Urban AC Goes To AM, Talk Coming To FM in Syracuse

Power 106.9 WPHR 570 WSYR Syracuse 105.9 Big Talker Sports Radio 620 WHEN WBTK WLTI Joe Galuski Jim Reith

Update 1/2: The change is complete. 106.9 dropped the “Power” Urban AC format at 7:00 this evening for a simulcast of 570 WSYR. The station is now branding itself as “FM Newsradio 106.9 WSYR“. Power continues on 620 WHEN.

Update 12/22: The first move towards moving WSYR to FM has taken place as “Sports Radio 620” WHEN has begun simulcasting the Urban AC format of WPHR as “Power 620“. This move frees 106.9 for the News/Talk format reported below.

Original Report 12/18: Clear Channel is on the verge of moving another AM News/Talk station to the FM dial. A number of domains registrations point to 570 WSYR Syracuse, NY taking the slot currently occupied by Urban AC “Power 106.9” WPHR. The domains are 106WSYR.com, 1069WSYR.com, NewsRadio106WSYR.com, NewsRadio1069.com, NewsRadio1069WSYR.com, and NewsTalk1069.com.

WSYR will join Citadel’s “105.9 The Big Talker” WXTL as Talk outlets on the FM band in Syracuse.

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