Changes on Ithaca's FM Dial

ITHACA -- Public radio listeners are noticing some recent changes on the FM dial, thanks to the anticipated launch of WITH 90.1. Ithaca's Community Radio at 88.1FM (W201CD), which had been simulcasting Geneva-based WEOS, is now simulcasting a Binghamton-area station's signal instead. Updated 5/19.

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Colleagues Help to Get WITH On-Air Before CP Deadline

ITHACA -- Time's running out for Hobart & William Smith Colleges' construction permit to get new radio station WITH (90.1 FM) on the air. With some help from public broadcasters in Rochester and Binghamton, it looks like WITH will meet the deadline, with plans to sign-on sometime in May.

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WLTI Stunting with "TV on the Radio"

SYRACUSE -- Lite Rock 105.9 is out and "TV on the Radio" is in.  WLTI is playing random classic TV theme songs, mostly from the 1970s and 1980s (at least during the half-hour or so your editor had the chance to listen).  For now, the legal ID is still WLTI, though we were told last […]

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WHEN to Replace Imus on March 5

SYRACUSE -- Less than a year after he was reinstated to morning drive -- following a two-year absence in the market -- syndicated talker Don Imus will once again be dropped from the lineup at WHEN.

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Finger Lakes Radio Group Facing $30,000 in FCC Fines

GENEVA -- Three stations in the Finger Lakes Radio Group have been fined $10,000 each -- for being honest about their public files lacking information about certain issues which aired on the stations prior to 2001.

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WRUN to Upgrade Facilities

The Albany-based owner of WRUN/Utica has received permission from the FCC to make some major changes at the station's transmitter site in Oriskany.

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WFLR-FM Becomes WFIZ; Flips Format to CHR

There's a new sound on the air in the Ithaca-Cortland market.  At 95.5, the country format and WFLR-FM call letters are gone.  The new call letters are WFIZ, and they're playing 10,000 CHR songs in a row to kick in the new "Z95.5, Ithaca's Hit Music Channel."

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WRVO Moves Geneva Translator

NPR affiliate WRVO Oswego has changed the frequency of its Geneva translator, to avoid interference with a commercial station in Syracuse.

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Thanks to "Another" Scott

In our grand re-opening welcome message, we thanked original owner Scott Jameson for allowing us to take over his masterpiece.  And today, we want to thank another Scott -- namely Scott Fybush, for a plug in this week's edition of Northeast Radio Watch, just published yesterday.  We appreciate the help in getting the word out!

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WOLF AM wants to go non-directional

Radio Disney affiliate WOLF 1490 AM may soon be transmitting a signal that is non-directional. WOLF Radio, Inc. is requesting a construction permit to make the change now that CRFC in Kingston, Ontario is no longer on the air. Read more details, including how WSIV AM may be effected, in this week's NorthEast Radio Watch.

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