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KRock Rebooting "KRockathon"

SYRACUSE -- We're a bit late on this one, but big news for rock fans: Galaxy Media's KROCK stations are "rebooting" their legendary KRockathon concert series with a day-long concert featuring 6 returning bands at the New York State Fairgrounds in July.

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Utica radio engineer Gary Morgan dies

UTICA-ROME -- One colleague described him as a local "broadcasting pioneer." Longtime local radio engineer Gary Morgan died on Monday at the age of 80, after a long career that included stops at RCA in New York City before returning to the Mohawk Valley to work for stations including WUFM, WRUN and WADR.

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Lite 98.7 seeks morning co-host

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media's long-running adult contemporary Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is looking for a new morning co-host to sit alongside Dave Wheeler, following the recent exit of Envy McKee, who just joined the station last March. The posting calls for someone with "great on-air skills" along with the ability to be a "strong content creator […]

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Update: Old WRUN Building Sells for $30k

UTICA-ROME -- To quote Ron Burgundy in Anchorman, "well, that escalated quickly!" The tax foreclosure auction of the former WRUN studios in Oriskany ended with a winning bid of $30,100, after a flurry of bids increased the price by $10,000 in the auction's final minutes. Who won the auction and what will they do with […]

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Former WRUN Transmitter Site On Auction Block

UTICA-ROME -- There could soon be new life for the former longtime home of the now-defunct WRUN 1150 and several other local radio stations. Over a decade since the heritage AM signal went off the air for good, its studio at the dead end of Thomas Road in Oriskany is on the auction block.

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Former Utica Sales Director, Ithaca GM Sean Cowley Dies

OHIO -- Sean Cowley, a former Utica-Rome radio sales director, who later had a brief stint as the GM of an Ithaca radio station, has died. This, according to multiple social media posts from friends here in Central New York and in his hometown near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Former local radio manager Don Wagner dies

UTICA-ROME — Don Wagner, who programmed or managed several stations in Central and Northern New York, has died, according to a public Facebook post by his wife.

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WSYR and WUTR Pulled from DirecTV Lineups

CENTRAL NEW YORK — ABC affiliates NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV Syracuse) and WUTR 20 Utica have been removed from DirecTV's satellite TV service as a result of a dispute with station owner Nexstar Media Group.

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Former Utica-Rome Radio Host "Hard Rock Harry" Dies

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime Mohawk Valley radio listeners might remember him from his time on multiple stations including 96.9 WOUR, K-Rock and the former Rock 107. "Hard Rock Harry" Enea died after a battle with cancer, according to public Facebook posts from his family.

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Utica TV news legend Bill Worden dies

UTICA -- Longtime NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) anchor Bill Worden has died at the age of 80. The NBC/CBS affiliate says Worden passed this morning following a brief illness.

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