|City||Phoenix, New York|
|Broadcast area||Syracuse, New York|
|Branding||'102.1 - Sunny 102|
|Slogan||Central New York's Greatest Hits|
|Translator(s)||106.1 W291BU (Fulton)|
|First air date||25 January 1994 (as WRDS)|
|Callsign meaning||SUN (with the Z as a reversed S)|
|Former callsigns||WRDS (1994-2000)|
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC)
WZUN-FM (102.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Hits format. Licensed to Phoenix, New York, USA, the station serves the Syracuse area. The station is currently owned by Edward Levine's Galaxy Communications through licensee Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC.
The station features "Big Mike" Fiss and Cindy in the morning from 5:30am to 9am Gary Dunes joins the morning show at 8am then remains on the air from 9am to 12pm, from 12pm to 3pm it's Diane Wade whom along with Gary Dunes joined the staff after top rated WSEN FM Classic Hits was sold. Rick Gary, formerly the morning host at rival WYYY and longtime TV host on ABC affiliate WSYR, hosts afternoons from 3pm to 7pm. Other personalities include, Brian Phillips 7pm to 9pm and Keith Kobland on the weekends.
The station went on the air as WRDS on 25 January 1994.
On 26 December 2000, the station changed its call sign to the current WZUN.
On September 12, 2009, WZUN changed their format from adult contemporary to classic hits.
Effective October 1, 2013, previous owner Galaxy Communications sold the station to Wayne Mack's WZUN Communications LLC for $1 million. The move was made primarily to address ownership caps in the market (because the Oswego and Syracuse markets are treated as one in terms of FCC regulations, each of Galaxy's two signals for each of its two other FM formats, TK Classic Rock and K-Rock, resulted in them having five FM stations in the market, one more than allowed; the move was allowed under a grandfather clause, but a restructuring of Galaxy Communications's corporate structure resulted in the station cluster losing its grandfathered status).
In March 2016, Galaxy merged WZUN-FM with WSEN-FM's on-air staff. The resulting station will occupy the 102.1 frequency, and was initially expected to carry the WSEN-FM call sign (this later turned out not to be the case, as Craig Fox, who was purchasing FM 92.1, parked the WSEN calls on his own rival station on 103.9 FM). The newly merged station will come under ownership of Galaxy Communications, who, after managing to get their grandfather clause status reinstated, purchased the 102.1 license back from Mack on February 29. The move was made as WSEN-FM's previous frequency, 92.1, was traded away to rival broadcaster Craig Fox in a three-way station trade that involved Fox, Galaxy and the religious Family Life Network.
- "WZUN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Stark, Phyllis (June 3, 1995). "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (22): 104.
- "WZUN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WZUN
- Radio-Locator information on WZUN
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WZUN
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W291BU
- Radio-Locator information on W291BU
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