A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 06, 2005
“The Beat of New York” (WKTU-FM)
WKTU-FM (103.5) used to be a country music station, but in February 1996 it became "the beat of New York." It's a nonstop dance dance dance.

"The beat of New York" is located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

http://www.ktu.com/main.html
KTU
103.5 FM
The Beat of New York

http://www.nyradioguide.com/cgi-bin/info.cgi/WKTU-FM
Station Information for WKTU-FM

FM Frequency 103.5
Station Address 525 Washington Blvd
16th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Classification and Power B, 5800W
Transmitter Location 4 Times Square
Format CHR - Rhythmic (Dance)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
History The first station on this frequency was WNNJ, later called WPAT-FM, Paterson, New Jersey, from 1948-50. Next to appear was Easy Listening WTFM on September 1, 1958, which was purchased by appliance retailer Friendly Frost in 1960. The station was sold to Doubleday and became Rock WAPP on 5/3/82. WAPP was sold to Emmis in 1986 and its call letters were changed to WQHT, Urban/Dance format, on 8/15/86. On 9/22/88, WQHT moved to 97.1, exchanging frequencies with Country WYNY, owned by Westwood One, which moved to this frequency. The station was sold to Evergreen Media and became WKTU on 2/12/96.

12 August 1996, New York Times, "How a Radio Station Turned the Beat Around" by Sreenath Sreenivasan, pg. D7:
Last February, 103.5 FM changed its call letters and its format, and soon after, its ranking and its bottom line. After transforming from WYNY (home of country music, ranking 21st in the market) to WKTU ("the beat of New York," the ads say), the station became No. 1 in New York, according to the spring ratings of the Arbitron Company. The new call letters once belonged to a New York disco station popular in the late 1970's and early 1980's.

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE BEAT OF NEW YORK
Goods and Services IC 038. US 100 101 104. G & S: radio broadcasting services. FIRST USE: 19960210. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960210
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75241447
Filing Date February 13, 1997
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 7, 1998
Registration Number 2169192
Registration Date June 30, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) EVERGREEN MEDIA CORPORATION OF NEW YORK CORPORATION DELAWARE 433 East Las Colinas Blvd. Suite 1130 Irving TEXAS 75039
(LAST LISTED OWNER) AMFM RADIO GROUP, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 200 E. BASSE RD. SAN ANTONIO TEXAS 78209
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record PAMELA B. HUFF
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "NEW YORK" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
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Posted by Barry Popik
Radio/Television • (0) Comments • Wednesday, July 06, 2005 • Permalink