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From Brooklyn to Hartsdale, From Dial to App: The Journey of WFAS Radio
By: Riley Wentzler & Felicia Barber
At 365 Secor Road Hartsdale, NY 10530 stands a very influential building. Most residents of Greenburgh are familiar with “WFAS AM Radio”, now owned by Cumulus Media, for its various talk shows and its coverage of Pace University Basketball (http://www.nyradioguide.com/cgi/infoam.cgi/WFAS-AM).
* We realize that this website no longer exists, but when started writing this article on Jan 27, it did and it went to a table which looked like this:
But just how did it come to be?
Birth of a Station:
In 1926, “WBRS AM” went on the air. Two years later, this Brooklyn based radio station was sold to new owners who changed its call letters to “WCOH AM” and moved the station to Yonkers (http://www.nyradioguide.com/cgi/infoam.cgi/WFAS-AM).
In 1932, it moved to White Plains in the Roger Smith Hotel. It was at this point that its call letters were changed to “WFAS”. F.A.S. stands for Frank A. Seitz. The station was started by Selma Seitz and her son, Frank Seitz Jr. Frank A .Seitz Sr. was Selma’s husband and Frank Jr’s father (https://www.fybush.com/sites/2008/site-080418.html).