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Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Two people at two different stations, who worked at their respective stations for decades, climbing the ladder to upper management... some pioneers in local television... and a few who left us much sooner than expected.   In this installment of our four-part "Year in Review," we pause to remember the local […]

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Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- As the year winds down to a close, it's time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year's Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially in […]

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All-Christmas "Holly-FM" stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm-- SYRACUSE -- As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former "Holly-FM" stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs in […]

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Two applicants compete for new Syracuse LPFM

SYRACUSE -- During part of October and November, the FCC provided community-based organizations with a long-awaited chance to apply for licenses to launch new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations.  Nationwide, thousands of applications were submitted.  In Syracuse, only two organizations submitted the necessary paperwork -- but earlier this week, the FCC said that's one too […]

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Holly-FM flipping to "Dinosaur" after Christmas?

Updated 12/24 -- SYRACUSE -- There's finally a hint as to what could be happening after Christmas on Holly-FM 95.3 and 103.9.  According to RadioInsight.com, a national radio industry news site, the domain name dinosaurradio.com was registered earlier this month by Holly-FM station manager Sam Furco.

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POTW: Josh Grosvent's new look

SYRACUSE -- We always wrap up our "Picture of the Week" posts by asking readers to keep the feature going by submitting their own photos.  After working our way through a backlog of submissions for the past few weeks, the queue was empty -- until K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) morning co-host Josh Grosvent came to the rescue […]

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Clear Channel names new Syracuse GM

SYRACUSE -- One longtime veteran of local radio will be replaced by another, when Clear Channel Syracuse Market Manager Joel Delmonico calls it a career at the end of the month. The company announced General Sales Manager Rick Yacobush as the heir to the company's highest-ranking position in Syracuse.

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New radio message board created to fill void

THE INTERNET -- Before there was CNYRadio.com -- and even after the original CNYRadio.com launched without any commenting features -- it was up to the general radio community to share the latest news and gossip on various message boards.  Earlier this month, one of the longest-running message boards to cover local radio suddenly disappeared... but […]

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Report: Syracuse radio show Twitter pics could invoke NCAA violations

SYRACUSE -- Photos "tweeted" by a local sports talk radio show could lead to disciplinary action against two members of the Syracuse University football team.  It's all because the players were holding up banners displaying the names and logos of various sponsors of the "Syracuse Legends" program which airs every Friday night on ESPN Radio […]

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POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

Updated 12/10 -- SYRACUSE -- Shortly after former WSYR news anchor Tara Howard lost her battle with cancer in October, one of her former colleagues remembered having a group photo that included Howard from a Syracuse Press Club awards luncheon during her time in Syracuse.  Chris Weidman found that photo and shares it with us […]

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