WZUN

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WZUN
WZUN FM.jpg
City Phoenix, New York
Broadcast area Syracuse, New York
Branding '102.1 - Sunny 102
Slogan Central New York's Greatest Hits
Frequency 102.1 MHz
Translator(s) 106.1 W291BU (Fulton)
First air date 25 January 1994 (as WRDS)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 81 meters
Class A
Facility ID 60253
Transmitter coordinates 43°6′4.00″N 76°16′58.00″W / 43.1011111°N 76.2827778°W / 43.1011111; -76.2827778
Callsign meaning SUN (with the Z as a reversed S)
Former callsigns WRDS (1994-2000)
Owner Edward Levine
(Galaxy Syracuse Licensee LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website sunnysyracuse.com

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.[1]

Personalities[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WRDS on 25 January 1994.

The format was The Touch and Tom Joyner did the morning show.[2]

On 26 December 2000, the station changed its call sign to the current WZUN.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]