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


KRock Rebooting "KRockathon"

SYRACUSE -- We're a bit late on this one, but big news for rock fans: Galaxy Media's KROCK stations are "rebooting" their legendary KRockathon concert series with a day-long concert featuring 6 returning bands at the New York State Fairgrounds in July.

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Syracuse Radio Ratings: #1 stable, shakeups below

SYRACUSE -- No big surprises at the top of the Syracuse radio ratings chart, with iHeart Country B104.7 (WBBS) leading the way. But there's some notable movement among "the best of the rest" in the latest audience estimates released today by Nielsen. The survey covered the months of January, February and March.

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Cumulus Syracuse Manager Gets Promotion

SYRACUSE -- Beth Coughlin, the VP/Market Manager of Atlanta-based Cumulus Media's three Syracuse-based radio stations, has been promoted to Regional Vice President, adding Buffalo and Erie to her portfolio. More details in this press release from Cumulus. In Syracuse, the company owns 93Q (WNTQ), 95X (WAQX), The Score 1260 (WSKO) and online-only SGNL.

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Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard dies

Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard, whose career eventually took him to the legendary WCBS-FM in New York City, has died. His wife made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Bombard's radio career started in 1962 when he was 15, when he won a guest DJ contest on WOLF 1490. The DJ who introduced […]

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Longtime B104.7 Host Becky Palmer Dies at 68

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality Becky Palmer passed away over the weekend, according to various media reports. She was best known for 22 years co-hosting mornings on iHeart's country-formatted B104.7 (WBBS), ending with her retirement in 2019.

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Galaxy Media Buys "Syracuse Nationals" Show

SYRACUSE - The events arm of local radio station operator Galaxy Media has purchased the Syracuse Nationals car show.

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93Q's Ted Long Loses Wife to Cirrhosis

SYRACUSE -- Our condolences go out to 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-host Ted Long after the station announced the passing of his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Long on Wednesday. It's the unfortunate end of a story listeners had been following since Ted recently announced his wife had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cirrhosis of the […]

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Multiple CNY Winners at NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

ALBANY -- Several commercial, public and college broadcasters brought some hardware home from the 2022 "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards. The New York State Broadcasters' Association says the awards recognize "the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business." Here's a list of local […]

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Report: 3 promoted to fill Tom Mitchell's shoes at Cumulus Syracuse

SYRACUSE — Following the recent exit of Tom Mitchell earlier this month after 26 years at the cluster which includes 93Q (WNTQ) and 95X (WAQX), his replacements — three of them — have been named.

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Tom Mitchell Exits Cumulus Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- Longtime Cumulus Syracuse Operations Manager Tom Mitchell has left the building. The announcement comes via a Facebook profile update.

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