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Cumulus Fires Dave Frisina; DJ Announces Retirement

SYRACUSE -- Just over a decade after he joined "The Rebel" (formerly WXTL 105.9), longtime Syracuse rock radio personality and programmer Dave Frisina says he was "ineligantly informed over a phone call," during the final hour of his show on Monday night, that his position is being eliminated. As a result, he's decided to call […]

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Where Are They Now: Anish Shroff Joins Carolina Panthers

SYRACUSE -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) sports anchor Anish Shroff has a new job. This week, the Carolina Panthers selected the Syracuse / Newhouse graduate to become the new play-by-play voice for the Panthers Radio Network.

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B104.7 Falls to #2 in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- It used to be unheard of, but it's now happened at least three times within the past year -- iHeart Media's country-formatted B104.7 (WBBS) was not ranked #1 in the latest Nielsen ratings. The once-dominant station, which is now almost completely devoid of locally-based DJs, fell to second place among those stations to […]

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Catching Up on CNY Radio & TV Tidbits 1/21/22

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Spare time has been sparse for your editor lately, but we have a handful of newsworthy items from the world of CNY radio and TV news to share.  Here's a quick recap:

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Job Opening: News Video Editor at CNY Central

SYRACUSE — Sinclair Broadcast Group's CNY Central is looking for a news video editor. The cluster, consisting of NBC3 (WSTM), CBS 5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTM-DT 3.2) sends the following job posting to CNYRadio:

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Legendary Anchor Rod Wood Dies

SYRACUSE -- Very sad news from NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) tonight. The ABC affiliate is reporting the death of longtime anchor Rod Wood, just a day after his 81st birthday. Click here for more details on LocalSYR.com.

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Dan Cummings to Retire from NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) anchor Dan Cummings has held many titles at the ABC affiliate over the past 37 years. By the time we bid farewell to 2021, he'll assume a new title: retiree. Cummings announced his exit plans this week on The Morning News.

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Galaxy Names Director of Development

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Media Partners, which owns radio stations in Syracuse and Utica, has named Carrie Veley is new Director of Development - Multi-Platform Strategies. The official press release from Galaxy follows:

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The Dinosaur's Caplan and Weidman Bid Farewell [UPDATED]

Updated 1:30pm to include additional info and audio: SYRACUSE -- "The Caveman" has left the building... and so has his news anchor. Nick Caplan, longtime PD and morning host of 95.3/103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) announced today was his last day at the locally-owned classic top 40 station. Across the studio desk, news anchor Chris Weidman […]

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Wayne Mahar to Retire from 36-year run on Syracuse TV

SYRACUSE - "And that's the latest from The Weather Outside." CNY Central Chief Meteorologist Wayne Mahar announced today he's getting ready to call it a career after 36 years of predicting local weather.

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