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Syracuse Swap Revised Using Another Loophole

Family Life Ministries and Foxfur Communications have resubmitted their station swap to the FCC. The only change to the original deal is that Foxfur will no longer be operating 92.1 WOLF-FM Baldwinsville NY via Time Brokerage Agreement until the deal closes. Instead they have exploited another FCC loophole by granting Family Life consent to rebroadcast their 1300 WOSW Oswego NY until the deal closes. While WOSW was running Sports simulcasting sister “Fox Sports 1490” WOLF, it is now technically the originating station for the Country programming of WOLF-FM until the swap with Family Life closes. Original Report 6/15: The FCC has denied WOLF Radio/Foxfur Communications and Family Life Ministries swap of three Syracuse NY area stations and one translator and is fining Foxfur $20,...[Read More]

Syracuse’s Wolf On The Move As Family Life Swaps Again

Update 5:45pm: Country 105.1 WOLF-FM/96.7 WWLF-FM made the move to 92.1 at 5:00 this afternoon as “92.1 The Wolf“. Original Report 3/29 11:25am: Syracuse will see another station move to a new frequency as Family Life makes another deal in the market. Family Life closed on its acquisitions of 92.1 WSEN-FM Baldwinsville and 106.3 WMCR-FM Oneida NY from Leatherstocking Media Group, but only WMCR-FM began airing the Family Life programming. After spending a week simulcasting Galaxy Communications Classic Hits “Sunny 102” WZUN as Galaxy merged WSEN’s intellectual property into their station, 92.1 is now airing the programming of Craig Fox’s Classic Hits “95.3/103.9 The Dinosaur” 103.9 WNDR-FM/95.3 W237AY. That came about as Family Life has agreed...[Read More]

FCC Applications 5/25: Resolution In Indianapolis

Translator Moves 97.5 W248AW Franklin, IN has applied to modify its move to Indianapolis with a shift to an adjacent tower with 150 watts at 276 meters rebroadcasting Sports 1260 WNDE Indianapolis (Coverage Map). iHeartMedia is in the process of acquiring the translator from Educational Media Foundation, which was originally being disputed by Emmis on the condition that iHeart intended to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 94.7 WFBQ on the translator. iHeart responded by stating that was to be a temporary condition to close the sale, but now agrees to keep the translator rebroadcasting WNDE for four years as required by the Mattoon Waiver and Emmis has dropped its Petition For Reconsideration. Hope Christian Church of Marlton wasted little time to make the next step with 105.7 W289AZ Trenton,...[Read More]