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Longtime NewsChannel 9 photog Eddie Jones loses cancer battle

[Updated 11/8 with arrangements and obituary] SYRACUSE -- It's a sad day for the local TV news community: after battling cancer for more than a decade, longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) photojournalist Eddie Jones passed away on Sunday. Throughout it all, he maintained the positive attutide many knew him for, and continued to work, punching the clock as recently as last week.

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Syracuse TV
Verizon / Nexstar Standoff Enters 2nd Week

SYRACUSE -- Audiences who rely on Verizon FiOS for local TV are without ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) for a second week.  It's part of a nationwide dispute between Verizon and WSYR-TV's parent company, Texas-based Nexstar Media Group.

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Syracuse Radio
93Q's Ted Long Loses Wife to Cirrhosis

SYRACUSE -- Our condolences go out to 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-host Ted Long after the station announced the passing of his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Long on Wednesday. It's the unfortunate end of a story listeners had been following since Ted recently announced his wife had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cirrhosis of the liver over the summer.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Former Rock 107 DJ Eric J. Price Dies

UTICA - Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Eric J. Price. The late 1980s DJ for the former Rock 107 died last week at 54.

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Syracuse TV
CNY Central Promotes Hull and DesRosiers to Anchor Spots

SYRACUSE -- Although we previously reported on Amanda Hull being named co-anchor of Today in Central New York on NBC3 (WSTM-TV), a new press release from CNY Central shares more details and news of another promotion: reporter Maggie DesRosiers is also moving up to the anchor desk.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Genesee Joe Celebrates 30 Years in Utica Radio

UTICA -- Congratulations to "Genesee" Joe Trisolino, who marked 30 years working in local radio today. Along with being the guest of honor at a listener appreciation party, the station manager and afternoon host at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) received various official accolades marking the occasion.

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Syracuse Radio
Multiple CNY Winners at NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

ALBANY -- Several commercial, public and college broadcasters brought some hardware home from the 2022 "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards. The New York State Broadcasters' Association says the awards recognize "the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business." Here's a list of local winners:

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Syracuse TV
Staffing Changes On- and Off-Camera at CNY Central

SYRACUSE -- There are some notable changes in the newsroom roster at NBC3 (WSTM-TV), part of the CNY Central group of television stations. A reporter / weekend anchor is being promoted to full-time anchor status, and the Assistant News Director has left the building.

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Syracuse Radio
Report: 3 promoted to fill Tom Mitchell's shoes at Cumulus Syracuse

SYRACUSE — Following the recent exit of Tom Mitchell earlier this month after 26 years at the cluster which includes 93Q (WNTQ) and 95X (WAQX), his replacements — three of them — have been named.

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Syracuse Radio
Tom Mitchell Exits Cumulus Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- Longtime Cumulus Syracuse Operations Manager Tom Mitchell has left the building. The announcement comes via a Facebook profile update.

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