WNYS-TV is a broadcast
television station in the Syracuse, New York DMA.
An Affiliate with News Corp
. WNYS is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group
transmitter is located in Otisco, New York.
The station was formerly an affiliate of
from 1995 to 2001 and The WB
from 2001 to 2006. The WNYS call was
originally used for the Syracuse ABC affiliate on Channel 9,
between 1962 and 1978. Channel 9 is now WSYR TV.
digital signal is licensed to use a strongly-directional pattern
which gives severely weakened coverage to the west and northwest,
effectively precluding WNYS-DT 44 from reliably reaching the
Channel 43 in Syracuse began on October 7
as independent station WSNR-TV. The call
letters were changed five years later (1994) to its current
WNYS-TV. In January 1995, WNYS joined the then-fledging UPN
TV network, billing itself as UPN 43, and was the
affiliate for eight years, until they switched to The WB in 2001.
On September 5
, WNYS affiliated with their third network in the
last twelve years, when they joined the new My Network