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Broadcast area Elmira, New York
Branding Magic 92.7
Slogan "Continuous Soft Rock Favorites"
Frequency 92.7 (MHz)
First air date 1960s
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 1,200 watts
HAAT 218 meters
Class A
Facility ID 71509
Callsign meaning W Elmira, New York
Owner WS Media LLC
(WS2K Radio LLC)
Sister stations WCBA, WENI, WENI-FM, WENY (AM) WGMM
Website magic927977.com

WENY-FM (92.7 FM, "Magic 92.7") signed on the air in the mid-1960s as a sister station to WENY.

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.

The station reclaimed its WENY-FM call sign on November 4, 1991. It also switched to a satellite-delivered adult contemporary format as an affiliate of the Northeast Satellite Entertainment network.

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[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ "WENY-FM Elmira Airs AM Affiliate Programs" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 8, 1948. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°01′55″N 76°47′02″W / 42.032°N 76.784°W / 42.032; -76.784