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WOLF
Radio Disney Logo.jpg
City of license Syracuse, New York
Broadcast area Syracuse, New York
Branding Wolf Radio 1490
Slogan Central New York's Radio Disney Station
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date 1940-05-09[1]
Format Children's music
Power 1000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 73380
Transmitter coordinates 43°03′30.2″N 76°09′58.7″W / 43.058389°N 76.166306°W / 43.058389; -76.166306Coordinates: 43°03′30.2″N 76°09′58.7″W / 43.058389°N 76.166306°W / 43.058389; -76.166306 (center of 2 towers)[2]
Callsign meaning Wolf
Former callsigns WNNR (April – October 1989)[2]
WNYR (October 1988 – April 1989)[2]
? (1980s)
WOLF (1940 – 1981?)[3]
Affiliations Radio Disney
Owner Craig Fox (51%)[4]
(WOLF Radio Inc.)
Sister stations WWLF (AM) (below); WAMF, WOLF-FM/WWLF-FM
Website [1]
WWLF
Radio Disney Logo.jpg
City of license Auburn, New York
Broadcast area Finger Lakes/Ithaca, New York
Branding Wolf Radio 1340
Slogan Central New York's Radio Disney Station
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1927-03-23[5]
Format Children's music
Power 1000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 25001
Transmitter coordinates 42°57′5.2″N 76°35′3.8″W / 42.951444°N 76.584389°W / 42.951444; -76.584389 (WWLF) (single tower)[6]
Former callsigns WKGJ (1998–2000)
WMBO (1927–1998)
Affiliations Radio Disney
Owner Craig Fox (51%)[4]
(WOLF Radio Inc.)
Sister stations WOLF (AM) (above); WAMF, WOLF-FM/WWLF-FM
Website [2]

WOLF and WWLF are the Radio Disney simulcasts for Syracuse, New York and the nearby Finger Lakes area. The outlet broadcasts at 1 kilowatt on 1490 kHz (WOLF) and 1340 kHz (WWLF). The stations are 51% owned by Craig Fox, who also owns several other radio and low-power TV stations in New York state.[4]

History

Past radio personalities at WOLF include:

In the mid-2000s, the stations were simulcast with sister stations WOLF-FM and WWLF-FM (now WMVN and WMVU, making them two of the few Radio Disney affiliates on the FM dial. In December 2006, the FM stations split off and flipped to the MOViN format. The AMs remain affiliated with Radio Disney.

References

  1. ^ Christiano, Bob (2006-12-24). ""Historical Look at WOLF 1490: The WOLF Story"". The WOLF 1490 Tribute Site. pp. Part 1. http://www.wolf1490.net/id25.html. Retrieved 2007-10-19.  
  2. ^ a b c "WOLF(AM)". FCCInfo. Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.. 2007-10-16. http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine.php?sCurrentService=AM&tabSearchType=Appl&sAppIDNumber=84808&sHours=D. Retrieved 2007-10-19.   Using NAD83 coordinates instead of FCC standard NAD27 because NAD83 is closer to WGS-84.
  3. ^ Christiano, Bob (2006-12-24). ""Historical Look at WOLF 1490: The WOLF Story"". The WOLF 1490 Tribute Site. pp. Part 2. http://www.wolf1490.net/id4.html. Retrieved 2007-10-19. "Listeners' Network ... bought WOLF in January 1981 from Deer River Broadcasting. In July of last year, WOLF switched from Top 40 to country and western format."  
  4. ^ a b c Wolf Radio, Inc. (2006-01-27). "FCC 323: Ownership Report For Commercial Broadcast Stations - 20060126AIX". http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101111324&formid=323&fac_num=73380. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  
  5. ^ "Auburn Radio Station Opens". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. March 23, 1927. http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton%20Historical%20Photos/Newspapers/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle%201927/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle%201927%20a%20-%200450.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-30.  
  6. ^ "WWLF(AM)". FCCInfo. Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.. 2007-10-16. http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine.php?sCurrentService=AM&tabSearchType=Appl&sAppIDNumber=312817&sHours=U. Retrieved 2007-10-19.   Using NAD83 coordinates instead of FCC standard NAD27 because NAD83 is closer to WGS-84.

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