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
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.