SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, we've been remiss in mentioning the fact that award-winning radio news reporter Ellen Abbott has changed stations. Abbott has traded in her WSYR business cards for a new stack featuring the call letters of NPR affiliate WRVO.
Your editor ran into Abbott and other WRVO employees including Senior News Producer/Reporter Dave Bullard at the Syracuse Press Club awards dinner last week. We're told Abbott is technically working for WRVO on a freelance basis. But she's won't have to commute up and down Route 481 -- we've heard she's filing her reports from the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse.
WRVO is also heard on WRVN/Utica, WRVJ/Watertown, WRVD/Syracuse, WRCU/Hamilton and translators W214BR/Geneva, W260BE/Watertown, W210BL/Norwich and W222AT/Hamilton. The station's programming is also carried part-time by WSUC/Cortland.