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FCC approves Galaxy app for new Chittenango signal

SYRACUSE -- A decade-old backlog of applications for new FM translators is finally getting action at the FCC.  This week, the Commission announced it has given Galaxy Communications approval to add a new signal in Chittenango.  Interestingly, the transmission tower for the translator's parent FM station is located only a few miles away.

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WCNY to unveil new facilities October 30

SYRACUSE -- An effort that started in 2007 will "officially" come to fruition later this month, as WCNY hosts a day-long grand opening for its brand new facilities on Syracuse's near west side.  The general public is invited to stop by 415 West Fayette Street, anytime between 9am and 5pm on Wednesday, October 30.  A […]

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Obituary published for ex-WSYR anchor Tara Howard

Updated 10/20 -- SYRACUSE -- An obituary published today advises, "be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry" at a celebration of life this weekend in Cazenovia, in memory of former WSYR radio news anchor Tara Howard Knauff.  She died on Monday following a battle with cancer.

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Nielsen releases Syracuse Summer radio ratings

SYRACUSE -- No major surprises at the very top of the latest radio ratings released by Nielsen Audio... but plenty of movement among stations on the rest of the chart.  Nielsen Audio, formerly Arbitron, released its Summer 2013 radio audience estimates this week.

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95X going "Nash" country... or just an elaborate hoax?

Updated 3:35pm -- SYRACUSE -- Could heritage rocker 95X (WAQX) be flipping from rock to country?  Or is someone out there just playing a prank on the interwebs?  A new website -- along with a newly-launched and suddenly-removed Twitter account -- is raising question as to whether Cumulus Media is bringing it's "Nash" country music […]

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Cancer claims former WSYR radio host

SYRACUSE -- Former WSYR radio host Tara Howard Knauff has died.  According to Geoff Herbert on syracuse.com, the former morning show co-anchor passed away following a battle with cancer.  Howard worked at WSYR from 1991 to 2000.  Howard spent the final years of her career at ABC News Radio in New York City.

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Sources: Nia Carter exits WSYR radio newsroom

Updated 10/13 -- SYRACUSE -- Multiple trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell CNYRadio.com that midday news anchor Nia Carter has exited Newsradio 570 and 106.9 (WSYR / WSYR-FM).  By our count, that leaves the Clear Channel-owned newsroom with just three staff members -- a marked contrast from staffing levels just a few years […]

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Syracuse stations flip to "Holly-FM," with 24/7 Christmas

SYRACUSE -- For the past several years, Central New Yorkers have come to expect all-Christmas music to hit the radio on November 1.  This year, a new record -- as of late Saturday night, October 5 -- there are two FM frequencies where you can hear holiday hits around the clock.  "Holly-FM" is up and […]

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Syracuse Crunch hockey moves to ESPN Radio

SYRACUSE -- There's going to be a new radio home for Syracuse Crunch hockey when the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes to the ice this season. The team is partnering with ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1, owned by Galaxy Communications. The deal ends a three-year run with Cumulus Media-owned The Score 1260 (WSKO).

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Radio veteran John "Jack" Hessmiller dies

SYRACUSE -- Former WAER-FM sportcaster and WOLF 1490 news reporter John "Jack" Hessmiller, Jr., has died. An obituary published today reports the former broadcaster passed in May at the age of 58, following an illness. A memorial service is planned for August 3.

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