ESPN Radio Returns To Syracuse After Brief Absence

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIMarch 5, 2010

The Central New York radio landscape welcomes an unprecedented third sports talk station to the area today as ESPN Radio 97.7 FM begins broadcasting.  The World Wide Leader had been absent from the Syracuse airwaves since breaking ties with Citadel's WSKO 1260 (formerly WNSS) last month.

Galaxy Communications is ESPN's new home in the Salt City, as they had an extra frequency available to accommodate ESPN's wish to bring ESPN Deportes to Syracuse listeners.  On-air personalities like "Mike & Mike in the Morning" and Colin Cowherd can now be heard in FM stereo in Central New York for the first time.

Meanwhile, WSKO is now affiliating themselves with Sporting News Radio.  Local talk show host Brent Axe will remain on the air and his show will now run from 2-6 in the afternoon rather than 3-6.

SportsRadio 620 WHEN remains a FOX Sports Radio affiliate.