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Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As the year winds down to a close, it’s time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year’s Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially in Syracuse and Utica TV), radio station formats and other significant branding/imaging changes. Continue Reading

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm– SYRACUSE — As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former “Holly-FM” stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs in… Continue Reading[More »]

95X going “Nash” country… or just an elaborate hoax?

95X going “Nash” country… or just an elaborate hoax?

Updated 3:35pm — SYRACUSE — Could heritage rocker 95X (WAQX) be flipping from rock to country?  Or is someone out there just playing a prank on the interwebs?  A new website — along with a newly-launched and suddenly-removed Twitter account — is raising question as to whether Cumulus Media is bringing it’s “Nash” country music… Continue Reading[More »]

Year in Review 2012: Format Flips

Year in Review 2012: Format Flips

CENTRAL NEW YORK — Although there were plenty of changes among personnel and programming in local radio during 2012, there weren’t very many “format flips” this year, in the three markets covered by CNYRadio.com.  But, nobody ever said you need to have a significant quantity of format flips to make it a memorable year.  In… Continue Reading[More »]

Three Utica Stations Flipping to Sports, WUTQ(AM) to Become WUSP

Three Utica Stations Flipping to Sports, WUTQ(AM) to Become WUSP

Updated 7/23 — UTICA-ROME — Roser Communications Network’s 95.5FM (W238CA), 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WRCK have broken away from simulcasting the news/talk/music format of 100.7 WUTQ-FM. Several signs point to the three stations flipping to a new sports talk format. While 100.7 will keep the WUTQ-FM calls, it appears 1550 WUTQ(AM) will be changing to… Continue Reading[More »]

Syracuse’s “Big Talker” Flips to Rock as “105.9 The Rebel”

Syracuse’s “Big Talker” Flips to Rock as “105.9 The Rebel”

Updated 1:10pm — SYRACUSE — There’s another choice for rock radio in Central New York.  Cumulus Media killed “105.9 The Big Talker” this morning… and after a few hours of stunting, “105.9 The Rebel” launched at 1:05pm.  Cumulus Ops Manager Tom Mitchell says the station was inspired by “hundreds of rock music fans throughout Central… Continue Reading[More »]

WSYR to Begin FM Simulcast?

SYRACUSE — There’s no confirmation yet from Clear Channel, but signs point toward a possible FM simulcast for news/talker WSYR in the near future.  One national radio industry website says it found registrations for five — count ’em, five — new internet domain names that suggest that WSYR could be moving to the FM dial,… Continue Reading[More »]