WALK 97.5 FMRadio Station | 2012
WALK 97.5 FM, initially owned by the Suffolk Broadcasting Corporation, went on the air in December 1952. For years,WALK played nothing but classical, big band, and jazz. In 1963, it was purchased Island Broadcasting System and was one of the first stations on Long Island to run a full schedule of Christmas music during the holiday season. Located on 97.5 FM, the station is licensed to Patchogue, New York (it is currently a Clear Channel Communications radio station) and features the slogan “Long Island’s Best Variety.” In 2007, WALK-FM was nominated for the top 25 markets Adult Contemporary station of the year award by Radio & Records magazine. In July 2012, the station changed its longtime adult contemporary format to a hot adult contemporary format.