|City of license||Utica, New York|
|Broadcast area||Utica, New York|
|Slogan||The Rock Of Central New York|
|First air date||1969|
- "Gomez and Dave in the Morning" 6am-10am
- Mimi Griswold 10am-3pm
- Scoop 3pm-7pm
- Mark Weston 7pm-12am
- Hutch weekends
- "Gomez and Dave in the Morning" Monday-Friday 6am-10am
- "The Blue Moon Cafe with Mimi Griswold" Sundays 7am-12pm
- "Time Warp with Bill St. James Saturdays 6am-8am
- Little Steven's Underground Garage Sundays 10pm-12am
- "Two For Tuesdays"
- "Freeform Fridays"
- "Irish Power Hour" with Sean and Cabrina, Sundays 9pm-10pm
- Syracuse University Football and Basketball play-by-play
- Buffalo Bill Football play-by-play
Beginning in the early-1970s, WOUR was the only album oriented rock station in the Syracuse/Utica market. The station was well known for a series of radio concerts broadcast live from local clubs including "Four Acres" in Marcy, New York. Artists who appeared on the series of live concerts included Elvis Costello, Blackjack (featuring Michael Bolton and Yellowjackets' bass player Jimmy Haslip), Cindy Bullens (with Central New York's Mark Doyle), Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz, Nick Gilder, The Ramones and others.
Artists interviewed on the station during the seventies included Boston's Tom Scholz (one of his rare radio interviews ), Journey's Steve Perry, Ross Vallory and Greg Rolie, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King, Charlie Daniels, Anthony Phillips, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, John Hall of Orleans, and several more.
WOUR alumni include John Cooper, Bob Lassiter, Tony Yoken, Steve Huntington, Bob London, Peter Hirsch, Dale Edwards, Tom Starr, Robin Sherwin, J.P. Hastings and many more.
[Had a morning drive show with Hirsch and Howzer in the vicinity of the late 70's to early 80's]
WOUR signed on in 1969 as a religious station. In 1970, it changed formats to the syndicated automated Top 40/Oldies "Hit Parade '70" format. In 1971, it programmed "Hit Parade '71" by day, and Progressive Rock at night, with a live DJ. In 1973, WOUR became a full time Progressive Rock/Album Rock station.
Previous owners have included Bunkfeldt Broadcasting, Dame Media and Clear Channel, who sold it to Galaxy Communications in 2007, since Clear Channel had decided to exit small markets and go private. Galaxy, who already owned then-rival WRCK, itself a classic rock station, swapped WRCK in favor of WOUR. WRCK was sold to religious broadcast company EMF (Educational Media Foundation).
- WOUR website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WOUR
- Radio-Locator information on WOUR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WOUR
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