|Broadcast area||Syracuse metropolitan area|
Utica-Rome metropolitan area
|Frequency||100.3 MHz (HD Radio)|
|Branding||96.5/100.3 The Beat|
|Format||Rhythmic Top 40|
|Subchannels||HD2: WSEN simulcast (Classic Hits)|
HD3: WOLF-FM simulcast (Country)
|WMBO, WOLF, WOLF-FM|
First air date
|1999 (as WBGJ)|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|MoViN' (previous format)|
|HAAT||100 meters (330 ft)|
|Translator(s)||96.5 W243AB (Syracuse)|
|Repeater(s)||92.1 WOLF-HD3 (Baldwinsville)|
WMVN (100.3 FM, "96.5/100.3 The Beat") is a Rhythmic Top 40 radio station serving the Syracuse and a part of the Utica-Rome market. WMVN (licensed to Sylvan Beach, New York) operates at 100.3 MHz on the FM dial. A separate translator, W243AB, serves the city of Syracuse, New York on the 96.5 frequency (hence the "96.5/100.3 The Beat" branding). The station is located at 401 West Kirkpatrick St, in Syracuse, NY.
As Radio Disney
In October 2006, the station changed its call sign to WWLF-FM. On December 6, 2006, the station flipped its format to Rhythmic Adult Contemporary, becoming the tenth station to adopt the MOViN' format, along with sister station WOLF-FM (96.7). The AM stations continued to carry Radio Disney programming through 2014.
In August 2009, WWLF-FM and WOLF-FM changed their call signs to WMVU (100.3) and WMVN (96.7). This allowed sister station FM 105.1 to adopt the WOLF-FM call letters, as it transitioned to a country music format known as "The Wolf." The WMVN call sign had been available since January 2009, when the current WXOS in St. Louis, Missouri abandoned the Movin' format and thus the call sign.
On November 30, 2009, WMVU and WMVN (the WMVN calls moving to 100.3) split their simulcast, with 96.7 flipping to country, simulcasting WOLF-FM 105.1 FM DeRuyter, NY, with new calls WWLF-FM.
As "The Beat"
On November 9, 2016, WMVN began stunting with the sound of a heartbeat and liners promoting a change at 4 p.m. on that date. At that time, WMVN flipped to Rhythmic CHR as "96.5/100.3 The Beat". The first song on The Beat was "No Problem" by Chance the Rapper.
- 96.5 The Beat's website
- MOViN' 100.3 & 96.5's MySpace
- WOLF 1490 Tribute Site
- WMVN in the FCC FM station database
- WMVN on Radio-Locator
- WMVN in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
- W243AB in the FCC FM station database
- W243AB on Radio-Locator