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TK-99 cancels fireworks show

Vernon Downs officials found out officially that TK99/105 was canceling its 'Fireworks Over Syracuse' event by hearing the news first on the radio.

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"Sunday Rounds" ends run on WRVO

After nine years, the syndicated medical advice show Sunday Rounds heard locally on WRVO FM 90 has stopped production.

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S.U. professor critical of WSYR

Accusing 570 WSYR of "good old-fashioned, indiscriminate, all-purpose hate," Syracuse University Professor Laurence Thomas made his displeasure with the station known through an editorial letter in the Syracuse Herald Journal.

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93Q big winner in latest Arbitron numbers

The 'spring book' is out and Syracuse's Top 40 formatted stations are big gainers in 12+ numbers.

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After MidNite host renews contract

Blair Garner, creator and host of the nationally syndicated country music show After MidNite has signed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract renewal with Premiere Radio Networks. The show which began in 1997 and is currently broadcast on over 200 stations across the country is heard locally weeknights from midnight until 6 a.m. on B104.7.

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Buffalo Bills games to be heard on WNSS

Football season is just around the corner, and WNSS AM 1260 has picked up the broadcast rights for regular-season games of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network beginning this fall. WNSS switches to its new sports fomat on September 5.

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Prairie host undergoes heart surgery

Garrison Keillor is recovering from heart valve surgery performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion is resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. His popular weekly radio show heard locally on WRVO FM 90 will not be affected as the last live show […]

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A.J. Benza kicked off Stern show

After a Tuesday morning altercation in which gossip columnist A.J. Benza struck 'Stuttering John' Melendez, the semi-regular guest of the Howard Stern show was shown the door by WXRK manager Tom Chiusano. The fight occured after Melendez posed as a listener calling in to mercilessly insult Benza. Stern's morning show is heard locally on 95X.

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Art Bell sues Philippine paper

Syndicated late-night talk host Art Bell has sued the Philippine Daily Inquirer for defamation, infliction of emotional distress and false light invasion of privacy after the paper printed an article excerpting an e-mail bashing Filipinos that was falsely attributed to Bell. As a result of the article, Bell claims he has received hundreds of e-mails, […]

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Weekend program changes at WRVO

Oswego's National Public Radio affiliate WRVO has played a bit of musical chairs with its weekend programming.

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