Radio Station Information
WSYR 570 AM
Syracuse's News, Weather & Traffic
City of License:
iHeartMedia (Ihm Licenses, LLC)
500 Plum St Ste 100
Syracuse, NY 13204
WSYR is an AM radio station broadcasting at 570 KHz. The station is licensed to Syracuse, NY and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "News Radio 570 WSYR" on the air with the slogan "Syracuse's News, Weather & Traffic". WSYR is owned by iHeartMedia.
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Co-Owned Radio Stations in Syracuse, NY
Listener Comments and Reviews
Just wondering if you announce special events for people over the radio. If so, could I tell you about my special event coming up on Saturday, March 23rd in Elbridge, NY for all of your listeners to hear? Thank you
By: Colleen on March 1, 2013
Dear Mr. Delmonico -
I'm writing to express my increasing disgust with the classless chatter that happens on the radio during the times when I am driving to/from work. It is really coming to a point where I will just find my news/traffic/weather elsewhere than WSYR because it is becoming offensive. Here are my examples from this week: Mark Wainwright explaining to men how to buy lingerie for their woman for Valentine's day. Classless waste of air time. What about the parents who are driving kids in the car when this is on? He spent 5 minutes to include details of "not guessing on the size," "take a pair from the drawer with you to the store." ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Health Laws???!! Privacy???!! The other issue was talking about the Grammy trophy that he had the opportunity to see in person. He used the word "fondle" - for how he encountered the trophy. REALLY - three times he used that word. Just because the FCC doesn't choke these guys (like the old days) for suggestive content or poor taste they get away with it? Plus, he really does by and large a poor job of interviewing people - he "leads the witness" and tells what he wants the audience to hear and basically asks the interviewed person no question at all. He guides them to agree with the proposed theory he throws out there. How boring. Bob Lounsberry has by and large been a good asset to the station but he also uses such crass comments that are offensive - referencing someone "popping the cherry" was one from the other week. For as much as he presents himself as a "Christian" person, he doesn't hold back with really inappropriate language that is generally offensive. Last year I wrote to him to ask him to STOP with the many, many references to women's breasts and how much he wished he had a date with Dolly Parton, etc. Such degrading of women - to reduce them to body parts and function - is inappropriate. Some of the commentary borders on locker room rants. In other cases, he does a better job of being thoughtful in choosing his words. I understand that he gets ratings when he presents the issues in a lively, entertaining way. But doing that well without being a boor is certainly an art form. Both of these guys need a talking-to. Let's raise the class level of media communications in Syracuse.
By: Catherine DiSiena on February 18, 2016
Please bring back Dave Allenin the morning
Mark wainwright is shouting at you most of the time
Is was so nice while he was gone
By: Evelyn riggall on March 22, 2018
I sincerely and genuinely wish Mark Wainwright the very best of health. However, please consider NOT extending his contract. Kindly restore Dave Allen. Thank you.
By: Mom on June 19, 2018
Please put Ryan McMann back on at three. He has been a calming presentation during this virus time. It is my only means of getting facts rather than opinions. He was elected and has more than shown his abilities. The man is from Syracuse and has the city in his heart. Is 30 minutes to long a time to give up. Until the crisis is over. Dan Dow
By: Dan Dow on June 2, 2020
Saturday evening on October 9th, tried to call over a dozen times to the news hotline, 9797. No one answered. The problem was the wrong program was on the air? There was a national computer show. Art Bell some where in time on Coast to Coast is supposed to be on. Went to WFLA another IHeart affiliate, they had Art Bell. What the hell is wrong with WSYR???
This has happened in the past or dead silence. Stop being cheap and have an engineer on at all times. Will write a letter to FCC also about right wing totally anti government, anti vaccine, and pro resurrection radio programs.
By: Tom W on October 10, 2021
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