|City||Mexico, New York|
|Broadcast area||Syracuse area|
|Branding||103.9 The Dinosaur|
|Slogan||Classic Top 40|
|Frequency||103.9 MHz (also on HD Radio via WCIS-FM-HD3)|
|Translator(s)||See § Simulcasts and translators|
|Repeater(s)||See § Simulcasts and translators|
|First air date||April 14, 1995 (as WUPN)|
|Former callsigns||WUPN (1995–1996)|
|Owner||Craig Fox |
(Renard Communications Corp.)
|Sister stations||WSIV, WCIS-FM|
WSEN (103.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Mexico, New York, United States. The station serves the Syracuse area and is currently owned by Renard Communications Corporation, wholly owned by Craig Fox.
The station went on the air as WUPN on April 14, 1995, before giving those calls to the current WPNY-LP, 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). 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, and "Hablando con Central New York" (Talking with Central New York), a Spanish language talk show hosted by Hugo Acosta.
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".
Simulcasts and translators
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||Facility ID||Power
|WOLF-FM HD2||92.1 FM (HD)||Baldwinsville, New York||7716||25,000||99 m (325 ft)||B1|
|WMVN (FM) HD2||100.3 FM (HD)||Sylvan Beach, New York||85534||6,000||100 m (330 ft)||A|
|WMBO||1340 AM||Auburn, New York||25001||1,000||C|
|WFBL||1390 AM||Syracuse, New York||34821||5,000||B|
|City of license||ERP
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||FCC info|
|W237AY||95.3||Dewitt, New York||250||D||FCC|
|W279CK||103.7||Durhamville, New York||100||D||FCC|
|W291CV||106.1||Auburn, New York||210||D||FCC|
|W298DC||107.5||Liverpool, New York||250||D||FCC|
- "WSEN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WSEN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Ronnie Dark’s Wax Museum Opens on WVOA.
- Hugo Acosta seeks home for new shows