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105.9 The Rebel Debuts In Syracuse

Rebel 105.9 The Big Talker WXTL Syracuse TK99 WTKW WSYR Bob Tom Classic Rock

Update 2pm: WXTL shifted to Classic Rock “105.9 The Rebel” at 1:05pm.

The move pits 105.9 directly against Galaxy Communications’ “TK 99” WTKW Hunter Scott, PD of sister Active Rock “95X” WAQX will also program The Rebel. The station retains Bob & Tom for mornings from 5 to 10am with an additional airstaff to be named soon.

The first hour of The Rebel featured (and you may notice a theme):
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
AC/DC – Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
The Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)
Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite
Van Halen – And The Cradle Will Rock
Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World
Def Leppard – Rock Of Ages
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock And Roll
Boston – Rock And Roll Band
The Steve Miller Band – Rock ‘N Me
Queen – We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo

Original Report 12pm: As first reported by CNYRadio.com, Cumulus Talk “105.9 The Big Talker” WXTL Syracuse, NY began stunting with TV themes following the end of the Bob & Tom Show at 10am.

Cumulus has made domain registrations in recent days for TheRebel1059.com and has acquired 1059TheRebel.com from the now defunct WPFB in Middletown, OH.

WXTL debuted in February 2010 as the first FM News/Talker in Syracuse with a mainly syndicated lineup. Any momentum was lost in January 2011 when Clear Channel moved 570 WSYR to 106.9.

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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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