WLVY

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WLVY
City Elmira, New York - Waverly, New York
Broadcast area Elmira-Corning area
Branding 94 Rock
Slogan Today's Hit Music
Frequency 94.3 MHz
Format Contemporary hit radio
ERP 1,150 watts
HAAT 227.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 52122
Transmitter coordinates 42°7′51.00″N 76°47′26.00″W / 42.1308333°N 76.7905556°W / 42.1308333; -76.7905556
Affiliations CBS Radio, Westwood One, United Stations Radio Networks
Owner Tower Broadcasting, LLC
Website 94rockfm.com

WLVY (94.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Elmira, New York, USA, the station serves the Elmira-Corning area. The station is currently owned by Pembrook Pines Elmira, Ltd. and features programming from CBS Radio, United Stations Radio Networks and Westwood One.[1]

The station signed on by Frank Saia in 1964 as WEHH-FM, a sister station of WEHH. It was Chemung County's first FM station. The station broadcast mainly easy listening and classical music along with a bit of country in the mornings, "The Ralph Emery Show". In the 1970s, WEHH-FM broadcast Elmira City Council meetings live, with Tony Volino handling the remote duties from the Council Chambers.

In the mid-1970s, Saia sold the station to crosstown rival WELM. The format was changed to rock and call letters were changed to the current WLVY. The station first was known as Y-94, but later was changed to the "Love Rock," presumably because of the existence of Y-94 in relatively nearby Syracuse. Eventually, the station came to be known simply as 94-Rock. It used a paint-splotch logo that was remarkably similar to one used by 97-Rock in Buffalo.

In the early to mid-1980s, the station's programming evolved into more of a Top 40-oriented format, first with a rock emphasis, then with a more pop and urban emphasis. Since the 1980s, 94 Rock has since been consistently among the market leaders in the Arbitron ratings.

Programming[edit]

  • Mornings (6am-10am) - More Music Mornings with Criztian
  • Middays (10am-2pm) - Jen Austin
  • Afternoons (2pm-7pm) - A'Don Allen
  • The Night Show (7pm-12am) - Shawn Kennedy
  • Overnight (12am-6am) - Today's Hit Music

Weekends

  • Hollywood Hamilton
  • Open House Party

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Translators[edit]

WLVY recently obtained the frequency 93.7 for Waverly NY listeners. The 120-watt translator improves the station's signal in "The Valley," which consists of Waverly and South Waverly, Sayre and Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. It can be received in an area roughly bounded by Southport, Van Etten and Owego in New York and Towanda, Pennsylvania.

The station has a 50-watt translator on 93.7 in Corning. It can be received roughly between Big Flats, Lindley, Addison, Campbell and the Schuyler County line in and around the Meads Creek Valley.

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