“The Dinosaur” launches in Syracuse


WNDRAfter three months of stunting, the new format for Renard Communications’ WNDR-FM and translator W237AY has launched 1/20. “95.3 and 103.9 The Dinosaur” offers “Classic Top 40” mostly from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The stunting began with “Holly-FM,” an all-Christmas station. After Christmas, the two FM signals switched to an all-Beatles format, calling itself “WBTL,” notes CNYRadio.com

Mornings are hosted by Nick Caplan, who is also the PD. He used to work in the market on WOLF-AM in the late 70s and early 80s. Morning news are handled by Melissa Midgley, former morning co-host at WZUN-FM there. She’ll also have her own jock shift on Saturdays from 10-3.

Longtime Y94 Saturday night host Tony Fallico is hosting middays for the time being. Bob Brown, who recently left middays at WSEN-FM in the market, will be handling afternoon drive. From 7pm to midnight, for the time being is CNYRadio.com editor Peter Naughton.

A special Saturday night request show will be hosted by Lee Goodman, whose radio experience includes WOLF, WFBL, WHEN and Y94 (WYYY).

See the CNYRadio.com story here