going on here, as WMCA, which is licensed to the city of New York now moves next door to the oldest church."
Former longtime WOR General Manager Jerry Crowley will be moving back home and taking over his old office, as will his long time assistant Noelia Santelli who joined Salem only a month ago as Events Coordinator. Crowley said, "I am extremely pleased that the radio facility we built there when WOR moved in will continue to be operated as a great radio station, only now with new call letters and frequencies. It is a joy for me to return to those halls and be able to utilize one of the top notch radio studio facilities in Manhattan, now for my new company Salem Communications."