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Syracuse's NewsChannel 9 launches new website

SYRACUSE -- For the better part of the past decade, 9WSYR.com has been NewsChannel 9's home on the web.  But as of today, the ABC affiliate has a new address -- LocalSYR.com.  Any attempts to reach the old site automatically redirect to the new site.  We've heard through anonymous sources that the changes were handed […]

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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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WSYR-TV adding BounceTV on new 9.3 subchannel

Updated 11:00pm with cable/satellite info -- SYRACUSE -- The first-ever broadcast television network geared toward African-American audiences will arrive in Syracuse soon.  WSYR-TV is adding a third channel to its digital signal to make room for "Bounce TV," starting January 1.

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Another meteorologist leaving NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- Even though Chris Brandolino announced his plans to leave NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) last month, one of his colleagues from the Storm Team has a surprise: she's going to beat him to the door by a couple of days.  Weekend meteorologist Julia Weiden's last day on-air with the ABC affiliate will be Sunday, December […]

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New WSTM owner: We're not renewing with WTVH

SYRACUSE -- The "shared services agreement" that brought CBS5 (WTVH) under the same roof as NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) could be ending in 2017.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which recently closed on its purchase of former WSTM/WSTQ parent Barrington Broadcasting, says it's not interested in renewing the deal Barrington had with WTVH's owner.

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Dave Eichorn returning to NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- Less than a day after NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) announced a big staffing shuffle, here comes another -- one that could arguably be even bigger than the rest.  After five years away from TV, former chief meteorolgist Dave Eichorn will return to the ABC affiliate in 2014.

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NewsChannel 9 reveals new morning plans

SYRACUSE -- Tomorrow is Tanja Babich's last day co-anchoring The Morning News on NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), and in just a little over a month, meteorologist Chris Brandolino will be leaving the same two-and-a-half-hour newscast.  Today, the ABC affiliate announced who will take their places, along with a few other staffing moves.

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Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE -- It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn't been made on the FCC's own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight's 6pm news on NBC3.

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50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

SYRACUSE -- Clips from the network news coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago today in Dallas, are readily available online, and will no doubt be rebroadcast on a multitude of channels today.  But how did local broadcasters cover the story in 1963?  Many who were working in […]

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YNN rebranding as "Time Warner Cable News"

SYRACUSE -- Next month, YNN will be rebranded as "Time Warner Cable News."  Although it may be common knowledge among local broadcasters that the 24/7 local news channel is owned by and only available on Time Warner Cable, a majority of average customers didn't -- so the cable giant wants to make it unavoidably obvious.

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