|City||Sylvan Beach, New York|
|Broadcast area||Syracuse metropolitan area|
Utica-Rome metropolitan area
|Branding||96.5/100.3 The Beat|
|Slogan||The New Beat of Syracuse|
|Frequency||100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||96.5 W243AB (Syracuse)|
|Repeater(s)||92.1 WOLF-FM HD3 (Baldwinsville)|
|First air date||2001 (as WBGJ)|
|Format||Rhythmic Top 40 |
HD2: Classic Hits (WSEN simulcast)
HD3: Country (WOLF-FM simulcast)
|HAAT||100 meters (330 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||MoViN' (previous format)|
|Former callsigns||WBGJ (1998-2006)|
|Owner||Craig Fox (51%) |
(WOLF Radio, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WMBO, WOLF, WOLF-FM|
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"
- 96.5 The Beat's website
- MOViN' 100.3 & 96.5's MySpace
- WOLF 1490 Tribute Site
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WMVN
- Radio-Locator information on WMVN
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WMVN
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W243AB
- Radio-Locator information on W243AB
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