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Citadel sale finalized

Forstmann Little has purchased Citadel Communications for $2 billion. With the deal, which works out to $26 a share, Citadel moves from a publicly traded to a privately held company.

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WSYR adds Laura Ingraham show

After Bruce Williams and Westwood One parted company earlier this month, WSYR has dropped the advice show for conservative talker Laura Ingraham. The spirited gab-fest can be heard weeknights from 7PM 'til 1AM (when there's not a baseball game on, of course).

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Java Joel exits WPXY in Rochester

Former Hot 107.9 jock Java Joel has parted company with Rochester CHR 98PXY. No official word yet on the reason or where he might be headed.

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Does Syracuse have a Howard Stern in the making?

Hot 107-9 morning man Dakota likes to have a good time in the morning.Whether it's an on-air prank at a local Wegmans or a live broadcastfrom a tattoo parlor, Dakota may be Syracuse's closest thing to the nationally syndicated 'The Howard Stern Show'.

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95X inks new deal with Stern

Syracuse rock station 95X (WAQX) has signed a new five-year contract with syndicated 'shock jock' Howard Stern. The often vulgar, sometimes controversial morning show ranked third in the market during the last ratings period.

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Three more years for Ted and Amy

Ted Long and Amy Robbins have signed a new contract that will keep them on the air at 93Q through December, 2004. 93Q Operations Manager Tom Mitchell says, 'the Ted & Amy Show has been the cornerstone of 93Q for over 12 years. I'm very glad to report that they'll continue their successful run here […]

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WCNY-FM welcomes new hosts

Classic FM has hired two new on-air hosts, both with extensive classical music backgrounds. Bill Shedden, most recently and announcer at WWFM-FM in Trenton, NJ takes over as morning host. Rayna Schneider, a former flutist with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, is the new midday host.

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WSYR picks up national award

The Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has announced its 2001 Edward R. Murrow Awards. Winners include Syracuse's 570 WSYR for acheivements in overall excellence in the small market division.

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Derby Trades microphone for church organ

Eighteen-year WCNY-FM veteran Bonnie Beth Derby is leaving her position as midday host at Classic FM. She has accepted a position as full-time organist and music director at St. James Church in Syracuse. Derby plans to continue producing and hosting 'Choral Traditions' and 'Orgelwerke'.

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Chuck Klaus steps down

Classic FM's morning host Chuck Klaus is leaving his full-time position at WCNY to take a position with the Syracuse Opera Company as director of development. In his new role, he will be responsible for all individual and corporate financial support. Klaus, who has been with WCNY since 1982, will continue to host that station's […]

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