Finger Lakes News Radio On Prowl for New ND

September 2, 2009 by

Updated 9/9/09 - GENEVA -- Brendan Cooper is headed to a new job in Rochester, creating an "immediate" opening for a News Director at Finger Lakes News Radio.  The three-station network includes WGVA 1240 in Geneva, along with WAUB 1590 AM and 98.1 FM in Auburn.

Cooper wrote in to clarify the story, telling he's departing "to take a job outside of the radio biz."  He didn't say exactly when he'll be leaving, but "just didn't want the impression that there was any personnel issue; simply a career change."  (Thanks for the update, Brendan and best of luck!)

If you're interested in the job, here's the posting, as listed Tuesday 9/1/09 on

FL News Radio Seeks News Director

Finger Lakes News Radio, the premiere small market radio group in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, has an immediate full time opening for a News Director. If you are interested in this position, you should demonstrate to me that you have a background in covering, writing and delivering news and that you are up to the challenge of managing a staff in three different buildings, covering a seven county area. We have a very active website at If you have ideas for web content, I would love to hear them. You will have supportive management and all the tools you need to get the job done.  The ability to do sports PBP or color would be helpful.  T & R to: Ted Baker, Program Director, Finger Lakes News Radio, 3568 Lenox Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. Email

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