SYRACUSE -- We all knew it would happen sooner or later -- Nova 105.1 (WWDG) and its "90s and now" format are gone from the local airwaves. The station signed off the air this afternoon and now sits silent, waiting for its new owner to take control.
It's been almost two months since we first learned the DeRuyter-licensed station was sold from Aloha Stations Trust back to former owner Craig Fox's Foxfur Communications, for a reported $1.25 million.
An insider who prefers to remain anonymous tells CNYRadio.com that Nova 105.1 ended its nearly three-year run by playing "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis. The station then signed off and went dark shortly after 3:45pm.
By the time we had a chance to receive this tip, we turned on the station to find Fox has yet to sign the station back on with his own format -- he also has yet to publically announce what that format would be.
Posters on various message boards have wondered if Fox will restore the religious programming carried on 105.1 before it was sold to Clear Channel (when it was WVOA), or if he will expand the reach of the MOViN' (WWLF-FM/WOLF-FM) format into the hills and valleys south of Syracuse. Or could Foxfur go with something completely different? We'll be waiting and watching... if you know anything or hear anything before we do, hit us up at email@example.com or use our Contact Form.
- WWDG in the CNYRadio.com Station Wiki includes a brief history of the station and some of it's former formats
I was very frustrated as I was listening to NOVA 105.1 on Friday. All of a sudden it was just air! When I found out that it signed off, I was disappointed. It played the variety of music you could only find by flipping through the stations. Now I will have to find a new radio station somewhere else. If this was an idea to get people back to the local stations, it won't work!
I was also listening on Friday when my favorite radio station went off the air. I had no idea this was going on. Although i probably should have had a clue when they were advertising y94 on their station. There is no other radio station like it! They played all my favorite songs from the past and the new stuff i want to hear. I for one will certatinly be missing it :(