87.7 Syracuse

Franken-FM’s To Get Temporary Stay; Potentially Permanent One

The LPTV stations on Channel 6 that operate as radio stations on 87.7 have gotten a stay of execution from the FCC. The September 1, 2015 deadline that would’ve forced all of the remaining analog LPTV’s to convert to digital operation has been suspended indefinitely until a new date is decided upon in an upcoming rulemaking. In the proposed rulemaking, the so-called “Franken-FM’s” may be granted a way to continue operating after the television portion of its license goes digital. The FCC has opened a comment period asking “whether to allow LPTV stations on digital television channel 6 (82-88 MHz) to operate analog FM radio-type services on an ancillary or supplementary basis”. As the commission states, “a station has proposed using a single t...[Read More]

Holly Hauled Out In Syracuse

The post-Christmas format change watchlist will soon debut as we now have our second Christmas Music station of the season. After moving Christian Preaching “Love Radio” WVOA to the 87.7 audio signal of LPTV Channel 6 on October 1, WOLF Radio launched all-Christmas “Holly FM” on 103.9 WNDR Mexico/Oswego and 95.3 W237AY DeWitt/Syracuse, NY on Saturday. In a press release announcing the launch, station manager Sam Furco said, “We believe that starting the season of peace, joy and love early by one month brings the holidays closer for all Central New York families.” The station has claimed the WNDR calls that were historically best known for their long run on 1260 in Syracuse. WOLF Radio also operates Rhythmic AC “Movin 100.3/96.5” WMVN/W243AB, ...[Read More]