96.3 Ithaca

Ithaca’s Buzzer On The Move

Saga Communications Sports “98.7 The Buzzer” W254BF/WYXL-HD3 Ithaca NY is moving to 96.3 W242AB. The move serves two purposes. First, Saga is moving W254BF to Greenfield MA as part of the AM Translator Revitalization period to rebroadcast Progressive Talk 1240 WHMQ. Second it places The Buzzer on a stronger signal as W254BF currently operates with 54 watts, while 96.3 W242AB operates with 250 watts from the same 156 meter antenna. 96.3 currently rebroadcasts AC “Lite Rock 97.3” WYXL The Buzzer carries the CBS Sports Radio Network programming around the clock.

FCC Applications 4/30

Translator Moves Entercom has agreed to purchase the Construction Permit for 105.7 W289CB Milwaukee from Kevin Youngers for $300,000. As part of the sale, Entercom has applied to relocate the translator to the tower of 103.7 WXSS where it will operate with 240 watts at 284 meters rebroadcasting 103.7 WXSS-HD3 (Coverage Map). Apple 107.1 Inc. has made yet another modification to its application for 106.3 W292DV New York as it changes the originating station to Multicultural Broadcasting’s 1660 WWRU Jersey City. The translator will operate with 40 watts at 200 meters (Coverage Map). Alpine Broadcasting is attempting to move two of its translators into Kansas City, or in this case Kansas Cities. 92.7 K224ET Knob Noster, MO seeks to relocate to Kansas City, KS where it will rebroadcast C...[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]