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


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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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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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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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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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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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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