Category: Syracuse TV

News items related to the Syracuse TV market. Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida-West (including Rome), Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins.

POTW: Jim and Julie Host SPC Awards (2011)

SYRACUSE -- After a week off, the Picture of the Week is back with a combo you don't see together every day.  Former NewsChannel 9 anchor-turned-"Bridge Street" co-host Julie Abbott came out of retirement to join WSYR radio afternoon host Jim Reith to host the Syracuse Press Club's annual scholarship and awards dinner last weekend.

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Jim Tortora Exits ND Post at NewsChannel 9

Updated 5/19 -- SYRACUSE -- According to multiple sources, Jim Tortora has exited NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) after more than a decade at the station.  We're told General Manager Theresa Underwood sent an email memo to staff on Monday afternoon, thanking Tortora for his time with the station, and wishing him well in the future.

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WTVH 5.1 Transmitter Down, Temp Move to 3.3

Updated 5/10 at 11:00pm - CNYcentral says the WTVH 5.1 transmitter is back in operation tonight, but it's just temporary.  To complete the repairs, additional parts will be installed at the transmitter on Wednesday.  As a result, WTVH 5.1 will sign off again on Wednesday morning, but engineers hope to have it back online -- […]

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Syracuse Press Club 2011 Award Winners Named

SYRACUSE -- Top journalists from Syracuse and surrounding markets gathered for the Syracuse Press Club's 33rd annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner last night at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.  Public stations WRVO and WAER dominated the radio categories, while there were plenty of ties for winners in the television categories.

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WCNY-TV Produces Series on Well Being

SYRACUSE -- Starting this Thursday, WCNY-TV will air a five-part series called "Focus: Well Being," designed to "help viewers understand and cope with stressful problems such as weight disorders, paying for college, and prostate cancer."  Viewer questions will be taken via telephone and internet during each program.

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Where Are They Now: Dan Hoard Joins NFL's Bengals

CINCINNATI -- Former WSYR570 sports director and WTVH-5 sportscaster Dan Hoard has been tapped by the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals for radio play-by-play duties starting with the team's preseason games this summer.  He'll be joining fellow SU grad Dave Lapham, who will be entering his 26th season providing color commentary.

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Kelly Quinn Leaving NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- According to the Syracuse Press Club's April newsletter, released via email today, reporter Kelly Quinn is leaving NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) to enjoy "the more regular hours of public relations."

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WRVO Leads in Local AP Award Wins

OSWEGO -- It's been a very good week for the news staff at WRVO; with 16 wins, the NPR affiliate is the only radio station in's coverage area to appear on the recently-released list of New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards.  On the TV side, the wealth is shared among various local stations. […]

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POTW: Christie Casciano Day in Fulton (2011)

FULTON -- It wasn't on your calendar, but this past Wednesday was officially "Christie Casciano Day" in the City of Fulton.  The mayor presented Casciano with the proclamation on Wednesday evening, as she hosted an annual ceremony commending heroic actions of the emergency workers who serve the city.

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Syracuse Flooding Hits Clear Channel Parking Garage

SYRACUSE -- Nearly two inches of rainfall today in Syracuse caused problems all over the area.  Part of I-81 in Syracuse was shut down after a few feet of water clogged the road.  And Ronnie Miller from the morning show at Y94FM (WYYY) captured video of water pouring into the parking garage next to the […]

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