SYRACUSE -- Less than two hours after Foxfur Communications launched a new country format on "Wolf 105.1" (WVOA), Clear Channel, the owner of heritage country station B104.7 (WBBS) has fired back its own salvo -- flipping urban-formatted Power 106.9 over to "Young Country 106.9."
The move effectively triples the number of country stations in the Syracuse market within a matter of two hours -- all located in the triple-digit portion of the FM dial.
CNYRadio.com tried to reach Clear Channel Operations Manager Rich Lauber just after 5:00pm to ask for his comment on the WVOA flip -- at the time, we had no indication he was planning his own format flip.
WPHR was formerly an urban station branded as Power 106.9 with "Today's R&B n' Old Skool." The station's website has been replaced by a very generic splash page stating "Young Country 106.9 is Currently Under Construction."