Empire State Building - FM page.
This page is specifically designed to showcase the FM side
of the Empire State Building.

Stations by height.

415 meters, Master FM antenna.
ERI COG 1084-2CP Panel

WFNY 92.3 6kW;
WPAT 93.1 6kW;
WNYC 93.9 6kW;

WQXR 96.3 6kW;
 WSKQ 97.9 6kW;
WEPN-FM 98.7 6kW;
WBAI 99.5 4.3kW;

WHTZ 100.3 6kW;
WFAN-FM 101.9 6.2kW; 
WWFS 102.7 6kW;
WKTU 103.5 6kW;
WAXQ 104.3 6kW;
WWPR 105.1 6kW;
WCAA 105.9 600w
WLTW 106.7 6kW;

WBLS 107.5 4.2kW.


408 meters, "Mini" Master FM antenna.
ERI COG4-60S-120-1

WPLJ 95.5 6.7kW;
WQHT 97.1 6.7kW;
WCBS 101.1 6.7kW;
WEPN-FM 98.7 6.2kW (backup);
WFAN-FM 101.9 6.2kW (backup);



396 meters, "Mini" Master FM backup antenna.
ERI 1084-2CP

WEPN 98.7 390W;
WPLJ 95.5 7.2kW;
WCBS-FM 101.1 7.2kW;
 
WFAN-FM 101.9 400w

386.7, Combiner Backup Antenna
ERI 1184-3CP-2 (0.6)

WNYL 92.3 7.1kW;
WPAT 93.1 4kW;
WNYC 93.9 6.2kW;
WPLJ 95.5 7.2kW;
WQXR 96.3 7.1kW;
WQHT 97.1  7.6kW

 WSKQ 97.9 7.1kW;
WEPN 98.7 7.1kW;
WBAI 99.5 4.5kW;

WHTZ 100.3 7.1kW;
WCBS-FM 101.1 7.6kW;
WFAN-FM 101.9 7.1kW;
 
WWFS 102.7 7.1kW;
WKTU 103.5 7.1kW;
WAXQ 104.3 7.1kW;
WWPR 105.1 7.1kW;
WQXR-FM 105.9 710w
WLTW 106.7 7.1kW;

WBLS 107.5 5kW.

373 meters, the Alford master antenna.
WHTZ 100.3 4.6H/3.3V kW
WLTW 106.7 4.7H/3.3V kW
WSKQ 97.9 4.6H/3.3V kW
WQXR 96.3 4.6H/3.3V kW
WWFS 102.7 4.6H/3.3V kW
WRKS 98.7 4.6H/3.3V kW
WBAI 99.5 3.3H/2.3V kW
WBLS 107.5 3.3H/2.4V kW
WEPN-FM 101.9 4.6H/3.3V kW


The "O.G." transmitter site, the Empire State Building


The FM section of the mast with the UHF master behind it.


The two main FM antennas here. The upper two bays are the primary 16 station master antenna.
The single bottom bay (known as the "Mini Master" antenna) is home to 3 stations.


This aux backs up the single bay Mini Master FM above.


This is the newer of the FM antennas. This is an aux licensed for all 19 FM signals on Empire.


Here's a little closer shot.


A look at the 2 bay, multi around FM Alford Antenna, the original FM antenna here.
Read a great document about the Alford FM antenna here.

Pictures from 2007 below


The entire mast.


The main master antenna combiner room.


A look at the links to the main antennas.


Another view of the very large combiner system for the FM stations.


After the 9/11 attacks knocked WNYC and WPAT
off the air, they had no backups, so these
lower powered transmitters where shipped immediatley
to get the stations back on the air.


The tag on one of the Alford antenna bays , as seen from the 102nd floor observation deck.


A view of the bottom of the tower, below the hatch that leads into the tower.


Another view including the ladder that leads up to it.


The entire mast from the 86th floor observation deck.


The ASRN sign in the lobby.


Looking up at the FM antennas. The two white bays is the main master.
The single gold bay below it is the "Mini" master.


Another view of the FM antennas.


Another view of the master FM antennas.


Another view of the antennas. Those black T's are the Alford antennas.


The two bay panel antenna seen here is the Mini Master Backup antenna.
This also is a clearer picture of the old Alford antenna.


Another view of the FM antenna locations.


Another view.