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Rome's WKAL 1450 back on-the-air days before FCC deadline [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME -- Could the prolonged mystery surrounding the status of Rome's WKAL be reaching an end?  The station -- which faced a May 7 deadline to begin broadcasting or lose its broadcast license -- appears to be up and running.

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Syracuse Press Club reveals "Best News Source" winners

SYRACUSE -- Three people will share the honor of being named the "Best News Source" at the Syracuse Press Club's annual awards dinner this Saturday. Additionally, the Press Club officially confirmed the previously-leaked winner of the Best Newcomer Award.

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65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME -- Sixty-six years ago today, on May 2, 1947, federal regulators gave WIBX the green light to move to its current home at 950AM. Thanks to a former WIBX broadcaster, we're pleased to share an aircheck of the switch from 1230AM to 950AM.

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Galaxy Communications expected to renew deal with Syracuse University

SYRACUSE -- While it's not officially a "done deal" yet, Galaxy Communications is reportedly expected to hold onto the radio rights for Syracuse University football, basketball and lacrosse for at least another five years.  Both sides have spoken favorably about each other, and it appears an official deal could be announced sometime this week.

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Bill Worden to receive Syracuse Press Club Career Achievement Award

UTICA -- Although Bill Worden received plenty of accolades during his final newscast prior to retiring from NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) last November, there's still at least one more on the way. Worden, who was the NBC affiliate's primary anchor for 35 years, will recieve the Syracuse Press Club's Career Achievement Award next weekend.

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Shaun Andrews marks 15 years at Utica-Rome's Kiss FM

UTICA-ROME -- Congratulations to Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) middayer and program director Shaun Andrews, who marks his 15th anniversary with the CHR-formatted station today.  Andrews says he was just 17 years old when he walked into the station for the first time, back when Kiss was on-air at 102.5FM, while the station's present-day 97.9 and 105.5 frequencies […]

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POTW: Keith Urban wishes Big Frog 104Polly Wogg a happy birthday (2013)

UTICA-ROME -- A belated "hoppy birthday" to Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg! Last week, she turned 40. Earlier this month, she asked Keith Urban if he'd sing her a birthday song. Although she didn't get exactly what she asked for, Polly Wogg was still very excited about the special gift she receive […]

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Galaxy's Pam and Ed Levine to be honored at "Basket Ball" Gala

SYRACUSE --  High praise from one of the region's most prominent charitable organizations for Galaxy Communications President/CEO Ed Levine and his wife, Pam, GM of the company's Events division.  The couple will be honored as "MVPs" this year at The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation's 14th annual Basket Ball Gala.

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Trudy celebrates 15 years with Lite 98.7

UTICA-ROME -- Although she started at Lite 98.7 (WLZW) exactly 20 years ago today, midday host Trudy announced she's celebrating 15 years with the adult contemporary station today.  Many broadcasters joke that they got into broadcasting so they wouldn't have to do math, but Trudy says there's a good reason for the numbers not matching […]

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Local broadcasters and the Boston Marathon

Updated 4/16 -- CENTRAL NEW YORK -- In the hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, we're learning how some Central New York broadcasters who were in Boston today are faring.  Thankfully, all of the reports are positive.

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