Two New Country Stations Debut In Syracuse ... For A While
August 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM (PT)
According to the SYRACUSE POST STANDARD, two new Country radio stations launched in the market within hours of each other on FRIDAY (8/28). But only one remained Country.
At 4p (ET), FOXFUR COMMUNICATIONS flipped Radio Disney WVOA to Country WOLF 105.1, taking on the WOLF-F call letters. The POST STANDARD reports that the station "will play one week of music without commercials, then stick with a music format for two to three months before adding a morning show and deejays."
The station has launched a temporary website at www.wolf1051.com.
Less than two hours later, CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WPHR (POWER 106.9) flipped to YOUNG COUNTRY 106.9. Then, shortly after 8a this morning, the station dropped “Young Country” and returned to its Urban AC format.
Format pundits are saying CLEAR CHANNEL made this move in response to FOXFUR’s new Country outlet WOLF/SYRACUSE. WOLF now competes with CLEAR CHANNEL’s #1 station, Country WBBS (B104.7).
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