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News items related to the Utica-Rome radio market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida.


Genesee Joe Celebrates 30 Years in Utica Radio

UTICA -- Congratulations to "Genesee" Joe Trisolino, who marked 30 years working in local radio today. Along with being the guest of honor at a listener appreciation party, the station manager and afternoon host at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) received various official accolades marking the occasion.

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Multiple CNY Winners at NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

ALBANY -- Several commercial, public and college broadcasters brought some hardware home from the 2022 "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards. The New York State Broadcasters' Association says the awards recognize "the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business." Here's a list of local […]

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Rondenelli Exits 950 WIBX

UTICA/ROME -- Jim Rondenelli has delivered his final newscast on Newsradio 950 WIBX. In a Facebook post on Monday afternoon, Rondenelli said his position was a "victim of 'restructuring'" at the Townsquare Media station, after "almost 28 years" on the job.

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Utica's "Heat" Adds Syndicated AM Show

UTICA/ROME -- The syndicated "DeDe in the Morning" show made its debut in the Mohawk Valley this morning, according to one of the DJs at 95.5FM The Heat Phoenix Radio.

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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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