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Update: Eichorn and Longley to share evening news duties

SYRACUSE -- Three weeks since we first reported Dave Eichorn will return to NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) in 2014, the ABC affiliate has finally announced when viewers will be able to see him. The former chief meteorologist will be splitting the station's evening newscasts with current chief meteorologist Dave Longley.

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Former Syracuse newscaster curses on TV in Wichita

Updated 12/17 -- WICHITA, KS -- One of the cardinal rules for broadcast talent is to always remember, any microphone can be hot at any time.  But it looks like Justin Kraemer, a former reporter for Syracuse's NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and Newsradio 570 WSYR forgot that rule for a moment, just as he was wrapping up […]

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Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We've spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we've got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytime […]

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Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE -- For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain -- but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriously […]

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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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