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


WSYR picks up national award

The Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has announced its 2001 Edward R. Murrow Awards. Winners include Syracuse's 570 WSYR for acheivements in overall excellence in the small market division.

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Derby Trades microphone for church organ

Eighteen-year WCNY-FM veteran Bonnie Beth Derby is leaving her position as midday host at Classic FM. She has accepted a position as full-time organist and music director at St. James Church in Syracuse. Derby plans to continue producing and hosting 'Choral Traditions' and 'Orgelwerke'.

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Chuck Klaus steps down

Classic FM's morning host Chuck Klaus is leaving his full-time position at WCNY to take a position with the Syracuse Opera Company as director of development. In his new role, he will be responsible for all individual and corporate financial support. Klaus, who has been with WCNY since 1982, will continue to host that station's […]

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Clear Channel to test new web streaming

Two months after most radio stations across the country stopped streaming their signals on the web because of a dispute over fees for traditional radio commercials that are simulcast on the web, Clear Channel Interactive announced that they have come up with a solution.

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Paul Harvey to return later than expected

Nationally syndicated commentator Paul Harvey, who has spent the past several weeks off the air recovering from a bout with laryngitis, hopes to be back in the saddle in a few weeks. In a letter sent to affiliates yesterday Harvey says, "The good news is that the voice is returning gradually. The bad news is […]

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WVOQ 105.1 FM to simulcast B104.7

Talk on the CNYMusic.com broadcast discussion board the past few days has centered around the fate of WVOQ in DeRuyter once Clear Channel takes ownership. Word has it that the religious formatted station will begin simulcasting B104.7's programming sometime Friday June 15. Rumors are that the B104.7 simulcast is only temporary as Clear Channel prepares […]

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Imus' sports anchor apologizes

Sid Rosenberg, the recently fired sports anchor for "Imus in the Morning" is back on the air after apologizing for his on-air comments about Venus and Serena Williams. Saying that he didn't intend to hurt anyone and that "what I said was not appropriate", Rosenberg expressed his regrets over comments including that the sisters are […]

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Jackie gets cold shoulder from Stern

Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling is persona non grata at the Howard Stern show according to the New York Post. The paper says sources tell it Stern was "hurt by Jackie leaving" and does not want to work with the show's longtime head writer again. The story states that Jackie is having second thoughts about his […]

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Oldies 92.1 adds two new weekend specialty shows

WSEN Oldies 92.1 has freshened up its Sunday night lineup. "Goddard's Gold" featuring the legendary Steve Goddard with the best from the 60's and 70's can be heard Sundays from 7-10 PM. Rounding out the evening is Machine Gun Kelly's "American Hit List" from 10 PM until midnight. The new shows replace the long-running "Your […]

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WNSS to flip from comedy to sports

Within the next 90 days, WNSS AM 1260 will relaunch as "ESPN Radio 1260". In addition to ESPN network coverage, the station will broadcast Syracuse University football and basketball as well as Buffalo Bills football in the fall. WNSS has been simulcasting Lite 105.9 FM's programming since Comedy World Network went dark a couple months […]

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