KTU – 103.5 FM

WKTU (103.5 FM, “KTU”) is a rhythmic contemporary radio station licensed to Lake Success, New York, and serving the New York metropolitan area. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., WKTU’s studios are located in the former AT&T Building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, and its transmitter is located atop the Empire State Building.

WKTU signed on the air on May 1, 1959, as WINS-FM, the FM counterpart to WINS (AM). In 1972, the station adopted a progressive rock format, and in 1979, it switched to a disco format. In 1983, WKTU flipped to a Top 40 format, and in 1986, it became a rhythmic contemporary station.

WKTU has been one of the most successful Top 40/rhythmic contemporary stations in the United States. In the 1980s, the station was known for its “mix shows,” which featured extended mixes of popular songs. In the 1990s, WKTU was one of the first stations to play hip-hop music.

Today, WKTU is one of the most listened-to radio stations in the New York metropolitan area. The station’s morning show, “The Elvis Duran Morning Show,” is one of the most popular morning shows in the country.

WKTU is also known for its annual “Summer Kickoff Party,” which is one of the biggest summer parties in New York City. The party features live performances by popular artists, and it is attended by thousands of people.

WKTU is a popular station with a loyal listenership. The station is known for its mix of music, its personalities, and its events. WKTU is a staple of the New York radio landscape.


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