Waters Communications has flipped “CBS Sports Radio 1470/100.1” WPDM/W261CJ Potsdam, NY to Classic Country “Star 100.1“. Billed as “The North Country’s New Home for Superstar Country Hits of the 80’s, 90’s, & 2K”, WPDM is listing Garth Brooks, George Strait, Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Jo Dee Messina among their core artists. The station will retain is coverage of local high school sports despite the format change. Waters Communications also owns 80s Hits “B99.3” WSNN in Potsdam.
Martz Communications has closed on its purchase of 1470 WPDM and 99.3 WSNN Potsdam, NY from St. Lawrence Radio and debuted new formats today. 99.3 WSNN is now 80s Hits “B99.3“. The station is branding as “The 80s Hit Music Channel“. Meanwhile 1470 WPDM shifts to Sports running the CBS Sports Radio network. The stations had been running Country as “99 Hits“.
After failed experiments in launching HD subchannel fed translators in Detroit and other markets, Martz Communications is expanding its holdings in the North Country of Upstate New York. The company has agreed to acquire Country simulcast “99 Hits” 1470 WPDM and 99.3 WSNN Potsdam, NY from St. Lawrence Radio for an undisclosed price. The stations will join Martz’ three other stations in the region, Classic Hits “102.7 WICY” 1490 WICY/102.7 W274BI, CHR “Hits 94.7” WYUL, and “Wild Country 96.5” WVNV. The latter two also target listeners in nearby Montreal. Martz tells NorthCountryNow.com that the two new acquisitions will debut new formats once they take over. WPDM will shift to a News/Talk format with a hefty amount of Sports play-by-play...[Read More]