WSYR Seeks News Director, Chris Barnes to D.C.

December 29, 2011 by

Updated 12/30 -- SYRACUSE -- FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR is on the hunt for a new news director / morning drive news anchor.  PD Jason Furst tells that current ND Chris Barnes is leaving on "good terms."  He has accepted a new job in the nation's capital.  We have the details on that, along with Furst's official job posting to replace Barnes, and for some other opportunities under his watch.

Barnes Leaving for a "W-NEW" Opportunity

Added 12/30 - Congratulations to Chris Barnes, who has accepted a position with the soon-t0-launch all-news 99.1 WNEW-FM in Washington, DC.  He'll be anchoring weekdays 2-5am at the CBS-owned station, followed by a few hours of reporting.

Barnes, who joined WSYR in September 2010, tells moving to Maryland will put him closer to "where all my loved ones are."  About his time with WSYR, he says, "the Clear Channel Syracuse crew was great to work for. We all had to roll with some corporate punches, but from the work of Joel Delmonico down it remains a very positive and exciting place to do radio."

Official Job Descriptions

Barnes' upcoming departure means WSYR needs a new news director and morning anchor... our thanks to Jason Furst for sending over the following job description:

FM Newsradio 106.9 & 570 WSYR, Central New York’s news and information leader in Syracuse, NY has a rare opening for a news director/morning anchor. Must be able to write and deliver news in a conversational style, and also have a working knowledge of using social media to promote news coverage. Solid reporting and digital editing skills a must. Rush aircheck and resume to: Clear Channel Communications is an equal opportunity employer.

You might recall reading here recently that Furst's programming responsibilities have expanded to include WHAM and WHTK in Rochester.  Furst also sends along the following from the western front:

Newsradio 1180 WHAM, a dominant 50,000 watt news/talk in Rochester, NY is  accepting airchecks and resumes for future part-time news anchoring and reporting positions. Prior experience required. Send material to: Clear Channel Communications is an equal opportunity employer.

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