Pamal Broadcasting

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Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd.
Privately held
IndustryRadio broadcasting
Founded1986 (as Albany Broadcasting)
HeadquartersLatham, New York
Key people
James J. Morrell, Chairman & CEO

Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd. is a family-owned radio group with twenty-three stations in medium-to-small markets in the Northeast. Based in the Albany suburb of Latham, New York, Pamal Broadcasting was founded in 1986 as Albany Broadcasting Company, when business man James J. Morrell entered broadcast ownership with the purchase of WFLY and WPTR from Five States Tower Company, a Poughkeepsie, NY based broadcasting company that also owned radio stations WPDH and WEOK in the mid-Hudson valley; the Pamal name, a portmanteau of the names of Morrell's children, was adopted in 1996 though each cluster uses a unique name (such as Albany Broadcasting for the Albany cluster; the Pamal name is rarely used on-air, except in the Hudson Valley).

In 2005, Pamal Broadcasting was the 27th-largest owner of radio stations in the United States. By mid 2011, the company has divested itself of 40% of its radio station licenses from that 2005 high water mark. Pamal completed its exit from the Florida market in 2013.


AM Stations FM Stations
Market Station Owned Since Current Format
Albany - Schenectady - Troy, NY
(Albany Broadcasting)
WYJB-95.5 1994 Adult Contemporary
WKLI-FM-100.9 2001 New Country
WFLY-92.3 1986 Contemporary Hit Radio
WINU-104.9 1999 Adult Album Alternative
WAJZ-96.3 1996 Rhythmic Contemporary
WROW-590 1994 Oldies
Hudson Valley, NY
(Pamal Broadcasting)
WXPK-107.1 2003 Adult Album Alternative
WHUD-100.7 1997 Adult Contemporary
WBPM-92.9 2006 Classic Hits
WSPK-104.7 1998 Contemporary Hit Radio
WBNR-1260 1998 Classic Country
WGHQ-920 2006 Classic Country
WLNA-1420 1997 Classic Country
Saratoga Springs - Glens Falls, NY
(Adirondack Broadcasting)
WNYQ-101.7 2004 Classic Hits
WKBE-FM-107.1 2004 Adult Album Alternative
WFFG-100.3 2001 Mainstream Country
WENU-1410 2004 Sports
WMML-1230 2004 Sports
Rutland, VT
(Catamount Radio)
WJJR-98.1 1999 Adult Contemporary
WDVT-94.5 1999 Classic Hits
WZRT-97.1 2006 Contemporary Hit Radio
WJEN-105.3 1999 Mainstream Country
WSYB-1380 2006 Talk

Former Pamal Stations[edit]

Two stations were to be acquired by Pamal, though never purchased.

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