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Oldies 96.9 Binghamton Debuts

Oldies 96.9 680 WINR Big 107.5 WBBI Binghamton 96.9Update 4/15: At midnight, WBBI dropped the Classic Hits format and shifted to CountryB107.5

Update 4/11: The 96.9 translator has signed-on branded as “Oldies 96.9“. The translator is rebroadcasting the former “Real Oldies 680” WINR. “Big 107.5” WBBI is currently simulcasting the duo as well to begin the process of redirecting the audience to the new signal.

While the new station website is not yet live, the “Oldies 96.9Facebook page is promoting that they’re almost there with a graphic promoting Friday, April 12.

Original Report 4/4: Clear Channel is preparing to move Classic Hits “Big 107.5” WBBI Endwell/Binghamton, NY to a new dial position.

As first reported by Northeast Radio Watch, WBBI has begun telling listeners that the “Big” format will be moving to 96.9. That little translator W221AX Endwell is not yet on the air. It received a Construction Permit in March to relocate from 92.1 to 96.9 with a change in transmitter location and upgrade from 8 watts at 70 meters to 65 watts at 155 meters. The translator is currently licensed to rebroadcast Sports “1430 The Team” WENE, but no word yet if that will change when it signs on the air.

Clear Channel has yet to disclose plans for the 107.5 frequency nor have there been any recent domain registrations for the station.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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