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Reith Reminisces on Syracuse News Scene

SYRACUSE -- The recent death of longtime Syracuse broadcast journalist Dave White got one of his former colleagues thinking. Former 570 WSYR talk host Jim Reith took to Facebook to reminisce about how much the Syracuse news media scene has changed -- in not-so-good ways -- over the past few decades.

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Syracuse TV/Radio Fixture Dave White Dies

SYRACUSE -- Local broadcasters are mourning the death of one of their own tonight. Longtime radio and TV newsman Dave White passed away Monday at the age of 71. Younger journalists and audiences may recall White as the former media relations contact at SUNY-ESF.

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Sladek Named Sports Director at CNY Central

SYRACUSE -- Following the news that husband and wife Niko Tamurian and Farah Jadran are leaving CNYCentral, there's word on at least one replacement. The cluster housing NBC3 (WSTM), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTM-DT 3.2) says Tommy Sladek will take over as Sports Director. There's also more details on where Tamurian is headed next.

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Jerry Condra Dies at 85

He'll be remembered by younger broadcasters as a professor at SUNY Oswego. Some may remember him from Syracuse's channel 9, when it was WNYS-TV. Others around the country knew him as a kids' show host, a weatherman, an anchor, a news director and a general manager. Jerry Condra died this past week at the age […]

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CNY Central's Niko & Farah Moving to Seattle

CNY Central (WSTM / WTVH / CW6) says the married duo of Sports Director Niko Tamurian and WTVH morning news anchor Farah Jadran are moving to Seattle.

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Job Openings: 4 News Jobs at CNY Central

CNYTVNews has received word of four vacancies in the newsroom at Sinclair-owned CNYCentral, the combo of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTM-DT2). Three of the positions -- a multimedia journalist (MMJ), a news producer and a digital news content producer guide for salaried workers -- will be dedicated to CNYCentral. Sinclair is also hiring […]

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5 Syracuse radio personalities out as iHeart cuts staff nationwide

There are no longer any Syracuse-based hosts on heritage AC station Y94 (WYYY), in the wake of a nationwide staffing purge carried out by corporate owner iHeart Media on Tuesday. The cuts include 5 people in Syracuse and others elsewhere with connections to Syracuse. We'll keep this post updated if any more names come in.

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"The Dinosaur" launches on 95.3 and 103.9

SYRACUSE -- After three months of stunting, the new format for 103.9 (WNDR, Mexico) and translator 95.3 (W237AY, DeWitt) has been revealed. Locally-owned Renard Communications launched "95.3 and 103.9 The Dinosaur" at noon today, offering "Classic Top 40," predominantly from the 60s and 70s. The station brings some well-known names back to the Syracuse airwaves […]

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FCC approves new WRVO translators

OSWEGO -- The WRVO Stations are looking to expand their reach in the Ithaca and Cortland areas. This week, the FCC approved application permits for two new FM translators that would simulcast the WRVO signal from SUNY Oswego.

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NewsChannel 9 hires new sports reporter

SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is looking west towards "cheesehead territory" to fill a vacancy in its sports department. The station says Shannon Shepherd will be moving from WSAU-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin to join the Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate at the end of this month. Do miss out your chance to watch your favorite sports, IPTV […]

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