WBNW-FM
WBNW NOW105.7 logo.png
CityEndicott, New York
Broadcast areaBinghamton, New York
Frequency105.7 MHz
BrandingNOW 105.7
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WENE
History
Former call signs
WMRV (1969–1991)
WMRV-FM (1991–2013)
Call sign meaning
"Binghamton Now"
Technical information
Facility ID19626
ClassB
ERP35,000 watts
HAAT174 meters (571 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://radionow1057.iheart.com/

WBNW-FM branded as "Now 105-7", is a class B top 40 radio station in Binghamton, New York, located on the dial at 105.7 FM. The station is owned by iHeartMedia. It is the primary entry point of the Emergency Alert System in central New York state.

History

The station, under the WMRV call sign, was named for the late entertainer and game show creator Merv Griffin, who owned the FM station, as well as its sister station, WENE. When Griffin and his wife, Julann, divorced in 1973, she retained ownership of the stations as part of the settlement. WMRV-FM became known as "Star 105.7" in the 1990s. The station was a CHR/Top 40 station from its beginning until 2004. It was rated #1 for several years during the late 1990s.

WMRV-FM flipped to a hot adult contemporary format in 2004; it returned to Top 40 as Contemporary Hit Radio in April 2012. On March 11, 2013, the station rebranded as "Now 105.7" and changed its call sign to WBNW-FM.

Coordinates: 42°08′17″N 75°59′56″W / 42.138°N 75.999°W / 42.138; -75.999