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All-Christmas "Holly-FM" stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm-- SYRACUSE -- As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former "Holly-FM" stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs in […]

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Holly-FM flipping to "Dinosaur" after Christmas?

Updated 12/24 -- SYRACUSE -- There's finally a hint as to what could be happening after Christmas on Holly-FM 95.3 and 103.9.  According to RadioInsight.com, a national radio industry news site, the domain name dinosaurradio.com was registered earlier this month by Holly-FM station manager Sam Furco.

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Holly-FM gives Santa the day off

SYRACUSE -- Holly-FM (WNDR), the station that made national headlines by launching an all-Christmas format on the still-unbelievable date of October 5, is giving Santa and his Elves the day off tomorrow.  From midnight to midnight, it'll be "Holly-ween FM" 95.3 and 103.9.

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Syracuse stations flip to "Holly-FM," with 24/7 Christmas

SYRACUSE -- For the past several years, Central New Yorkers have come to expect all-Christmas music to hit the radio on November 1.  This year, a new record -- as of late Saturday night, October 5 -- there are two FM frequencies where you can hear holiday hits around the clock.  "Holly-FM" is up and […]

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WOLF-FM's Smith Awarded Free Ride to Country Radio Seminar

SYRACUSE -- New Country WOLF 105.1 midday hostess and promotions director Courtney Taylor Smith won't have to pay a dime to attend the 2013 Country Radio Seminar this coming February. She's one of three nationwide winners of the Rusty Walker Scholarship, which covers her registration for the seminar, along with travel to and from Nashville.

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Fulton's WOSW Flips to Classic Country

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.

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Palmer Exiting WOLF, Brandon C. Promoted at MOViN'

SYRACUSE -- There's been a trio of changes within the West Kirkpatrick Street studios of MOViN' 100.3/96.5 (WMVN) and New Country WOLF 105.1.  Station Manager Sam Furco tells CNYRadio.com that WOLF-FM middayer Chili Palmer is leaving for a new job.  MOViN' afternoon man Brandon C. is getting a promotion.  And the latter station is adding […]

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MOViN' 100.3/96.5 Tweaks Talent Lineup

SYRACUSE -- There are some slight changes to the air talent lineup at MOViN' 100.3/96.5 (WMVN) effective today.  In addition to the previously-reported arrival of Brandon C., the station has revamped other parts of its weekday schedule, including the morning show.

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MOViN 100.3/96.5 Adds Remix Countdown Show

SYRACUSE -- MOViN 100.3/96.5 (WMVN) will be adding The Remix Top 30 Countdown to its weekend lineup starting this Friday.  Station manager Sam Furco tells CNYRadio.com the show, hosted by Hollywood Hamilton of New York City's WKTU, will air every Friday from 7-10pm.

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Wright: Radio "at a fork in the road"

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University associate broadcasting professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright says radio is "at a fork in the road," reflecting on the many recent format changes in the market. He also calls out larger corporate owners for buying too many "overvalued" stations too quickly, racking up painful debt.

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