WBNW-FM

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.

WBNW-FM
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CityEndicott, New York
Broadcast areaBinghamton, New York
Frequency105.7 MHz
BrandingNOW 105-7
SloganAll the Hits in Binghamton
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WENE
History
Former call signs
WMRV (1969–1991)
WMRV-FM (1991–2013)
Call sign meaning
W Binghamton NoW
Technical information
Facility ID19626
ClassB
ERP35,000 watts
HAAT174 meters (571 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://radionow1057.iheart.com/

HistoryEdit

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. The station was a Top 40 station from its beginning until 2004 when it was flipped to Hot AC. In April 2012, the station was flipped back to Top 40. All personalities on the station at the time were either moved or let go, and replaced by out-of market personalities, with the exception of the afternoon timeslot. On March 11, 2013, WMRV-FM rebranded as "Now 105-7" under new call letters, WBNW-FM.

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