Radio Disney Stays as WAMF Becomes WOSW

SYRACUSE -- More often than not, when a radio station changes its call letters, that's usually a hint (or an after-effect) of a format change.  But at 1300AM from Fulton, this is one of those "not" cases.  After nearly ten years in the FCC record books as WAMF, the Radio Disney affiliate owned by Cram […]

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FCC Reverses $7,000 Order Against Former WAMF Owner

FULTON -- The Federal Communications Commission today released a ruling made on Friday, that it would cancel a $7,000 "forfeiture" it had levied in 2007 against Fulton station WAMF 1300 for licensing violations. The reason given by the FCC: it "has since learned" of then-owner Don DeRosa's passing, which happened three months ago.

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Host, Programmer, Owner Don DeRosa Dies

SYRACUSE -- He worked as an on-air personality, a programmer, and even a station owner.  We regret to pass along the news that Don DeRosa lost his battle to cancer yesterday.  Former colleague Jeff Moulton tells us DeRosa passed at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon -- while friends and former colleagues gathered in Syracuse for a […]

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WVOA Flips to Radio Disney

SYRACUSE -- A few months after returning to a prior religious format, WVOA 105.1 has joined some of its sister stations in carrying the syndicated Radio Disney format.  This brings Radio Disney back to the FM dial in Syracuse for the first time since it was replaced by the MOViN format (WOLF-FM/WWLF-FM) a few years […]

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POTW: The WOSC Office in Oswego (1985?)

While researching histories for the Station Wiki, we stumbled upon a little treasure... an entire gallery of photos posted by Mike Doughney, a former co-owner of Fulton's WOSC 1300 (today WAMF).

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WAMF studios destroyed by fire

Investigators are looking into the cause of Sunday's blaze that destroyed three businesses in Fulton including the studios of WAMF 1300 AM. Because its transmitter facility is located in Granby, the automated country station was able to remain on the air. (2010 Update: Original source article at is no longer available.)

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Fulton's WAMF switches to country

FULTON - It's Patsy Cline and George Jones for 'The New AM 1300'. Fulton's WAMF 1300 AM (formerly WOSC and WZZZ) is up and running with a new format of traditional country music with Don DeRosa, the station's new owner, handling morning show duties.

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WZZZ to change call letters

The former WOSC 1300 AM, which has been WZZZ for the past fifteen years, is changing its call letters to WAMF. The Fulton station was bought by Don DeRosa earlier this month.

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