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WKAL is back on the air and ready to bring local sports, news

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Radio station WKAL has long played a big part in the Mohawk Valley's history.

And now, it's back on the airwaves.

WKAL signed on Nov. 25, 1946, as a mutual affiliate owned by Copper City Broadcasting Corporation. The station had its start operating upstairs in the Capitol Theatre in Rome.

General Manager Ron Frisch says WKAL is bringing back its play-by-play local sports, but that's not all.

"We had Mayor Fusco on," Frisch said. "We had a rep from My Hometown Sports, who we partnered with to do the RFA games. We're going to be very local."

Frisch says the station will reach out to surrounding communities and will feature the sheriff and city council members. The station is striving to be as local as possible.

"Some communities, there's no radio coverage of high school sports," said Frisch. "Coverage of high school sports, it never exists. But here, it always has...and now it's going to come back."

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