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Broadcast areaSyracuse area
Frequency103.9 MHz
Branding103.9 The Dinosaur
FormatClassic hits
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Westwood One
First air date
April 14, 1995 (as WUPN)
Former call signs
WUPN (1995–1996)
WNDR (1996–1998)
WVOQ (1998–2001)
WVOA (2001–2002)
WVOA-FM (2002–2009)
WVOU (2009)
WVOA-FM (2009–2013)
WNDR-FM (2013–2016)
WSEN-FM (2016–2017)
Technical information
Facility ID67058
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT89 meters
Transmitter coordinates
43°28′36.00″N 76°16′44.00″W / 43.4766667°N 76.2788889°W / 43.4766667; -76.2788889 (WSEN)
Translator(s)See § Simulcasts and translators
Repeater(s)See § Simulcasts and translators
WebcastListen live

WSEN (103.9 MHz) is an FM radio station licensed to Mexico, New York, United States. The station serves the Syracuse area and is currently owned by Wolf Radio, Inc., majority owned by Craig Fox.[1]


Love Radio, the station's longtime format until 2013.

The station went on the air as WUPN on April 14, 1995, before giving those calls to the current WPNY-LD, a television station (as its call sign indicated, a UPN affiliate) in Utica, in May 1996. Then, on May 6, 1996, the station changed its call sign to WNDR (picking up the calls previously heard on the current WSKO); it became WVOQ in late 1998 (reflecting its simulcast of the original WVOA on 105.1 FM), WVOA on April 25, 2001 (picking up the call sign and programming from 105.1 after its sale to Clear Channel Communications), WVOU on May 19, 2009 (during a period in which the WVOA-FM call letters were moved back to 105.1 after Craig Fox reacquired that station), and then back to WVOA-FM on September 8, 2009 (after 105.1 became WOLF-FM).[2] The -FM suffix was added to the WVOA call sign on May 7, 2002; this was the result of an unrealized construction permit for an AM station in DeWitt with the WVOA call sign that was commonly owned with the station. Despite a similarity in call signs, there was no relation between WVOA-FM and the Voice of America service.

Most of WVOA's programming was religious in nature; however, some non-religious programming aired on the station, including "The Wax Museum with Ronnie Dark," a program dedicated to garage rock, progressive rock, British Invasion music, and deep cuts from the 1960s and 1970s,[3] and "Hablando con Central New York" (Talking with Central New York), a Spanish language talk show hosted by Hugo Acosta.[4]

On October 5, 2013, WVOA moved its intellectual property to an existing analog low-power television station on channel 6 in Syracuse; such stations broadcast their audio feeds on 87.7 MHz, a channel generally receivable on most FM radios. The station then changed back to WNDR-FM and began stunting with Christmas music. On December 26, 2013 WNDR began stunting with all-Beatles, branded as "WBTL".

On January 20, 2014 WNDR-FM ended stunting and launched a classic hits format, branded as "The Dinosaur".[5]

On April 6, 2016, the WNDR-FM call letters were swapped with WSEN-FM. The -FM suffix was dropped from the WSEN call sign on August 21, 2017.[2]

Simulcasts and translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID Power
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates
WOLF-HD2 92.1 FM (HD) Baldwinsville, New York 7716 25,000 99 m (325 ft) B1 43°09′10″N 76°11′35″W / 43.15278°N 76.19306°W / 43.15278; -76.19306 (WOLF)
WMVN-HD2 100.3 FM (HD) Sylvan Beach, New York 85534 6,000 100 m (330 ft) A 43°14′46.2″N 75°46′23.7″W / 43.246167°N 75.773250°W / 43.246167; -75.773250 (WMVN (FM))
WMBO 1340 AM Auburn, New York 25001 1,000 C 42°57′5.2″N 76°35′3.8″W / 42.951444°N 76.584389°W / 42.951444; -76.584389 (WMBO)
WFBL 1390 AM Syracuse, New York 34821 5,000 B 43°09′10″N 76°11′35″W / 43.15278°N 76.19306°W / 43.15278; -76.19306 (WFBL)
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
W231CS 94.1 FM Elmwood, Syracuse 250 D 43°03′30″N 76°10′00″W / 43.05833°N 76.16667°W / 43.05833; -76.16667 (W231CS) FMQ Relays WOLF-HD2
W237AY 95.3 FM Dewitt, New York 250 D 43°00′25″N 76°05′38″W / 43.00694°N 76.09389°W / 43.00694; -76.09389 (W237AY) FMQ Relays WOLF-HD2
W279CK 103.7 FM Durhamville, New York 100 D 43°03′57″N 75°40′05″W / 43.06583°N 75.66806°W / 43.06583; -75.66806 (W279CK) FMQ Relays WMVN-HD2
W291CV 106.1 FM Auburn, New York 210 D 42°57′05″N 76°35′05″W / 42.95139°N 76.58472°W / 42.95139; -76.58472 (W291CV) FMQ Relays WMBO
W298DC 107.5 FM Liverpool, New York 250 D 43°08′00″N 76°20′19″W / 43.13333°N 76.33861°W / 43.13333; -76.33861 (W298DC) FMQ Relays WFBL


  1. ^ "WSEN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ a b "WSEN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Ronnie Dark's Wax Museum Opens on WVOA.
  4. ^ Hugo Acosta seeks home for new shows
  5. ^ "Dinosaur Roams into Syracuse".

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