98.7 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]

Big Changes For Ithaca’s Vine

Update 8/7: Saga made it official and announced this morning that “98.7 The Vine” will be moving to the new 96.7 signal on Monday, August 12. Original Report 8/6: Saga AAA “98.7 The Vine” W254BF Ithaca/97.3 WYXL-HD3 is hyping “Big Changes Coming” to the station. With an image on their website blocking the 8 in their logo and the recent registration of 967TheVine.com by Saga, the station will be announcing a move to a new frequency. The move will shift the station from the 35 watt signal of W254BF to the 250 watts of 96.7 W244CZ. The latter’s CP was purchased by Saga in May from Calvary Chapel of The Finger Lakes for $60,000.