Call Sign Changes Aplenty in Utica-Rome Radio

UTICA-ROME -- The FCC's monthly list of call sign changes has been released today, and there are several changes on the list. There are a few we were expecting (such as WRCK becoming WUTQ-FM), but also a few surprises we didn't see coming.

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Brief Signs of Progress for Rome's WRUY

UTICA-ROME -- It appears that WRUY 1450 is closer to getting back on the air.  We've received reports of the station running a loop of "national" PSAs over the weekend, along with an ID for "WRUY 1450AM Rome, Utica, Syracuse, NY."

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FCC Approves More Silence for Rome's WRUY

UTICA/ROME -- Several months after new owners took over WRUY 1450 in Rome, the station remains silent.  The FCC originally issued a mid-January deadline for the station to resume broadcasting, but days before the deadline, the Commission approved a request to push the deadline out a few more months.

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Q&A: Why Has Rome's WRUY Been Silent Since May? reader Mark Fuller recently wrote to ask, "Does anyone know whats happening with Rome, NY's 1450 AM?"  He observes the station has "been silent for months," specifically since May, when Tune In Broadcasting purchased the station from Bible Broadcasting Network.  Fuller asks, "what's the sense of buying radio stations only to leave them silent?"

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WYFY's New Call Letters: WRUY

UTICA/ROME -- As reported here earlier, the call letters at WYFY/Rome will be changing before Bible Broadcasting Network officially hands the keys over to Tune In Broadcasting.  Now, we know those calls: the station, sold in February for $90,000, is now WRUY.  According to this week's edition of NorthEast Radio Watch, BBN swapped the calls […]

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