FULTON -- There's a new choice for country music fans on local radio. Over the weekend, WOSW 1300 replaced its children-focused Radio Disney feed with classic country, under the banner "Real Country AM 1300." The station, located in Fulton, transmits with 1,000 watts of power during the day, and 40 watts at night.
Station manager Sam Furco tells CNYRadio.com the flip took place on Saturday, and the new format's slogan is, "We are the home for Country Legends and NASCAR serving Oswego County."
According to radio-locator.com, the WOSW daytime signal provides "fringe" coverage over most of Oswego County, and even as far south as Syracuse and Auburn. The site estimates WOSW's "distant" coverage reaches as far as Oneida to the east, almost to Cortland to the south, and most of Wayne County to the west. The signal even reaches across Lake Ontario to reach a tiny portion of Canada. The nighttime signal, by comparison, is focused much more tightly on Fulton, Oswego and parts of northern Cayuga and Onondaga counties.
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