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Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Two people at two different stations, who worked at their respective stations for decades, climbing the ladder to upper management... some pioneers in local television... and a few who left us much sooner than expected.   In this installment of our four-part "Year in Review," we pause to remember the local […]

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Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- As the year winds down to a close, it's time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year's Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially in […]

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Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

UTICA -- Jenel Boston is no longer on staff with NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), station officials have confirmed for CNYTVNews.com.  Boston had been co-anchoring the NBC affiliate's morning newscasts for the past year and a half.

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Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME -- Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a "Notice of Right to Sue" from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.

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Utica's Hank Brown to retire at year's end

UTICA-ROME -- After 55 years of broadcasting in the Mohawk Valley, Hank Brown is ready to hang up his headphones for good.  His final broadcast on 95.5FM WUSP will be New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31.  This, according to a press release from WUSP's Tom Coyne today.

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POTW: Josh Grosvent's new look

SYRACUSE -- We always wrap up our "Picture of the Week" posts by asking readers to keep the feature going by submitting their own photos.  After working our way through a backlog of submissions for the past few weeks, the queue was empty -- until K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) morning co-host Josh Grosvent came to the rescue […]

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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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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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Matt Herkimer to join Bug Country

Updated 12/10 -- UTICA-ROME -- Just a couple weeks after his exit from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), morning man Matt Herkimer will be back on the air... across town at Bug Country 99.7/101.1 (WBGK/WBUG).

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GM aiming for first quarter return of WUTI 1150

UTICA-ROME -- What was originally supposed to be one month off-air has turned into more than half a year of silence from WUTI 1150.  Repairs following some serious vandalism at the station's Oriskany transmitter site have taken much longer than anticipated.  But today, the GM tells CNYRadio.com he hopes WUTI will sign-on again sometime early […]

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