Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Syracuse Country Radio Scene Gets Real Interesting

.. and does so real fast! Two new country radio stations hit the airwaves yesterday afternoon in Central New York.

WOLF 105.1 launched at 4 p.m. playing hits by today's stars -- Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, to name a few. The unveiling came after months of changing formats.

Less than two hours later, Young Country 106.9 went live, replacing Power 106.9, which had an R&B format. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications.

The station's Web site was quickly replaced Friday afternoon, according to The Post-Standard reporter Douglass Dowty.

New Country WOLF 105.1 co-owner Sam Furco said his station will play country music of the past decade. WOLF, of course, is a heritage Syracuse radio brand with an illustrious history.

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