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FCC approves new WRVO translators

OSWEGO — The WRVO Stations are looking to expand their reach in the Ithaca and Cortland areas. This week, the FCC approved application permits for two new FM translators that would simulcast the WRVO signal from SUNY Oswego.Continue Reading

FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA — Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today’s edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).[More »]Continue Reading

Two applicants compete for new Syracuse LPFM

Two applicants compete for new Syracuse LPFM

SYRACUSE — During part of October and November, the FCC provided community-based organizations with a long-awaited chance to apply for licenses to launch new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations.  Nationwide, thousands of applications were submitted.  In Syracuse, only two organizations submitted the necessary paperwork — but earlier this week, the FCC said that’s one tooContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Feds OK new Rome translator for WRVO

Feds OK new Rome translator for WRVO

UTICA-ROME — NPR news/talk fans in the Copper City could soon have another option for tuning-in the NPR affiliate from the Port City.  The FCC has granted a construction permit for a new FM translator in Rome to simulcast Oswego’s WRVO.  When construction is complete, the signal at 92.3FM is expected to cover the city’sContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Updated 11:20am – ITHACA — The parent company of the Cayuga Radio Group, the dominant radio cluster in Ithaca, is looking to grow bigger.  According to documents filed with the FCC last week, Saga Communications wants to buy ROI Broadcasting CHR station Z95.5 (WFIZ) and three translators.  The $715,000 deal is being spurred by aContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

ESPN Radio 1160 Ithaca to add FM simulcast

ESPN Radio 1160 Ithaca to add FM simulcast

ITHACA — ESPN Radio 1160 (WPIE) will soon be expanding to the FM band.  According to FCC documents filed last week, WPIE owner Taughannock Media has agreed to pay $50,000 to take over the construction permit for an as-yet-unbuilt FM translator.  The seller is the same religious outfit that has recently sold two other FMContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The Cayuga Radio Group is adding another FM translator to its stable of frequencies.  From the “better late than never” file, the group is buying the construction permit for 96.7FM (W244CZ) from Cavalry Chapel of the Finger Lakes, the same group from which Saga purchased 99.7FM (W249CD), which now simulcasts 1470 WNYY, lastContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

ITHACA/CORTLAND — There’s a new way to listen to progressive talk radio in the Ithaca area.  The Cayuga Radio Group announced Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is now being simulcast at 97.7FM.  Group head Chet Osadchey says the new signal “adds greater coverage into downtown Ithaca, and on both the Cornell and Ithaca College campuses.”[More »]Continue Reading

Rome’s WKAL 1450 back on-the-air days before FCC deadline [AUDIO]

Rome’s WKAL 1450 back on-the-air days before FCC deadline [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME — Could the prolonged mystery surrounding the status of Rome’s WKAL be reaching an end?  The station — which faced a May 7 deadline to begin broadcasting or lose its broadcast license — appears to be up and running.[More »]Continue Reading

65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME — Sixty-six years ago today, on May 2, 1947, federal regulators gave WIBX the green light to move to its current home at 950AM. Thanks to a former WIBX broadcaster, we’re pleased to share an aircheck of the switch from 1230AM to 950AM.[More »]Continue Reading