WZUN (AM)

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WZUN
WZUN ESPNDeportes logo - Edited.png
CitySandy Creek-Pulaski, New York
Broadcast areaOswego & Syracuse, New York
Branding1070 AM ESPN Deportes
Frequency1070 kHz
Translator(s)106.1 MHz - W291BU, Fulton)
First air dateAugust 8, 1974 (1974-08-08)[1]
FormatSpanish sports talk
Power2,500 watts day
ClassD
Facility ID1046
Transmitter coordinates43°36′19.00″N 76°7′48.00″W / 43.6052778°N 76.1300000°W / 43.6052778; -76.1300000Coordinates: 43°36′19.00″N 76°7′48.00″W / 43.6052778°N 76.1300000°W / 43.6052778; -76.1300000
Callsign meaningSUNny 102 (from sister station WZUN-FM)
Former callsignsWSCP (1974–2018)
AffiliationsESPN Deportes Radio
OwnerGalaxy Communications
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC (New))
Sister stationsWKRL-FM, WKRH, WSGO, WTKV, WTKW, WTLB, WZUN-FM
Websitegalaxycommunications.homestead.com/espndeportes.html

WZUN (1070 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish-language sports talk format twin-licensed to both Sandy Creek and Pulaski, New York, and effectively serving the Syracuse market to the south. The station is owned by Galaxy Communications, and is an affiliate of ESPN Deportes Radio.[2] It is a daytime-only station, but uses an FM translator station, W291BU (106.1, licensed to Fulton), to serve the format 24/7 in some form, though this translator mainly covers Oswego.

History[edit]

The station signed on August 8, 1974[1] as WSCP, a country music radio station owned by Oswego Jefferson Broadcasting.[3] Wheat Hill Broadcasting bought the station in 1986.[4] In January 1987, Wheat Hill signed on WSCP-FM (101.7)[5] as a simulcast of the AM station.[6]

WSCP went into bankruptcy in 1992; in 1994, the stations went silent.[7] At the time of the shutdown, the AM station programmed a gospel music format, with country music continuing on WSCP-FM.[8] Tri-County Broadcasting bought WSCP and WSCP-FM out of bankruptcy in 1995,[9] and soon returned WSCP-FM to the air with country music;[10] in August 1996, the AM station returned to the air as a simulcast of WSCP-FM.[11] By June 2000, the stations had shifted to classic country.[12]

Galaxy Communications purchased the WSCP stations in 2001.[13] In May 2003, Galaxy began simulcasting WSCP-FM on translator station W267AL (101.3), bringing the station's programming to Syracuse.[14] WSCP-FM was sold to the Educational Media Foundation in 2007 and is now WGKV, part of the K-LOVE network. Galaxy retained WSCP, and switched it to a simulcast of classic rock station WTKW.[15] On March 5, 2010, WSCP switched to ESPN Deportes Radio, coinciding with sister stations WTLA and WSGO switching to ESPN Radio.[16][17] On June 6, 2018, the station changed its call sign to WZUN, sharing a call sign with its sister station on 102.1 MHz.

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of WZUN
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W291BU 106.1 Fulton, Oswego County, New York 143125 250 D 43°24′56″N 76°27′54″W / 43.41556°N 76.46500°W / 43.41556; -76.46500 (W291BU) FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-388. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "WZUN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 (PDF). 1975. p. C-132. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1987 (PDF). 1987. p. B-200. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  5. ^ The Broadcasting Yearbook 1990 (PDF). 1990. p. B-217. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "POTW: WSCP-FM 1987 Staff Reunion (2010)". CNYRadio.com. July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Hill, Mary Jo; Lighty, Todd (January 23, 1995). "Radio Signal Split The Difference". Syracuse Post Standard. p. A-4. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Format Changes & Updates" (PDF). The M Street Journal. November 2, 1994. p. 1. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Elsewhere" (PDF). The M Street Journal. March 1, 1995. p. 5. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Format Changes & Updates" (PDF). The M Street Journal. May 3, 1995. p. 1. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Format Changes & Updates" (PDF). The M Street Journal. August 14, 1996. p. 2. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "Format Changes & Updates" (PDF). The M Street Journal. June 28, 2000. p. 2. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Galaxy Communications to acquire WSCP AM/FM". CNY Radio Archive. May 6, 2001. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Galaxy's 101.3 FM translator flips to WSCP". CNY Radio Archive. May 13, 2003. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Fybush, Scott (February 26, 2007). "Canada's Astral Buys Standard". NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  16. ^ http://www.cnyradio.com/2009/12/07/espn-radio-moving-from-wnss-to-galaxy-stations/
  17. ^ NorthEastRadio Watch [@NERadioWatch] (7 December 2009). "#NERW ESPN moves in Syr 3/5/10 - from Citadel's WNSS to Galaxy's 1200/1440, plus FM xltrs in Syr and Oswego, and Deportes on 1070 WSCP" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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