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It's Official: Chairman Julius Genachowski to leave FCC

Updated 3/22 -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The rumors we first reported last night are confirmed: Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski will be leaving his post in "the coming weeks."  As expected, Genachowski made the announcement today.

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Gomez and Dave place friendly NCAA tourney wager with Seth Davis

SYRACUSE -- Basketball expert Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports thinks 13-seed Montana will upset 4-seed Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.  Local morning radio hosts Gomez and Dave are hoping Davis is wrong -- they'll be "out in the cold," so to speak, if Syracuse loses tonight.

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Air talent shuffle at Utica's Oldiez 96.1

UTICA-ROME -- Even though it doesn't look or feel like spring in Central New York, there's been some "spring cleaning" on at least one local radio station.  Classic hits Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) shuffled its jock lineup and made some other changes this week.

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WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

UTICA-ROME -- One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk.  For several hours, the suspect remains at large.  Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation.  Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30.  A week later, one newsroom is getting some […]

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Reports: Time Warner considering new name for YNN

SYRACUSE -- Just about three years since Central New York's "News 10 Now" joined many of its sisters in rebranding as YNN -- short for "Your News Now" -- owner Time Warner Cable is considering another name change for its portfolio of local and regional cable news channels.

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Veteran broadcaster Vincent Spadafora dies in crash

VERONA -- Longtime Onondaga Community College radio instructor and local sports radio broadcaster Vince "Vinny" Spadafora has died at the age of 65.  His death is the result of a one-car rollover accident on Friday night.

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Syracuse Press Club announces award winners

SYRACUSE -- Non-commercial radio stations and Syracuse TV stations dominated in their respective categories in the Syracuse Press Club's annual Professional Recognition Awards competition. The club released the list of winners for the contest, which was open to all media outlets within the SPC's 21-county service area.

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POTW: Radio represents in St. Patrick's parades (2013)

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Despite the odd selection of March 9 (as opposed to the seemingly more-obvious March 16) for Saint Patrick's parades in both Syracuse and Utica, crowds turned out in huge numbers. And as always, broadcasters were a big part of those parades. Today, we've got three "Pictures of the Week" submitted by […]

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WRVO begins 3-day spring on-air fundraiser

OSWEGO -- Today was the first day of WRVO's spring on-air fundraiser.  While some stations devote an entire week to soliciting listener support on-air, WRVO said it was able to reduce its on-air fundraising efforts to just three days this year, thanks to the success of last month's "Foneless February" campaign.

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True Oldies Channel replaces Fox Sports & Bloomberg Biz on WNRS

UTICA-ROME -- The syndicated "True Oldies Channel" is back in the market -- this time, at Arjuna Broadcasting's 1420 WNRS Herkimer.  The format replaces a unique "split" schedule which featured a combination of sports and business talk from two different networks.

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