Several New Reporters Bolster WRVO Newsgathering

June 2, 2011 by

OSWEGO -- The award-winning newsroom at the WRVO Stations is growing. The station welcomes "Innovation Trail" reporter Emma Jacobs, who held the same title at Binghamton's WSKG. In addition, the NPR affiliate is employing several freelance reporters to increase coverage throughout the WRVO coverage area.

Fred Vigeant, WRVO Assistant GM for Content, tells that Jacobs fills the position of former "Innovation Trail" reporter Ryan Morden, who recently moved to Washington, DC. While Morden is no longer with WRVO full-time, he continues to report on a freelance basis, covering the region's congressional delegation. Vigeant says Morden is also "keeping an eye on other things down there that may be of interest to Central New Yorkers."

We reported last month that WRVO has retained the services of former WSYR reporter Ellen Abbott on a freelance basis; Vigeant says additional freelancers in Syracuse and Utica will supplement the station's coverage of local issues in those areas. Vigeant didn't provide any names, but he says those new voices will join the WRVO airwaves "over the course of the summer."

Last but not least, Vigeant says WRVO and Canton-based North Country Public Radio are combining forces to hire a part-time reporter who will be based in Watertown.  Reports from that new bureau will begin sometime in July.

WRVO programming is simulcast 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.


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