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 firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contact Form.