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Syndicator Cancels Lon Helton; Big Frog 104 Mulling Options

UTICA/ROME -- Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is looking to replace an impending hole in its Sunday morning lineup. Lon Helton's "Country Countdown USA" program is being cancelled by its syndicator, Cumulus-owned Westwood One. The show's final episode will air on July 31.

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Utica broadcaster Hank Brown dead at 91

UTICA — He hosted "Twist-O-Rama" on WKTV well before Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" became a thing. Longtime Utica broadcaster Hank Brown died at the age of 91 today.

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Longtime Utica radio engineer Dave Doughty dies

UTICA-ROME - Longtime radio engineer Dave Doughty has died. An obituary published today says Doughty, who worked for WTLB and the rest of the Galaxy Media cluster, died late last month.

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Few Changes in Utica-Rome Radio Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- No big surprises in the latest Utica-Rome radio audience estimates released by Nielsen. As usual, Townsquare Media's entire cluster enjoys a solid lock over the rest of the market -- at least among those stations Nielsen includes in the publicly-available numbers.

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Catching Up on CNY Radio & TV Tidbits 1/21/22

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Spare time has been sparse for your editor lately, but we have a handful of newsworthy items from the world of CNY radio and TV news to share.  Here's a quick recap:

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News/Talk WIBX Adds FM Signal

UTICA-ROME - Townsquare's 950 WIBX has borrowed a page from the playbook of many other news/talk stations on the AM dial, by adding an FM simulcast. Translator W295DI was officially licensed by the FCC as of December 27, allowing listeners to hear WIBX at 106.9 FM.

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Tadpole Retiring from Big Frog 104

UTICA/ROME -- After 43 years in radio -- the last 15 of them on mornings at Big Frog 104 (WFRG) -- Bill McAdams (a/k/a "Tadpole"), is getting ready to hang up his headphones. And the station that often tops the Utica-Rome ratings charts already has a replacement lined up.

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Jen Major-Quinn Promoted to Team Leader of Galaxy Media's Utica Office

UTICA/ROME — A nice way to top-off the holiday season... A promotion to Team Leader for Galaxy Media's Jen Major-Quinn. The following statement was provided to CNYRadio by Galaxy Media: Jen Major-Quinn has been promoted to Team Leader of Galaxy Media’s Utica office. In this new role, Jen will provide guidance and leadership to the […]

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Former Colgate University Football radio voice Lloyd Walsh dies, 99

UTICA/ROME -- Longtime local radio broadcaster Lloyd Walsh, perhaps best known for calling Colgate University football games on the former WRUN 1150, died this past Wednesday. Walsh was less than a month away from his 100th birthday, which would've been just after New Year's.

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Galaxy Names Director of Development

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Media Partners, which owns radio stations in Syracuse and Utica, has named Carrie Veley is new Director of Development - Multi-Platform Strategies. The official press release from Galaxy follows:

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