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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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Rich Lauber joins The Dinosaur

SYRACUSE - Longtime former B104.7 personality and programmer Rich Lauber is back on the radio, joining the weekend lineup at 95.3 / 103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) as of this weekend.

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Cumulus Fires Dave Frisina; DJ Announces Retirement

SYRACUSE -- Just over a decade after he joined "The Rebel" (formerly WXTL 105.9), longtime Syracuse rock radio personality and programmer Dave Frisina says he was "ineligantly informed over a phone call," during the final hour of his show on Monday night, that his position is being eliminated. As a result, he's decided to call […]

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B104.7 Falls to #2 in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- It used to be unheard of, but it's now happened at least three times within the past year -- iHeart Media's country-formatted B104.7 (WBBS) was not ranked #1 in the latest Nielsen ratings. The once-dominant station, which is now almost completely devoid of locally-based DJs, fell to second place among those stations to […]

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Galaxy Names Director of Development

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Media Partners, which owns radio stations in Syracuse and Utica, has named Carrie Veley is new Director of Development - Multi-Platform Strategies. The official press release from Galaxy follows:

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The Dinosaur's Caplan and Weidman Bid Farewell [UPDATED]

Updated 1:30pm to include additional info and audio: SYRACUSE -- "The Caveman" has left the building... and so has his news anchor. Nick Caplan, longtime PD and morning host of 95.3/103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) announced today was his last day at the locally-owned classic top 40 station. Across the studio desk, news anchor Chris Weidman […]

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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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