|Broadcast area||Columbus, Ohio|
"Refreshing Music!" "Not Too Hard, Not Too Light!" (1980s)"Where Is Always Sunny & 95!" (1990s)
|Frequency||94.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||November 11, 1948 (as WVKO-FM)
December 15, 1983 (as WSNY)
Christmas music]] (Nov.-Dec.)
|Callsign meaning||We're SuNnY!|
|Former callsigns||WVKO-FM (1948-1983)|
|Owner||Saga Communications, Inc.|
|Sister stations||WLVQ, WNND/WNNP, WVMX|
WSNY, known on the air as "Sunny 95" plays adult contemporary most of the year. The one exception is during mid November and most of December, when the station switches its format to both traditional and contemporary Christmas music. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications. The station broadcasts with 22,000 watts of power and can be heard throughout central Ohio. WSNY is the only adult contemporary in the Columbus market after WLZT flipped to oldies in 2011. Its studios are located in Upper Arlington and the transmitter site is northwest of Downtown Columbus.
The station began broadcasting a soft rock format on August 6, 1982 when DJ Chuck Martin played the Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun" as the first song to launch Sunny 95. Originally, the call letters in the 1960s and 1970s were WVKO-FM, the FM simulcast of WVKO (AM).
Tom Collins, who consulted several Josephson International stations, was the Program Director who launched the new AC format for WSNY. The new jock lineup included long time Columbus radio personality Chuck Martin (from WVKO, WCOL) as morning man and Bob Simpson (afternoons).
Other notable personalities in the early Sunny 95 days include Bob Lewis, Bob Nunley, Tony Michaels, and Perry Joos.
Within the first year, legendary urban programmer Harry Lyles replaced Tom Collins as station Program Director. General manager Steve Joos introduced computerized music research and an effective listener focus group program.
WSNY were originally the call letters of an AM radio station in Schenectady, New York (1240-AM). WSNY changed its call letters to WWWD in the mid 1970s.
- Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1982-08-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.