A CNYRadio.com reader tells us Stephens Media Group's WVLF ("The Valley 96.1") in Norwood flipped formats Monday. After stunting all weekend, the station has traded in its Mainstream AC playlist for a Hot AC library, and a new name: "Mix 96.1." And some suspect Stephens could be making even more changes...
Our source notes that WVLF's new format is pretty similar to the existing sound of YES-FM (WYSX 96.7), just up the road in Ogdensburg. Since both ex-Martz stations are now owned by Stephens, some are wondering if there are any format flip plans in store for WYSX.
We're also told the new Mix 96.1 has new imaging and new talent, but we were unable to locate any website for the new station. A quick Google search only turned up The Valley's original website at http://www.valley961.com/ . (Only time will tell if that link eventually redirects to a new website.) And yes, we tried some "cold searches" for likely domains, but we only found a Mix 96.1 in San Antonio and a bunch of error pages for our other guesses.
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