SYRACUSE -- Observant CNYRadio.com readers have noticed that CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/Syracuse, WMCR/Oneida, WUTI/Utica) has recently made some changes to its weekday lineup. The addition of an afternoon news block has pushed some talk hosts to different timeslots.
The reader who first pointed out out the changes says he heard "America's Afternoon News" recently. And according to the CNY Talk Radio website, the news block does indeed appear on the schedule for weekdays from 3-6pm. The program is provided by America's Radio News Network, the same outfit who produces "America's Morning News," which WFBL had already been (and continues) carrying from 6-9am.
Prior the news block's arrival, CNY Talk Radio carried Dennis Miller from 1-4pm. His show slides an hour earlier, occupying noon to 3pm.
The other half of the block was covered by Doug Urbanski from 4-6pm. He's been moved to a later slot, 9pm to midnight.
Ultimately, the domino effect results in Phil Valentine (who occupied the 9pm hour) and Jim Bohannon (10pm-midnight) disappearing from the weekday schedule. Valentine remains on the weekend lineup with a "Best Of" show airing midnight to 6am on Sundays, while Bohannon appears to have disappeared from the schedule completely.
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