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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 too…Continue Reading[More »]

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 a…Continue Reading[More »]

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, last…Continue Reading[More »]

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.”Continue Reading[More »]