|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (October 2009)|
|City of license||Mexico, New York|
|Broadcast area||Syracuse area|
|Translator(s)||95.3 W237AY (Dewitt),
98.1 W251AK (Nedrow/LaFayette)
|First air date||1995-04-14 (as WUPN)|
|Former callsigns||WUPN (1995–1996)
(Renard Communications Corp.)
|Sister stations||WSIV, WOLF-FM|
WNDR-FM (103.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Mexico, New York, USA. the station serves the Syracuse area and is currently owned by Renard Communications Corporation, wholly owned by Craig Fox. WNDR-FM's Syracuse-area translators broadcast on 95.3 FM and 98.1 FM in and around the city of Syracuse.
The station went on the air as WUPN on April 14, 1995, before giving those calls to the current WPNY-LP, a television station (as its call sign indicated, a UPN affiliate) in Utica, in May 1996. Then, on May 6, 1996, the station changed its call sign to WNDR (picking up the calls previously heard on the current WSKO); it became WVOQ in late 1998 (reflecting its simulcast of the original WVOA on 105.1 FM), WVOA on April 25, 2001 (picking up the call sign and programming from 105.1 after its sale to Clear Channel Communications), WVOU on May 19, 2009 (during a period in which the WVOA-FM call letters were moved back to 105.1 after Craig Fox reacquired that station), and then back to WVOA-FM on September 8, 2009 (after 105.1 became WOLF-FM). The -FM suffix was added to the WVOA call sign on May 7, 2002; this was the result of an unrealized construction permit for an AM station in DeWitt with the WVOA call sign that was commonly owned with the station. Despite a similarity in call signs, there was no relation between WVOA-FM and the Voice of America service.
Most of WVOA's programming was religious in nature; however, some non-religious programming aired on the station, including "The Wax Museum with Ronnie Dark," a program dedicated to garage rock, progressive rock, British Invasion music, and deep cuts from the 1960s and 1970s, and "Hablando con Central New York" (Talking with Central New York), a Spanish language talk show hosted by Hugo Acosta.
On October 5, 2013, WVOA moved its intellectual property to an existing analog low-power television station on channel 6 in Syracuse; such stations broadcast their audio feeds on 87.7 MHz, a channel generally receivable on most FM radios. The station then changed back to WNDR-FM and began stunting with Christmas music. On December 26, 2013 WNDR began stunting with all-Beatles, branded as "WBTL".
On January 20, 2014 WNDR-FM ended stunting and launched a classic hits format, branded as "The Dinosaur".
|City of license||ERP
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||FCC info|
|W237AY||95.3||Dewitt, New York||250||D||FCC|
|W251AK||98.1||Nedrow/LaFayette, New York||3||D||FCC|
- "WNDR-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "What will become of WNDR 103.9 Holly FM". RadioInsight.com. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- "WNDR-FM Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Ronnie Dark’s Wax Museum Opens on WVOA.
- Hugo Acosta seeks home for new shows
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WNDR
- Radio-Locator information on WNDR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNDR
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W237AY
- Radio-Locator information on W237AY
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W251AK
- Radio-Locator information on W251AK