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


POTW: Sandy Parker at Utica's WUFM (1967)

UTICA-ROME -- Since we've resumed our "Picture of the Week" feature earlier this month, we're pleased that we've been able to go "around the horn," featuring a photo from each of the markets we cover.  Not only does this week's photo take us to Utica-Rome (after last week in Ithaca and the week before in […]

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WUTQ's "Talk of the Town" to celebrate anniversary

UTICA-ROME -- The hosts of 100.7 WUTQ's "Talk of the Town" are getting ready to celebrate another year in the studio together.  Mark Piersma and Frank Elias are opening the doors to the WUTQ studios to the public for an extended "2nd Anniversary Show" tomorrow morning.  Guests will enjoy "music, food... and more" according to […]

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Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- The mystery is over as to when Clear Channel's Y94 (WYYY Syracuse) and Townsquare Media's Lite 98.7 (WLZW Utica) would trade-in their usual adult contemporary formats to go all-Christmas.  Both stations made the switch on Friday afternoon.

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Feds OK new Rome translator for WRVO

UTICA-ROME -- NPR news/talk fans in the Copper City could soon have another option for tuning-in the NPR affiliate from the Port City.  The FCC has granted a construction permit for a new FM translator in Rome to simulcast Oswego's WRVO.  When construction is complete, the signal at 92.3FM is expected to cover the city's […]

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Past and present broadcasters score election victories

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- At least two former Syracuse TV reporters enjoyed victories on election night. Jean Kessner was re-elected to the Syracuse Common Council. Stefan Mychajliw was re-elected as Erie County Comptroller in his hometown of Buffalo. And in Utica, longtime WIBX "Auto Talk" host Ed Welsh was re-elected to the Oneida County Legislature.

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WKAL announces format, job openings

UTICA-ROME -- It's been a long time in the works, and the signal has been on-again/off-again several times over the past two years.  Today, some sure signs of progress -- management has announced the station's eventual format, and they're taking applications for a number of job openings.

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92.7 The Drive is movin' on up

UTICA/ROME -- Classic rocker 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) is getting ready to move on up... to new studios and offices currently under construction upstairs from the Arjuna Broadcasting station's current facilities.  That and more from the station tonight, as we catch up on items missed during your editor's summer hiatus.

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Galaxy's Sunny 102.1 and Mix 102.5 delay going All-Christmas

SYRACUSE -- After years of going "all-Christmas" on November 1, classic hits Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) is pushing back the start of its annual flip to holiday mode until mid-November.   Co-owned Utica-Rome hot AC station Mix 102.5 (WUMX), which used to also flip on November 1, will be holding off even longer -- until Thanksgiving.

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Utica's WUSP joins CBS and Yahoo, local show goes network

UTICA-ROME -- From the "while we were on hiatus" file, all-sports 95.5 WUSP has become an affiliate of the CBS Sports Radio and Yahoo! Sports Radio networks.  But, in a twist not seen often in Central New York, it's a two-way connection with Yahoo, as the network has picked up one of WUSP's locally-produced programs.

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Brandon C moves to Utica's Kiss-FM; changes at WUTQ

UTICA-ROME -- Catching-up on happenings from the "summer hiatus," there are some notable changes at two Roser Communications Network stations in the Mohawk Valley.  Former Syracuse on-air personality Brandon C. joins the lineup at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU), while news/talk/music hybrid 100.7FM WUTQ shuffles the schedule to make room for more music.

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