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Fox Buys 96.5 Translator for MOViN’

SYRACUSE — Since the day MOViN 100.3/96.5 (WMVN) launched, the 96.5 translator (W243AB) covering downtown Syracuse was actually not owned by its parent station’s owner. But that’s recently changed, as MOViN’ owner Craig Fox has purchased the translator outright.

From the “better late than never” file, we first learned of the transaction from the latest edition of NorthEast Radio Watch, where Scott Fybush reports Fox’s Renard Communications is paying $35,000 to take the translator off the hands of former owner Pathway Community Broadcasting.

According to FCC records, parent station WMVN transmits from a site in the Town of Vienna, Oneida County, a few miles northwest of the station’s community-of-license, Sylvan Beach. The translator, licensed to Westvale and broadcasting from the studios on West Kirkpatrick Street, helps bolster the station’s coverage in downtown Syracuse.  The translator also covers many of the city’s suburbs.

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