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WUTI to be silent for weeks after vandals hit tower site

UTICA-ROME -- Tower site vandalism is to blame for a full week -- and counting -- of silence from talk radio station WUTI 1150AM.  The damage was so extensive, officials with Leatherstocking Media Group say repairs on the Oriskany transmitter site could take another three weeks.

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New full-time job for WXUR's Jerry Kraus

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime local radio personality Jerry "The Doctor" Kraus has a new full-time job. Although it's expected he'll keep his weekend gig at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR), Kraus has just been named Executive Director of the Stanley Center for the Arts.

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CNY Central to air full hour of "Face the Nation" -- but with a catch

SYRACUSE -- CBS News extended the long-running Sunday morning interview show Face the Nation from 30 minutes to a full hour last July, but local affiliate WTVH-5 pre-empts the second half-hour in favor of an infomercial.  Although that in itself won't be changing, it will soon be possible for local viewers to watch the full hour, live on […]

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YNN seeking Executive Producer

SYRACUSE -- Time Warner Cable's 24/7 local news channel, YNN, is looking for a new Executive Producer.  The vacancy comes after an anonymous CNYTVNews.com reader shares word that Nathan Holst has accepted a similar position at ABC affiliate WMTW in Portland, Maine.

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WUTR reporter leaves for new job in Virginia

Updated 2:10pm -- UTICA -- One of the original reporters from the 2011 launch of Eyewitness News on WUTR (ABC-20) and WFXV (Fox-33) is moving on.  Chelsea Rarrick announced yesterday was her last day on the job in Utica.  She's got a new job lined up at the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia.

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POTW: Shaun Andrews celebrates milestone (2013)

UTICA-ROME -- Last month, Shaun Andrews marked his 15th anniversary at 97.9 and 105.5 Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU).  Earlier this week, the former intern who worked his way up to program director was recognized with a cake and a personalized plaque.

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NYS Associated Press Broadcasters Associated reveals award finalists

ALBANY -- Several radio and television news operations from Central New York are finalists for New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards.  We're told the professional finalists were announced last week, and NYSAPBA announced finalists for college-level categories today.  And in the college TV categories, it's a battle between two Central New York institutions.

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POTW: Bill Worden recieves Career Achievement Award (2013)

SYRACUSE -- Longtime NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) anchor Bill Worden, who retired last November after 35 years with the Utica NBC affiliate, received the Syracuse Press Club's Career Achievement Award this past weekend.  Thanks to one of his former co-workers, we've got a few photos to share.

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Gary Michaels out, Alexis to middays at TK99 as PD search continues

SYRACUSE -- Gary Michaels and Galaxy Communications have parted ways, as the company continues its search for a permanent new PD / Brand Manager for classic rockers TK 99 and TK 105 (WTKW/WTKV).  Michaels, who had been serving as midday host and Interim PD for the past few months, was relieved of his duties on […]

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WKTV reporter O'Connor takes new job in Maine

UTICA -- Just a few months shy of her second anniversary at NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), reporter Lexie O'Connor is packing her bags and moving north.  Friday was O'Connor's last day with the NBC affiliate.  She has accepted a new job with CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine.

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