WYSL 1040am/92.1fm/95.5fm

WYSL 1040am/92.1fm/95.5fm Rochester's News/Talk/Sports Leader!

Big, new, innovative, and locally-owned and fiercely independent in an era of predictable, reactionary corporate radio: WYSL NEWS POWER 1040! WYSL celebrates its 25th anniversary, with a long, long list of firsts: the first all-news format, first comprehensive partnership with a local TV news product, first with a long list of fabled national talk radio hosts, first commercial station to stream 24-7 on the worldwide web, first AM station to crank up a new high-power signal in Upstate New York in over 50 years, and on, and on and on! WYSL started out as a 500-watt daytime-only station on 1030 kHz in January 1987, offering ABC's TalkRadio and big band music in morning drive primarily serving Rochester's southern suburbs and Livingston County. In October 1987 WYSL doubled its power to 1000 watts, still daytime-only on 1030, and in 1989, debuted the first all-news radio format in Rochester, utilizing then-new CNN Headline News, at the time the only 24-hour news product in national broadcasting. Ten years later, in late 1997, WYSL moved one channel up the dial from 1030 to 1040 kHz and started 24-hour broadcasts from a new $250,000 facility at its existing studio, office and transmitting complex on South Lima Road in the Town of Livonia, Livingston County. At the same time we increased power to 2500 watts days, 500 watts at night. In 1999 WYSL dropped CNN and affiliated with AP All-News Radio for political agenda-free national news. WYSL scored another "first" in 2000 as the station became the first radio station in Rochester to simulcast 24-7 with streaming audio on the worldwide web, providing global coverage to listeners. At this juncture professional and collegiate sports became a big part of WYSL programming, and 1040 has carried pro baseball, soccer, hockey, arena football, and indoor and outdoor lacrosse. WYSL is proud to be affiliated with the Rochester Red Wings and Knighthawks and Rattlers lacrosse franchises. WYSL 1040's two-time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club's "Local Sportscaster of the Year" award, play-by-play veteran JC DeLass, teams with various color commentators to call University of Rochester Yellowjackets football and basketball, St. John Fisher, Roberts Wesleyan and SUNY Geneseo hoops, as well as assorted soccer and lacrosse games, providing over 120 local games live to collegiate sports fans. In 2004, WYSL applied to increase daytime transmitting power to 20,000 watts, and the FCC granted our application in April 2005. October 2006 saw the debut of NewsPower 1040 – the first new high-power AM facility to come online in the region in over 50 years. Whatever the future brings – you can always depend on WYSL 1040, the market leader in programming innovation, quality and commitment to local radio!

New program launch and statement on Shannon Joy Show.http://www.wysl1040.com
11/25/2018
WYSL NewsPower 1040

New program launch and statement on Shannon Joy Show.
http://www.wysl1040.com

Street address – studios, offices and transmitting plant: WYSL NewsPower 1040 5620 South Lima Road Avon, NY 14414-0236 Phone: (585) 346-3000 Fax: (585) 346-0450 24-Hour Weatherphone: (585) 346-9140 Email: [email protected]

11/25/2018
Alexander's Tree Farm

Alexander's Tree Farm

We're open!!!

Our beautiful trees are available at an amazing price...$37.99 each (plus tax, of course). That's EVERY TREE, regardless of size! What a bargain!

Come on over! We have perfect trees for you and your family!

Rochester Lancers
11/15/2018
Rochester Lancers

Rochester Lancers

"Soccer Sam is one of the best owners this game has ever seen" said MASL Commissioner Schaub

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Andrew C Hollister
11/13/2018
Andrew C Hollister

Andrew C Hollister

Even big business can't afford New York. Is anyone surprised this announcement comes within a week of his majesty retaking the throne? New Era saw the writing on the wall.

7 Eyewitness News WKBW
11/07/2018
7 Eyewitness News WKBW

7 Eyewitness News WKBW

Tickets cost as low as $6.65 for two home games in December.

Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery
10/18/2018
Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery

Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery

Marine veteran John Canley, now 80 and a retired sergeant major, received the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during the Vietnam War 50 years ago.

10/07/2018
The Cigar Wrappers

The Cigar Wrappers

In celebration of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, another listen to "Kavanaugh" (our parody of Van Halen's "Panama") is in order!

09/29/2018
Valor Radio

Valor Radio

Today's US military:

19.4% have had more than one sex partner in the past year

6.1% identified as LGBT

61.3% have deployed

9.9% met criteria for PTSD

37.8% have chronic pain

1.4% reported a suicide attempt during the previous year

8.6% take sleep medications almost daily

Cuomo To Sign SAFE ACT 2 Into Law If He Gets Reelected - Bullets First
09/25/2018
Cuomo To Sign SAFE ACT 2 Into Law If He Gets Reelected - Bullets First

Cuomo To Sign SAFE ACT 2 Into Law If He Gets Reelected - Bullets First

If Governor Cuomo is reelected the framework is all ready in place for passage of SAFE ACT 2. Here are the 10 key points of SAFE ACT 2 that will punish law abiding citizens, legal businesses and in general diminish the sparse amount of liberty that remains in New York.

PHOTOS: Here are the faces of the first 2 US soldiers identified from North Korean remains
09/22/2018
PHOTOS: Here are the faces of the first 2 US soldiers identified from North Korean remains

PHOTOS: Here are the faces of the first 2 US soldiers identified from North Korean remains

The first two U.S. service members have been identified from remains repatriated from North Korea. Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Vernon, Ind., who was 32, and Army Pfc. William H. Jones of Nash County, N.C., who was 19, were identified by the Defense Department as the first two soldiers wh...

