WMVN (FM)

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WMVN
WMVN TheBeat100.3-96.5 logo.png
CitySylvan Beach, New York
Broadcast areaSyracuse metropolitan area
Utica-Rome metropolitan area
Branding96.5/100.3 The Beat
SloganThe New Beat of Syracuse
Frequency100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)96.5 W243AB (Syracuse)
Repeater(s)92.1 WOLF-FM HD3 (Baldwinsville)
First air date2001 (as WBGJ)
FormatRhythmic Top 40
HD2: Classic Hits (WSEN simulcast)
HD3: Country (WOLF-FM simulcast)
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (330 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID85534
Callsign meaningMoViN' (previous format)
Former callsignsWBGJ (1998-2006)
WWLF-FM (2006-2009)
WMVU (9/2009-12/2009)
OwnerCraig Fox (51%)
(WOLF Radio, Inc.)
Sister stationsWMBO, WOLF, WOLF-FM
WebcastListen Live
Website965thebeat.com

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.

History[edit]

As Radio Disney[edit]

WMVN signed on in 2001 as WBGJ, as a simulcast of the Radio Disney affiliated sister stations WOLF and WWLF.[1]

As "Movin'"[edit]

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).[2] 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"[edit]

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".[3][4]

In late 2017, WMVN began HD radio broadcasts. It also began simulcasting sister stations WSEN and WOLF-FM on its HD2 and HD3 subchannels, respectively.

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Coordinates: 43°14′46″N 75°46′24″W / 43.2462°N 75.7732°W / 43.2462; -75.7732