WJYE Buffalo Rebrands As Mix 96
The move follows a recent brightening of the station’s music to place it closer to Entercom’s competing Hot AC “Star 102.5” WTSS. No changes will take place to the station’s on-air lineup with the rebranding.
Original Report 6/29: Yet another heritage Adult Contemporary is preparing to rebrand to shift its demographics younger.
Townsquare Media has registered Mix96Buffalo.com for AC “96.1 Joy-FM” WJYE. The registration comes days after the station hired Dave Universal as its new Program Director. Universal, who had been working in sales at WJYE, previously spent 18 years programming Entercom CHR “Kiss 98.5” WKSE and seven at “Z101” CFLZ Niagara Falls.
The “Mix” moniker was previously used in Buffalo at Citadel’s 104.1 WHTT from 2007 to 2009 during a failed attempt at shifting the Classic Hits station to AC.