WYYY

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WYYY
City Syracuse, New York
Broadcast area Central New York
Branding Y94
Slogan The 80s to Now
Syracuse's Christmas Music Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 94.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
94.5 HD-2 for Pride Radio
First air date 1946 (as WSYR-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 198 meters
Class B (Grandfathered)
Facility ID 48725
Callsign meaning Y94 moniker
Former callsigns WSYR-FM (1946-1983)
Owner iHeartMedia
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website y94fm.iheart.com

WYYY ("Y94") is an adult contemporary formatted radio station licensed to Syracuse, New York. The iHeartMedia outlet broadcasts at 94.5 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW.

History[edit]

The station was originally AOR WSYR-FM ("94 Rock") until 1983 when it switched to its current format, where it has enjoyed a long and successful run.

In 2007, the station somewhat tweaked the format, playing more soft rock and pop hits from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s rather than mostly contemporary music. This was to distance itself from its former sister hot AC station, WWDG (105.1), which was sold off to new owners in 2009. (As of now, 105.1 is part of the religious Family Life Network.)

During the holiday season, from approximately the Friday before Thanksgiving (occasionally, the date of changeover is tied to a contest) through New Year's Day, WYYY changes format to all Christmas music.

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Coordinates: 42°56′46″N 76°07′05″W / 42.946°N 76.118°W / 42.946; -76.118