|Broadcast area||Elmira, New York|
|Slogan||"Continuous Soft Rock Favorites"|
|First air date||1960s|
|Callsign meaning||W Elmira, New York|
|Owner||WS Media LLC
(WS2K Radio LLC)
|Sister stations||WCBA, WENI, WENI-FM, WENY (AM) WGMM|
In the late 1970s, the station changed its call letters to WLEZ, and was playing adult contemporary music. Known as EZ-92, the station was automated for most of the broadcast day, but had a popular morning show through the 1980s hosted by Chris Faber.
Longtime owner Howard Green sold the station to White Broadcasting in 2000. Under a limited marketing agreement, the station was managed by Eolin Broadcasting Inc., which also owned talk radio station WCLI, WCBA-FM (adult contemporary), WCBA (adult standards) and WGMM (oldies). White sold the station to EBI in 2001
EBI moved the station to its headquarters in South Corning and began simulcasting airing WCBA-FM programming on WENY. The stations were known as the Crystal Radio Network. That nomenclature came from WCBA-FM, which had been known as "Crystal 98.7" for a few years.
In 2003, EBI sold all of the stations to Route 81 Radio, based in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Route 81 switched WCBA-FM's frequency to 97.7 (which was WGMM's) and its calls to WENI. The stations still air the same adult contemporary programming, but now are known as Magic 92.7 and 97.7.
History of call letters
The call letters WENY-FM used to be assigned to another station in Elmira. It was licensed to the Elmira Star-Gazette, Incorporated, and began broadcasting November 1, 1948, on 106.9 MHz. It was a sister station to WENY, an AM station.
- "WENY-FM Elmira Airs AM Affiliate Programs" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 8, 1948. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WENY
- Radio-Locator information on WENY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WENY
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