WVOA-LP
Syracuse, New York
CityWestvale, New York
ChannelsAnalog: 6 (VHF)
Radio: 106.3 MHz (FM)
BrandingThe Voice
Programming
AffiliationsThe Fish (Salem)
Ownership
OwnerCraig Fox
(Metro TV, Inc.)
WSEN, WSIV
History
FoundedJune 30, 1992
Last air date
July 13, 2021
Former call signs
W60BY
WMBO-LP
NASA TV
Call sign meaning
The Voice Of the Arts
Technical information
Facility ID14319
ClassTX
ERP0.3 kW
HAAT46 meters
Links
Websitehttp://www.wvoaradio.com/

WVOA-LP, VHF analog channel 6, was a low-power radio and television station licensed to Syracuse, New York, United States. The station, formerly known as WMBO-LP, operated a brokered religious format known as Love Radio; Love Radio had previously aired in the Syracuse area on FM 103.9, now known as WSEN. WVOA-LP operated on analog channel 6, allowing its audio feed to be heard on the FM radio dial at 87.7 MHz. To meet the legal requirements for visual content, the station ran the display from a Atari Video Music machine that the station's audio signal was fed into.[1]

Prior to adopting its final format in October 2013,[2] WMBO-LP carried a feed of NASA TV, which it had carried since returning to the air in November 2010.[3]

WVOA-LP's programming consisted mostly of brokered religious programming from around the United States, with Salem Radio Network's "The Fish" network filling in unsold gaps. A few secular music programs also aired, primarily on weekends.

Despite a similarity in call signs, there was no relation between WVOA-LP and the Voice of America service. The VOA call sign was requested when the station changed to a Classical music format in the late 1980s. The WVOA call sign was retained when the station was returned to Christian Broadcasting about two years later.

As part of the FCC's mandated shutdown on low-power analog television stations, the station ended all analog transmissions on July 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. All programs were moved to sister station WSIV.[4] The station had construction permits to build a digital transmitter for the station.

References

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgAxeluxYkY&t=458s
  2. ^ Herbert, Geoff (October 6, 2013). Syracuse radio station starts playing holiday music 11 weeks before Christmas Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Naughton, Peter (November 22, 2010). WMBO-LP returns to the airwaves CNYRadio.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxAGLE3ldw