Month: November 2008

POTW: Z95.5 Extreme Pranks (2008)

ITHACA - This fall's launch of Z95.5 (WFIZ) turned plenty of heads, mostly because the Ithaca market had been without a CHR station in nearly two decades.  Today, we introduce you to some of the faces that go with the voices behind the mic.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're not expecting any big news today, so we thought we'd take a moment to pause and give our thanks to YOU -- our readers -- for helping to make the re-launch of a success. We're thankful just for the fact you're here.  We may not know your name or where you're from, but […]

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More Casualties at WSEN

SYRACUSE - Nearly a month after Jim Tate was shown the door at WSEN, the other shoe has dropped at the Buckley Broadcasting classic hits station.  Sources tell overnight jock Spidr Murfee and several part-timers have been terminated.

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Morning Man Sammy Schreier Exits Mix 102.5

UTICA-ROME - Less than a year after being hired to host mornings on Mix 102.5 (WUMX), Sammy Schreier has exited the station.  UPDATE: Program Director Ted Bradford confirms Schreier's exit.

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Several Changes at Z95.5

ITHACA - Since the unfortunate passing of former PD Tommy Frank last month, there have been a number of changes on the lineup at Ithaca's Z95.5 (WFIZ).

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TK99/105 Drops "Dr. Demento" Show

SYRACUSE - Local fans of the quirky humor and parodies on the "Dr. Demento" are out of luck; the station is no longer carried on Galaxy's TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV).  The reason: Demento's syndicator doesn't allow affiliates to stream the show online anymore.

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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Club

SYRACUSE - Y94FM (WYYY) is the latest local station to go all-Christmas.  The station announced the switch in an e-mail sent to its listener club today.

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Galaxy and Eastlan in for the Long Haul

SYRACUSE - Galaxy Communications has signed a long-term deal to continue using Eastlan's ratings service.  In a statement issued today, Galaxy CEO Ed Levine suggests stations can save jobs by choosing Eastlan.

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POTW: WICB Wins National Award (2008)

ITHACA - They did it!  Ithaca College's WICB has won mtvU's inaugural "Woodie" award for "Best College Radio Station." Through online voting, WICB beat out three other finalists for the award.

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Ithaca's I-100 Seeks PM Drive Personality

ITHACA - Something you don't see too often these days: a radio job opening!  Ithaca's I-100 (WIII) is looking for a someone to rock afternoon drive.

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