FCC approves SCR for 93.5 FM over City of Syracuse

93.5 FM Predicted Coverage

We have been approved for 250 watts on 93.5 FM centered over downtown Syracuse. The map above shows the expected coverage. This exciting development should finally allow us to realize our long sought dream of bringing grassroots, community radio to the City of Syracuse and beyond. We are now in the process of working out numerous technical details, but hope to be on the air by early 2015. The strongest portion of this signal will be over the City of Syracuse proper, along with many of the outlying suburbs and the Onondaga Nation. The "hotter" the color on the above map, the stronger the signal strength should be. The "blue" areas of the map, for example, will be car listening only, while clock radios and other poor receivers should be able to pick up the signal in the "red" areas.

The FCC approved this application in January 2014, even though it was originally filed all the way back in March 2003. This is a "translator", which means it will repeat an FM signal originating on a different FM frequency and in our case, that will be our new Syracuse LPFM station.

Our new Syracuse LPFM will be replacing our existing Fenner signal

In November 2013, SCR applied for a low power FM station (LPFM) just outside the City of Syracuse to replace our existing 49 watt signal outside Cazenovia, New York that currently can only be heard clearly in that general area. LPFM stations are limited to a maximum of 100 watts and this was the first ever opportunity to apply for one in Syracuse, so we felt the opportunity too good to pass up. FCC regulations don't allow us to own both an LPFM and our existing Fenner station, but we feel trading our existing Madison County signal for one just outside the City of Syracuse an easy decision. This will allow us to finally bring community radio to Syracuse and most of Onondaga County and we'll have more details about this very soon!