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News items related to the Syracuse radio market. Counties: Madison, Onondaga, Oswego.


DJ-turned-Exec Peter Cavanaugh Dies

OHIO -- Peter C. Cavanaugh, a former radio executive whose career started in 1957 at Syracuse's WNDR when he was still in high school, has died. Word comes via public social media posts by family members, along with at least one radio station report from Flint, Michigan, where he spent most of his career.

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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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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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Job opportunities at WCNY radio and TV

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY has announced a total of four job openings at its new facilities in the Near West Side neighborhood of Syracuse.  The jobs include a program director for WCNY-FM, two positions in the television joint master control facility based at WCNY, and an account executive.

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Trailer released for WJPZ history documentary

SYRACUSE -- Providing real-world experience that goes beyond textbooks and quizzes, many alumni of SU's Newhouse School would argue that student-run WJPZ radio is the "greatest media classroom."  That's part of the title for a new documentary due to premiere in March.

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B104.7 retains Syracuse radio ratings lead

SYRACUSE -- Despite losing more than two whole ratings points, Clear Channel country station B104.7 (WBBS) retained the the top spot in the latest audience estimates for the Syracuse radio market.  Nielsen Audio just released its numbers from the Fall 2013 survey period.

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Joel Delmonico reflects on 30-year radio career

SYRACUSE --  Chances are, you’ve never heard his voice, but Joel Delmonico has enjoyed a long and influential career in Syracuse radio.  CNYRadio.com recently chatted with Delmonico just before he retired from the VP/Market Manager post at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's Syracuse cluster at the end of December.

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