OSWEGO - Getting reception of certain Syracuse stations in the Port City can sometimes be a daunting task, but Sunny 102 (WZUN) is making it easier for listeners to tune in, with the addition of a new translator.
Sunny PD Ted Bradford tells CNYRadio.com the new signal at 106.1 FM signed on at 10am Wednesday. Bradford says it's intended to serve "primarily the city of Oswego."
FCC records show W291BU is "officially" licensed to Fulton, broadcasting from Galaxy's facility near the corner of Route 481 and Dutch Ridge Road in the Town of Volney. (The same place where WTKV's and WSGO's signals originate.) W291BU is authorized for 175 watts at zero meters above average terrain, but 82 meters above ground level at the tower site.
The FCC 60dBu contour map for W291BU shows the 106.1FM signal does cover the entire city of Oswego, along with territory reaching west along Route 104, just beyond the intersection with Routes 104A; and east almost as far as the intersection of Routes 104 and 104B. Heading south, the 60dBu contour reaches to the northern border of the city of Fulton.
While we're talking about Sunny 102, we thought we'd toss in a quick plug for "Big Mike's Christmastime in Syracuse, Volume 14" CD. It's on sale now at area P&C Foods stores.
The cost is $6, and proceeds benefit Elmcrest Childrens Center and Casey's Place. The CD is a collection of holiday favorites from local artists including: Grupo Pagan, Simplelife, Nancy Kelly, Ronnie Leigh, Todd Hobin, Letizia, Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, The Billionaires, Donna Colton, Frenay & Lenin, Kanjira, Erika DeSocio, Prime Time and The Joe Whiting Band. Also The West Genesee HS Chorus and The Fayetteveille-Manlius HS Swing 16.