Babylon, New York
WGLI operated on a frequency of 1290 kHz. At the time it was one of two AM
stations on Long Island and the only one in Suffolk County with a 24-hour
license. It ran 5kW directional during the day and 1 kW directional at night
with a 3-tower array. Separate phasing cabinets and antenna tuning units were
used for the day and night patterns. The 5kW transmitter was a Gates BC 5 P
with provisions for reducing its power to 500 watts. The 1kW transmitter was
a CCA AM 1000D. Both the studio and transmitters were located in the same
building at 1290 Peconic Avenue, Babylon, New York.
In 1990, after it went off the air, a fire destroyed what was left of WGLI.
This site is dedicated to the people I worked with at WGLI. A group of
hard workers who created a successful radio station without a lot of resources at
If anyone has anything they would like to see added to this site
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Links and Things
Here are some old WGLI commercials sent to me by Bob Scherago:
AF Rustice commercial 1
AF Rustice commercial 2
Prudential Theaters commercial
Babylon Ford commercial
Bob worked at WGLI from 1960 to 1963.
Here's an aircheck from Howie Newman of his show:
Howie hosted "The Diamond Mine" oldies show from 10 AM to 6 PM in 1969. Barry Landers did Sports . Bobby Jay followed his show. Howie worked with a lineup that included Sonny Taylor, Gordie Baker and Bob Ottone.
See more stuff from WGLI. This
is junk that has been collected over the years. The "oldies" poster was courtesy of Dick Moore.
The 60s poster is from Beth Bond.
Take a look at some other Radio Junk I've collected.
The WGLI building and towers.