09/18/2018
Livingston County Sheriff's Office

Livingston County Sheriff's Office

YORK/CALEDONIA/ROCHESTER: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a husband and wife from York, NY on felony charges after a vehicle pursuit by Sheriff’s Deputies early Saturday morning.

On Saturday September 15, 2018 at approximately 7:05 am, Deputy Martin Herkimer was on patrol when he observed 44 year old Jason C. Torregrossa operating a vehicle on Main Street in the Town of York. The Deputy Sheriff was alert to the fact that Jason Torregrossa did not have a driver’s license and that he was committing a felony by driving the vehicle (Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree). The Deputy Sheriff was also aware that Jason Torregrossa had an active felony warrant out of Rochester for driving without a license, as well as his reputation from fleeing from Monroe County law enforcement agencies in the past.

The Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Main Street in the Town of York and he observed Jason Torrgrossa switch seats with his wife, 42 year old Amber M. Torregrossa, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

When the Deputy Sheriff approached the vehicle, the two became extremely uncooperative. Amber Torregrossa refused to shut the vehicle off and put it in park and Jason Torregrossa refused to exit the vehicle. Jason Torregrosssa was given lawful orders and continued to refuse those orders. The Deputy Sheriff then tased Jason Torregrossa while he was still in the vehicle but he was able to remove the taser probe and then able to get back behind the wheel of the vehicle. The two then sped away from the Deputy Sheriff.

The Deputy Sheriff began pursuing the vehicle along with Deputy Michael Miller. The vehicle traveled from Main Street in the Town of York, through Caledonia and into Monroe County. The pursuit last over thirty five minutes and ended in the City of Rochester.
The pursuit ended when Jason Torregrossa rear ended another vehicle on Hollenbeck Street in the City of Rochester (no injuries reported from rear end collision). Jason Torregrossa then fled on foot but Deputy Miller and Deputy Herkimer gave chase, successfully apprehending Torregrossa following another taser deployment. Torregrossa had in his hands a hypodermic needle and a rubber tie off.

Both Jason and Amber Torregrossa were checked by EMS at the scene. Amber was treated and released while Jason was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation of injuries.

Amber Torregrossa was transported back to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where she was arrested and charged with felony Facilitating Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree (allowing him to drive the vehicle knowing he had a suspended license) and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree.

After Jason Torregrossa was released from the hospital, he was also transported back to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree as his driving privileges had been suspended or revoked thirty four (34) times, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, along with numerous violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law through the Towns of York and Caledonia.

Both Jason and Amber Torregrossa were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Jason Torregrossa be held on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond and $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond was recommended for Amber Torregrossa.

Both were later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Mount Morris Justice David Provo. The Judge did remand Jason Torregrossa to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Amber Torregrossa was also remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.

Also assisting in the incident from the Sheriff’s Office were Sergeant James Merrick (monitored the pursuit on speeds, traffic flow and safety concerns), Deputy Michael Williams (Criminal Investigations Division interviews of suspects), and Dispatcher Steve Zabrocki (point Dispatcher for pursuit).

09/16/2018
Rochester NY Police Department

Rochester NY Police Department

Message from Chief Ciminelli:

To the Rochester Community:

As I leave my position of Chief of Police of the Rochester Police Department I want to thank the entire Rochester Community for your support and partnership since I became Chief in 2014. I consider every day of service to this community in my hometown a gift for which I am very grateful.

I am particularly thankful for the support and willingness to work together shown by so many during some very difficult times over the past four years, particularly the outpouring of support and compassion for every member of RPD when one of our officers gave his life protecting this community.

As RPD approaches its 200-year anniversary in 2019 it will continue its long tradition of service to this community. Today, I can say that we are better than we were yesterday, but not as good as we will be tomorrow.

I am proud of this City and I am proud of this Police Department. There is a very bright future ahead for both.

Thanks for everything.

Michael L. Ciminelli
Chief of Police
Rochester Police Department

Marjorie Byrnes for Assembly
09/14/2018
Marjorie Byrnes for Assembly

Marjorie Byrnes for Assembly

At last night's victory event, Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) said: "I appreciate the people of Livingston, Monroe and Steuben Counties who cast their ballots for real representation and a raised voice in Albany. To Mr. Errigo, I offer sincere appreciation for his service to the constituents of this region."

"Turning to the November election, I look forward to participating in debates with my Democratic opponent and discussing the issues that affect our district."

"The fight for the future of this region took a bold step forward today. I look forward to a vigorous campaign between now and November."

Monroe County Civil Service
09/11/2018
Monroe County Civil Service

Monroe County Civil Service

MonroeCounty.gov is the official site of Monroe County, New York providing online services and information for residents, businesses, municipalities and visitors.

09/06/2018

WYSL 95.5fm in Spencerport is now on the Air!

09/04/2018
Paul V. Ciminelli on Twitter

Paul V. Ciminelli on Twitter

“I could not be more proud of his service to this community. Thank you for everything you have done! Police Chief Michael Ciminelli leaving RPD, Warren appoints interim https://t.co/14hJuEe4Z6 via @DandC”

Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur - Judicial Watch
09/01/2018
Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur - Judicial Watch

Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur - Judicial Watch

In an amusing story, a government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that the overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a federal report never occurred. The embarrassing blunder involves Department of Education (DOE) figures stating that schools around the U.S. repor...

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