Update 3/7: Saga has completed its Ithaca restructuring with the relaunch of “Classic Hits 107.7” W299BI Ithaca/WFIZ-HD2 Odessa as “Rewind 107.7“. Positioned as “Amazing Variety Of The 60s, 70s, and 80s”, the station has retained its format under the new name. With the rebranding of 107.7, Saga has completed its shuffling of its large cluster following the acquisition of WFIZ and three additional translators. The fully restructured cluster includes: CHR “Z95.5” WFIZ Odessa/94.9 W235BR Ithaca AAA “96.7 The Vine” WYXL-HD2/W244CZ Ithaca AC “Lite Rock 97.3” WYXL Ithaca/96.3 W242AB Ithaca Sports “98.7 The Buzzer” WYXL-HD3/W254BF Ithaca Classic Rock “I100” 99.9 WIII Cortland/100.3 W262AD Ithaca Countr...[Read More]
Saga Communications is growing its Ithaca, NY cluster. The company has agreed to purchase CHR “Z95.5” WFIZ Odessa and three translators from the bankruptcy estate of George and Patricia Kimble’s ROI Broadcasting for $715,000. The three translators involved in the sale are 94.9 W235BR Ithaca which rebroadcasts WFIZ, 96.3 W242AB Ithaca which rebroadcasts Classic Rock 99.3 WLLW Seneca Falls, and 107.7 W299BI Ithaca which operates as “Classic Hits 107.7” via WFIZ-HD2. Saga already owns AC “Lite Rock 97.3” WYXL, Classic Rock “I100” 99.9 WIII/100.3 W262AD, Country “Q Country 103.7” WQNY, News/Talk 870 WHCU/95.9 W240CB, Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY/97.7 W249CD, AAA “96.7 The Vine” W244CZ/WYXL-HD3, and CHR “Hits 103....[Read More]
Finger Lakes Radio Group has launched “Classic Hits 107.7” W299BI Ithaca, NY. The translator, being fed by 95.5 WFIZ-HD2 Odessa, has completed its upgrade to 170 watts. It had been rebroadcasting WFIZ’s primary CHR “Z95.5“. WFIZ is now being rebroadcasted in downtown Ithaca by the 10 watt 94.9 W235BR. The station has launched with the usual 10,000 songs in a row commercial free and music mix of 1970’s and 1980’s hits.
We start this update with a number of translator sales. Mount Wilson FM continues its expansion in Monterey, CA with the purchase of 94.7 K234AW Monterey from One Ministries for $90,000. The 18 watt translator holds a CP to relocate to 95.1 as K236BK with 250 watts. Once Mount Wilson closes on its recent purchase of 1240 KNRY Salinas, the translator will be used to bring that station to FM. Mount Wilson also purchased 97.9 KYZZ from Buckley last month. Zimmer Radio will bring News/Talk 950 KWOS Jefferson City, MO to FM following its purchase of 100.9 K265CT from Lifesounds, Inc for $35,000. Chicago Public Media has agreed to acquire 91.7 W219CD Elgin, IL from Lifetalk Radio for $52,500. The 10 watt translator will be used to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 91.5 WBEZ Chicago. Calvary Chapel...[Read More]