Syracuse Radio Station Becomes “Santa 102” As Lights on the Lake Opens for Season


Syracuse’s Classic Hits Sunny 102 radio station (WZUN-FM) switched to Christmas music on Monday, officially becoming “Santa 102” on 102.1 FM in Syracuse and 106.1 FM in Oswego.

Santa 102 has started playing holiday songs 24/7 to coincide with Lights on the Lake, which begins its 32nd season today (Monday, November 15). The Galaxy-owned station is the official sponsor of the annual drive-thru display.

Sunny 102’s format flip happened early last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, “bursting the Christmas spirit” on November 4, 2020. This year, Syracuse radio station Y94FM was the first to switch to all holiday music. November 5.

The lights on the lake will be open every evening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until January 14 at Onondaga Lake Park in Salina. The annual drive-through show features three kilometers of Christmas lights, including a larger-than-life Land of Oz, a sparkling fantasy forest, colorful arches, memorable animated scenes, and a magical fairytale grand finale.

Admission to Lights on the Lake is $ 6 per car on Mondays and Tuesdays; $ 10 per car Wednesday and Thursday and $ 20 per car Friday through Sunday.

Tonight’s lights on the lake, however, will offer a reduced rate of $ 5 per car to benefit NAMI Syracuse, a non-profit, caring organization made up of active and concerned families and friends of those with illness. mental.

Opening night usually invites walkers and runners to take a stroll through the park, but that won’t happen for the second year in a row; instead, runners will have the chance to participate in a 5 km race on November 21.

Other special nights this year include a Doggy Drive-Thru on Tuesday to benefit HumaneCNY; a Salute Our Troops evening on Thursday with free entry with military ID; and the last five days for the benefit of local charities.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online at


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