The station went on the air as WIGO in 1963. Luke Walton was owner and general manager with George L. Davis air talent. Studios were in the basement level of office building at 143 Delaware St. In 1966 station was sold to Sarkes Tarzian and was changed to a home grown easy listening radio station and new calls WATI. Station was sold to Continental Broadcast Group, LLC, calls changed to WGRT on 1984-12-14. on 1990-02-15, the station changed its call sign to the current WSYW.