Nope, it's not another format change. "Ciao!" is the name of a new Italian-heritage show WFBL is launching this weekend. It'll be hosted by two good friends of the late Armond Magnarelli, who hosted his own local Italian radio show for 17 years.
You read about WFBL's format flip here on CNYRadio.com back in April (at least one reader thought it was an April Fool's joke at first). And this week, the Syracuse New Times picked up on the changes at the Buckley Broadcasting studios in Baldwinsville.
When WFBL flips formats from news/talk to oldies on Monday, at least one of its syndicated hosts will remain on the air in Syracuse. Newsradio 570 WSYR is running on-air promos stating it will begin carrying "The Savage Nation" with Michael Savage on Monday evening.
(UPDATE 4/2/08 - GM confirmation in Comments area) Aircheck collectors be on alert! Several sources indicate Buckley Broadcasting's Syracuse stations, WSEN (92.1 FM / 1050 AM) and WFBL (1390 AM), will be flipping formats this coming Monday. The changes may not seem too dramatic at WSEN, but it's a pretty big change for WFBL, which will be […]
The show got its start on Jazz 88 (WAER) almost two years ago, and a syndicated version was picked up by the WOR Network and 30 stations across the country earlier this year. Now, Big Bands, Ballads, and Blues is moving to TalkRadio 1050 (WFBL) in Syracuse on Sundays from 8 - 10 a.m.