Minor updates 1/3 at 5:00pm. SYRACUSE -- It's been expected for quite some time now, and at 7:00 this evening, it happened: Clear Channel heritage news/talker 570 WSYR is now being simulcast on the FM dial. But you'd almost think it was the other way around -- with new liners and a new logo branding the station "FM Newsradio 106.9 WSYR," with almost no mention of the AM dial.
The only mention of AM we heard on Sunday night was during the top-of-hour legal ID / news open. It's now "WPHR-FM Solvay Syracuse, WSYR-AM Syracuse, FM Newsradio 106.9 WSYR." Previously, ID's started with WSYR (omitting the AM, as "AM" is never required in a legal ID), followed by WPHR-FM HD2.
With the change, WSYR programming is now heard on 570 AM, 106.9 FM and 106.9 HD-1. The HD2 channel, which formerly carried WSYR, is now carrying urban AC "Power 620," which used to be Power 106.9.
If you're confused about the above and you haven't been following the story since it all started nearly two weeks ago, here's a recap. Click the dates to read previous CNYRadio.com stories.
Thanks to the loyal CNYRadio.com readers who sent email moments after the 7pm changes took place.