95.5 Ithaca

People Moves 1/17

Saga Communications has made a few programming moves the past few days. Crash Poteet joins Country 101.9 WPOR Portland ME as Brand Manager and afternoon host. Most recently in the same role at West Virginia Radio Corporation’s 96.1 WKWS Charleston WV, Poteet has also programmed 96.3 KSCS and “96.7 The Twister” KTYS Dallas, “101.9 The Twister” KTST Oklahoma City, and 98.5 KVOO Tulsa in his career. Gabe Carrillo leaves his roles as Program Director and Morning Host at CHR “Z95.5” WFIZ Odessa/Ithaca NY to join sister “Energy 106.9” WNRG-FM Brookfield/Milwaukee WI as Brand Manager. He succeeds Jeremy ‘Cousin Ed’ Schulz who remains with the station as afternoon host. Carrillo’s spot in Ithaca was quickly filled by Mike R...[Read More]

Ithaca Goes In Rewind

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 Expands In Ithaca

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]