Tag: Leatherstocking Media Group

Paper Offers Few New Details on WSEN/WFBL Sale

SYRACUSE -- The Baldwinsville Messenger finally caught up with the recent sale of WSEN, WSEN-FM and WFBL.  A report published last week offers some new minor details about the transition, but little in the way of significant information that wasn't already published on this website nearly a month earlier.

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New Format in the Works for WSEN(AM)

SYRACUSE -- The sudden simulcast change on WSEN(AM) yesterday morning is the first step towards a brand new format at 1050 on the AM dial.  That's what has learned this morning from General Manager Judy Kelly, two days after Leatherstocking Media Group has effectively overtaken the Buckley cluster through an LMA.

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WSEN(AM) Now Simulcasting WFBL

SYRACUSE -- Change is already in the air at the Buckley Radio compound in Baldwinsville, just a day after Leatherstocking Media Group's LMA on the cluster went into effect.  WSEN AM and FM are no longer simulcasting the same "Classic Hits" format.  Instead, WSEN 1050AM is simulcasting WFBL's "Oldies 1390" format.

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Buckley Sale Pricetag: $2.1 Million

SYRACUSE -- The pricetag on the sale of Buckley Radio's three-station Syracuse cluster to James V. Johnson's Leatherstocking Media Group was revealed today.  In documents filed with the FCC, the purchase price is listed as $2.1 million.

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Buckley Sells Syracuse Cluster to WMCR Owner

Updated 8/19 @ 6:15PM with Buckley Press Release - SYRACUSE -- Buckley's three-station Syracuse cluster will soon have a new owner, pending FCC approval: James Johnson's Leatherstocking Media Group, the same outfit that recently purchased the WMCR AM/FM duo in Oneida.

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WMCR to Split AM and FM, Other Big Changes Confirmed

ONEIDA -- A little over three months after new owner James Johnson mentioned he might be making some changes at WMCR, those changes are now official.  Get ready to see the AM/FM simulcast split in two, and kiss the nightly 10pm signoff goodbye.

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WMCR Sale: It's Official

ONEIDA -- The sale of, as they legal ID themselves, "WMCR AM 1600 and FM 106.3 in Oneida, New York" is a done deal.  After about 40 years of ownership, Vivian Warren has retired from the radio ownership game, nearly a million dollars richer.

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New Ownership for WMCR... Changes Pending?

ONEIDA -- The tiny station next to the former Ames plaza on Route 5 in Oneida will soon have a new owner.  WMCR is in the process of a pending sale to James Johnson's Leatherstocking Media Group.

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